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Robot-assisted prostatectomy providing better outcomes
radical prostatectomy shows better early postoperative outcomes than does laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, but the differences between the two surgical approaches disappeared by the 6-month follow-up.Dr. Hiroyuki Koike and his colleagues at Wakayama (Japan) Medical University Hospital conducted a study of two groups ......(full story)
When is it really recurrent strep throat?
– When a child is sitting in your exam room with recurrent strep pharyngitis, the first question to ask yourself is “Is it real?”According to pediatric infectious disease specialist John Bradley, MD, the answer to that question comes with careful attention to ......(full story)
Survival in lupus patients has plateaued
major improvement in survival that patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have experienced from 1950 to the mid-1990s has plateaued ever since, reported Maria Tektonidou, MD, and her colleagues. The study was published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.Dr. Tektonidou of National ......(full story)
Tattooing and piercing are no longer taboo, but health concerns persist
adolescents about the potential medical complications and social consequences of tattooing and body piercing as their popularity rises, an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report recommends.The most common complications post tattooing are bacterial and viral infections, and inflammation at the site of ......(full story)
Surgeons strongly influenced chances of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy
not clinical factors, accounted for 20% of variation in rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), according to the results of a large survey study.Only 4% of patients elected CPM when their surgeons were among those who least favored it overall and most ......(full story)
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