Radiation Contamination at a Crematorium

Bottom Line: Radioactive compounds known as radiopharmaceuticals are used in nuclear medicine procedures to diagnose and treat disease. This research letter

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Removing Gall Bladder For Suspected Common Duct Stone Shows Benefit

Main Point: Among patients with possible common duct stones, removal of the gall bladder, compared with endoscopic assessment of the

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Antibiotics After Gall Bladder Surgery Do Not Appear to Reduce Risk of Infection

Main Point: Among patients who underwent gall bladder removal for acute calculous cholecystitis, lack of postoperative antibiotic treatment did not

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Varenicline Combined With Nicotine Patch Improves Smoking Cessation Rates

Main Point: Combining the smoking cessation medication varenicline with nicotine replacement therapy was more effective than varenicline alone at achieving

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Study Does Not Find Increased Risk of Blood Clot Following HPV Vaccination

Main Point: Although some data has suggested a potential association between receipt of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and

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Study Estimates Rate of Survival Following Minimally Invasive Repair of Failed Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves

Main Point: In an analysis of about 460 patients with failed bioprosthetic aortic valves who underwent transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation, overall

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Analysis Finds Mixed Results for Use of Thrombolytic Therapy for Blood Clot in Lungs

Main Points: In an analysis that included data from 16 trials performed over the last 45 years, among patients with

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Use of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Not Associated With Increased Risk of Cancer

Main Points: In a study that included more than 56,000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease, use of a popular class

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Survey Suggests That Self-Reported Health of Young Adults Has Improved Since Health Reform Measure of 2010

Main Points: Findings of a large survey indicate that since 2010, when young adults could be covered under their parents’

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Compared to Chemotherapy, Treatment with Selumetinib not Associated with Improved Long Term Survival for Patients with an Uncommon Eye Cancer

Main Points: In patients with advanced uveal melanoma, treatment with the agent selumetinib, compared with chemotherapy, resulted in an improved

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