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2012-05-10 23:16:23

A study of 7,424 privately insured colon cancer patients found that managed care presence in the market and hospital competition increased the likelihood laparoscopic surgery to treat colon cancer lowered costs, a national team of researchers led by a professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services reported in the journal Cancer, May 8, 2012. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., and surgical resection is the...

2011-01-25 12:52:57

Acute diverticulitis is the most common complication of diverticular disease, and its clinical presentation varies from mild local inflammation to full-blown perforation. After resolution of an acute episode, the best management strategy is as yet undefined, due to the risk of further episodes and the risk associated with elective surgical resection. Historically, surgical resection has been advocated after one episode of complicated diverticulitis (diverticulitis with perforation of the...

2009-01-15 06:34:50

Research published in Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds survival rate of nearly 80 percent New research published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that laparoscopic removal of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is safe and effective, with a disease-free survival rate of nearly 80 percent after an average follow-up time of three and a-half years. GIST is a type of cancer arising from special cells in the wall of the...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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