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Month: January 2010

Minimizing Distress in Children Before Surgery

More than 3 million children in the United States have major surgery every year, and these procedures often require them to undergo general anesthesia. The prospect of surgery is stressful regardless of the patient’s age, but...

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Applications of Ultrasound in Breast Cancer

For decades, whole breast radiation therapy has been standard treatment for breast cancer patients following lumpectomy. The goal of radiation treatment is to kill any remaining cancerous cells around the lumpectomy cavity while...

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Highlights From CHEST 2009

New research presented at CHEST 2009, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 31 to November 5 in San Diego addressed key issues in the field of chest diseases. The...

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Preventing Clostridium Difficile Infections

According to published data, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) now rivals MRSA as the most common organism to cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the United States. The pro­portion of hospital discharges in...

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