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Rectal Cancer Care Varies by Region, Other Factors, Study Shows

September 2014

People living in the midwestern region of the United States are nearly 30% more likely to receive neoadjuvant chemoradiation for rectal cancer than those who reside in the South.
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  • Rectal Cancer Care Varies by Region, Other Factors, Study Shows

    September 2014

    People living in the midwestern region of the United States are nearly 30% more likely to receive neoadjuvant chemoradiation for rectal cancer than those who reside in the South.
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  • Small Study Finds Off-Pump Surgery Reduces CABG Pain

    September 2014

    Given the proposed association between inflammation and chronic persistent pain, off-pump surgery may hold certain benefits for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). This hypothesis seems to have been borne out in an unpublished pilot study by a Japanese research team, which ...
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  • Colectomy for Chronic Constipation: A Rising Trend Causes Alarm

    September 2014

    Chicago—Colectomy as a treatment for chronic constipation is on the rise, but the surgery puts patients at risk for potentially serious perioperative complications with little evidence for long-term benefit, new research shows.
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