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Sex bias in human surgical clinical research

An analysis of about 1,300 peer-reviewed research articles found that few studies included men and women equally, less than one-third performed data analysis by sex, and there was wide variation in inclusion and matching ...

Aug 17, 2016
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Pre-op urine culture doesn't predict stone culture

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing percutaneous stone removal, preoperative urine culture does not predict intraoperative stone culture results, according to a study published in the September issue of The Journal of Urology.

Aug 16, 2016
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