Surgery

Sutures not superior to staples for closure in GI surgery

(HealthDay)—Compared with standard procedure using staples, skin closure with subcuticular sutures does not reduce the incidence of wound complications after open gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, according to research published ...

Cardiology

ACC: Niacin/Laropiprant no benefit in vascular disease

(HealthDay)—For patients with preexisting occlusive vascular disease, the combination of niacin and the anti-flushing agent laropiprant provides no benefit and is associated with an increase in serious side effects, according ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Lower GI problems plague many with rheumatoid arthritis

Add lower gastrointestinal (GI) problems such as ulcers, bleeding and perforations to the list of serious complications facing many rheumatoid arthritis patients. They are at greater risk for GI problems and gastrointestinal-related ...

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