Surgery

ACS: accepting liver from older donor better than waiting

(HealthDay)—Accepting a liver from an older liver donor (OLD) is associated with long-term survival benefit, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons, held from Oct. 21 to ...

Cancer

Treatment tied to survival benefit in complex bladder cancer

(HealthDay)—Cancer treatment is associated with a clinically meaningful survival benefit in older, medically complex patients with superficial bladder cancer (SBC), according to a study published online Oct. 5 in Cancer.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Statins may help people with COPD live longer

(HealthDay)—Drugs known as statins may have benefits beyond lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol levels. A new study suggests people with chronic lung disease who take these drugs may extend their survival.

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