Minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy yields better outcomes
January 13, 2014 — NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to open distal
pancreatectomy (ODP), minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy
(MIDP) results in fewer complications and a shorter hospital
stay with no increase in mortality, splenectomy, or total
charges, a new study shows.
Billionaire Ludwig's estate donates $540 million for U.S. cancer research
January 6, 2014 — BOSTON (Reuters) - The estate of the late American shipping
magnate Daniel Ludwig on Monday donated a total of $540 million
to six elite U.S. cancer research facilities, making one of the
largest one-time gifts dedicated to combating the disease.
Parenteral fluids may hinder breathing in dying patients
December 19, 2013 — NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Giving parenteral fluids in
palliative care is associated with increased dyspnea and may
cause more harm than good, a new study suggests.
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