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The types of bariatric surgery differentially affect the risk of developing acute pancreatitis postoperatively, such that the risk is greater in patients who undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy vs Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, according to a study. Risk factors include younger age and presence of gallstones.
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Misoprostol promotes the healing of small bowel ulcers in aspirin users whose condition is complicated by small bowel bleeding, reports a recent trial.
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An adjuvant trastuzumab treatment course shortened to 9 weeks has failed to demonstrate noninferiority to the standard 1-year course in terms of disease-free survival in breast cancer patients, although the shortened course confers benefits for the risk of severe cardiac toxicity, according to the results of the phase III randomized Short-HER study.
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) appears to accelerate global cognitive decline and increase the risk of dementia in elderly adults, reports a recent study.