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Heart Care |August 2017

Device Assists A-fib Patients Not Eligible for Anticoagulant Use

Left atrial appendage occlusion provides an alternate approach to addressing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. The appendage is the origin of most atrial clots in those with nonvalvular A-fib.

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Heart Care


August 2017

Risk of Stroke and Bleeding Addressed with Occlusion Device

Placement of a left atrial appendage occlusion device reduces stroke risk in a patient with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who was at risk for falls and bleeding.

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Adult Specialties


July 2017

Paired Exchange Program Unites Kidney Donors and Recipients

Incompatible matches for their intended kidney recipients, two donors are found to be matches for each other’s patient and agree to an exchange.

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Cancer Care


July 2017

New Approaches to Managing Difficult-to-Treat Sarcomas

Sarcomas, including liposarcoma, present treatment challenges. Recent studies, however, are uncovering the possible benefits of presurgical radiotherapy and new methods for better identifying treatment.

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Pediatric Care


June 2017

Complication of Crohn’s Disease Treated with Microbiota Transplant

A young patient finds his symptoms reemerge and is diagnosed with a Clostridium difficile infection. Careful screening and a novel treatment help restore him to healthy growth and development.

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