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Patient's Elevated Risk Of Developing Bowel Cancer

First-degree relatives affected by colorectal cancer comprise a patient's elevated risk of developing bowel cancer. The same holds true for people who have large numbers of genetic risk markers in their genome. Both factors are usually used alternatively, not combined, to predict risk. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now shown that a combination of family history and an analysis of genetic markers help determine a person's colorectal cancer risk more precisely.

Evaluation Of Involvement In Space For Segmental Bone Defects

Segmental bone defects (SBDs) secondary to trauma invariably result in a prolonged recovery with an extended period of limited weight bearing on the affected limb. Soldiers sustaining blast injuries and civilians sustaining high energy trauma typify such a clinical scenario. These patients frequently sustain composite injuries with SBDs in concert with extensive soft tissue damage.

Women's Contraception Choices based on Cost

Contraception cannot be handled with one-size fits all approach. Women often try several types of birth control before finding one that works best. A new study at the University of Utah Health finds that cost often limits women's access to the most effective contraceptive methods, like intrauterine devices (IUDs) and subdermal implants.