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Avoid diphenhydramine, ranitidine after perforated appendicitis: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Giving the antihistamines ranitidine or diphenhydramine to patients with perforated appendicitis dramatically increases their risk of an intra-abdominal abscess, according to a new study. Giving one or the other agent doubled...

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Skin manifestations of psoriatic arthritis respond best to twice weekly etanercept

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with psoriatic arthritis, once weekly etanercept (Enbrel) is suitable for joint symptoms but twice weekly dosing is needed to best address skin lesions, according to a report in the February 9th Online First...

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Inhaled steroids only modestly useful in preventing COPD flare-ups

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) can help prevent exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an analysis of randomized trials suggests that the benefits have been overstated. “Given the possible...