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Influenza vaccine safe in patients on warfarin: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients on long-term stable warfarin therapy can safely be immunized against influenza, results of study from Italy indicate. In the study, influenza vaccination had “no significant effect” on international...

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Dried blood spots a poor screening target for neonatal CMV

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of dried blood spots is an insensitive means of neonatal screening for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a large study shows. “Real-time dried blood spot PCR assays are not...

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Infliximab plus azathioprine effective for stubborn Crohn’s disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In adults with moderate-to-severe active Crohn’s disease, treatment with infliximab plus azathioprine, or infliximab alone, led to significantly higher rates of corticosteroid-free clinical remission and mucosal...