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Second-generation antidepressants similar in efficacy, differ in side effects

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Results of an updated meta-analysis indicate that there are no clinically relevant differences in efficacy or effectiveness among second-generation antidepressants used to treat any of the phases of major depressive disorder. “Current evidence does not warrant recommending a...

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Combination therapy effective for predicted refractory Kawasaki disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with Kawasaki disease that is likely to be refractory, based on a standardized scoring system, respond well to primary treatment with a combination of intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) and pulsed IV methylprednisolone (IVMP), a Japanese team reports in Pediatrics for...

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Stenting, surgery more effective than angioplasty for coarctation of the aorta

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Of the three modalities available for treating native coarctation of the aorta, balloon angioplasty yields less favorable outcomes than surgical correction or stenting, according to the results of an observational study reported in the Journal of the American College of...