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Inhaled NO not effective for preemies at risk for respiratory failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Preterm infants requiring respiratory support do not benefit from inhaled nitric oxide (iNO), according to the results of a meta-analysis of individual patient data from multiple clinical trials. “Routine use of iNO for treatment of respiratory failure in preterm infants...

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E. coli urinary infections showing more resistance

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Escherichia coli is responsible for an increasing proportion of urinary tract infections and is showing more resistance to antimicrobials, Irish researchers report in an August 24th on-line paper in BJU International. Moreover, Dr. Ivor M. Cullen told Reuters Health by...

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Acetylcysteine does not prevent contrast-induced nephropathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Administering acetylcysteine to patients before and after they undergo coronary or peripheral angiography does not reduce the occurrence of contrast-induced nephropathy, according to the results of a large randomized trial conducted in Brazil. “These findings have important...