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Endovascular versus open AAA repair: long-term outcomes fairly similar

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Compared with open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), endovascular repair has some early benefits — but overall mortality rates converge within a few years, new research shows. Not only does the early benefit of endovascular repair disappear in the long term,...

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Omega-3 fatty acids increase platelet response to clopidogrel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adding omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) to dual antiplatelet therapy after stent implantation boosts patients’ platelet response, investigators in Poland report. The P2Y12 reactivity index was significantly lower after 1 month of treatment with omega-3 ethyl...

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Care of cystic fibrosis patients with hemoptysis or pneumothorax: recommendations

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When should cystic fibrosis patients with hemoptysis or pneumothorax be hospitalized? When should they receive antibiotics? When should a chest tube be placed for pneumothorax? New recommendations from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Pulmonary Therapies Committee address...