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After hip replacement, mobile compression device cuts VTE without bleeding risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new battery-operated compression device is at least as effective as low-molecular weight heparin in preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) after hip arthroplasty, but with a lower risk of major bleeding, new research suggests. As reported in the March 1st issue of The...

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Without thrombolysis, women fare worse than men after stroke

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Thrombolysis is a must for female stroke patients if they are to achieve the same outcomes as men, according to a March 2nd report in the Neurology. “Women need to be treated for stroke as soon as possible,” senior author Dr. Michael D. Hill, from the University of Calgary,...

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Montelukast cuts recurrent wheezing with RSV bronchiolitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Montelukast (Singulair), a leukotriene receptor antagonist, can help prevent recurrent wheezing episodes after respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis, new research shows. From earlier work, the researchers knew that airway levels of cysteinyl leukotriene correlated...