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Routine CT scans not needed in patients with head injury: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Routine repeat computed tomography (CT) scans aren’t necessary in patients with traumatic head injury who don’t have deteriorating neurological status, concludes a new study from Australia. Research published in...

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Multiwave pulse oximetry reliable enough to screen for carbon monoxide poisoning

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Compared with standard blood gas analysis, the Masimo Radical 7 multiwave pulse oximeter measures carboxyhemoglobin noninvasively with acceptable accuracy and can be used to screen emergency department patients for occult...

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Jury out on anti-arryhthmics for cardiac arrest

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There is no conclusive evidence that anti-arryhthmic drugs extend overall survival after cardiac arrest, the authors of a new research review conclude. These medications are standard treatment for cardiac arrest patients, but...