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Serum ketones better than urine ketones for identifying diabetic ketoacidosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -– A point-of-care test for beta-hydroxybutyrate in capillary blood is more specific than a urine dipstick for ketones in identifying diabetic ketoacidosis in emergency-department patients, researchers report in Diabetes Care...

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Nasogastric rehydration a good option when oral or IV route not feasible

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When oral rehydration is problematic, nasogastric administration of fluids is a good alternative for treating dehydrated children in resource-scarce settings, according to a review published in the March issue of...

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D-dimer measurement useful for ruling out acute aortic dissection

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A D-dimer level below 500 ng/mL reliably rules out acute aortic dissection, although the positive predictive value of a higher concentration is quite low, according to the results of a meta-analysis reported in the American...