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Procalcitonin predicts bacteremia in pneumonia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Reducing costs may be an advantage of using procalcitonin levels to predict bacteremia in patients with community-acquired pneumonia, according to a paper in the July issue of Chest. In a prospective cohort study, Swiss...

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First responders should give clopidogrel, study suggests

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) The earlier a patient with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) receives clopidogrel before primary coronary intervention (PCI), the better, according to a study in the July issue of the American Heart Journal....

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Zinc ineffective for pediatric acute diarrhea in developed countries

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Oral zinc is not an effective treatment for acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in children from developed countries, suggest results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted in Poland. Previous studies,...