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Steroid nasal spray ineffective for eustachian tube dysfunction

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Steroid nasal spray does not have a beneficial effect on the tympanometric signs and symptoms of eustachian tube dysfunction in school-aged children and adults, according to results of a randomized controlled study. “Our...

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Less Aggressive Approach to Abdominal Gunshot Wounds Possible

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Not all abdominal gunshot wounds should be treated with an immediate laparotomy, trauma surgeons from Massachusetts General Hospital conclude based on their 11-year experience. “A significant number of them do not result...

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CT angiography predicts long-term cardiac risk in patients with chest pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among patients seen in the emergency department with chest pain, cardiac CT findings predict their risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in the next 2 years, according to a report in the May issue of JACC:...