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Difficult IV access in pediatric patients eased with nitrous oxide

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For children and adolescents with conditions that require frequent placement of intravenous lines, administration of 50% nitrous oxide makes the process of IV access more efficient and more acceptable for the patient, a...

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Secondary maneuvers for shoulder dystocia have high success rates

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When shoulder dystocia occurs during childbirth and a McRoberts’ maneuver fails to alleviate the condition, subsequent maneuvers are usually successful — although some carry a higher risk of neonatal injury than...

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Fixed hydromorphone protocol effective for emergency pain management

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -In the emergency department, a standardized protocol of hydromorphone administration is more efficacious than usual care for controlling acute severe pain, a team at Montefiore Medical Center in New York reports. As described in...