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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...

Reuters Health • The Doctor's Channel Daily Newscast

One less rabies vaccine dose recommended for post-exposure prophylaxis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend reducing the number of doses of rabies vaccine given for...