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ABO-compatible nonidentical plasma transfusion linked to more complications

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Trauma patients transfused with ABO-compatible plasma have a higher rate of complications such as sepsis and renal failure than patients given ABO-identical plasma, a new study shows. Writing in the September issue of...

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Appendectomy delay doesn’t affect short-term outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Whether appendectomy for acute appendicitis is performed within 6 hours or more than 12 hours after admission has no clinically meaningful effect on length of stay or overall 30-day morbidity, according to a study conducted...

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CPR chest compressions should continue as defibrillator is charging

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – During cardiopulmonary resuscitation, it is safe to continue chest compressions while a defibrillator is charging prior to shock administration, and this strategy shortens the hands-off time in the crucial seconds before...