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No rush needed for colonoscopy after lower GI bleeding

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After ruling out an upper gastrointestinal (GI) source of bleeding, patients with serious hematochezia should undergo colonoscopy within the next few days. But in general, there’s no need to rush it, according to...

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In asthmatic kids, maybe add a bronchodilator instead of doubling the steroids

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When kids have asthma symptoms on moderate doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), adding a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) achieves the same effect as doubling the steroid dose, Dutch investigators report. Dr. Anna...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Doctors should make sure immunizations are up to date before cochlear implant surgery in children, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say. They also recommend more aggressive treatment of acute...