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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As the number of prescribed antithrombotic drugs after a first myocardial infarction increases, so does the risk of hospitalization for bleeding, according to a report in the December 12th issue of The Lancet. ...

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Small stents in saphenous vein graft lesions may cut risk of embolization

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The use of undersized drug-eluting stents for saphenous vein graft lesions may reduce the long-term incidence of emboli and enzyme elevations without increasing the risk of cardiovascular events. This conclusion is...

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Dexamethasone, glycerol fail to prevent hearing loss in kids with meningitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In children with bacterial meningitis, age and presenting neurologic status are the most important predictors of hearing loss, and neither dexamethasone nor glycerol help alleviate the risk, a new study shows. The...