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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...

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New DNA test much faster than culture in identifying sepsis pathogens

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The Prove-it sepsis assay (Mobidiag, Helsinki, Finland) is highly sensitive and specific in identifying bacterial species in blood samples and provides much faster results than conventional culture, the current gold standard,...