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Catheter-based normothermia cuts fever in patients with cerebrovascular disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prophylactic, catheter-based normothermia reduces fever burden in neurointensive care unit patients with severe cerebrovascular disease, according to a report in the December Stroke. Brain temperature elevation is...

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Guidelines for work-up of dipstick hematuria are often ignored

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An American Urological Association guideline — that heme-positive dipstick tests in asymptomatic patients be confirmed microscopically before urology referral – is often ignored, new research suggests. The result...

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Intensive statin therapy prevents recurrent cardiovascular events

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Not only do high-dose statins more effectively prevent first cardiovascular events compared to moderate doses, the higher doses are also better at preventing recurrences, according to two reports in the December 15/22 Journal...