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ECMO improves outcome of severe respiratory failure in adults

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In adults with acute respiratory failure, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) reduces mortality compared with conventional ventilation support, a study from the UK suggests. In a randomized multicenter trial...

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Lumbar puncture not always needed with bulging fontanelle in febrile infants

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Lumbar puncture is not necessary in febrile infants with a bulging fontanelle, provided that they appear well and that laboratory and imaging studies yield no evidence of bacterial disease, according to a report in the...

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Diagnostic criteria for acute lung injury may be too stringent

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Given that arterial lines are used less frequently in pediatric ICUs these days, the criteria for diagnosis of acute lung injury are less often available, making it extremely difficult to conduct randomized controlled trials...