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Noninvasive hemoglobin meter readings seen to be unreliable

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Noninvasive measurements of hemoglobin levels using the Masimo hemoglobin meter are “systematically” underestimated and are not reliable enough to guide decisions about the need for blood transfusions, a French team...

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Genetic tables for warfarin dosing not as good as pharmacogenetic algorithms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Warfarin dosing based on genotype-stratified tables is more accurate than empiric dosing, but not as good as estimates derived from formal pharmacogenetic algorithms, investigators report in the Journal of the American...

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Dyslipidemia common in women with PCOS

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have increased levels of LDL-cholesterol and non-HDL-cholesterol, as well as more widely recognized alterations in triglycerides and HDL cholesterol, according to the results of a...