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First-void urine not needed for Chlamydia testing

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – While first-void urine specimens have been used traditionally to test for Chlamydia trachomatis, newer DNA detection methods produce reliable results using midstream specimens, a New Zealand group reports in the...

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Warfarin interruption risky for AF patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) on long-term warfarin therapy, an interruption in treatment more than doubles the risk of death or a thromboembolic event in the next 90 days, according to a Danish study reported in...

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Montelukast does not prevent upper respiratory infections in children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Neither the frequency nor the duration of upper respiratory infections (URIs) in preschoolers are reduced by prophylactic treatment with montelukast, according to the results of placebo-controlled trial conducted in...