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Low-dose gentamicin for S. aureus bacteremia seen nephrotoxic

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Initial low-dose gentamicin given as part of the treatment for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis can cause kidney dysfunction and should not be routinely used, according to a report in the March 15th issue of...

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Risk reduced markedly in ACS survivors with support, tight risk factor control

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A patient-centered program of telephone support, close monitoring and tight control of modifiable risk factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels results in a significant improvement in risk profiles among...

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Oxycodone relieves shingles pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The results of a placebo-controlled trial suggest that controlled-release oxycodone is an effective treatment for acute pain due to herpes zoster, whereas gabapentin is not. Although the acute pain of herpes zoster can be...

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