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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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Ventricular reduction surgery with CABG does not improve outcomes

ORLANDO (Reuters Health) – In patients with coronary artery disease and an ejection fraction of 35% or less, surgical reduction of the enlarged left ventricle along with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery does not improve outcome or...

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Simplified approach improves treatment of hypertension

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For the management uncomplicated hypertension, using initial low-dose, fixed-dose combination therapy is better than guideline-based treatment, according to a report in the April issue of Hypertension. ...

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