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P450 variant, PPIs affect cardioprotective effect of clopidogrel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients taking clopidogrel because of their high risk for cardiovascular events are more likely to have a major event if they carry the cytochrome P450 loss-of-function allele CYP2C19*2, or are taking a proton pump inhibitor...

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Nissen fundoplication stands the test of time compared to new approach

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A modified procedure intended to improve on Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease has been shown in an Australian study to actually have less satisfactory outcomes. On 5-year follow-up, laparoscopic Nissen...

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Mucolytic pretreatment effective against antibiotic-resistant H. pylori

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pretreating antibiotic-resistant Helicobacter pylori with a mucolytic that destroys bacterial biofilm can eradicate infection in many cases, Italian research shows. “A standard rescue therapy against H. pylori is still...