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Erythromycin improves visibility during endoscopy for variceal bleeding

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Band ligation of bleeding esophageal varices can be impossible when blood obscures the endoscopic view – but giving erythromycin before the procedure will clear the visual field, according to randomized trial results from...

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Tamsulosin a good first-line expulsive therapy agent for ureteric stones

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Urologists from China report that the alpha-adrenergic receptor antagonist tamsulosin is a good first-line drug for outpatient medical expulsive therapy (MET) in patients with distal ureteric stones with renal colic. ...

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Anemia in treated-HCV patients bodes well for sustained virologic response

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Anemia that develops in hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients during treatment with peginterferon-alfa and ribavirin (PEG-IFN/RBV) may be a good sign, new research hints. In a large study, researchers found that those who...