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Cardiac resynchronization not helpful with moderate QRS duration

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with heart failure depends on their QRS interval; CRT does not reduce adverse clinical events in those with a QRS less than 150 milliseconds, according to the results of a meta-analysis reported in the Archives...

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Immediate ART not beneficial in HIV-related tuberculous meningitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The dilemma of when to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) in patients presenting with tuberculous meningitis associated with HIV infection has been answered by the findings of a study conducted in Vietnam: immediate initiation of ART after starting TB therapy does not improve...

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Lung function tracks immunoglobulin replacement adequacy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The longitudinal decline in lung function seen in patients with common variable immunodeficiency and X-linked agammaglobulinemia is related to immunoglobulin replacement level and could help guide appropriate dosage, Australian researchers report in a May 5th on-line paper...