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Sotalol effective first-line therapy for fetal supraventricular tachyarrhythmia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transplacental sotalol, alone or in combination with digoxin, is effective for the treatment of fetal supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVT) and atrial flutter, with rapid complete or partial responses seen in 85% of fetuses. That’s been the experience of clinicians at...

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Less invasive protocol helps preemies breathe easier in limited resource settings

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a study of very low birth weight infants (VLBWIs), a strategy of prophylactic bubble continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) followed by early selective surfactant using the INSURE protocol (intubation, surfactant, extubation) decreased the need for mechanical ventilation...

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Birth defects uncommon after exposure to leflunomide

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Birth defects are uncommon in offspring of women exposed to leflunomide before conception or in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a report in the February 3rd online Arthritis & Rheumatism. “From the available data, we have not yet demonstrated that...