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Serum zinc concentration not always rapidly tied to intake

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although serum zinc concentration increases in response to intake of a liquid zinc supplement in Senegalese children, this is not the case with zinc-fortified food, researchers report in an April 13th online paper in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. “This...

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CT angiography predicts long-term cardiac risk in patients with chest pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among patients seen in the emergency department with chest pain, cardiac CT findings predict their risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in the next 2 years, according to a report in the May issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. In fact, CT findings add incremental...

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High-dose atorvastatin before PCI may prevent contrast-induced nephropathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There’s now one more reason for statin loading before percutaneous coronary intervention. As well as reducing myocardial damage, high-dose atorvastatin given shortly before PCI reduces the risk of nephropathy caused by the angiography contrast medium, an Italian team reports...