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Extended treatment of HCV type 1 beneficial in slow responders

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) type 1 who have a slow response to pegylated interferon-alfa and ribavirin can benefit from continuing treatment for up to 72 weeks, a German team reports in an advance release...

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Misoprostol dose for medical abortion should not be reduced

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The dose of misoprostol given after mifepristone for termination of early pregnancy should stay at the recommended dose rather than be lowered, a multicenter study shows. The researchers note in BJOG online June 18 that a...

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Efavirenz linked to severe vitamin D deficiency

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – HIV-positive patients taking efavirenz are at risk for clinically significant vitamin D deficiency, and for excessive bone turnover if they are taking tenofovir, a UK group reports in a June 25 advance online issue of...