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Nebulized 5% saline effective and safe for treating bronchiolitis in infants

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Early, prehospital administration of nebulized 5% saline to infants with acute bronchiolitis reduces illness severity significantly without undue side effects, according to the results of a trial conducted in Qatar. Dr. Khalid Al-Ansari, and colleagues with Hamad Medical...

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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 from Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Eva...

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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 regimen of 200 mg mifepristone followed 36-48 hours...