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Ketamine-propofol combo has some advantages in emergency sedation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adding ketamine to propofol may improve the quality of sedation for painful procedures in the emergency department but it doesn’t reduce the frequency of respiratory depression, according to a report in the Annals of Emergency Medicine online January 24. Dr. Henry David and...

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Denosumab beneficial through six years in women with low bone mass

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In postmenopausal women with low bone mass, continuous treatment with denosumab — 2 doses per year for up to 6 years — is well tolerated and results in progressive gains in bone mineral density (BMD), results of an extension study indicate. Denosumab (Prolia, Amgen)...

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Tocilizumab effective for rheumatoid arthritis when methotrexate insufficient

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The IL-6 receptor-blocking monoclonal antibody tocilizumab inhibits joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis that is not adequately controlled with methotrexate, according to study results reported in the November 19th online issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism....