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P450 variant, PPIs affect cardioprotective effect of clopidogrel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients taking clopidogrel because of their high risk for cardiovascular events are more likely to have a major event if they carry the cytochrome P450 loss-of-function allele CYP2C19*2, or are taking a proton pump inhibitor...

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Growth hormone factor reduces abdominal fat in HIV patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The notable accumulation of visceral fat that occurs in some patients with HIV who are on antiretroviral drugs can be reduced substantially by treatment with a growth hormone releasing hormone analog, tesamorelin. Lipid...

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Rheumatoid arthritis slowed similarly by DMARDs, biologics and steroids

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Radiographic progression of rheumatoid arthritis is reduced to comparable degrees by DMARDs (disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs), glucocorticoids, biologics and combination treatments, a Danish team reports. The results...