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Avanafil effective for treating erectile dysfunction

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Avanafil, another phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor, improves sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction, according to a report in the January 16th online Journal of Sexual Medicine. Unlike other PDE5 inhibitors, avanafil is highly selective for PDE5 and does not...

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Clopidogrel and adverse cardiovascular events not linked

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There is no need to avoid proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in patients on the platelet inhibitors clopidogrel or ticagrelor. The increased rates of adverse cardiovascular events in these patients are tied to baseline status rather than any drug interaction, researchers report...

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Phosphate-containing enemas may be deadly in elderly

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sodium phosphate enemas, even in standard doses, may lead to severe metabolic disorders and death in elderly patients, warn clinicians from Israel in a paper this month in Archives of Internal Medicine. “Their use should be limited to low-risk patients only,” advise Dr....