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Immunotherapy cuts steroid use in kids with allergic asthma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) ñ Allergen-specific immune therapy allows children with allergic asthma to reduce their steroid use, a randomized trial has shown. Based on the results, immunotherapy should ìdefinitelyî become a part of standard care for...

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Observation safe in management of traumatic occult pneumothorax

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In cases of traumatic occult pneumothorax, observation is apparently just as safe as the usual practice of immediate tube thoracostomy, according to a report in an online issue of Resuscitation. “In an era when comparative...

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Value of vena cava filter after bariatric surgery questioned

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The practice of inserting a filter in the inferior ven cava before performing gastric bypass surgery does not reduce the postoperative occurrence of pulmonary embolisms and only increases complications, according to a report...