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Corticosteroids of no benefit for community-acquired pneumonia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia are no better off when treated with prednisolone, according to trial results from The Netherlands. In fact, there’s a possibility of inflammatory rebound after...

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Atrial fibrillation ablation might obviate need for oral anticoagulation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Oral anticoagulation might no longer be necessary after successful atrial fibrillation ablation, not even in patients at moderate-high risk for thromboembolism, a recent paper suggests. But an accompanying editorial warns...

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Shortened height may influence lung function tests in COPD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), vertebral deformities often contribute to excess height loss with aging – which in turn may lead to misinterpretation of patients’ lung function tests, say researchers from...