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PE risk factor assessment reduces need for CT angiograms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – By evaluating risk factors for thromboembolism, physicians can reduce the number of computed tomography (CT) angiograms they order for patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), investigators report. “There’s...

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Probiotics may prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Enterally administered probiotic treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG can cut the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in high-risk patients, according to pilot study results. “The mechanism(s) of action of...

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Hospital treatment of acute COPD rarely guideline-based

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Nine times out of 10, patients admitted to a U.S. hospital for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are treated initially with high doses of intravenously-administered corticosteroids —...