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DVT, pulmonary embolism common with superficial thrombosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Superficial venous thrombosis is often considered benign, but new research suggests that one in four patients also have deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Moreover, many patients without DVT or PE...

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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...