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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...

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Best device for DVT prophylaxis remains unclear

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – How intermittent pneumatic compression compares to graduated compression stockings for preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is still unclear, according to a systematic review published online January 15th in the Annals...

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Inhaled steroids only modestly useful in preventing COPD flare-ups

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) can help prevent exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an analysis of randomized trials suggests that the benefits have been overstated. “Given the possible...