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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...

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DVT predicts death in patients with pulmonary embolism

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The presence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients with pulmonary embolism is associated with an increased risk of death, according to a report in the January 28th online issue of the American Journal of Respiratory...

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Single ultrasound test may suffice to rule out DVT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A single negative whole-leg compression ultrasound (CUS) can effectively rule out deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in many patients, according to a meta-analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association for February 3. ...