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Care of cystic fibrosis patients with hemoptysis or pneumothorax: recommendations

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When should cystic fibrosis patients with hemoptysis or pneumothorax be hospitalized? When should they receive antibiotics? When should a chest tube be placed for pneumothorax? New recommendations from the Cystic...

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Etomidate induction for rapid intubation leads to transient adrenal impairment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A bolus of etomidate before rapid sequence intubation has a transient effect on adrenal function with no obvious affect on mortality, according to the authors of a systematic review. But they note that no studies so far have...

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Substantial pneumothorax risk with transesophageal mediastinoscopy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transesophageal endoscopic surgery of the mediastinum in pigs carries a substantial risk of inadvertent pneumothorax, German researchers report. The procedure had no cardiopulmonary effects “as long as no...