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Clinicians who look for pulmonary emboli with CTA must prepare for the consequences

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is more than twice as likely to show an unexpected nodule or adenopathy as it is to show a PE – and physicians need to be prepared...

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Catheter-directed therapy safe and effective for massive pulmonary embolism

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Catheter-directed therapy is an effective treatment for acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE) and the risk of major complications is relatively small, the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis indicate. The...

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No significant survival benefit with prone positioning for ARDS patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Keeping hypoxic patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in the prone position does not reduce mortality, although it might provide a slight benefit in the most severe cases. This conclusion, reported...