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Prolonged ventilation increases C. difficile-associated disease risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients on prolonged acute mechanical ventilation face an increased risk of Clostridium difficile-associated disease, according to a report in the September Chest. “C. difficile is frequent in this population, and we...

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Antiretroviral therapy may reverse HIV-induced lung abnormalities

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Antiretroviral therapy does not adversely affect lung function in HIV-infected patients and may actually have a beneficial effect, according to study findings presented Monday at the Interscience Conference on...

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ECMO improves outcome of severe respiratory failure in adults

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In adults with acute respiratory failure, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) reduces mortality compared with conventional ventilation support, a study from the UK suggests. In a randomized multicenter trial...