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Protease Inhibitor Amplifies HCV Therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The response rate with standard treatment of hepatitis C infection is doubled when a hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor, boceprevir, is added to the regimen, a multicenter team reports in an online issue of The Lancet...

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Earlier Incubator-Crib Transfer Safe for Preemies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Babies born at a gestational age of 30-35 weeks can be safely transferred from the incubator to an open crib once they reach 1600 grams weight. This early weaning in turn leads to early discharge home, Italian physicians...

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Fibrate/Statin Synergy in Mixed Dyslipidemia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When target cholesterol levels are not achieved with statin monotherapy in patients with mixed dyslipidemia, adding fenofibrate can tip the scales favorably. Dr. Michel Farnier of Point Medical in Dijon, France and colleagues...