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Most protease inhibitors increase MI risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prospective study results suggest that saquinavir is the only older protease inhibitor (PI) not associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI). By contrast, reverse transcriptase inhibitors other than...

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No rush needed for colonoscopy after lower GI bleeding

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After ruling out an upper gastrointestinal (GI) source of bleeding, patients with serious hematochezia should undergo colonoscopy within the next few days. But in general, there’s no need to rush it, according to...

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In asthmatic kids, maybe add a bronchodilator instead of doubling the steroids

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When kids have asthma symptoms on moderate doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), adding a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) achieves the same effect as doubling the steroid dose, Dutch investigators report. Dr. Anna...