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Long-term abatacept safe, usually effective for juvenile idiopathic arthritis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Four out of five children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis had a good clinical response to abatacept during a long-term open-label extension trial. The safety profile was good, and the level of response often increased as treatment went on, the researchers report. Lead...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A treatment called DRIFT (Drainage, Irrigation, and Fibrinolytic Therapy) may improve developmental outcomes and survival in preterm infants with posthemorrhagic cerebral ventricular dilatation, new research suggests. Definitive conclusions can’t be drawn as the trial...

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Cardiac catheterization has low diagnostic yield

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Just 38% of patients with suspected cardiac disease are found to have obstructive coronary disease on elective cardiac catheterization, new research shows. This low diagnostic yield suggests that clinical assessments and noninvasive tests are not doing their job in selecting...