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Catheter retention affects recurrence, not resolution of catheter bacteremia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Whether the catheter is removed or not has no bearing on the resolution of catheter-related coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia following treatment with antimicrobial therapy, according to a report in Clinical Infectious Diseases for October 15. Retention of the...

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Not all atherosclerotic renovascular disease needs intervention: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Percutaneous intervention may not be necessary for the majority of hypertensive patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease. In a large retrospective study, researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina found that...

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Blood transfusion after PCI of little benefit for moderately low hematocrit

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with a hematocrit nadir of 24%-30% following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the benefits of blood transfusion are unlikely to outweigh the risks, researchers say. Antiplatelet and antithrombin treatment during and after PCI increase the risk of...