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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Ventilator-associated pneumonia is less likely to be fatal when patients are intubated with a silver-coated endotracheal tube, according to a post hoc analysis of a randomized trial. But in patients who don’t develop...

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Combined sigmoidoscopy plus fecal immune test better than either test alone

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When colonoscopy is not possible, combining sigmoidoscopy and a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) would be superior for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening than either method alone, Japanese researchers say. “The...

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Misoprostol suitable alternative to oxytocin for postpartum hemorrhage

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When oxytocin is unavailable, misoprostol appears to be a viable alternative for first-line treatment of primary postpartum hemorrhage, according to two articles published online on January 7 by The Lancet. In fact,...