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CABG more durable than PCI with sirolimus-eluting stents for multivessel disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with complex multivessel coronary disease, long-term revascularization rates are lower after surgery than after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with sirolimus-eluting stents, according to 5-year data...

Reuters Health • The Doctor's Channel Daily Newscast

DVT, pulmonary embolism common with superficial thrombosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Superficial venous thrombosis is often considered benign, but new research suggests that one in four patients also have deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Moreover, many patients without DVT or PE...

Reuters Health • The Doctor's Channel Daily Newscast

Avoid diphenhydramine, ranitidine after perforated appendicitis: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Giving the antihistamines ranitidine or diphenhydramine to patients with perforated appendicitis dramatically increases their risk of an intra-abdominal abscess, according to a new study. Giving one or the other agent doubled...