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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation leaves 1 in 10 patients with kidney injury

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The incidence of acute kidney injury after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is higher than 10%, a Canadian study shows. As reported in an early online issue of the European Heart Journal, these injuries...

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C-sections, necessary or not, increase maternal morbidity and mortality

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – All cesarean sections put women at increased risk of adverse events, including death, according to the World Health Organization’s Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health Research Group. The group urges that...
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...