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Pelvic plexus block effective for prostate biopsy-related pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients undergoing a transrectal prostate biopsy, a pelvic plexus block (PPB) is more effective than a periprostatic nerve block for controlling pain, according to the results of an Italian study published in the August issue of the Journal of Urology. “PPB may provide...

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Laropiprant effective in reducing niacin-induced flushing over long term

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After 20 weeks of use, laropiprant continues to reduce flushing related to niacin treatment for a further 12 weeks, according to a study reported in the American Journal of Cardiology online June 11. Dr. Yale B. Mitchel, with Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation in Whitehouse...

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‘Real-world’ event rates low one year after XIENCE V stent placement

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In clinical practice, XIENCE V everolimus-eluting coronary stent is associated with low event rates at one year, according to a large post-marketing study. “The one-year event rates seen compare quite favorably to other available drug-eluting stents (DES), with all showing...