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Vena cava filters cut pulmonary embolism fatalities in some categories of patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Data from the National Inpatient Sample indicate that vena cava filters reduce the in-hospital fatality rate among patients with pulmonary embolism who are unstable and in those who are stable and received thrombolytic therapy. “The majority of hospitalized patients with...

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Amantadine accelerates recovery of cognition after traumatic brain injury

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients receiving rehabilitation for prolonged disorders of consciousness after severe traumatic brain injury show an accelerated pace of cognitive recovery when treated with amantadine, a multicenter team reports in the March 1st issue of the New England Journal of...

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Noradrenaline a cost-effective option for type 1 hepatorenal syndrome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For reversal of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome, treatment with noradrenaline seems to work as well as terlipressin and is a lot less expensive, researchers from India report. Hepatorenal syndrome, or HRS, is a form of renal failure seen in patients with end-stage liver disease. ...