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Macrolide antibiotics associated with better outcomes of acute lung injury

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Treatment with macrolide antibiotics appears to reduce mortality among patients with acute lung injury, according to a secondary analysis of data from a clinical trial, reported in Chest online November 23. We have demonstrated a novel association between macrolide use and...

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Hyperkalemia common in older heart failure patients on intensive therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – About 1 in 7 patients 60 years of age or older with heart failure undergoing intensive medical therapy have hyperkalemia, and one risk factor is spironolactone dosage, according to findings reported in the American Journal of Cardiology online“Careful surveillance of serum...

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Best methods to screen for swallowing difficulties after acute stroke identified

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Researchers who systematically reviewed 35 protocols to screen for swallowing difficulties after acute stroke found only four that met basic requirements for reliability, validity and feasibility. They are the Barnes Jewish Hospital Stroke Dysphagia Screen (previously called...