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Retinal hemorrhage unlikely in low-risk children evaluated for physical abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children being checked for possible physical abuse do not need to have a dilated eye exam if they meet a set of clinical criteria indicating a low risk of retinal hemorrhage, according to a report in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. “We...

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Milrinone use after congenital heart disease surgery linked to tachyarrhythmias

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among pediatric patients undergoing surgical repair of congenital heart defects, the use of milrinone to reduce the risk of low cardiac output syndrome is independently associated with increased risk of significant tachyarrhythmias in the early postop period, a Vanderbilt group...

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Protocol makes MRI safe for some patients with pacemakers or ICDs

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – While magnetic resonance imaging is contraindicated for patients with most implanted cardiac devices because of safety concerns, MRI can in fact be performed safely with appropriate precautions in some cases, according to a report in the October 4th issue of the Annals of...