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Few after-effects seen with oral midazolam for pediatric sedation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among children undergoing dental procedures with oral sedation, post-discharge adverse effects are less likely when midazolam rather than chloral hydrate is used, a Brazilian team reports in the Journal of Pediatrics online December 2. “MZ (midazolam) produces effective...

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No need to halt antiplatelet drugs before tooth extraction

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There is no need to interrupt antiplatelet therapy before tooth extractions, as long as appropriate local hemostatic measures are taken, according to results of a prospective study conducted at the Aristotle University Dental School in Thessaloniki, Greece. While...

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Pre-op smoking cessation improves head and neck surgery outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even a short period of 4 to 8 weeks of smoking cessation prior to surgery to treat upper aerodigestive tract squamous cell carcinoma improves wound healing, according to a review of the literature. If the patient stays tobacco-free, the risk of cancer recurrence is substantially...