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Caution advised with early beta-blocker therapy after MI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Many patients with acute MI have risk factors for shock, which increase the likelihood of adverse outcomes with early initiation of beta-blocker therapy, according to a report in the American Heart Journal online April 13. The findings “are consistent with current...

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Difficult IV access in pediatric patients eased with nitrous oxide

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For children and adolescents with conditions that require frequent placement of intravenous lines, administration of 50% nitrous oxide makes the process of IV access more efficient and more acceptable for the patient, a Swedish team reports in the Archives of Pediatrics and...

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Secondary maneuvers for shoulder dystocia have high success rates

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When shoulder dystocia occurs during childbirth and a McRoberts’ maneuver fails to alleviate the condition, subsequent maneuvers are usually successful -- although some carry a higher risk of neonatal injury than others. Those findings come from a retrospective study...