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Empiric MRSA coverage not necessary in uncomplicated pediatric skin infections

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the fact that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is usually isolated nowadays from purulent skin and soft tissue infections in children, treatment with an antibiotic active against MRSA doesn’t improve outcomes any more than a traditional...

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Warming local anesthetics reduces injection pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Warming local anesthetics to body temperature significantly reduces pain from the injection, according to the results of a meta-analysis conducted by Canadian investigators and reported in the Annals of Emergency Medicine online February 14. Dr. Anna Taddio and colleagues at...

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Serum ketones better than urine ketones for identifying diabetic ketoacidosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -– A point-of-care test for beta-hydroxybutyrate in capillary blood is more specific than a urine dipstick for ketones in identifying diabetic ketoacidosis in emergency-department patients, researchers report in Diabetes Care online February 9. The beta-OHB test could therefore...