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Noninvasive hemoglobin meter readings seen to be unreliable

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Noninvasive measurements of hemoglobin levels using the Masimo hemoglobin meter are “systematically” underestimated and are not reliable enough to guide decisions about the need for blood transfusions, a French team reports in the Annals of Emergency Medicine online January...

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CT scans not needed routinely for head trauma in children with bleeding disorders

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For children with bleeding disorders who experience head trauma, cranial CT scans are usually not necessary if symptoms are absent, investigators report in The Journal of Pediatrics online January 14. Dr. Lois K. Lee, at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and...

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At the right dose, rocuronium on par with succinylcholine for ED intubation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In the emergency department, successful intubation on the first try is equally likely using either succinylcholine at a median dose of 1.65 mg/kg or rocuronium at a median dose of 1.19 mg/kg, research suggests. “These two paralytic agents are most frequently used for rapid...