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Hospital treatment of acute COPD rarely guideline-based

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nine times out of 10, patients admitted to a U.S. hospital for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are treated initially with high doses of intravenously-administered corticosteroids -- instead of low doses of oral steroids as current clinical...

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Are incidental brain MRI findings of concern in children?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Incidental findings on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are seen in a significant minority of children, although most of these findings are benign and do not require immediate action, according to a study released online June 14 and to be published in the July issue...

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Vernakalant safely converts recent-onset A-fib to sinus rhythm

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The novel antiarrhythmic agent vernakalant is a safe and effective agent for pharmacologic conversion of recent-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) in hemodynamically stable patients, investigators report. By blocking early activating potassium and sodium channels, vernakalant...