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Immunochemical test better than guaiac for fecal occult blood screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A quantitative immunochemical fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is superior to the standard guaiac-based FOBT for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasms and cancer, say researchers from Korea. Use of the immunochemical FOBT seems to be gaining momentum. Previous research...

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Early glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition may improve primary PCI outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Preprocedural use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPIs) in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after acute myocardial infarction may improve clinical outcomes, according to a report published online May 25th in the European Heart Journal. “GP IIb/IIIa...

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Should EMTs delay defibrillation to allow time for CPR?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It doesn’t matter whether or not EMTs do a few minutes’ CPR before defibrillation of cardiac-arrest patients, researchers conclude in a meta-analysis that challenge international guidelines. “The summary estimate of effect from this meta-analysis demonstrated not only a...