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Rates of empyema in pediatric pneumonia are increasing

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – While rates of childhood pneumonia have fallen in the U.S., the pediatric pneumonia that does occur is more often complicated by empyema, investigators report. Routine vaccination of infants with the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) began in 2000, but even...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The risk of hip fracture is significantly lower when organic nitrates are used as needed rather than continuously, according to a February 3rd online report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The drugs – nitroglycerin and isosorbide dinitrate or...

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NT-proBNP measurement expedites chest pain management

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with chest pain of uncertain origin, emergency department evaluation combining clinical history and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level, without exercise testing, safely reduces hospitalizations compared with a conventional strategy. That’s...