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Glucocorticoids during treatment of pediatric pyelonephritis reduce renal scarring

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A short course of methylprednisolone added to antibiotic therapy for acute pyelonephritis in children significantly reduces the development of renal scars, a Taiwanese group reports in the September issue of Pediatrics. “Adjunctive oral MPD (methylprednisolone) with adequate...

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Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole questionable for pediatric soft-tissue infections

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Treatment of skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) in children in regions where community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is prevalent is more likely to fail when trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or beta-lactams are used, rather than clindamycin, a...

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Latest NICE guideline for CHF focuses on BNP measurements, pacing therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An updated guideline on the management of chronic heart failure by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) addresses changes in diagnosis, pharmacologic treatment and pacing therapy, and disease monitoring since the first clinical guideline was...