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Comprehensive care program does not prevent COPD hospitalizations

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A program of patient education and planning aimed at treating exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease early and reducing rates of hospitalization was not effective in a randomized controlled trial. In fact, the trial was stopped when it was seen that the...

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Sumatriptan-naproxen combo effective for adolescent migraine

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Based on the results of a randomized, double-blind trial, more adolescents with acute migraine become pain-free within 2 hours after taking a combination of sumatriptan and naproxen sodium compared to placebo, according to a report in the June issue of Pediatrics. “This...

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Aspirin use doesn’t curb peptic ulcer healing

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with aspirin-related peptic ulcers, ulcer healing rates are comparable after esomeprazole therapy with or without aspirin continuation, Taiwanese researchers report in an April 17th on-line paper in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. In fact, the...