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Household S. aureus eradication reduces subsequent infections

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When a child has a Staphylococcus aureus skin abscess, decolonizing all household members rather than just the individual patient leads to a lower incidence of infections in the following months, according to a report in Clinical Infectious Diseases online December 23. “If...

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Weekly sustained-release growth hormone as effective as daily dosing

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Three years of weekly treatment with a sustained-release formulation of growth hormone is as safe and effective as standard daily growth hormone (GH) treatment in GH-deficient children, a multicenter team reports in the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology...

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Concurrent famotidine reduces ibuprofen-related ulcers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients requiring chronic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) treatment develop fewer gastric or duodenal ulcers if they take ibuprofen with high-dose famotidine in a single tablet rather than ibuprofen alone, investigators report in the American Journal of...