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Early stem cell transplants benefit children with severe combined immunodeficiency

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) do better when they receive stem cell transplantation during infancy, according to a systematic review published online April 19th in Pediatrics. The reported incidence of the condition is roughly 1 in every 11359,000 live...

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Death after PCI more likely in the anemic

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anemia increases the risk of bleeding and death after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a new study shows. Furthermore, the impact of anemia on mortality is greater in men, according to the April 5th online report in...

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Interruptions in anti-HIV therapy carry high risk of thrombocytopenia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In HIV-infected patients, risk factors for thrombocytopenia include interruptions in antiretroviral therapy, high HIV RNA levels, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and cirrhosis, according to two papers in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes for December 15. ...