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Erythropoietin appears safe for heart failure patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A meta-analysis of trial data suggests that erythropoietin can be safely used to treat anemia in patients with chronic heart failure and may help prevent hospitalization. Studies of erythropoietin use in patients with kidney disease and cancer raised concerns that this...

Migraine patients often develop rhinorrhea and nasal congestion

Sinus disease does not cause headaches

Michael Benninger, MD, Chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic, discusses myths surrounding sinus disease. Headaches are not caused by sinus infection, and postnasal drip is often mistaken for sinus infection when it is more often a result of GOR or nasal allergy. Summary: 1. Sinus...
Michael Benninger, MD, Chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic, discusses Wegener’s granulomatosis, the subglottic stenosis that often accompanies this disease, and the treatment challenges. Summary: 1. Wegener’s patients develop a subglottic stenosis that is difficult to treat but may be...