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Doxycycline may protect against ceftriaxone-related C. difficile infection

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Risk of developing Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) with use of ceftriaxone is reduced when doxycycline is given concomitantly, according to a report in Clinical Infectious Diseases online May 4. Despite the limitations of their study, the authors conclude “The main...

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Post-stroke in-hospital statin therapy linked to better outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Statin use before a stroke and during hospitalization is associated with a greater likelihood of being discharged home, while statin therapy withdrawal in hospital is associated with reduced likelihood of a good outcome, according to findings reported in the May 22 issue of...

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Feeding tubes don’t prevent or heal pressure sores in dementia patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tubes do more harm than good in nursing home residents with advanced cognitive impairment, a propensity-matched cohort study confirms. The study found that feeding tubes did little to help prevent or heal pressure ulcers, but...