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Renin-angiotensin blockade helpful in heart failure with renal disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The benefit of renin-angiotensin system inhibition in systolic heart failure (HF) extends to older patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a new study suggests. The study found that being prescribed an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor...

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Papaverine improves analgesia for renal colic

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pain associated with acute renal colic is relieved more effectively when intravenous papaverine is added to treatment with diclofenac suppository, an Iranian team reports in BJU International online February 20. “We think that this method could reduce the usage of opioids...

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Vena cava filters cut pulmonary embolism fatalities in some categories of patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Data from the National Inpatient Sample indicate that vena cava filters reduce the in-hospital fatality rate among patients with pulmonary embolism who are unstable and in those who are stable and received thrombolytic therapy. “The majority of hospitalized patients with...