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Helium-oxygen therapy improves treatment of infants with bronchiolitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Infants seen in the emergency department with bronchiolitis have greater improvements over 4 hours when they receive helium-oxygen therapy rather than pure oxygen, according to a report in the December issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. “Our...

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Combination therapy effective for predicted refractory Kawasaki disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with Kawasaki disease that is likely to be refractory, based on a standardized scoring system, respond well to primary treatment with a combination of intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) and pulsed IV methylprednisolone (IVMP), a Japanese team reports in Pediatrics for...

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Daptomycin may be indicated for MRSA with high vancomycin MICs

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Outcomes of bloodstream infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with elevated vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MICs) are better when treated with daptomycin rather than vancomycin, according to a report in Clinical Infectious Diseases...