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Study challenges potassium guidelines in acute MI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Data released online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association challenge current guidelines for maintaining potassium levels immediately after a heart attack. Clinical practice guidelines from major medical societies call for potassium to be kept above 4.0...

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Ethanol locks favored for central lines in children on chronic parenteral nutrition

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In children with intestinal failure who are dependent on parenteral nutrition through an indwelling central venous catheter, the use of ethanol locks rather than conventional heparin locks reduces the number of catheter-related bloodstream infections and catheter...

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Inhaled mannitol helpful in cystic fibrosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Long-term inhalation therapy with dry-powder mannitol improves lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), a multinational team reports in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine online December 28. “The safety profile was also acceptable,...