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Restenosis seen more often after carotid stenting than endarterectomy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Following carotid artery stenting or carotid endarterectomy, rates of restenosis are about 2.5 times higher with stenting, according to French investigators reporting in the April issue of Stroke. Dr. Jean-Louis Mas, with Hopital Sainte-Anne and Universite Paris Descartes,...

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Flu vaccine for secondary prevention of coronary events should be “encouraged”

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new study provides more evidence that influenza vaccine reduces major cardiovascular events in patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In the study, the number needed to treat to prevent one cardiovascular event was 10 patients. Annual influenza...

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Nasogastric rehydration a good option when oral or IV route not feasible

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When oral rehydration is problematic, nasogastric administration of fluids is a good alternative for treating dehydrated children in resource-scarce settings, according to a review published in the March issue of Pediatrics. The report notes that life-threatening dehydration...