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HIV patients at increased risk of bone fractures

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with HIV treated at outpatient clinics may be at an increased risk of bone fractures, according to a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Over the years from 2000 to 2006, patients in the HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS) consistently had higher rates of...

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Artesunate better than quinine for treating severe malaria

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A review published by the Cochrane Library concludes that artesunate should replace quinine as the standard treatment for severe malaria. Dr. David Sinclair, with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues note that artesunate is one of several derivatives...

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Glucocorticoid-related bone loss prevented with zoledronate

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A single dose of zoledronate prevents bone loss associated with glucocorticoid therapy given for acute exacerbation of Crohn’s disease, a German team reports in the American Journal of Gastroenterology online March 8. As the authors point out, osteoporosis is common in...