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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...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For initial treatment of HIV-1 infection, once daily atazanavir plus ritonavir and once-daily efavirenz provide comparable antiviral efficacy when used with either abacavir/lamivudine or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (DF)/emtricitabine, according to research published...