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Impaired clopidogrel response has risks after PCI in chronic kidney disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), an impaired platelet response clopidogrel independently contributes to worse outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a new study suggests. “The evaluation of platelet responsiveness to clopidogrel is mandatory...

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Sumatriptan relieves cyclic vomiting attacks related to migraine

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sumatriptan given subcutaneously relieves cyclic vomiting syndrome associated with migraine, researchers from Japan report in the December 8th online Cephalalgia. “Try sumatriptan for young children with cyclic vomiting syndrome,” Dr. Toshiyuki Hikita from Teikyo...

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Short-term absorbable sutures not recommended for hernia repair

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – It is not advisable to use short-term absorbable sutures for mesh fixation after Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty, researchers from Sweden conclude based on review of population-based registry data. In the January Archives of Surgery, they report that use of these...