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Bisphosphonates link to cancer incorrect?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Concerns that bisphosphonate drugs used to treat osteoporosis might increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer have been put to rest by a UK study reported in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association. The authors of the report note that bisphosphonates...

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Contrast Agent Risks Overstated?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to earlier concerns, the use of ultrasound contrast agents in echocardiography is not associated with an increased incidence of myocardial infarction or deaths, according to a meta-analysis of relevant studies reported in the American Journal of Cardiology made available...

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Magnesium improves safety, effectiveness of ibutilide for AF conversion

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or flutter to sinus rhythm using ibutilide is more successful and less likely to trigger torsades de pointes when high-dose magnesium sulfate is infused before and immediately after ibutilide administration, Greek cardiologists report....