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Intra-arterial fibrinolysis helpful after stroke

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intra-arterial fibrinolysis improves outcomes after acute ischemic stroke, a meta-analysis confirms -- and although the treatment increases the risk of hemorrhage, that doesn't translate to increased mortality. The meta-analysis, which included pooled data from five randomized...

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Urinary dipstick screening no help when patients don’t have pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Urinary dipstick and microscopy testing are not good at finding urinary tract infection when pain is not one of the symptoms, UK researchers report in the May issue of The Journal of Urology. If international guidelines that recommend dipstick screening are followed, "many...

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Cotrimoxazole risky in elderly patients on warfarin: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In older patients on warfarin therapy, treatment with cotrimoxazole significantly raises the risk of upper gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage, new research shows. The increased hemorrhage risk is considerably higher than with other commonly used antibiotics. Compared with amoxicillin...