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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...

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Cardiac device implantation riskier after age 80: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Octogenarians with heart failure have a higher risk of in-hospital death after defibrillator or pacemaker placement, compared to younger patients, new research shows. The study "raises the issue of whether or not the approach of implanting defibrillators and other devices in the...

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Omega-3 fatty acids increase platelet response to clopidogrel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) to dual antiplatelet therapy after stent implantation boosts patients’ platelet response, investigators in Poland report. The P2Y12 reactivity index was significantly lower after 1 month of treatment with omega-3 ethyl...