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Add-on valsartan protects CV events in high-risk hypertensives

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In high-risk hypertensive patients with or without prior coronary artery disease, adding the angiotensin receptor II blocker valsartan to conventional non-ARB treatment reduces rates of cardio-cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality, according to results of a Japanese study...

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Intermittent catheterization tied to higher rates of bacteriuria in laboring women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a randomized study, rates of bacteriuria were significantly higher in laboring women with epidurals who had intermittent bladder catheterization relative to those who had continuous catheterization with an indwelling Foley catheter. This isn't what the researchers expected...

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Investigational sumatriptan patch shows efficacy, tolerability over 12 months

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A transdermal sumatriptan formulation, NP101, in development for acute treatment of migraine, remains effective during a year of successive uses, according to a report in Headache online February 21. “Because its use does not entail oral or intranasal administration and...