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Avanafil effective for treating erectile dysfunction

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Avanafil, another phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor, improves sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction, according to a report in the January 16th online Journal of Sexual Medicine. Unlike other PDE5 inhibitors, avanafil is highly selective for PDE5 and does...

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Edge protectors may curb surgical infections

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review suggests that wound-edge protection devices (WEPDs) may be useful in surgical patients, UK researchers report in a January 26th on-line paper in the Annals of Surgery. Further study is now being conducted. "Our research," Dr. Melanie Calvert told Reuters Health by...

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Birth defects uncommon after exposure to leflunomide

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Birth defects are uncommon in offspring of women exposed to leflunomide before conception or in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a report in the February 3rd online Arthritis & Rheumatism. “From the available data, we have not yet demonstrated that...