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Diabetes patients do better with more frequent doctor contacts

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with diabetes achieve faster control of A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol targets when they see or have contact with their primary care provider every 2 weeks rather than less frequently, a Massachusetts-based team has shown. “Encounters every 2 weeks may,...

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Molecular assays not accurate enough for definitive diagnosis of neonatal sepsis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The sensitivity of currently available PCR-based assays for diagnosing sepsis in newborns is not yet high enough to replace microbial cultures, according to the results of a meta-analysis reported in Pediatrics for October. “However, molecular assays have a faster turnaround...

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AAP continues to advise restricted use of fluoroquinolones in children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While fluoroquinolones may be a preferred option in children in some clinical situations, concerns about safety persist and physicians should be aware of potential adverse reactions, according to a review by the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of...