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Familial factors influence risk for venous thromboembolism

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is significantly higher for those whose sibling also had VTE, researchers from Sweden report in the August 8th online issue of Circulation. “Until all genetic risk factors are elucidated, family history remains an important risk...

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Strategy for national newborn screening for heart disease outlined

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Currently available evidence supports pulse oximetry screening of newborns for low blood oxygen saturation to detect critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), according to a new report. The report, scheduled for online publication August 22nd in Pediatrics, outlines a strategy...

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Heartburn symptoms do not worsen after proton pump inhibitor withdrawal

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Discontinuation of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy after esophagitis has healed does not worsen heartburn symptoms or cause persistent hypergastrinemia, according to a report in the August 16th online American Journal of Gastroenterology. These results are reassuring in...