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No serious adverse effects from flu vaccination seen in preschool children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among children between 24 and 59 months of age, vaccination with trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) is not associated with any serious adverse events, according to a study of data from seven managed care organizations in the US. “Our results provide additional...

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Long-acting beta-agonists and anticholinergics both recommended for COPD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new clinical practice guideline recommends bronchodilator monotherapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and an FEV1 less than 60% predicted. The choice of a long-acting inhaled anticholinergic or long-acting inhaled beta-agonist should be based on...

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Clindamycin or vancomycin of last resort for intrapartum GBS prophylaxis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In pregnant women colonized with group B streptococcus (GBS) and at high risk for penicillin anaphylaxis, intrapartum prophylaxis with clindamycin to prevent perinatal GBS disease in the infant may be used, but only if the GBS isolate has been shown to be susceptible; if not,...