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Indacaterol more effective than tiotropium for COPD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a greater improvement in dyspnea and health status after 12 weeks of treatment with inhaled indacaterol than with tiotropium, according to a report in the European Respiratory Journal online May 26. Dr....

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ABCD2 score not accurate enough to determine stroke risk after TIA

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For assessing subsequent risk of stroke in patients who’ve had a transient ischemic attack, the so-called ABCD2 instrument is not sensitive or specific enough to have much clinical utility, a Canadian team has found. The ABCD2 score (Age, Blood pressure, Clinical features,...

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A few questions in ED can screen for alcohol/cannabis misuse by youth

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Based on their review of screening instruments for alcohol and drug misuse, a Canadian team recommends using three quick questions in the emergency department to identify adolescents likely to have substance-abuse disorders. “The use of 2 diagnostic items based on DSM-IV...