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Lipid lowering effective in inflammatory joint disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with inflammatory joint disease (IJD), including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, respond as well to statin therapy as those without these conditions, researchers report in a May 10th on-line paper in Arthritis &...

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Limited course of antibiotic treatment adequate for chorioamnionitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For most women, a limited course of antibiotic treatment is sufficient for treating chorioamnionitis, according to a report in the June Obstetrics & Gynecology. “Patients who have chorioamnionitis and who deliver vaginally require only a limited course of treatment...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) is more specific, at least as sensitive, and may better predict disease progression than the tuberculin skin test in pregnant women at risk of exposure to tuberculosis, according to a report in the June Obstetrics &...