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Salbutamol improves TTN symptoms in trial

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a randomized, double-blinded trial of 54 infants with tachypnea, a dose of inhaled salbutamol improved respiratory rate, inspired oxygen, and other measures of the condition compared to a placebo. Noting the lack of other effective early treatment options, the authors write...

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More home BP measurements better predict CVD risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients who monitor their own blood pressure should do so 4 times a day for at least 3 days to get the most accurate prediction of future strokes and heart attacks, according to a new study in Hypertension. The researchers found that home monitoring was most predictive when...

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Daily probing of contaminated surgical wounds reduces infection risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In surgical patients at high risk of contaminated incisions, a simple protocol of daily wound probing reduces the rate of surgical site infections, according to a report in the April issue of the Archives of Surgery. Dr. Shirin Towfigh, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...