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Episiotomy for shoulder dystocia does not reduce nerve injury rates

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite historical recommendations that an episiotomy be performed to prevent brachial plexus injury when a shoulder dystocia occurs during childbirth, a review of data indicates that the strategy has little if any neonatal benefit. As reported in the American Journal of...

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Early supported discharge from stroke unit improves long-term outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Stroke patients who receive care in a stroke unit combined with early supported discharge are more likely to be living at home 5 years later than those who receive conventional follow-up care. That finding comes from a Norwegian team, reporting in the May issue of Stroke...

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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...