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Combined four-drug fixed-dose regimen effective for treating TB

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Outcomes among tuberculosis patients treated with a fixed-dose combination of four drugs are similar to those in patients treated with the same four drugs given separately, an international team reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association for April 13. The...

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Increased risk of cardiovascular abnormalities in osteogenesis imperfecta patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with osteogenesis imperfecta face an increased risk of cardiovascular abnormalities, researchers from Norway report in the March American Heart Journal. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a hereditary connective tissue disorder caused by genetic defects in type I collagen...

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Extra protein improves metabolism in very ill kids

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adding extra protein to enteral nutrition for critically ill children is safe and may help improve their protein metabolism, Spanish researchers report. Critically ill children are often malnourished, and while their protein catabolization typically outpaces their protein...