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Rapid PCR tests do not change management of acute respiratory infection in children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – While real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing is sensitive and rapid in diagnosing the cause of acute respiratory infection in children, it does not lead to significant changes in care. That’s according to the results of a Dutch study reported in the November...

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PCR helps non-HIV pneumocystis pneumonia diagnosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Quantitative Pneumocystis jirovecii (Pj) PCR can be a valuable diagnostic tool in immunocompromised non-HIV patients, Swiss researchers report in a September 15th on-line paper in the European Respiratory Journal. "The approach proposed," Dr. Christian Garzoni told Reuters Health...

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BRCA2 carriers respond better to ovarian cancer chemotherapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – BRCA2, but not BRCA1, gene mutation is associated with improved survival and response to chemotherapy in women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer, an observational study finds. The finding “may have important implications for clinical prediction and trial design and...