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Triglycerides “increasingly crucial” in management of cardiovascular risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A Scientific Statement issued by the American Heart Association notes that in the US, mean triglyceride levels have increased over the past 3 decades while mean LDL cholesterol levels have declined. “Therefore, the purpose of this scientific statement is to update...

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Multiwave pulse oximetry reliable enough to screen for carbon monoxide poisoning

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with standard blood gas analysis, the Masimo Radical 7 multiwave pulse oximeter measures carboxyhemoglobin noninvasively with acceptable accuracy and can be used to screen emergency department patients for occult carbon monoxide poisoning, an Austrian team has shown. Dr....

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EGFR mutation testing recommended for certain lung cancer patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with advanced, untreated non-small-cell lung cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends that the tumor be tested for genetic mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), to see if first line treatment should be with an EGFR tyrosine...