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Montelukast cuts recurrent wheezing with RSV bronchiolitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Montelukast (Singulair), a leukotriene receptor antagonist, can help prevent recurrent wheezing episodes after respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis, new research shows. From earlier work, the researchers knew that airway levels of cysteinyl leukotriene correlated with...

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DVT, pulmonary embolism common with superficial thrombosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Superficial venous thrombosis is often considered benign, but new research suggests that one in four patients also have deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Moreover, many patients without DVT or PE on presentation will develop them in the next 3 months. ...

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Corticosteroids of no benefit for community-acquired pneumonia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia are no better off when treated with prednisolone, according to trial results from The Netherlands. In fact, there’s a possibility of inflammatory rebound after initial suppression by prednisolone, according to the...