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By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A blood conservation strategy can reduce red blood cell (RBC) use during aortic valve replacement surgery without increasing mortality or morbidity, a retrospective study suggests. In general, the strategy involved limits on intraoperative hemodilution,...
By James E. Barone MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inferior vena cava filters were associated with significantly lower all-cause mortality in unstable adults with pulmonary embolism (PE), whether patients received thrombolytic therapy or not, researchers say. The benefit was most marked in those over 80...
By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) appears to be high in pediatricians, according to Taiwanese researchers. "The rate of nasal MRSA carriage for pediatricians in the present study (6.8%) was higher than that for the general...