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Age not a contraindication for thrombolysis in stroke

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Very elderly patients, perhaps up to 100 years old, with acute ischemic stroke benefit from timely thrombolytic therapy to the same degree as younger patients, a new study shows. Dr. Kennedy R. Lees at the University of Glasgow, UK, and colleagues examined the influence of age on...

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Ongoing acute renal failure after CABG linked to poor outcome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients who develop acute renal failure (ARF) after undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting have a poorer prognosis if the condition doesn’t resolve within a week, according to a new study. CABG patients who don’t have ARF after the procedure do best, so the focus should...

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Dual antiplatelet therapy improves early patency of coronary bypass grafts

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The patency of saphenous veins used for coronary artery bypass grafting is better in the 3 months after the operation when patients are treated with aspirin and clopidogrel rather than aspirin alone, a Beijing team has shown. In their report in the November 9 issue of the...