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Statin therapy continued or discontinued during sepsis does not affect outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients hospitalized for infection, continuing pre-existing statin therapy does not improve outcomes, and discontinuing the therapy does not lead to an inflammatory rebound. That’s according to a report from Brisbane, Australia published online October 19 in the American...

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Testing for inherited thrombophilias in stroke patients not warranted

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The common practice of routinely testing patients with ischemic stroke for inherited thrombophilias can do more harm than good, according to a new report. Even if found, there is very little evidence to connect inherited thrombophilias to stroke, but an assumption of causality...

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Complication rates after endoscopies higher than reported

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About 1% of outpatient endoscopies require a subsequent visit to the emergency room for related complications, but fewer than a quarter of these cases are noted in standard reporting procedures, according to findings published in the Archives of Internal Medicine for October...