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IV Fluid Unmasks PFOs on Echo

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Rapid fluid replenishment “remarkably” improves the detection rate of patent foramen ovale (PFO) by transesophageal echocardiography, a multicenter team reports in the American Journal of Cardiology online August 13. The authors explain that patients being examined for...

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Can 5-ASAs Prevent Crohn’s Relapse After Surgery?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After surgically induced remission of Crohn’s disease, treatment with mesalamine reduces the risk of relapse somewhat; sulfasalazine, however, has no apparent benefit, according the results of a meta-analysis. Reporting in the American Journal of Gastroenterology published...

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Injection Speeds Ocular Toxoplasmosis Treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intravitreal injection of clindamycin and dexamethasone to treat active ocular toxoplasmosis appears to be an alternative, and perhaps preferable, to classic treatment with pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine, and prednisolone -- this according to a study conducted in Iran, and reported...