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Post-Operative Thyroid Treatment Not Beneficial

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Major surgery often leads to transient thyroid hormone derangements. When it does, short-duration T3 therapy has no apparent benefit, according to a new systematic review. In fact, thyroid hormone treatment in those cases may be harmful, the researchers reported online July 28th...

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Steroids and Tonsillectomies Compatible

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Perioperative dexamethasone does not boost the risk of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage, according to a large retrospective study reported in the August Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Giving dexamethasone during tonsillectomy “has evolved into the standard of...

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Two Doses Better than One for Asthma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with mild to moderate asthma have better pulmonary function and require less rescue medication if they take budesonide/formoterol (BUD/FM; Symbicort) twice a day instead of once a day, a large U.S. trial has shown. The 95-center trial involved 521 children, ages 6 to...