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Helmet improves nCPAP for infants with respiratory failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infants with mild acute respiratory failure better tolerate noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) when it’s delivered through a helmet than with a conventional face mask, physicians in Italy have found. The helmet also improves oxygenation. [p 336] Compared...

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Prescribe aspirin early in pregnancy to cut preeclampsia risk: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - By spotting pregnant women at risk for preeclampsia and starting them on low-dose aspirin before 16 weeks’ gestation, physicians can more than halve the risk of preeclampsia, preterm birth and intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), a meta-analysis shows. Thus, “women...

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Most protease inhibitors increase MI risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Prospective study results suggest that saquinavir is the only older protease inhibitor (PI) not associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI). By contrast, reverse transcriptase inhibitors other than abacavir and thymidine analogs don’t raise the incidence...