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Observation safe in management of traumatic occult pneumothorax

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In cases of traumatic occult pneumothorax, observation is apparently just as safe as the usual practice of immediate tube thoracostomy, according to a report in an online issue of Resuscitation. “In an era when comparative effectiveness research is becoming widely...

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Value of vena cava filter after bariatric surgery questioned

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The practice of inserting a filter in the inferior ven cava before performing gastric bypass surgery does not reduce the postoperative occurrence of pulmonary embolisms and only increases complications, according to a report in the August issue of the Annals of Surgery. In...

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Oseltamivir dosing in premature infants outlined

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There’s guidance on the dosing of prophylactic oseltamivir for premature neonates exposed to H1N1 influenza, in a “Brief Report” in the Journal of Infectious Diseases for August 15, now available online. Dr. Edward P. Acosta, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham...