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Zotarolimus- and everolimus-eluting stents have similar outcomes at one year

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The new-generation zotarolimus-eluting coronary stent was as safe and effective after 13 months’ follow-up as the everolimus-eluting stent in a study with minimal exclusion criteria, according to a New England Journal of Medicine report issued online June 16th. The...

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PE risk factor assessment reduces need for CT angiograms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - By evaluating risk factors for thromboembolism, physicians can reduce the number of computed tomography (CT) angiograms they order for patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), investigators report. “There’s virtually universal concern among radiologists that there...

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Hospital treatment of acute COPD rarely guideline-based

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nine times out of 10, patients admitted to a U.S. hospital for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are treated initially with high doses of intravenously-administered corticosteroids -- instead of low doses of oral steroids as current clinical...