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Mini-needle lidocaine injections curb vasectomy pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During a no-scalpel vasectomy, lidocaine given via a short fine needle provides excellent anesthesia, Canadian and US researchers report in the May issue of the Journal of Urology. Vasectomy is one of the most frequent urological surgical interventions performed in men, senior...

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Clopidogrel reloading doesn’t help PCI patients already on chronic therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Clopidogrel reloading does not benefit patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) who are already on chronic clopidogrel therapy, Italian researchers reported online April 2nd in the European Heart Journal. Overall, their study showed "it is safe not to reload"...

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Rosuvastatin cuts risk of primary cardiovascular events in elderly

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In older patients with normal lipids but high C-reactive protein, primary prevention therapy with rosuvastatin (Crestor) does not lower mortality, but it does reduce major cardiovascular events. Furthermore, the absolute benefit of rosuvastatin on this endpoint was greater in...