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Emboli filters during PCI lead to higher risk of stent thrombosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using a distal filter to protect against emboli during coronary stent implantation increases long-term rates of stent thrombosis and target vessel revascularization, investigators in Denmark report. Randomized trials have shown no benefit of distal protection in the short or...

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African American kids with diabetes have higher HbA1c levels

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As in adult diabetics, hemoglobin (Hb) A1c levels are higher in black children with type 1 disease than in white children, independent of mean blood glucose, according to a February 25th online report in Diabetes Care. The authors of the report have long been interested in...

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Ethosuximide beats lamotrigine and valproic acid for childhood absence epilepsy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Ethosuximide and valproic acid are more effective than lamotrigine for treating childhood absence epilepsy, the most common pediatric epilepsy syndrome, according to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine for March 4. Of the two favored drugs, ethosuximide may be...