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Severe sepsis therapy can be guided by lactate clearance

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During early resuscitation in severe sepsis, lactate clearance can indicate tissue oxygen delivery as effectively as central venous oxygen saturation, with considerably less effort, new research shows. The guideline recommending use of central venous catheters and computerized...

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Pre-angio beta blockade contraindicated for many

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Beta blockade before computed tomographic coronary angiography (CTA) can improve image quality, but a substantial number of patients who require CTA have contraindications to beta blockers, new research shows. In the study from The Netherlands, patients who couldn't take...

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Clinical signs at birth don’t predict survival in extreme prematurity

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Survival of extremely premature infants (less than 26 weeks’ gestation) can’t be predicted by appearance at birth and early response to resuscitation, according to Australian investigators. For these infants, the decision to resuscitate should not be based on early clinical...