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Off-label pediatric use of recombinant factor VIIa safe and effective

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) appears to be safe and effective when used for off-label indications in pediatric patients, according to a report from the Haemostasis Registry Steering Committee of Australia. rFVIIa is approved for treatment and prevention of bleeding in...

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EBUS-TBNA a good first test in isolated mediastinal lymphadenopathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a good first test in patients with isolated mediastinal lymphadenopathy (IML), one that might spare many patients more invasive mediastinoscopy, researchers from the United Kingdom have found. They...

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Capnographic monitoring decreases oxygen desaturation during sedation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Monitoring carbon dioxide levels in addition to standard pulse oximetry in patients undergoing propofol sedation during colonoscopy reduces the incidence of oxygen desaturation, according to a German study. “The positive effect of capnography was even more pronounced when...