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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...

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NSAIDs curb uteric stent removal pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A single dose of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) rofecoxib (Vioxx, Merck) is effective in preventing pain after ureteric stent removal Oregon-based researchers report in a May 11th on-line paper in BJU International. This agent was withdrawn from the market in...