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Artesunate better than quinine for treating severe malaria

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A review published by the Cochrane Library concludes that artesunate should replace quinine as the standard treatment for severe malaria. Dr. David Sinclair, with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues note that artesunate is one of several derivatives...

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Nasogastric rehydration a good option when oral or IV route not feasible

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When oral rehydration is problematic, nasogastric administration of fluids is a good alternative for treating dehydrated children in resource-scarce settings, according to a review published in the March issue of Pediatrics. The report notes that life-threatening dehydration...

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Hepatitis C Virus(HCV) -4 not confined to Egypt any longer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HCV genotype 4, previously limited to Egypt and parts of Africa, has now spread to southern Europe and other parts of world, an international panel says in their review published online 9th December in the Journal of Hepatology. Genotype 4 or the Egyptian genotype, now accounts...