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Low-dose olprinone reduces risk for atrial fibrillation after lung cancer surgery

July 28, 2015

The administration of olprinone continuously during lung cancer surgery reduced the risk for atrial fibrillation in patients with elevated preoperative B-type natriuretic peptide levels, according to study results.

“Continuous infusion of low-dose olprinone was found to be highly tolerable, and no significant adverse effects were observed,” Takashi Nojiri, MD, PhD, a general thoracic surgery staff surgeon at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, and colleagues wrote. “These findings indicate that low-dose olprinone is a preferred treatment option to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation in high-risk patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery.”

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Combination of cladribine, cytarabine improves survival for children with LCH

July 28, 2015
The combination of cladribine and cytarabine conferred high survival rates among children with high-risk, risk organ-positive Langerhans cell histiocytosis, according to…
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Ethanol locks reduce central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in children with cancer

July 27, 2015
Ethanol locks prevented central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric patients with cancer, according to the results of a randomized…
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Tivantinib, erlotinib improve PFS, not OS in advanced NSCLC

July 27, 2015
The addition of tivantinib to erlotinib did not improve OS in patients with advanced or metastatic nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer, according to results of…
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Anticoagulation advisable during pregnancy with Fontan circulation

July 27, 2015
Women with Fontan circulation can successfully complete pregnancy, but an increase in cardiac and neonatal morbidity exists, results by French researchers published in…
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