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Study Finds Droperidol Safe, Effective to Calm Aggressive ER Patients

Study authors have found that the use of droperidol is safe and effective for calming aggressive emergency room (ER) patients.

CDC Details Mosquito-Borne Virus-Linked Death in TN

Researchers have characterized a La Crosse virus isolate from the brain of a child who died of encephalitis-associated complications in eastern Tennessee in 2012.

Clinician-Referred Exercise Program Beneficial in Prostate CA

For men with prostate cancer, clinician referral to and participation in an exercise program can have a positive impact on mental health.

Challenges of Ocular Antioxidants for Cataracts Explored

Delivery of antioxidants to the eye may be a therapeutic option for cataracts, but considerable challenges need to be resolved.

How Common is A-Fib Recurrence Five Years Post-Ablation?

Most patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and systolic heart failure who undergo ablation have AF recurrence at five years, according to a new study.

Study: PDE4 Inhibitor Effective for Oral Ulcers in Behçet's Syndrome

For patients with Behçet's syndrome, the oral phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor apremilast is effective for treating oral ulcers, according to a new study.

New Review Compares Shave, Punch Biopsy Methods

For clinically atypical pigmented lesions, lesion size and morphology should be considered before deciding on shave or punch biopsy, according to a research letter.

Hydration During PCI Can Cut Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

Hydration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is associated with a reduction in the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN).

Hydroxychloroquine May Cut Hyperlipidemia Risk in Early RA

Hydroxychloroquine appears to be associated with lower risk of hyperlipidemia in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

FDA Addresses Investigational ALS Drug Concerns

The FDA issued a statement acknowledging the concerns about Genervon's investigational drug, GM604, for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).