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Enterovirus-specific antibodies have been identified in the cerebrospinal fluid of pediatric cases of acute flaccid myelitis versus controls

Antiviral Antibodies ID’d in CSF of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases

High levels of CSF enterovirus-specific antibodies identified in AFM cases versus controls
In clinical guidelines published online Oct. 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Recommendations Updated for Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeding

Guidelines address preendoscopic, endoscopic, and pharmacologic management
Selection of ever-smokers for lung cancer screening based on gains in life expectancy can increase total life expectancy from screening but prevents fewer lung cancer deaths

Life-Gained Selection Maximizes Lung Cancer Screening Benefits

Selection based on gains in life expectancy can increase total life expectancy from CT screening
The over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) has been recalled in the United States and Canada by French drug maker Sanofi.

Zantac Recalled by Sanofi

FDA has warned that some versions of the drug contain low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CHEST: Metoprolol Does Not Cut Time to COPD Exacerbation

Trial stopped early due to futility with respect to primary end point and safety concerns
Among patients with mild-to-moderate acute traumatic brain injury

Tranexamic Acid Within Three Hours Cuts Some TBI Deaths

Patients with mild-to-moderate injury treated with tranexamic acid had reduced risk for head injury-related death
For adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Exercise Intolerance May Harm Neurocognition in ALL Survivors

Exercise intolerance tied to impaired neurocognition in adult survivors of childhood ALL
Adjuvant cyclical pressure topical wound oxygen therapy

Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Adjuvant cyclical pressure TWO2 therapy better than sham control therapy for chronic diabetic foot ulcers
American Indians have a higher risk for incident atrial fibrillation compared with all other racial and ethnic groups

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Found to Be Higher Among American Indians

Findings persisted even when accounting for many other demographic and health factors
Intrauterine growth restriction protects against allergic diseases

Lower Birth Weight May Protect Against Allergies

However, effects might differ between allergic diseases