Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 37 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-Feb-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-Feb-2003
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FDA approves pyridostigmine bromide as pretreatment against nerve gas
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of pyridostigmine bromide to increase survival after exposure to Soman "nerve gas" poisoning. The product is approved for combat use by United States military personnel. more

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Information for patients: Questions and answers about pyridostigmine bromide
FDA is announcing the approval of pyridostigmine bromide to increase survival after exposure to the nerve agent Soman. Pyridostigmine bromide is approved only for combat use by U.S. military personnel. more

 


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Information for patients: Common uterine conditions options for treatment
This information is intended for patients who are experiencing problems with their reproductive tract. It provides basic information about several uterine conditions and includes a glossary and links to outside resources. more

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New study validates criteria for safe, rapid treatment of patients with cocaine-related chest pain
Close observation and testing of patients with cocaine-related chest pain in the first 12 hours after diagnosis is sufficient to safely determine the risk of heart complications, according to a researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. more

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Low estrogen linked to increased risk of coronary artery disease in premenopausal women
According to an article in the February 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, coronary artery disease in young women appears to be related to estrogen deficiency, and there may be a link to psychosocial stress.  more

 
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