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Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Diversity in Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk for Complications

Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Diversity in Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk for Complications

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0aPjOFWn9c ROCHESTER, Minn. — Before reaching for that daily antacid, you might consider what it’s doing to the trillions of bugs living in your gut. A new Mayo Clinic study in the open access journal Microbiome shows that people who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among [...]

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Mayo Clinic Finds Steroids May Shorten Hospital Stay for Pneumonia Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients with pneumonia may spend fewer days in the hospital if they are given steroids along with antibiotics and supportive care. That's the finding of a Mayo Clinic analysis of eight randomized-controlled clinical trials involving more than 1,100 patients. The results appear in the March issue of [...]

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Steroids Could Help Pneumonia Patients

Steroids Could Help Pneumonia Patients

If patients with pneumonia are given steroids along with antibiotics and supportive care, it might mean less time in the hospital. That's a Mayo Clinic finding after analysis of 8 randomized-controlled trials.                                                                                Mayo infectious disease specialist and co-author M. Rizwan Sohail, M.D., says, “Given that the average hospital stay for community-acquired pneumonia can [...]

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