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  • Treatment for chronic Strongyloides stercoralis infection: moderate-to-low evidence shows that ivermectin is more effective and tolerable than albendazole and thiabendazole, respectively. 
  • Preoperative treatment with ��-blockers is associated with elevated postoperative mortality and cardiac morbidity in patients with uncomplicated hypertension undergoing non-cardiac surgery. 
  • In hypertensive patients with elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, targeting systolic blood pressure to less than 120���mm���Hg significantly reduces the rate of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events as well as death from any cause. 
  • Limited data suggest that otherwise healthy school-aged children with obstructive sleep disordered breathing have some benefit from adenotonsillectomy compared with non-surgical treatment. 
  • Appropriate design, methodological quality assessment, and clinically relevant outcomes are essential to determine the therapeutic role of epidural injections for low back pain and radiculopathy. 
  • The combination of maternal early pregnancy characteristics and current antenatal blood pressure measurement from 28���weeks' gestation improves the prediction of women at risk of developing pre-eclampsia. 
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