Top stories in health and medicine this morning, February 10, 2012

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1. Last Patients on ICU Rounds Get Least Time. Clinical staff spent significantly less time with intensive care unit patients at the end of rounds as compared with the beginning.

2. Women Suffer More ICD Complications. Women are at greater risk of complications and are less likely to receive appropriate shocks from their implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) than men.

3. Drugs Not Equal Against Bladder Infection. For uncomplicated bladder infections, cefpodoxime (Vantin) may not be a viable antibiotic alternative to fluoroquinolone ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Proquin).

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