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Date:5/9/2008

-- an inner ear condition affecting hearing and balance -- brain hemorrhage, and small-cell lung cancer, have had promising results, Decaux's team noted.

Despite these promising results, one expert isn't ready to called vaptans a miracle cure yet.

"This is nice review of an emerging class of drugs," said Dr. Gary S. Francis, director of the coronary intensive care unit at the Cleveland Clinic. "But it is a little early to know if they will prove to be highly useful."

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For more on conivaptan, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



SOURCES: Gary S. Francis, M.D., director, coronary intensive care unit, Cleveland Clinic; May 10, 2008, The Lancet


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