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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By HCPLive staff
Researchers recently evaluated the clinical utility of fecal concentration of elastase 1 as a means of identifying exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in patients with chronic pancreatitis.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jackie Syrop
The recent US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) surveillance report, stated that this year’s flu season has crossed the threshold for being considered epidemic – that is, the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (8.5%) through the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System was above the agency’s epidemic threshold of 7%.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jackie Syrop
Persistent infection with oral HPV16 is believed to play a part in the development of most oropharyngeal cancers.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
In a study of older adults, salt intake was not associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart failure, or mortality.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Gale Scott and Jared Kaltwasser
Hospitals in New York and New Jersey expect to return to normal by tomorrow morning, after making extensive blizzard readiness preparations that disrupted schedules and had the public on edge.State of emergency declarations were lifted this morning, as the storm that was supposed to be “snowpocalypse” or “snowmageddon” turned east from its predicted path by 50 miles and spared much of the NY-NJ region that was expecting it to be a winter version of 2012's Super Storm Sandy.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Adult male hypogonadism (HG) is the most common form of diminished gonadal activity in men. Most clinicians prescribe testosterone replacement therapy to treat primary HG, but other therapeutic options are available.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Renal clearance can be significantly elevated in the critically ill. Treating these patients with renally cleared drugs can present a problem. Drugs—whisked through the body with greater than expected efficiency, a process called augmented renal clearance (ARC)—reach only suboptimal levels and, consequently, patients experience no improvement or actual clinical decline. ARC is often associated with elevated urinary creatinine clearance.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
In March 2014, the Society of Surgical Oncology Susan G. Komen for the Cure Symposium focused on the literature on the epidemiology, molecular pathology, and therapy considerations of triple-negative breast cancer. The Annals of Surgical Oncology has published a summary of this work ahead of print.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
Working more than 3 night shifts per month for years can be hazardous to health, say an international team of researchers
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Adam Hochron
For hospitalized patients, some stays are extended by comorbidities including pneumonia, which can present additional health concerns. A recent study looked at the effect of acid-suppressive medications for stroke patients in an effort to prevent them catching pneumonia as well.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Adam Hochron
As pulmonary issues like asthma become more prevalent in our population, the links to other potential comorbidities have also gained clarity. A recent study observed the connection between patients diagnosed with asthma and those potentially developing obstructive sleep apnea.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jacquelyn Gray
According to findings presented at the 2014 Probiotics Throughout the Lifespan Symposium, there may be a relationship between 2 types of gut bacterium and multiple sclerosis (MS) development.
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a polypill for hypertension, a combination of perindopril arginine and amlodipine (Prestalia/ Symplmed Pharma-Servier). Th
The US Food and Drug Administration approved ferric pyrophosphate citrate (Triferic/Rockwell) for use as an iron replacement therapy in patients with end-stage renal disease, the company announced. It is also indicated for chronic kidney disease. The drug is for adults.
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