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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.
Monday, January 26, 2015
For patients with diabetes, a self-management-oriented group program (Diabetes Motivation Strengthening) is associated with reductions in depressive symptoms, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Diabetes Care.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Adam Hochron
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
The progression of aging can be tracked – and even slowed – by a blood test that can also possibly detect early warning signs of more serious illnesses.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Current targets call for 150 minutes of weekly exercise -- or 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week -- to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Although these standards don't need to be abandoned, they shouldn't be the primary message about exercise for inactive people, experts argue in two separate analyses published Jan. 21 in The BMJ.
Friday, January 23, 2015
By Adam Hochron
With so many changes in the health care industry, the days of doctors running solo practices in their hometowns seem to be ending as more physicians opt for employment with large health care systems.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Regular exercise doesn't erase the higher risk of serious illness or premature death that comes from sitting too much each day, a new review reveals. The research is published in the Jan. 20 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Although use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection has doubled in the past decade, the procedure is not always associated with better outcomes, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings were published in the Jan. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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