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The Prevalence of Underdosing of Antibiotics in The ICU
Jason Roberts, The University of Queensland, Australia, has observed "suboptimal outcomes" in patients whereby they end up failing treatments or even need relatively long courses of treatment, which he attributes to the idea that healthcare professionals aren't using the right doses of antibiotics.
The technologies of texting, phone apps, and social media are being applied to asthma self-management programs for adolescents to enhance adherence to medication and effective response to symptoms.
For patients living a sedentary lifestyle, adding a little extra physical activity can go a long way in improving their overall health.
There have been many times where exercise has been shown to be important in a person's life. This is especially true for people with diabetes in order to best manage their symptoms.
A recent review of current research on atopic dermatitis (AD) treatments found that a clearer understanding of the pathogenesis of the phenotypes involved in the disease will lead to advances in new therapies.
According to a recently published review, development is proceeding on vaccines that hope to prevent or mitigate asthma, with several approaches advancing to clinical trial,
Behavioral treatment impacted the children's homework completion and accuracy, researchers found, "whereas long-acting stimulant medication resulted in limited and largely nonsignificant acute effects on homework performance."
Overt clinical hypothyroidism increases placental abruption, gestational diabetes, premature membrane rupture, preterm birth, low birth weight, and perinatal mortality risk.
Metered dose inhalers with a dose counter integrated could reduce the number of visits to emergency departments.

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