Qvar with Dose Counter Now Available

Qvar with a dose counter (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA; Teva) is now commercially available in the United States.

Child Dies from Enterovirus-Related Infection in RI

The Rhode Island Department of Health has confirmed that a Rhode Island child has died due to a Staphylococcus aureus sepsis infection associated with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).

Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: Reviewing Management Strategies

All adult patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia are advised to undergo echocardiography, with vancomycin and daptomycin recommended as first-line antibiotics for methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) bacteremia, according to a new review.

The Neuropsychiatric Effects of Glucocorticoid Therapy

Glucocorticoids are commonly prescribed for immune system suppression and to decrease inflammation for a range of medical conditions, but they may also carry a risk of severe adverse neuropsychiatric effects.

In Bipolar Disorder, Antidepressant Monotherapy May Increase Mania Risk

Few studies have evaluated if concomitant use of a mood stabilizer can protect against a switch to mania during antidepressant treatment in patients with bipolar disorder, despite antidepressants constituting 50% of all prescribed psychotropic medications for bipolar disorder.

Intranasal Flu Vaccine Use in Cystic Fibrosis Patients: Assessing the Risks

Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) have an increased risk of morbidity and higher case fatality during the influenza pandemic compared to patients with other chronic respiratory diseases or healthy controls.

Can Eszopiclone Help ADHD-Associated Insomnia in Youth?

Insomnia and other sleep difficulties are estimated to impact as many as 50-60% of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); however, no products indicated for the treatment of insomnia are currently approved for use in the pediatric population.

No Genetic Proof Vitamin D May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

New research suggests that there's no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D can prevent type 2 diabetes.

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

Young and middle-aged heart attack survivors are more likely to have poor health and low quality of life if they have fewer family and friends to support them in their recovery.

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for CRC Survivors

Colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer.