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Verapamil May Help Lower Glucose Levels in Diabetic Patients

A new study has found that verapamil - used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and migraine - can lower fasting glucose levels in diabetes patients.

Alzheimer's Drug Shortage Resolved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that the Namenda XR (memantine HCl) extended-release capsules shortage has been resolved as of February 11, 2016.

Recommendations for Management of Recurrent UTI in Older Men

Case presented of patient with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase E. coli infection

Impacts of Low/High Glycemic Foods to Postprandial Blood Glucose in Type 1 Diabetes

For patients with type 1 diabetes, fat quality influences postprandial blood glucose (PPG) response in the context of meals with high-glycemic index (HGI), according to a study published online in Diabetes Care.

Does Dexamethasone Reduce Mortality in HIV-Linked Cryptococcal Meningitis?

Dexamethasone doesn't reduce mortality; linked to higher percentage of patients with disability

Study Shows Only 1 in 5 HFrEF Patients Get Digoxin Rx at Discharge

Only one-in-five with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction receive digoxin at discharge

Study Assesses Functional Imaging as an Aid in Analgesic Decisions

Functional magnetic resonance imaging with central sensitization can be used in early human drug development, according to a study published in the January issue of Anesthesiology.

High-Dose IV Sedatives Appear Safe in Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

High-dose intravenous sedatives not associated with excess morbidity or mortality

Are Colonoscopic Evaluations Adequate for Patients at Different BBPS Rates?

The rate of missed adenomas larger than 5 mm is similarly low for men with Boston Bowel Prep Scale (BBPS) scores of 2 or 3, according to a study published in the February issue of Gastroenterology.

CDC Reveals Smoking Rates Amongst Pregnant Women in U.S.

The rate of smoking during pregnancy is about 8.4%, with greater prevalence among women aged 20 to 24 years, according to a report published by the National Center for Health Statistics.