Although statins are generally well tolerated, they may cause muscle toxicity and severe rhabdomyolysis.
The potential benefit of ketoconazole treatment compared to the risk of hepatoxicity remains unanswered, and suggested alternative therapies have not been established as safer than ketoconazole.
Physicians at the Detroit Medical Center have been awarded a unique prize for an unconventional treatment - using bacon to stop an uncontrollable nosebleed in a 4-year-old with Glanzmann thrombasthenia.
Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men.
Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a Category A recommendation for revised routine pneumococcal vaccination in older adults.
The presence of other health care workers improves hand hygiene adherence, but, as social environment becomes more crowded, marginal returns diminish.
Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) combined with clopidogrel may be a better alternative to triple anticoagulant therapy in patients on long-term VKA undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and stenting.
Length of emergency room stay for trauma patients is shorter with the use of electronic health records, which could affect patient outcome.
Family physicians have several distinct roles in preventing and guiding hospitalization at the end of life.