Statin-Induced Myotoxicity: New Standards for Diagnosis

Although statins are generally well tolerated, they may cause muscle toxicity and severe rhabdomyolysis.

Ketoconazole and Liver Injury: Was the FDA Warning Necessary?

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.

Bacon as Nosebleed Treatment Nets Unusual Award

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.

No Cataract Protection with Vitamin E, Selenium for Men

Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men.

Family Conflict Can Derail Cancer Surgery Recovery

Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation.

Routine Pneumococcal Vaccine Now Advised for Older Adults

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a Category A recommendation for revised routine pneumococcal vaccination in older adults.

Health Workers More Likely to Wash Hands in Prescence of Peers

The presence of other health care workers improves hand hygiene adherence, but, as social environment becomes more crowded, marginal returns diminish.

VKAs + Clopidogrel Better for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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.

Electronic Health Records Tied to Shorter Time in ER

Length of emergency room stay for trauma patients is shorter with the use of electronic health records, which could affect patient outcome.

Docs' Roles in End-of-Life Hospitalizations Explored in Study

Family physicians have several distinct roles in preventing and guiding hospitalization at the end of life.