Initially, the patient experienced no complications. But approximately 12 hours following therapy, he awoke with shortness of breath and functional quadriplegia.
As home genetic testing grows, patients will be bringing their results to physicians for reaction and response. Physicians will need to be proactively prepared.
The three major mechanisms by which medications induce hypertension are volume retention, sympathomimetic activation, and direct vasoconstriction.
A clinical practice update for patients who have achieved a sustained virologic response following antiviral treatment for HCV infection.
If the current situation does not change, it is estimated that drug-resistant infections will kill 10 million people per year by 2050.
According to the adjusted results from a recent study, second generation antipsychotic long-acting injectable medications were linked to consistently more adherence and persistence when compared to oral antipsychotic patients.
This case looks at the very important issue of drug information - specifically what should health care practitioners know about a medication before it is prescribed to a patient.
Building on previous algorithms, the 2017 edition includes an updated section on lifestyle therapy as well as a discussion of all classes of obesity, antihyperglycemic, lipid-lowering, and hypertensive medications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through December 2016.
Conversations for Health, an innovative simulation, offers clinicians the ability to engage in role-play conversations about antibiotics with virtual patients as a way to build competency to effectively lead them in real-life.
Despite initial recognition of opioid-induced androgen deficiency (OPIAD) as a possible consequence of opioid use more than four decades ago, few studies have systematically investigated hormonal changes induced by long-term opioid administration.
The primary goals of therapy in bipolar depression are to achieve complete remission, decrease the risk of suicidality, maintain and/or improve quality of life (QOL) and functioning, and prevent affective switches from depression to mania.
Managing epilepsy in school settings can be quite challenging. This problem is further complicated because administration of seizure rescue medications by someone other than a nurse may be illegal in some jurisdictions.
It is estimated that approximately 1 billion people worldwide have vitamin D insufficiencies or deficiencies, even in warm and sunny climates.
The hunt is on for a vaccine against deadly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but a poor understanding of the molecular mechanisms of infection and acquired immunity have slowed vaccine research and development.
Not only is it difficult to diagnose patients who suffer from both of these disorders, treatment is challenging due to the controversial evidence regarding appropriate therapy.
Part of the challenge of effective management of noninfectious uveitis is that it is not really a single disease, but a constellation of many different ones.