Successful smoking cessation involves a 2-pronged approach, since there are 2 components to smoking – physiological and behavioral, according to Nervana Elkhadragy, PharmD, MS, TTS, of Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis.
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To shed light on the often-challenging management of this common condition, MPR presented the case of a hypothetical patient to a doctor who specializes in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
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.
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a long-standing complication of diabetes caused by accumulating injury to the glomerular microvasculature of the kidneys. DN is frequently asymptomatic, particularly in early stages, but can be detected using annual kidney-function and albuminuria tests.
Hypersensitivity reactions to hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) typically have low incidence rates, but a case study in Case Reports in Medicine highlights the first reported case of probable hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)-induced myopericarditis to increase awareness of potential HCTZ-induced pericardial inflammation in patients with sulfa allergy.
The CDC has issued its Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2015-2016 Influenza Season. The report is an update to the Advisory Committee’s 2014-2015 recommendations.
The risks of bee-venom therapy outweigh the potential benefits, and clinicians should discourage patients from this therapeutic method.
Chia seed compounds represent a healthy and tasty way to boost beneficial fatty acids and fiber.
Selecting appropriate lab tests when evaluating persons with symptoms suggesting a rheumatic condition often requires a bit of detective work.
This CME/CEU activity is designed to give clinicians a better understanding of the pharmacology, indications, contraindications, benefits/risk and clinical trials data of a broad spectrum of new agents and those that have been granted a new indication.