Amphetamine-like analogues as a short term adjunct in management of exogenous obesity have several absolute contraindications like history of cardiovascular disease and hyperthyroidism, but not diabetes. A case study in Case Reports in Endocrinology describes a patient with a history of type 1 diabetes who experienced diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) after starting diethylpropion HCI for weight loss.
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A recent article by Brown and Roffman reviews emerging targets and adjunctive agents under investigation, which may target the negative symptoms and cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia.
Iron is a most versatile element. But the very quality that makes iron so useful also makes it dangerous.
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A significant number of modern prescription medications have been derived from mushrooms.
Originally used to treat lead poisoning and hypercalcemia, chelation has shown promise among individuals with heart disease and other conditions.
As a part of his employer’s incentive pay program, Mr. B came in for a routine physical. He was a seemingly healthy 37-year-old white man with no medical complaints to report. Mr. B worked as a correctional officer and, as such, was encouraged to keep his health records current. His annual exam was supposed to be pro forma, but it revealed silent traits that even he was astonished to find.
The pharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder leaves much to be desired. Repurposed drugs, which are approved for other medical conditions, represent an underutilized therapeutic resource for patients who have not responded to other drugs.