Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an inflammatory
disease of the lung characterized by progressive airflow limitation that
is not fully reversible.
DVT should be treated using anticoagulant and possibly thrombolytic therapy.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is present in up to 10% of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients upon initial diagnosis.
Seasonal influenza causes significant respiratory illness,
resulting in approximately 25,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Pharmacists are in a key position to ensure that appropriate infection control measures are followed.
Respiratory syncytial virus, a common childhood viral
illness, is a seasonal infection, with the highest rates occurring in
the United States in the fall and winter (between November and March).
New clinical practice guidelines for treating ear infections were recently released.
If the condition is sufficiently severe, the patient’s gait and choice of activities or footwear may be affected.
foot disease is a spectrum of disorders involving the cutaneous,
soft-tissue, and osseous structures of the foot.
2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association
Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol takes an evidence-based
approach that stresses the reduction of cardiovascular risk.
Often viewed as a purely cosmetic issue, nail fungus may lead to complications and should be treated.
Long QT syndrome, a heart condition in which cardiac
repolarization is delayed following a heartbeat, can be detected by
measuring the QT interval on an ECG.
Pediatric patients with nephrotic syndrome have increased
glomerular filtration barrier permeability, resulting in clinical
features such as proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, edema, and dyslipidemia.
Universal screening is recommended regardless of family history or risk factors.
Probiotics are active living microorganisms that have a defined
health benefit—either therapeutic or preventive—when ingested in
Pharmacists are involved in strategies to reduce readmissions and improve patient outcomes.
Routine vaccination has been very effective in reducing the incidence of chickenpox.
Acute pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardial sac) is the most
common pericardial disease, accounting for 5% of emergency department
admissions in patients presenting with nonischemic chest pain.
EAIs are the current recommended first-line treatment for
patients at risk for anaphylaxis, and it is critical that patients be
properly trained on their device.
HCV genotype 1, which is the most
common cause of hepatitis C infection in the U.S., is the most difficult
form to treat.
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