Chronic kidney disease
is defined as abnormalities of kidney structure or function that are present for more than 3 months, resulting in a progressive loss of renal function that can occur over years.
There are no testosterone pills, patches, or gels currently approved by the FDA for treating sexual dysfunction in women.
A number of medications have been proposed as possible causes of drug-induced urinary incontinence, including alpha1
-adrenoceptor antagonists, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and hormone replacement therapy.
Approximately 20% of hospital readmissions in the first year posttransplant are due to infectious complications.
These comorbid conditions can complicate the treatment of pain with opioid analgesics.
species are a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections and the second most common nosocomial bloodstream pathogen in the United States.
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.
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