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December 14, 2016
  • Prophylactic Vancomycin Helps Prevent C Difficile Infection in Cancer Patients

    Clostridium difficile is a common and costly infection often contracted in the hospital setting. Find out how successful researchers were in preventing the condition when they used oral vancomycin on a preventive basis in immune-suppressed cancer patients.

  • VTE Risk Increases With Testosterone
    Therapy Initiation

    With a range of conflicting information about adverse side effects from testosterone replacement, a new study looked at the timing of those issues. Researchers found a short-term boost in risk of venous thromboembolism with initiation of the hormone therapy. Here are the details.

  • What Products Are Most Likely to Cause Drug-Induced Liver Injury?
    The dangers of acetaminophen overuse are relatively well known, but what other medications and products are likely to cause drug-induced liver injury? A review in a nursing journal provides a list. Here is the information.
  • Guidelines Provide Updated Advice on
    Osteoporosis Treatment

    Osteoporosis is massively undertreated in the U.S., according to new clinical practice guidelines that advise on which medications are optimal in what situations. Find out when the expert panel recommends treatment and when it advises drug holidays.

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