January 4, 2017
- Abbreviated Antibiotics Not as Effective for Otitis Media in Young Children
The push for better antibiotic stewardship might be a worthy goal, but a new study finds that reducing the duration of antimicrobial treatment isn’t as effective in some cases. Find out what happened when the length of an amoxicillin-clavulanate regimen was cut in half.
Regular NSAID Use by Type 1 Endometrial Cancer Patients Linked to Mortality
Not enough data exist to make a firm recommendation, according to the researchers, but an observational study finds a disturbing link between long-term use of NSAIDs such as aspirin and risk of death in women with type 1 endometrial cancer. Here is more information.
- Use of “The Pill” Doesn’t Fully Explain Lower
The widespread myth that oral contraceptives reduce sexual desire might keep many young women from opting to use them. A new study finds, however, that “The Pill” itself doesn’t appear to have that effect. Here are more details.
- U.S. Adults Often Use Psychiatric Drugs for
Use of psychiatric drugs is widespread in the United States and most common among older white women, according to a new review. What patient safety issues are raised by the overwhelming rates of long-term prescriptions?