April 12, 2017
- New Advice on Drug Choice for Treating Diabetic
What works best for treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy? A new meta-analysis came up with some surprising conclusions on medications for managing the painful condition. Here are the details.
Gastric Acid Suppression Medications Raise Recurrent
C Difficile Infection Risk
The use of gastric acid suppression medications has been under scrutiny lately, as a number of studies have identified adverse effects. New research adds to those concerns, suggesting that use of proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 blockers, both prescribed and OTC, raises the risk of Clostridium difficile infection recurrence. Here’s what study authors report.
Meta-Analysis Demonstrates Link Between ADT, Higher Dementia Risk
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is effective in improving prostate cancer survival, but a new study says that success comes with a cost. How do researchers explain
the increased risk of dementia associated with use of the therapy?
Dentists Prescribe 10% of Outpatient Antibiotics but
To more effectively reduce unnecessary use of powerful antibiotics, guidelines and education campaigns need to target an often-overlooked prescriber—dentists. That’s the contention of a new study, which points out that dentists write prescriptions for about 10% of all outpatient antibiotics.