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April 12, 2017
  • New Advice on Drug Choice for Treating Diabetic
    Peripheral Neuropathy

    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
    Lack Guidelines

    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.

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