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April 19, 2017
  • Extended Antibiotic Use Associated With
    Colorectal Adenoma

    Taking antibiotics for an extended period in early-to-middle adulthood could create problems for some patients, according to a new study. Find out how much the drugs increased the risk for development of colorectal neoplasia in previous long-term antibiotic users.

  • Overactive Bladder Medications Boost Depression
    Risk in Women
    Female patients often have difficulty coping with an overactive bladder, according to a new study that raises questions about the benefit-and-risk equation of treatment that increases the risk of depressive disorder. Here are the details.

  • Gastroenterologists Say Benefits of PPIs Usually
    Outweigh Risks
    With more frequent reports of potential adverse side effects related to proton pump inhibitors, how can the drugs be used more effectively and/or safely? A new clinical practice update provides some answers. Here is more information on the advice from the American Gastroenterological Association.
  • Benzodiazepines Raise Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

    In an effort to manage their neuropsychiatric conditions, patients with dementia often are prescribed benzodiazepines. A new study questions that practice, however, finding that the sedatives significantly increase the risk of pneumonia. Here are the details.

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