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Guidelines, polypharmacy, and drug-drug interactions in patients with multimorbidity

Polypharmacy, defined as the chronic co-prescription of several drugs, is often the consequence of the application of disease specific guidelines, targeting disease specific goals, to patients with multiple chronic diseases. One common consequence of polypharmacy is the high rate of adverse drug reactions, mainly from drug-drug interactions (the ability of a drug to modify the action or effect of another drug administered successively or simultaneously).1 The risk of a drug-drug interaction in any particular patient increases with the number of co-existing diseases and the number of drugs prescribed.2  
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over 6 years ago
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Chronic disease causes more visits to emergency departments while visits for injuries fall, US study finds

The mix of patients seeking care in emergency departments in California has shifted, a new study shows, as the proportion of visits by patients needing care for injuries fell slightly while the proportion seeking care for non-injury diagnoses rose significantly.  
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over 6 years ago
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Partner caregivers of veterans with brain injuries may be at risk for chronic disease

Researchers found link between certain feelings and inflammationBlame and anger associated with the grief of caring for a loved one with a traumatic-brain injury (TBI)...  
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over 6 years ago
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Journal club: Chronic disease management for tobacco dependence

Stream Journal club: Chronic disease management for tobacco dependence by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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over 6 years ago
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Time to consider the risks of caesarean delivery for long term child health

Jan Blustein and Jianmeng Liu examine the evidence linking caesarean delivery with childhood chronic disease and say that guidelines on delivery should be reviewed with these risks in mind  
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over 6 years ago
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Podcast Time! Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeds

PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast returns today with an episode focusing on upper GI bleeds. Serious UGI bleeds – you know, the ones with shock, massive transfusions and more – are fortunately rare in the Pediatric Emergency Department. However, there is a growing population of patients with chronic diseases that can lead to portal hypertension, varies and other causes of bleeding from the upper GI tract.  
pemcincinnati.com
over 6 years ago
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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Differential Diagnoses

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic illness characterized by the body’s inability to produce insulin due to the autoimmune destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas. Onset most often occurs in childhood, but the disease can also develop in adults in their late 30s and early 40s.  
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over 6 years ago
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Multiple Chronic Conditions Up Risk for Memory Decline

The new findings emphasize the importance of preventing or treating chronic diseases to help aging adults maintain their cognitive health, researchers say.  
medscape.com
about 6 years ago