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Antidepressants show potential for postoperative pain - 08.31.2014

After a systematic review of clinical trials based on administering antidepressants for acute and chronic postsurgical pain, researchers have concluded that more trials are needed to determine whether these drugs should be prescribed for postsurgical pain on a regular basis.More »

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Dosage of HIV Drug May Be Ineffective for Half of African-Americans - 08.28.2014

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc, a new study from Johns Hopkins suggests. The initial dosing studies, completed before the drug was licensed in 2007, included mostly European-Americans, who generally lack a protein that is key to removing maraviroc from the body. The current study shows that people with maximum levels of the protein -- including nearly half of African-Americans -- end up with less maraviroc in their bodies compared to those who lack the protein, even when given the same dose.More »

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New Statin Guidelines an Improvement, Study Shows - 08.27.2014

New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found. The research, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, also showed the new guidelines produce only a modest increase in the number of patients being given the drugs.More »

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Link Between Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure, Autism Risk Called Into Question - 08.26.2014

Previous studies that have suggested an increased risk of autism among children of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy may actually reflect the known increased risk associated with severe maternal depression. In a study receiving advance online publication in Molecular Psychiatry, investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) report that -- while a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder was more common in the children of mothers prescribed antidepressants during pregnancy than in those with no prenatal exposure -- when the severity of the mother's depression was accounted for, that increased risk was no longer statistically significant.More »

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When it comes to raising vitamin D levels, anesthesiologists advise: Don't be wimpy! - 08.24.2014

Enough observational studies -- it's time for doctors to recommend steps to raise their patients' vitamin D levels. That's the message in a provocative editorial published in Anesthesia & Analgesia.More »



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