Researchers have discovered several factors that indicate which patients are most likely to have toxic side effects from new type of cancer immunotherapy.
Quick Hits: Penicillin Allergies and Surgical Infections, FDA Okays Drug for Metastasized Breast Cancer & More
Patients who were reported to be allergic to penicillin were 50% more likely to experience surgical site infections (SSI), according to a study by Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers examined 8,385 patients who underwent 9004 different procedures from 2010 to 2014 including hip and knee reconstruction, hysterectomy, colon surgery, and Continue Reading →
Researchers have found a link between antibiotic overprescribing by dentists and cases of C. diff – one of the hardest infections to treat.
Patients using cannabis found that marijuana had fewer side effects, worked faster and relief lasted longer than meds.
Quick Hits: Blood Thinner Causing Bleeding When Combined with Other Drugs, Side Effects Jump When Meds Go Generic & More
Non–Vitamin K Oral Blood-Thinners Can Cause Bleeding When Combined With Other Drugs A class of blood-thinners known as non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) is associated with the risk of major bleeding when combined with other drugs. Researchers found 4 drugs in particular that cause serious interactions: amiodarone (for arrhythmia), fluconazole Continue Reading →
More than 25% of dialysis patients received high doses of opioids that exceeded recommendations, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Researchers analyzed data collected from 2006-2010 that examined prescriptions patients received while undergoing dialysis therapy.
The study found Continue Reading →