7 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2019

The end of another quarter means a new list of FDA-approved drugs for primary care. Which ones should you know about? Click through to find out.  
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Conclusions: This case demonstrates the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions and psychospiritual support to enable dramatic clinical change without withdrawal syndrome after cessation of medication. More important, the initial failed tapering underpins the notion that a diligent meditation practice may be necessary to heal root-cause drivers of psychiatric symptoms and withdrawal syndrome. The results may serve to inform practitioners assisting patients who wish to discontinue benzodiazepine and other psychotropic medications or patients who would like to try a nonpharmaceutical approach as a first-line therapy. PM...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research
The objectives of this study were to examine the trends in intersection density in the US from 2007 to 2011 and assess the associations between intersection density and childho...
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[Nigeria Health Watch] "I don't want to be pregnant at this age. I want to continue my education". Says 17-year-old Precious Haruna as she comes out of a patent medicine store in her Karatudu community in Chikum Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. Precious has come for a counselling session about the injectable contraceptive method she is using. She has just graduated from secondary school and says she is looking forward to her tertiary education. She says she is sexually active and does not want her dream of furt
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First study of its kind to show that although low doses of statins appear protective of bone health, high doses may increase risk for osteoporosis.Medscape Medical News
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This study examined the impact on both the ability to become pregnant and pregnancy loss.Human Reproduction
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Are respiratory viral infections associated with an increased risk for the later development of rheumatoid arthritis? A new study investigates.Arthritis Research &Therapy
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Treatment with mifepristone resulted in increased levothyroxine requirements among patients with Cushing disease and central hypothyroidism.Journal of the Endocrine Society
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Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: Journal of Biomedical InformaticsAuthor(s): Surya Roca, Jorge Sancho, José García, Álvaro AlesancoAbstractChatbots are able to provide support to patients suffering from very different conditions. Patients with chronic diseases or comorbidities could benefit the most from chatbots which can keep track of their condition, provide specific information, encourage adherence to medication, etc. To perform these functions, chatbots need a suitable underlying software architecture. In this paper, we introduce a chatbot architecture for chronic patient ...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study demonstrated that the FHIR-based EHR phenotyping approach could effectively identify the state of obesity and multiple comorbidities using semi-structured discharge summaries. Our FHIR-based phenotyping approach is a first concrete step towards improving the data aspect of phenotyping portability across EHR systems and enhancing interpretability of the machine learning-based phenotyping algorithms.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
- Collaboration combines Abbott ′s world-leading glucose sensing technology with Omada Health's best-in-class, proprietary digital coaching platform to provide personalized, on-the-go care
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