ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Drug Adverse Effects

Mar 15, 2014 Issue
PPIs, Childhood Asthma, and the Problem of Therapeutic Creep [AFP Journal Club]

The use of a therapy in patients one would intuitively think might benefit, but in whom no benefit has been documented, is called therapeutic creep. The use of proton pump inhibitors for poorly controlled asthma is an example of this phenomenon.


Feb 1, 2014 Issue
Pruritic Skin Rash and Fever [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photgraph or other image.


Nov 15, 2013 Issue
Risks of Bisphosphonate Use [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Bisphosphonates are associated with a small risk of atypical femoral shaft fractures, which increases with duration of use. Bisphosphonates are associated with a small risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw, which is more common in patients who are older, female, or have poor dental hygiene or cancer.


Mar 1, 2013 Issue
Reducing the Risk of Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults [Article]

Adverse drug events occur in 15 percent or more of older patients presenting to offices, hospitals, and extended care facilities. These events are potentially preventable up to 50 percent of the time. Common serious manifestations include falls, orthostatic hypotension, heart failure, and delirium. ...


Mar 1, 2013 Issue
Spontaneous Hematomas [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jul 15, 2012 Issue
The "ARB-MI Paradox": Real or a Fluke? [AFP Journal Club]

The Journal Club authors discuss what factors make this meta-analysis, designed to determine whether the ARB-MI paradox is real or a statistical fluke, successful.


Jul 1, 2012 Issue
Reducing Adverse Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors [Article]

Proton pump inhibitors effectively treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, erosive esophagitis, duodenal ulcers, and pathologic hypersecretory conditions. Proton pump inhibitors cause few adverse effects with short-term use; however, long-term use has been scrutinized for appropriateness, drug-drug i...


Feb 15, 2012 Issue
The Importance of Physicians Identifying and Reporting Adverse Drug Events [Editorials]

By identifying and reporting adverse drug events, conscientious physicians may influence drug labeling or alerts that impact prescribing practices and help protect the public's health.


Aug 1, 2010 Issue
Acutely Swollen Tongue in a Middle-Aged Woman [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


May 1, 2010 Issue
Prevention, Recognition, and Management of Serotonin Syndrome [Article]

Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by excessive serotonergic activity in the nervous system. It is characterized by mental status changes, autonomic instability, and neuromuscular hyperactivity. Most reported cases of serotonin syndrome are in patients using multip...


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