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Foam dressings for chronic complex wounds

Chronic wounds associated with venous leg ulcers, bed sores and diabetes (diabetic ulcers of the feet) are very common. Their treatment is complex and intensive, and leads to high costs. Treatment ...

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Delirium among terminal patients

Delirium is a frequent problem among terminal patients. If non-medicinal measures are insufficiently effective, an obvious choice would appear to be the administration of antipsychotics like halop ...

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New medicine for ADHD: guanfacine

The medicinal treatment of ADHD has expanded rapidly. Methylphenidate, dexamphetamine and atomoxetine have been authorised for the treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD, but should, acco ...

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Drugs to be avoided II

This article is an adaptation of ‘Towards better patient care: drugs to avoid in 2018’, published in our French sister journal Prescrire International, 2018; 27 (192): 107.1-107.9.
  • In view of i ...

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Cardiovascular safety of febuxostat

  • Like patients with diabetes, patients with gout represent, in absolute terms, a large group of patients at clearly increased cardiovascular risk. It is clinically relevant to know the cardiovasc ...

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Recent research into rivaroxaban

  • Rivaroxaban has clearly found its way into Dutch medical practice, for a limited number of registered indications: for venous thrombo-embolism (treatment and prevention) and for the prevention o ...

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