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Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy

  • Cases of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are divided into physiological emesis gravidarum (morning sickness), hyperemesis gravidarum (severe nausea with persistent vomiting) and nausea or v ...

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Ulipristal and severe liver failure

  • In addition to emergency contraception, ulipristal is also indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids. The drug binds to the progesteron receptor.
  • There have ...

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Meshes to prevent incisional hernias

  • In 2015, the European Hernia Society recommended prophylactic mesh reinforcement in elective midline laparotomies to prevent incisional hernias in high-risk patients, even though the evidence fo ...

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Surgical robots for laparoscopic surgery

  • The use of robot-assisted surgery combined with laparoscopy has become ever more common since the year 2000. Initially used for radical laparoscopic prostatectomies, it is now applied in many ot ...

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Statin use by children

  • Statins are prescribed to children with familial hypercholesterolaemia, to prevent high cardiovascular risk in the future. A systematic review study of this use was recently published.
  • The auth ...

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Ten years of sitagliptin

  • Sitagliptin is an oral blood glucose lowering agent of the DPP-4 type, intended for use by patients with type 2 diabetes. Its registration has been extended from combination therapy with metform ...

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Ten years of omalizumab

  • Omalizumab was authorised in 2007 for the treatment of severe allergic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over. Its authorisation has meanwhile been extended to include the treatmen ...

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