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NSAIDs for Children

  • Too little high-quality research has been done to provide a solid basis for guidelines for pain relief in children. 
  • If a child needs drug treatment for pain due to acute otitis media, soft-tis ...

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Exenatide and cardiovascular risks

  • In recent years, post-marketing studies of the new oral blood glucose lowering drugs haven been undertaken. These studies are important to ascertain the long-term cardiovascular efficacy and saf ...

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NHG Guideline on ‘Arthritis’

  • The guideline on ‘Arthritis’ issued by the Dutch College of General Practitioners provides GPs with recommendations for the diagnostic workup and the non-drug and drug treatment  of various form ...

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Conflicts of interest

  • New research has again confirmed that financial conflicts of interest involving the pharmaceutical industry among authors of drug research reports increases the likelihood of positive conclusion ...

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Meshes for small umbilical hernias

  • The study discussed here shows that the use of a mesh significantly reduces the risk of recurrence within two years of small (1–4 cm) umbilical hernias among adults relative to primary suture re ...

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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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