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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Refining our approach to Clostridium Difficile prevention


Laura A. Stokowski, RN, MS; L. Clifford McDonald, MD No Getting Away From Clostridium difficile Clostridium difficile (C difficile) is in the news again. This time, some of the news is good. In 3 state-led prevention programs, 71 hospitals that focused on prevention of C difficile infection (CDI) were able to cut their aggregate hospital-onset […]

Food interactions with drugs


In outpatient pharmacy the topiest question is that “whether I can take this drug with food? ” “Should I avoid taking drugs with food?”. In China there are few study about the interactions between food and drugs. Today we go along a approach of pharmacokinetics to discuss about the interactions between food and drugs. I […]

Food and drug interactions with emerging oral anticoagulants


By Michael O’Riordan June 8, 2010 (Maywood, Illinois) — A new review warns physicians to be aware of the potential for drug and dietary interactions with the emerging oral anticoagulants [1]. At present, there are few documented interactions with the new drugs, including dabigatran (Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim), rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Johnson & Johnson), and apixaban (Bristol-Myers […]

Prevention/delay of type 2 diabetes


RCTs have shown that individuals at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes (those with IFG, IGT, or both) can significantly decrease the rate of onset of diabetes with particular interventions (20–26). These include intensive lifestyle modification programs that have been shown to be very effective (∼58% reduction after 3 years) and use of the […]

Testing for diabetes in asymptomatic patients


In last post we talked about the categories of increased risk for diabetes (prediabetes). Now we will talk about how to identify the people at risk for diabetes. For many illnesses, there is a major distinction between screening and diagnostic testing. However, for diabetes, the same tests would be used for “screening” as for diagnosis. […]