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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Management of Gout (Medications)


Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs NSAIDs are the drugs of choice in most patients with acute gout who do not have underlying health problems. However, aspirin should not be used because it can alter uric acid levels and potentially prolong and intensify an acute attack. Avoid NSAIDs in patients who have a history of peptic ulcer disease […]

The Management of Gout (Strategies)


Gout is inflammation caused by monosodium urate monohydrate crystals, which is a common chronic disease. However gout can cause acute attack, which brings pain and inflammation. Also the uric acid crystals in the kidney will affect the renal function. If untreated, disorders gout causing can lead to joint destruction and renal damage. Workup Arthrocentesis of […]

Pharmacotherapy Options in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a form of sleep-disordered breathing that is characterized by frequent episodes of snoring and a cessation in breathing for greater than 10 seconds, resulting in disrupted sleep.¬†OSA results from decreased motor tone of either the tongue or airway dilator muscles, causing complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway during […]