Five misconceptions about weight loss drugs

[ad_1] Under the same drug class as treatments for Type 2 diabetes—interventions that providers have prescribed for decades—weight loss medications like Ozempic and Wegovy help regulate patients’ hunger cues, offering them a steppingstone to long-lasting lifestyle changes. Credit: John DiJulio, University Communications/University of Virginia Following pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s announcement of the launch of an…

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Penicillin allergy? Maybe not

[ad_1] Chemical structure of Penicillin G. The sulfur and nitrogen of the five-membered thiazolidine ring are shown in yellow and blue respectively. The image shows that the thiazolidine ring and fused four-membered β-lactam are not in the same plane. Credit: Public Domain Penicillin belongs to a group of antibiotics used by health care professionals to…

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Study shows a computerized decision support system reduces high-risk drug combinations in ICU patients

[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A multicenter study led by Amsterdam UMC and conducted in nine Dutch Intensive Care Units (ICUs) has shown that tailoring a computerized decision support system (CDSS) to the ICU environment significantly reduced the number of high-risk drug combinations administered to ICU patients. It also improved monitoring ICU patients when avoiding…

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