Medications

COVID-19 scan for May 24, 2021

Age and health issues linked to severity of COVID in pregnant women Increased age and underlying medical conditions were associated with a greater likelihood of more serious COVID-19 infections in pregnant women, according to a study late last week in Clinical infectious diseases. Researchers used the Mothers and Babies Emerging …

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What they do, their uses, side effects, etc.

An albuterol nebulizer relieves muscle tightness in the airways to help a person breathe more easily. The nebulizer turns the liquid medicine into a mist, helping it reach the lungs faster. In general, nebulizers are a good way for people to give medicine to children, as all they have to …

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Are COVID-19 Drugs Safe During Pregnancy?

Most of the drugs tested today in clinical trials for the treatment of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been reused from other indications. These are usually not tested in pregnant women. A new study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, summarizes what is known about the safety of these drugs …

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Neonatal seizures: when should treatment stop?

Keeping newborns on antiepileptic therapy after stopping acute neonatal seizures did not change developmental outcomes or prevent epilepsy, a comparative efficacy study showed. No difference was observed in functional neurodevelopment at 24 months of age in children whose anticonvulsant therapy was discontinued versus maintenance after resolution of acute symptomatic neonatal …

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A new medicine gave my daughter her mornings back

Recently, I wrote about our family’s periodic need to assess the medication protocol. It helps us understand what works and what doesn’t. I am the babysitter of our 16 year old daughter, Grace, who has Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS). It is important that I contact her to determine what medications …

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