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P&T® Journal contents for July 2006
Letter to the Editor
P&T Around the World
Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Outcomes: Evaluating the Impact of Counseling in Hospitalized Diabetic Patients in India
The authors experiment with educating diabetic patients about their illness, medications, and lifestyle changes. Knowledge scores, but not practices, improved.
Various keratinolytic, antimicrobial, and homeopathic therapies for dandruff of the scalp are presented.
The author discusses the addition of esomeprazole (Nexium) to low-dose aspirin therapy to prevent gastroduodenal and esophageal ulceration; the treatment of ulcerative colitis with MMX mesalamine (SPD-476) and infliximab (Remicade); and the use of sargramostim granulocyte–macrophage colony-stimulating factor (Leukine) for Crohn’s disease.
The author reviews Gardasil, the first vaccine against human papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16, 18), intended to prevent cervical cancer, precancerous cervical lesions, and genital warts; extended-release bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); and varenicline (Chantix), an aid in smoking cessation.