The authors review the increased incidence of antibiotic-associated diarrhea as well as its pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
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P&T® Journal contents for September 2006
Clostridium difficile–Associated Diarrhea: A Review and Update on Changes in Disease Virulence and Treatment Response
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A mysterious illness in several Vietnamese children sets off an investigation that has worldwide implications for vaccine supply chains and safe handling practices.
Epoetin alpha (recombinant human erythropoietin) is effective for anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease or cancer, but not all patients respond favorably. The authors sought to predict which patients would be likely to respond before therapy is begun.
The author explores the interrelationships of calcium, vitamin D, and phenytoin and their effects on bone health in patients with epilepsy.
Cancer progress and a vaccine for vaginal/vulvar cancers are reviewed.
Dasatinib (Sprycel), bevacizumab plus IV 5-fluorouracil (Avastin), and topotecan injection (Hycamptin) plus cisplatin are discussed.