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Anaesthesia: Uproar In Slumberland - News

Media reports of intraoperative alertness have aroused uncertainty in patients. These include for example: "Problems during full narcosis - patients became restless during surgery". Anaesthetists feel
20/02/2018, Michael van den Heuvel

Pneumonia: Underestimated And Overlooked - News

Pneumonia is a condition often overlooked by doctors. Patients benefit from taking antibiotics even in mild cases. In order to promptly distinguish pneumonia from other infections, one should pay atte
13/02/2018, Michael van den Heuvel

Deprescribing: The Pill Dropouts - News

Every fifth patient is permanently taking three or more pharmaceutical products. Whether the medications cause harm in the long term is too often unquestioned by doctors for fear of rebound phenomena.
30/01/2018, Michael van den Heuvel

Migraine: New Therapy, False Promises? - News

Neurologists have developed antibodies for migraine treatment. These antibodies are intended for use primarily as prophylaxes. Although studies prove their effectiveness, whether they are more suitabl
16/01/2018, Michael van den Heuvel

Cystic Fibrosis: It Keeps Progressing - News

Until now, cystic fibrosis has been primarily treated symptomatically. Now results exist from studies on causal therapy: tezacaftor, a new "CFTR corrector", can improve the lung function of patients w
28/12/2017, Michael van den Heuvel

Blood Donation: The Vampirical Antihypertensive - News

Donating blood is supposed to have a positive effect on high blood pressure. Patients with moderate hypertension benefited in particular. Recipients, however, must be prepared to deal with risks: youn
19/12/2017, Michael van den Heuvel

Propranolol's CV Gets An Update - News

Propranolol has been used as a beta-blocker for decades now. New studies suggest that it could also be indicated for other conditions. One startup in the USA is even planning to prescribe it to treat
12/12/2017, Michael van den Heuvel

HPV: Time To Vaccinate The Lads As Well! - News

Eleven years after the launch of the first HPV vaccine, it's time to take stock. As the number of protected women rises slowly but surely, men become the new risk group. Experts are calling for compre
05/12/2017, Michael van den Heuvel

Placebos: Awareness Does Not Protect Against Effects - News

Doctors are reluctant to use placebo instead of medication as a therapeutic measure because they do not want to betray their patients. Perhaps they do not even have to. One study shows that placebos w
28/11/2017, Michael van den Heuvel

ASAving The World - News

The arrival of large-scale production of acetylsalicylic acid 120 years ago paved a new path of conquest. ASA, according to studies, protects patients from coronary events, as well as from cancer, and
21/11/2017, Michael van den Heuvel

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