Monday, August 8, 2011

New On MD Consult

MD Consult saw two related FDA safety alerts issued: one warned of central nervous system toxicity as a danger when Zyvox was used with certain psychiatric drugs;methylene blue was also the subject of a similar notice in the same context.

While not quite as urgent a piece of news, it is worth noting that the newest edition of Goldman’s Cecil Medicine is now live on the site. The 24th edition contains up-to-date information on medical genetics and also cites Grade A evidence from randomized controlled trials.

The latest issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases is up now as well; this month includes a paper exploring the extent to which meticillin-resistant S. aureus bacteria might be present in both bovine and human populations. The journal also marks its tenth anniversary with this issue.

MRSA also makes an appearance in the July/August Annals of Family Medicine, with a study suggesting that the consumption of hot tea and coffee may help reduce MRSA nasal carriage.

With summer colds circulating, Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America features a timely article on rhinitis treatments, covering both standard over-the-counter preparations and alternative therapies. The latest clinical information on nonallergic rhinopathy (previously known as vasomotor rhinitis) is also explored in this issue. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America recently focused on this topic as well, outlining types of rhinitis and different approaches to its management.

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