The NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine) are keeping up with the times, and producing short videos. The new research findings on the controversial cardiovascular safety of celecoxib are summarised in this video on their website. It’s less than three minutes long, so grab a cup of tea and check it out here.
Case Report: Patient A got the Implanon® implant (etonorgestrel) inserted to prevent pregnancy about two years ago. Recently, she was diagnosed with HIV and started on TDF+FTC+EFV. A few months after starting ARVs she came to the clinic and told the nurse that she hadn’t had her normal menstrual cycle. They did a pregnancy test and she was found to be pregnant? How is this possible?
In a survey for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in the UK, it was found that a whopping 78% of the over 2 000 respondents had sought medical advice from the internet, and a shocking 43% of them had ‘borrowed’ pain relief medication prescribed for someone else.
The results of a recent study presented at the Annual meeting of the of the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology indicated that in 90% of cases, patients who were recorded as penicillin-allergic on their medical records subsequently tested negative for penicillin allergy.