Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ATS/IDSA publishes clinical guideline on community acquired pneumonia

The American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published an official clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the ATS's Oct. ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Researchers find combined therapy for RA may help speed remission

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, recently found that patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may see less disease activity and ...

Health

Sunny days may come with a cost

Are you enjoying the summer? Out grilling, swimming and hiking? Beware: those sunny days may come with a cost.

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Combination therapy

In contemporary usage, the expression combination therapy most often refers to the simultaneous administration of two or more medications to treat a single disease, but the expression is also used when other types of therapy are used at the same time.

Conditions treated with combination therapy include tuberculosis, leprosy, cancer, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.

Combination therapy may seem costlier than monotherapy in the short term but causes significant savings: lower treatment failure rate, lower case-fatality ratios, slower development of resistance and consequently, less money needed for the development of new drugs.

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