Odds of death up with exposure to pregabalin, opioids

(HealthDay)—Concomitant exposure to pregabalin and opioids is associated with increased odds of opioid-related death, according to a research letter published online Aug. 21 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Obesity may worsen symptoms for patients with lupus

In a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of 148 women with lupus, obesity was linked with worse disease activity, depressive symptoms, and symptoms of pain and fatigue. The association was consistent across different definitions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Icelandic program seeks to eliminate HCV

A new Journal of Internal Medicine study describes an innovative program to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) as a public health threat in Iceland.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

BODE may overestimate transplant benefit in COPD patients

COPD remains the leading indication for lung transplantation worldwide and accounts for one third of all lung transplants performed. In order to qualify for a lung transplant, patients receive an evaluation and undergo rigorous ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Poor outcomes common with childhood anorexia nervosa

(HealthDay)—Anorexia nervosa (AN) that develops before age 14 often leads to unfavorable outcomes, according to a study published online Feb. 16 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.


Many epilepsy patients take drug combinations that interact

In an Epilepsia analysis of 2008-2010 Medicare claims data, one in four older Americans with new-onset epilepsy and more than one-third with prevalent epilepsy received a combination of antiepileptic drugs and non-epilepsy ...

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