Dott. Luigi Vicari on gennaio 7th, 2009

by Teri Robert, Lead Expert In learning about Migraines and headaches, we’ve learned that taking some medications more than two or three days a week can lead to medication overuse headache, aka rebound. We’ve also learned that medication overuse is a factor in 80% of cases of transformed Migraine. Now, there’s additional evidence that any [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on gennaio 7th, 2009

Dal 1° gennaio 2009 la versione cartacea non viene più stampata. L’arrivo del 2009 ha portato con sé la fine della pubblicazione cartacea della Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana: dal primo gennaio è disponibile solo in formato elettronico. L’ultimo numero della versione “fisica”, in edicola il 31 dicembre, ricordava che con il nuovo anno la [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on gennaio 7th, 2009

Prof Tamás Paál, Hungary (Signal Reviewer for the WHO-UMC Programme for International Drug Monitoring) Drotrecogin alfa (activated) is a recombinant form of human activated protein C that has anti-thrombotic, anti-inflammatory and profibrinolytic activities. It is used mainly in intensive care medicine as a treatment for severe sepsis (sepsis associated with acute organ dysfunction). It is [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on gennaio 7th, 2009

UK. The Commission on Human Medicines has said that there is no strong evidence that paracetamol use in infancy can cause asthma. This follows a review of a study published in the Lancet that explored the link between paracetamol use in infancy and the risk of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema in children aged six/seven years. [...]

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Europe. The EMEA has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorization of a system (Ionsys) for the transdermal delivery of fentanyl, an opioid analgesic. This drug delivery system marketed by Janssen-Cilag International NV, has a defect that could lead to patients being overdosed. It has been authorized in the European Union (EU) since January 2006 [...]

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The most common way of managing the pain that accompanies inflammation is to use drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen. These work by selectively blocking the protein COX2, which functions to produce soluble molecules known as prostaglandins.

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Minimal Criteria 1.  A compelling urge to move the limbs, usually associated with paresthesias or dysesthesias 2.  Motor restlessness as seen in activities such as floor pacing, tossing and turning in bed and rubbing the legs 3.  Symptoms that are worse or present only during rest and are partially or temporarily relieved by activity 4.  [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on gennaio 7th, 2009

The word dermatome refers to a correspondence between the skin and the nervous system.  Sensory dermatome maps used to help localize the level of neurologic deficit.

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