Gallstone disease is often asymptomatic, and health care professionals are divided over whether these patients should wait to seek treatment.
Many patients with osteoarthritis (OA) turn to complementary and alternative medicine, either as an adjunct to prescription therapy or to avoid side effects associated with prescription drugs. As medication experts, pharmacists can counsel patients on the potential risks a benefits of supplements marketed for OA.
With its symptoms of nonspecific pain, swelling, and fatigue, lupus can be difficult to diagnose and complicated to treat.
Cycloset (quick-release formulation of bromocriptine mesylate), a dopamine D2 agonist, is a novel agent recently approved by the FDA for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Pharmacists can help slow the progression toward dialysis in patients living with chronic kidney disease.
Informed counseling can help patients and caregivers identify, treat, and prevent painful ear infections.
Although no cure exists, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic measures can help patients prevent onset or progression of diabetic nephropathy to preserve kidney function.
Pharmacists should familiarize themselves with the latest Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices guidelines, which include several important changes and updates.
Epinephrine is the cornerstone of emergency treatment for anaphylaxis, and pharmacists must ensure that their patients are familiar with and can properly use their auto-injector devices.