Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Gastrointestinal Gastrointestinal en-us Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:19:56 UTC Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:19:56 UTC FDA Links Kratom to Salmonella Outbreak The&nbsp;CDC reports&nbsp;that the epidemiologic evidence collected indicates that products reported to be kratom or contain kratom are a likely cause of the&nbsp;outbreak.&nbsp; 1:34 AM, Wed February 21, 2018 New Treatment Guidelines for Clostridium Difficile The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) have released updated guidelines for Clostridium difficile infections. 6:45 AM, Fri February 16, 2018 3 Tips for Managing Vomiting in Infants and Children It can be daunting for parents to see their child vomiting, especially when this occurs in the evening after the pediatrician's office may be closed. 12:41 AM, Mon December 18, 2017 The Answer to Preventing Childhood Asthma: Found in Gut Microbes? An infant&rsquo;s sex-specific gut microbiome following maternal asthma during pregnancy may influence their risk of developing childhood asthma. 3:05 PM, Wed November 29, 2017 What Pharmacists Need to Know About Limbrel The FDA is investigating the medical food product for serious adverse effects. A pharmacist can convey this information to patients. 9:00 AM, Mon November 27, 2017 Inappropriate Dosing in Elderly Emergency Department Patients A team of researchers have assessed supertherapeutic doses of NSAIDs, opioids, and benzodiazepines. 10:06 PM, Thu November 16, 2017 Top 10 Medications Prescribed for Dogs Here is a cheat sheet of the most common prescription drugs for canines. 11:58 PM, Wed November 15, 2017 Liraglutide (Victoza): A Quick Guide for Pharmacists What role does this medication play in diabetes therapy, and what are its clinical benefits, compared with competitors? 9:29 PM, Wed November 15, 2017 Dapagliflozin/Saxagliptin to Treat Inadequately Controlled Type 2 Diabetes Does this antihyperglycemic combination medication need to be added to a formulary? 4:05 PM, Mon November 13, 2017 Monitoring the Gut Microbiome in Patients with HIV &quot;Gut microbiome&quot; is becoming a buzzword in the health care community. 8:00 AM, Mon November 13, 2017 New Drugs Introduced in 2017: Part 2 Endocrinology and Gastroenterology This year, the FDA is on pace to approve about 38 new medications. Here is a look at 5 of those. 10:26 PM, Tue October 17, 2017 Dentists to Blame for Increasing C Diff Cases? The study found patients who were prescribed antibiotics for dental procedures tended to be older and more likely to receive clindamycin, an antibiotic that is associated with <em>C diff</em> infection. 12:12 PM, Sun October 8, 2017 Nutritional Supplements Marketed to Boost the Immune System The critical role and complex functions of the immune system in overall health and protection are often underestimated until the immune system is not working properly. 2:07 PM, Sun September 24, 2017 FDA Officials Urge Proper Dosing of Liver Drug to Avoid Severe Damage The alert urges health care professionals to monitor for any signs of liver injury.&nbsp; 4:55 PM, Thu September 21, 2017 Reuse, Repurpose, Reposition: Old Drugs, New Uses The journal <em>Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology</em> has published a review article that discusses repositioning of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in cancer treatment. 7:00 AM, Thu September 21, 2017 CDC: Raw Milk from Texas Dairy Contaminated with Brucella Bacteria A rare but potentially serious bacteria known as <em>Brucella</em> RB51 has been found in raw milk products from a Texas dairy, according to a CDC press release. 8:00 AM, Wed September 20, 2017 4 Things Pharmacists Should Know About Hepatitis B Vaccination for Infants Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). 8:58 AM, Mon September 18, 2017 Pet Store Puppies Likely Source of Campylobacter Infections Almost all persons infected with&nbsp;<em>Campylobacter</em>&nbsp;recover without any treatment, but some patients may require antimicrobial therapy. 10:16 AM, Thu September 14, 2017 Gastrointestinal Issues: Part 1 Gastrointestinal conditions make up a big part of health care in the United States, but they can be challenging to properly diagnose and treat. 8:32 AM, Sun September 3, 2017 Oral Potassium Supplements and Anticholinergic Drugs Many drug interaction databases include oral potassium supplements and drugs with anticholinergic activity as a serious interaction. 2:31 PM, Sat September 2, 2017