June 28, 2012

WHO Guidelines for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

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WHO Guidelines for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis - 2011 Update

New guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the management of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) offer the latest approaches for better control of the disease that claims millions of lives each year.

The guidelines, published online August 4, 2011 in the European Respiratory Journal, update recommendations from previous guidelines published in 2008 and are intended to help inform practitioners, particularly those in lower-income settings, of the very latest and most cost-effective standards of care for achieving optimal patient outcomes.

Aliskiren added to ACE, ARB Therapy causes higher adverse events

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On December 20, 2011 in Basel, Switzerland; Novartis announced that the data safety and monitoring board (DSMB) for the ALTITUDE trial identified an increase in adverse events and no apparent benefit among patients randomized to aliskiren (Rasilez/Tekturna, Novartis), thus prompting their recommendation for termination of the study.

June 20, 2012

Lagos State Government, Doctors Feud Continues

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The feud between the Lagos State Government and its doctors has not ended even after the 788 doctors sacked by the government have been recalled.

June 16, 2012

Internet Addiction - the tales of a blogging doctor

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The West African College of Physicians, WACP and National Postgraduate Medical College, NPMC professional specialty fellowship exams, which I sat for in April and May respectively, have come and gone, and it surely has not been a good season for me because it left a sour taste in my mouth.