Marian Freedman is a freelance writer.
Can fewer daily doses of cephalexin treat MSSA?June 3rd 2020
A pharmacokinetic model suggests that although 4 daily doses of cephalexin are the standard of care for treating methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infections, 2- or 3-dose daily regimens (BID or TID) could achieve similar results.
PPI exposure increases risk of fracturesJune 1st 2020
Children who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are at increased risk of having fractures compared with those who have no PPI exposure, according to a retrospective review of information in the Pediatric Hospital Information System database. Further, likely fracture location differs between those who are exposed to PPIs and those who are not.
Paternal smoking raises risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemiaMay 7th 2020
Paternal smoking before conception or during pregnancy are both associated with increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in offspring, and the risk is significant when daily smoking consumption is higher than a certain threshold, according to a recent meta-analysis.