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FDA to Review Gimoti for Diabetic Gastroparesis in Adult Women

FDA to Review Gimoti for Diabetic Gastroparesis in Adult Women

The FDA has set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act target date of April 1, 2019.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Treatment and Aspirin Improve Outcomes in Barrett Esophagus

High-dose esomeprazole taken in combination with aspirin may safely and effectively improve outcomes in patients with Barrett esophagus.

Rotavirus Vaccination Linked to Decrease in Hospitalizations

A significant decline in rotavirus disease-associated hospitalization, emergency department visits, and physician office visits was demonstrated in children younger than 5 years following implementation of the rotavirus vaccine.

Opinion

Acute abdominal pain, fever may signify diverticulitis

In older patients who complain of fever and lower abdominal pain, consider diverticulitis, especially if the patient has a previous diagnosis of diverticulosis.

Features

Case Study: Sudden Abdominal Pain

Case Study: Sudden Abdominal Pain

A 90-year-old woman with a history of coronary disease and gallstones presents to the emergency department with generalized abdominal pain that started suddenly about 7 hours prior.

Stat Consult: Parenteral Nutrition Issues

Stat Consult: Parenteral Nutrition Issues

Some include mechanical complications, central vascular access complications, and compatibility issues.

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