Tag Archives: Acute

Opioids for acute pain: How much is too much?

Two recent articles have again highlighted how often opioid pain relievers — medications like oxycodone and hydrocodone — are excessively prescribed in the US for acute pain, sometimes for vulnerable populations and sometimes for conditions for which they are probably not even indicated. The first paper, by authors at Boston Children’s Hospital, evaluated visits to… Read More »

Medical News Today: What is acute stress disorder?

Acute stress disorder is a mental health condition that can occur immediately after a traumatic event. It can cause a range of psychological symptoms and, without recognition or treatment, it can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. There is a close relationship between acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some people develop PTSD… Read More »

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient With Acute Influenza Infection

January 03, 2019 This article originally appeared here. Share this content: Rhabdomyolysis is characterized by breakdown of muscle tissue A recently published case report describes the case of a 29-year-old male patient with influenza-induced rhabdomyolysis and highlights the need to assess creatinine kinase (CK) levels of patients hospitalized with influenza. The patient, who had a… Read More »

FDA Approves Asparlas (calaspargase pegol-mknl) for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Home News New Drugs FDA Approves Asparlas FDA Approves Asparlas (calaspargase pegol-mknl) for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Print this page On December 20, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved calaspargase pegol-mknl (ASPARLAS, Servier Pharmaceuticals LLC), an asparagine specific enzyme, as a component of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in pediatric… Read More »

DNA Origami Nanoparticles to Treat Acute Kidney Injury

DNA origami is a technique for building different shaped molecules out of the four standard nucleotide bases. Various forms can be constructed, such as tubes, pyramids, and cubes, and the shapes of these molecules can significantly affect their functionality. Now they’ve been shown to be useful for treating acute kidney injury (AKI). The DNA origami nanostructures… Read More »