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Administration of intravenous morphine for acute pain in the emergency department inflicts an economic burden in Europe

Authors: Montserrat Casamayor MD, PhD, Karen DiDonato MSN, RN, Marc Hennebert MBA, MS, Luca Brazzi MD, PhD, Gregor Prosen MD, FEBEM

This article estimates the burden of IV administration of morphine in the five key European countries (EU5) using a micro-costing approach.

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Treatment of diverticular disease: an update on latest evidence and clinical implications

Authors: Marilia Carabotti MD, PhD, Bruno Annibale MD

This article summarizes the latest evidence and clinical implication in treatment of diverticular disease focusing either on the treatment of diverticulosis, symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease and acute diverticulitis together with the primary and secondary prevention of diverticulitis.

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Practical outpatient pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder

Authors: Youngjung Kim, Laura Hack, Elizabeth S Ahn, Jungjin Kim

This article discusses practical pharmacotherapy strategies to improve treatment outcome for alcohol use disorder.

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An overview of exposure to ethanol-containing substances and ethanol intoxication in children based on three illustrated cases

Authors: Kam Lun Hon, Alexander KC Leung, Eddie Cheung, Bryan Lee, Michelle MC Tsang, Alcy R Torres

This review examines three anonymized cases of pediatric ethanol exposure. Using these illustrated cases, a narrative literature review is performed on issues of exposure to ethanol-containing substances and ethanol intoxication in children.

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Bilastine in allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and urticaria: a practical approach to treatment decisions based on queries received by the medical information department

Authors: Amalia Leceta, Ander Sologuren, Román Valiente, Cristina Campo, Luis Labeaga

Overall, this analysis highlights gaps in our knowledge regarding the optimal use of bilastine. Expert opinion based upon an understanding of the science can help in the decision-making, but more research is needed to provide evidence-based answers in certain circumstances.

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