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Hemorrhoid management in women: the role of tribenoside + lidocaine

Authors: Jan Kestřánek MD

This paper reviews various options in current therapy for hemorrhoids in women—namely, medical intervention (topical and systemic drug therapy)—and discusses the available clinical evidence for an appropriate use of over-the-counter topical formulations for the symptomatic treatment of hemorrhoids.

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Easyhaler®: an overview of an inhaler device for day-to-day use in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Authors: Federico Lavorini MD, PhD

The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the scientific literature on Easyhaler, with the purpose of emphasising features that make it close to the concept of an ‘ideal’ inhaler for daily use in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Metformin in the management of diabetes during pregnancy and lactation

Authors: Gagan Priya MD, DM, Sanjay Kalra MD, DM

This review explores the current place of metformin in the management of gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes during pregnancy and lactation.

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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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