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Thyrotoxicosis after massive triiodothyronine (LT3) overdose: a coast-to-coast case series and review

Authors: Zhiheng H He MD, PhD, Yan Li MD, Nitin Trivedi MD, Sabrina Gill MD, James V Hennessey MD

Excessive exogenous thyroid hormone ingestion may lead to severe thyrotoxicosis and cause potential harm; this review of the literature suggests that thyroid hormone supplementation should not be used to alleviate nonspecific complaints in patients with normal endogenous thyroid function.

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Motion sickness: an overview

Authors: Alexander KC Leung MBBS, FRCPC, FRCP (UK and Irel), FRCPCH, FAAP, Kam Lun Hon MD, FAAP, FCCM

This literature review provides an update on the current understanding of the pathophysiology and management of motion sickness.

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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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