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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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Closing the knowledge gap on cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes: the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial and beyond

Authors: Elif A Oral

This paper summarizes the results from the ground-breaking EMPA-REG OUTCOME study and discusses their significance and clinical implications.

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Influenza vaccination: key facts for general practitioners in Europe—a synthesis by European experts based on national guidelines and best practices in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands

Authors: George Kassianos, Patricia Blank, Oana Falup-Pecurariu, Ernest Kuchar, Jan Kyncl, Raul Ortiz De Lejarazu, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Gerrit A Van Essen

In this article the authors aim to harmonise the diagnosis of seasonal influenza and the approach of European general practitioners to vaccination in order to better identify influenza outbreaks and achieve a target vaccination rate of 75% throughout Europe.

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