Safety

Publication Title: 
Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics

The adverse effects of smoking have fostered a natural market for smoking cessation and smoking reduction products. Smokers attempting to quit or reduce consumption have tried everything: "low" or "light" cigarettes; nicotine-infused chewing gum, lozenges, and lollipops; dermal patches; and even hypnosis. The latest craze in the quest to find a safer source of nicotine is the electronic cigarette. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have swept the market, reaching a rapidly expanding international consumer base.

Author(s): 
Paradise, Jordan
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Unlike human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease or tuberculosis, both of which are also major threats to public health throughout the tropics, uncomplicated falciparum malaria is relatively cheaply and rapidly cured, usually in Outpatients. However, in common with both HIV and TB (but to varying degrees), control of malaria is threatened by inadequate resources and drug resistance. Worldwide, it is Africa that carries the greatest burden of falciparum malaria mortality and morbidity; by no coincidence, it is also Africa that is most resource-limited.

Author(s): 
Winstanley, Peter
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: There are no data on the long term use of an artemisinin combination treatment in moderate or high transmission areas of Africa. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Artesunate plus amodiaquine (AS+AQ) was used to treat slide-proven Plasmodium falciparum-infected patients of all ages in the Oussouye district, Casamance, Senegal, over a period of six years (2000 to 2005). Efficacy, by Kaplan Meier survival analysis (n = 966), and safety (adverse event rates, n = 752) were determined over 28 days.

Author(s): 
Brasseur, Philippe
Agnamey, Patrice
Gaye, Oumar
Vaillant, Michel
Taylor, Walter R. J.
Olliaro, Piero L.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Infectious Diseases

BACKGROUND: The development of novel artemisinin-combination therapies suitable for the treatment of pediatric patients suffering from malaria is a research priority. The aim of this study was to investigate a novel fixed-dose pyronaridine-artesunate combination for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Gabonese patients 2-14 years old.

Author(s): 
Ramharter, Michael
Kurth, Florian
Schreier, Annette C.
Nemeth, Johannes
Glasenapp, Isabelle von
Bélard, Sabine
Schlie, Meike
Kammer, Judith
Koumba, Philemon Koumba
Cissé, Badara
Mordmüller, Benjamin
Lell, Bertrand
Issifou, Saadou
Oeuvray, Claude
Fleckenstein, Lawrence
Kremsner, Peter G.
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: The treatment of falciparum malaria poses unique challenges in settings where malaria transmission intensity is high because recurrent infections are common. These could be new infections, recrudescences, or a combination of the two. Though several African countries continue to use quinine as the second line treatment for patients with recurrent infections, there is little information on its efficacy when used for rescue therapy. Moreover, such practice goes against the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation to use combination therapy for uncomplicated malaria.

Author(s): 
Yeka, Adoke
Tibenderana, James
Achan, Jane
D'Alessandro, Umberto
Talisuna, Ambrose O.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Author(s): 
Lee, Colleen O.
Publication Title: 
Paediatric Nursing
Author(s): 
Patricia, McNeilly
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

One objective of Healthy People 2010 is to increase both quality and years of healthy life. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) encompasses strategies that can help individuals meet this goal. CAM includes therapies such as acupuncture, dietary supplements, reflexology, yoga, massage, chiropractic services, Reiki, and aromatherapy. Many CAM therapies focus on the concept of energy. The literature describes the use of CAM in individuals with neurological diseases such as dementias, multiple sclerosis, neuropathies, spinal cord injury, and epilepsy.

Author(s): 
Fowler, Sue
Newton, Linda
Publication Title: 
Midwifery

BACKGROUND: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become increasingly prevalent in industrialised countries, with women being the most prolific users. Some women continue to consume these therapies when they become pregnant. AIM: To review the literature exploring prevalence and motivation for use of complementary and alternative medicine by pregnant women. METHOD: A search for relevant literature published from 2001 was undertaken using a range of databases and by examining relevant bibliographies.

Author(s): 
Hall, Helen G.
Griffiths, Debra L.
McKenna, Lisa G.
Publication Title: 
Rural and Remote Health

INTRODUCTION: Available work from North America indicates that same-sex attracted (SSA) individuals enjoy aspects of rural life but nonetheless report encountering homophobia and experiencing isolation from SSA networks. The experience of prejudice and social isolation are often associated with psycho-social distress among the general population of same-sex attracted individuals. Little is known of how SSA women experience life in rural areas of Australia and how this influences their psycho-social wellbeing.

Author(s): 
Edwards, Jane

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