The guidelines recommend laboratory testing for C. diff only in patients with new-onset, unexplained diarrhea, defined as at least three unformed stools in 24 hours, among other guidance.
Researchers looked at randomized controlled trials of peripheral mu-opioid receptor antagonists (methylnaltrexone, naloxone, naloxegol, alvimopan, axelopran, or naldemedine) and the prescription-strength laxatives lubiprostone or prucalopride.
The association appeared to be stronger among patients ages 65 years and older, those who were treated for more than a year, and those with higher cumulative olmesartan doses.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate diagnostic test in a 78-year-old man whose dysphagia symptoms began 2 weeks ago.
One study compared the hospitalization rate for autoimmune hepatitis among black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander patients versus a reference rate among white patients, while another study retrospectively analyzed budesonide as a second-line agent in patients with autoimmune hepatitis initially treated with prednisolone.
The prospective cohort study involved 10 areas across China from 2004 to 2008 and included 456,155 persons ages 30 to 79 years.
The drug has been incorrectly dosed daily instead of weekly in patients with moderate to severe primary biliary cholangitis, which increases the risk of serious liver injury, the FDA said.
The changes aim to reduce the potential for patient fluids to leak into the closed elevator channel and underneath the distal cap.
The agency is working with manufacturers to use blister packs or other single-dose packaging and curb the number of doses contained in each package.
The orphan drug is indicated to treat adults with somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.
The recall follows a customer report that a bottle labeled as senna laxative actually contained naproxen sodium.