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Ann Pharmacother 2016 Mistry 1060028016641427. SMJ-15-164 Proofs V1.pdf. ! PARMAR.External Assessment Summary. Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease. Importance Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most commonly used drugs worldwide and have been linked to acute interstitial nephritis.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

Less is known about the association between PPI use and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Objective To quantify the association between PPI use and incident CKD in a population-based cohort. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. This site uses cookies to improve performance.

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What Gets Stored in a Cookie? This site stores nothing other than an automatically generated session ID in the cookie; no other information is captured. 00492520. Problem loading page. Soapware usersguide.pdf. OpenIn. OpenIn. 1-130221151440.pdf. Ki2015155a.pdf. Disease definitions linked to pharmaceutical companies. A few weeks ago, ABC Radio aired a frightening item stating one in 10 Australians has “chronic kidney disease”, CKD, and most don’t know they have it.

Disease definitions linked to pharmaceutical companies

The story prominently featured fear of early death, and the salutary tale of a young man who belatedly discovered advanced kidney disease needing medical attention. What the ABC story didn’t reveal was that the definition of kidney disease has been dramatically and controversially expanded in recent years by experts and organisations with direct links to pharmaceutical companies. The broad new CKD definition arose in 2002 from a partnership between the United States National Kidney Foundation and Amgen, a big drug company. Experts arbitrarily set the disease cutoff at half the “normal” kidney function of a young adult – a controversial decision that automatically declared almost half of the elderly as “diseased”, because kidney function changes as we age.

Welcome to Forbes. America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care. It was lunchtime before my afternoon surgery clinic, which meant that I was at my desk, eating a ham-and-cheese sandwich and clicking through medical articles.

America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care

Update on Medical Overuse. CCDR: Volume 41 S-4, June 18, 2015. To share this page just click on the social network icon of your choice.

CCDR: Volume 41 S-4, June 18, 2015

Canada Communicable Disease Report CCDR. Public Opinions about Overdiagnosis: A National Community Survey. Abstract Background Despite evidence about the "modern epidemic" of overdiagnosis, and expanding disease definitions that medicalize more people, data are lacking on public views about these issues.

Public Opinions about Overdiagnosis: A National Community Survey

Our objective was to measure public perceptions about overdiagnosis and views about financial ties of panels setting disease definitions. Methods. Carlos Martins: Overuse of medical tests—a new health risk factor? A risk factor is, among other things, an aspect of personal behaviour or lifestyle that, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with health related conditions considered important to prevent (1).

Carlos Martins: Overuse of medical tests—a new health risk factor?

A new behaviour may be observed in the general population of western countries; a behaviour related to the way patients use medical services with preventive intention and the frequency that they receive medical tests and other screenings. Evidence shows an alarming tendency to overuse preventive health services (2,3). How risk factors drive medical overtreatment – Jeff Wheelwright.

Most health-conscious people are familiar with the concept of risk factors for disease.

How risk factors drive medical overtreatment – Jeff Wheelwright

We’re too familiar, in fact. A risk factor is like the guest that nobody invited to the party, a spoiler. Though we might feel fine now, our individual risk for (fill in the blank) tells us that our wellbeing might not last. Less is More: The dangers of too much medicine - Students 4 Best Evidence. Posted on January 16, 2015 Tags: Cochrane, cost of care, Healthcare triage, JAMA, less is more, over-diagnosis, overtreatment Key message Many people throughout the world are rightly concerned that they are not getting enough of the quality healthcare they need.

Less is More: The dangers of too much medicine - Students 4 Best Evidence

Yet, there is also a growing concern that the opposite issue of overtreatment, and too much medicine, is actually causing harm, as well as increasing costs of care. 'Less Is More': The Next Big Thing for Medicine. When billionaire-entrepreneur-Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban lobbed a Tweet in early April advising his followers to have their blood tested "for everything available" every 3 months, he probably didn't expect to unleash a Twitterspheric debate on medical overuse.

'Less Is More': The Next Big Thing for Medicine

Pro/Con: ‘Unnecessary’ Testing. By William Sullivan, DO, JD, Jerome Hoffman, MD, Hemal Kanzaria, MD, Marc Probst, MD & Judith Tintinalli, MD on June 29, 2015 Part of a series. Click here to read Night Shift: Throwing Stones. The Bow Tie Model of 21st Century Palliative Care. The Bow Tie Model of 21st Century Palliative Care The World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of palliative care1 has evolved such that the recipient’s illness is no longer required to be deemed incurable. Palliative care is now described as an approach applying to “life-threatening illness”, and “applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life”.

This modern definition aims to include patients at a stage in their illness when cure may be unlikely, but not impossible. Disease definitions linked to pharmaceutical companies. Pointofcarejournals.