Question of the Day

Question of the Day – Friday January 19, 2018

Question- The article cited below notes “Extracts of the saw palmetto berry are used by many men in the United States as self-treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. While the most recent data from double-blind clinical trials do not support efficacy superior to that of placebo, there are sparse data on saw palmetto toxicity.” What is the toxicity associated with saw palmetto extract?

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Question of the Day – Thursday January 18, 2018

Question- Hydroxychloroquine is often used in the treatment of systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The risk of hydroxychloroquine-mediated retinal toxicity is generally considered to be relatively low within the first 5–10 years of therapy. How quickly might hydroxychloroquine-induced retinal toxicity develop?

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Question of the Day – Wednesday January 17, 2018

Question- It is unclear if PPIs are adequately efficacious for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux in infants and neonates and PPI treatment in this age group should be reserved for cases with serious and proven pathology. What are the adverse effects of PPIs that have been noted in this age group?

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