Posts Tagged ‘drug therapy’

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Posted by • August 11th, 2016

Although laboratory testing provides important information about the hemodynamic and physiological features of Raynaud’s phenomenon, clinical assessment by means of history or direct observation remains the best approach for diagnosis. Most experts agree that at least biphasic (white [pallor] and blue [cyanosis]) change in the skin color of the digits is needed. A new Review… Read More…

Drug-Eluting Coronary Stents

Posted by • January 18th, 2013

Percutaneous coronary intervention is one of the most frequently performed therapeutic procedures in medicine. The latest review in our Drug Therapy series provides an overview of currently available devices, summarizes randomized evidence, and outlines clinical indications for use. The use of balloon angioplasty, which was limited by abrupt vessel closure owing to dissections and restenosis, prompted… Read More…

Applying Genomic Science to Drug Therapy

Posted by • April 6th, 2011

Pharmacogenetics has evolved over the past few years into pharmacogenomics, shifting focus from individual candidate genes to genome-wide association studies. The latest installment in our Genomic Medicine series, Genomics and Drug Response, reviews recent pharmacogenetic and pharmacogenomic advances, and discusses how such advances are reflected in drug labels. The authors aim to provide assurance that… Read More…