Your next patient is a 72-year-old woman with osteoarthritis of the knees and moderate hypertension, accompanied by her daughter, a lab tech from the hospital. The daughter wants you to give her mother a prescription for one of the new COX-2 inhibitors. She has heard that they cause less GI bleeding. Her mother is concerned that the new drugs will mean more out-of-pocket costs each month.
|72-year-old woman with osteoarthritis of the knee and moderate hypertension||COX-2 Inhibitor||other NSAIDS||
In a 72-year-old woman with osteoarthritis of the knee, can COX-2 Inhibitor use decrease the risk of GI Bleeding compared with other NSAIDs?
You have been treating a 54-year-old woman for many years and despite the excellence of your fixed partial denture restorations, the intense routine maintenance by her periodontist, and good homecare, she has been experiencing a continued deterioration of her periodontal tissues. Her attempts to quit smoking have been unsuccessful; otherwise she is in good health and taking no medications. Because you are her primary care dentist, she has questioned you about her current dilemma. The periodontist has suggested a 3-week course of doxycycline therapy to control her latest exacerbation of periodontal disease, but she is concerned about Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports asking for prudent use of antibiotics. How do you advise this patient?
|54-year-old woman with exacerbation of periodontal disease||doxycyline||no treatment||
For a 54-year-old woman with periodontal disease, how effective is the therapeutic use of doxcyline in decreasing gum bleeding and recession compared with no treatment?
Mrs. Hernandez, a 45-year-old Spanish-speaking woman, has been recently diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2.
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