The rising popularity of baclofen in the treatment of AUD should be monitored with caution. The use of the drug for this purpose has not yet reached a high quality of evidence. The best practices remain to be identified. Withdrawal from baclofen or overdose can result in death, and this requires attention in cases where there are possible symptoms in a patient who is or may be taking baclofen. In terms of treatment for AUD, further research and guidance are needed in relation to the safety, dosage and structure of the therapeutic treatment. Its use may not be warranted given the risks it carries and the lack of evidence regarding effectiveness…(more)
Acute otitis media (AOM), also known as chronic ear infections, has been one of the most prevalent drivers of pediatric antibiotic prescriptions in developed nations. It remains as common and sometimes deadly factor in developing nations, where it has been identified as a cause of preventable child mortality… (more)
There have been various suggestions in relation to the use of sniffer dogs for the identification of individuals infected with COVID-19, with ongoing research worldwide, including Italy, India, Iran, Finland, France, the UK, and elsewhere. Sniffer dogs have already been trained to identify various cancers and states such as hypoglycemia. A pilot project using sniffer dogs to screen passengers for COVID-19 began in airports in Finland… (more)
Today, I have a more refined understanding of the limitations of nursing, as well as the potential for advancement based on nursing theory and evidence-based practice. This provides new ways to determine and disseminate the knowledge about what works and what does not. I once believed that nurse managers had all the answers, but today I know that nurse leaders are still trying to determine what the right questions are.