Internal Medicine Alert – September 30, 2023
September 30, 2023
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More than 500 women with moderate to severe menopausal vasomotor symptoms received either 45 mg of fezolinetant, 30 mg fezolinetant, or placebo. Both fezolinetant doses significantly reduced the frequency and severity of menopausal symptoms at four and 12 weeks of treatment vs. placebo.
Oral Penicillin Challenge vs. Skin Testing: Diagnosing Low-Risk Patients with Reported Penicillin Allergy
In a comparison of direct oral penicillin challenge in low-risk patients to skin testing followed by oral challenge, researchers reported no significant differences. Direct oral penicillin challenge appears to be a safe and effective way to delabel a penicillin allergy.
An FDA-mandated post-approval study of the subcutaneous cardioverter-defibrillator system in a real-world population revealed excellent safety and efficacy over five years.
A prospective, blinded, randomized study of early vs. later administration of oral anticoagulation after ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation calibrated by cerebral imaging showed no significant difference in 30-day outcomes.
Eroxon can be recommended to treat adult men (age 18 years and older) with erectile dysfunction.