Top June 10: Recurring Vaginal Candidiasis, Depression in Older Adults, Probiotic Use, and More! [infográfico]

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The month of June was marked by several highlights on the PEBMED portal. In case you have not been able to follow the news from the world of health, you can leave here in the top 10 we list what were the main topics of the month of June so as not to miss anything. Enter now!

10) Depression in the elderly: points of attention and prescription

Depression in older adults has characteristics, risk factors, and comorbidity that are often different from those present in younger adults. The category also has a higher susceptibility to antidepressant medications due to a higher susceptibility to associated side effects. Know more.

9) The role of the psychiatric nurse

The history of nursing care merges with the history of psychiatric care. In the construction of the clinic, nursing professionals played an important role in the development of care actions, since the observations of patients generated the first classifications of mental illnesses. See full content here.

8) Clinical case: Elderly people with lymphocytosis and asymptomatic – could it be cancer?

JO is a 70-year-old man who is regularly followed by his trusted nephrologist because of a diagnosis of systemic arterial hypertension, metabolic syndrome and chronic renal failure (CRI) stage 3A of probable hypertensive etiology. Discover the full clinical case.

7) Quiz: An elderly patient comes to the emergency room with uncontrollable vomiting and pain in the epigastric region. What would it be?

An 82-year-old patient consults in medical emergency because of uncontrollable vomiting and pain in the epigastric region. Also in the emergency room, a nasogastric catheter was inserted with the initial drainage of 700 ml of brownish secretion. See the full quiz here.

6) Can the use of probiotics in functional abdominal pain be beneficial?

Often, even using the traditional therapeutic arsenal, the patient maintains abdominal pain and other treatment options are considered. Studies have evaluated the role of probiotics in functional abdominal pain. Know more.

5) Can probiotics improve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain associated with abnormal stools. Can probiotics be an alternative treatment for this condition? Check the answer to this question.

4) About 10% of children and adolescents suffer from bedwetting, according to a study

A study published in Journal of Pediatric Urology, involving 804 children from Bahia and Minas Gerais, revealed that 10% of children and adolescents aged 5 to 17 suffer from nocturnal enuresis, with a higher prevalence among boys. See details here.

3) Inadequate antibiotic prescriptions in children

The article Association of inappropriate pediatric outpatient antibiotic prescribing with adverse drug events and health care expenditure was published in Open JAMA Network and highlights the individual and national consequences of inappropriate antibiotic therapy, further supporting the implementation of outpatient administration programs for this class of drugs. Know more.

2) Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): from diagnosis to treatment

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, commonly called LAM, is a rare disease, which mainly affects young women, and is characterized by lung and kidney involvement. The evolution of the disease is heterogeneous, survival without graft reaching 86% in ten years. View AML diagnosis and treatment content here.

1) Recurrent vaginal candidiasis: points of attention and correct diagnosis

Vaginal candidiasis is the second most common cause of vulvovaginitis, just behind bacterial vaginosis. Candida is present in 10-20% of women of childbearing age, but it is not always considered a disease. Check the details here.

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