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Recent patterns of medication use in the ambulatory adult population of the United States: the Slone survey.
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In any given week, most US adults take at least 1 medication, and many take multiple agents; the substantial overlap between use of prescription medications and herbals/supplements raises concern about unintended interactions.
The Drug Etiology of Agranulocytosis and Aplastic Anemia
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Risk estimation for diseases with multiple causes Etiologically relevant risk intervals Regional variation of drug-induced agranulocytosis The strengths and limitations of the present study Concluding remarks.
Risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis during first weeks of antiepileptic therapy: a case-control study. Study Group of the International Case Control Study on Severe
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SJS and TEN are associated with short-term therapy with phenytoin, phenobarbital, and carbamazepine, and the association with valproic acid seems to be confounded by concomitant short- term therapy with other causal drugs.
Medications as Risk Factors of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in Children: A Pooled Analysis
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It is suspected that acetaminophen (paracetamol) use increases the risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis among more unexpected risk factors.
Oxalobacter formigenes may reduce the risk of calcium oxalate kidney stones.
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Colonization with O. formigenes is associated with a 70% reduction in the risk for being a recurrent calcium oxalate stone former, and the inverse association was consistently present within strata of age, gender, race/ethnicity, region, and antibiotic use.
Drugs in the aetiology of agranulocytosis and aplastic anaemia
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It is confirmed that agranulocytosis is largely a drug‐induced disease, with similar proportions accounted for in 3 disparate geographic regions, and although many of the expected associations were observed for aplastic anaemia, most of the aetiology is not explained by drugs.
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