Lamictal (#lamotrigine): Drug Safety Communication – Studies Show Increased Risk of #Heart Rhythm Problems in Patients with Heart Disease

Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medicines to treat seizures in patients 2 years and older. It may also be used as maintenance treatment in patients with the mental health condition bipolar disorder to help delay the occurrence of mood episodes such as depression, mania, or hypomania. RECOMMENDATIONS: Patients should not stop taking your medicine without first talking to your prescriber because stopping lamotrigine … Continue reading Lamictal (#lamotrigine): Drug Safety Communication – Studies Show Increased Risk of #Heart Rhythm Problems in Patients with Heart Disease

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Acute on Chronic Liver Failure From #Nonalcoholic Fatty #Liver Disease: A Growing and Aging Cohort With Rising Mortality

We assessed the burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)‐related acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF) among transplant candidates in the United States, along with waitlist outcomes for this population. Approach and Results We analyzed the United Network for Organ Sharing registry from 2005 to 2017. Patients with ACLF were identified using the European Association for the Study of the Liver/Chronic Liver Failure criteria and … Continue reading Acute on Chronic Liver Failure From #Nonalcoholic Fatty #Liver Disease: A Growing and Aging Cohort With Rising Mortality

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