H1N1 Influenza in the US

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H1N1 Influenza in the U.S.
January 3, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment
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Sun, 01-10-2010 - 12:26am

Anyone seen any pieces regarding NSAID's and Flu?

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Sun, 01-10-2010 - 5:32am
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extra.../jun15_1/b2345


Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2345


Letters
A/H1N1 flu
NSAIDs and flu


The potentially harmful effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are rarely discussed in the treatment of A/H1N1 flu, which has caused high death rates in Mexico.1 2

Severe and fatal cases, including sudden death, are characterised by severe sepsis with multi-organ failure with findings such as fever, leucocytosis, leucopenia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), liver impairment, renal failure, rhabdomyolysis, and hypotension.2 NSAIDs may aggravate these syndromes, leading to multi-organ failure.3

Since the flu pandemics of the 20th century salicylates have been linked to Reye’s syndrome and their use restricted in children. But NSAIDs such as diclofenac, mefenamic acid, and ibuprofen are still used as antipyretics in many countries, albeit less often than aspirin. Since the use of diclofenac and mefenamic acid was restricted in children in Japan in 2000, the case fatality of so called flu associated encephalopathy has fallen dramatically.4

Reanalysing the World Health Organization’s data on A/H1N1 flu,2 I . . .

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Sun, 01-10-2010 - 5:34am

just on the general beneficial nature of fever and the use of anti-pyretics. I really like this piece. I sent a copy to many of my real life mommy friends.


http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/160/4/449

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Sun, 01-10-2010 - 6:43pm

You're a fantastic researcher!!!

Thanks!

I'll never treat another fever with commercial medicine ever again.

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Mon, 01-11-2010 - 6:49am

just bookmarks, really. research is what I did for a living so it comes second nature. I am just really type

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