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Generic Name: PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SUSTAINED-RELEASE - ORAL Pronounced: (sue-doh-eff-ED-rin) Long Acting Nasal Decong (PSE) Oral Precautions
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Generic Name: DEXTROMETHORPHAN LIQUID - ORAL Pronounced: (dex-trow-meth-OR-fan) Robitussin Cough Long-Acting Oral Precautions
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intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist ab...
This is the first study to report the long-term results of total knee replacement (TKR) in obese patients after more than 10 years. Other studies have followed patients for shorter periods of time. Researchers compared two groups of patients with TKR. One group had a body mass index greater than 30, which means they were obese. The control group had the same TKR, but these patients were not overweight. A special computer program was used to match patients from each group. The patients were paired based on gender, age at the time of surgery, type of arthritis, and length of follow-up after surgery. Level of activity after TKR was also measured for each patient. The researchers reported the following findings: Only 70 percent of the obese group had a successful outcome. This was compared to 90 percent in the control group. Thirty percent of the obese group had their knees revised (a second surgery later). Only 10 percent of the control group needed revisions. There was a trend for obesity ...
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