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The ALIC4E Trial: Oseltamivir + Usual Care vs Usual Care Alone

Background: Previous evidence has found that oseltamivir reduces median time to alleviation of influenza symptoms over placebo by about 1 day.  The benefits were greater when treatment was initiated within 24 to 48 hours of symptoms onset. Many previous trials …

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Infectious Disease

The Tamiflu Debacle

Background:  Oseltamivir (Tamiflu), a neuraminidase inhibitor, was approved by the FDA in 1999.  The majority of the evidence supporting the use of the medication came from trials funded by Roche, the maker of the drug. Safety issues with the drug …

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Infectious Disease

REBEL Cast Episode 6: Oseltamivir in the Treatment of Influenza & Use of the HEART Score in Low Risk Chest Pain

Welcome to the March 2015 REBEL Cast, where Swami, Matt, and I are going to tackle a couple of topics that come up frequently in clinical practice in the emergency department. Today we are going to specifically tackle: Topic #1: Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in …

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CardiovascularInfectious Disease

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