Items Tagged ‘gastrointestinal bleeding’

Over-the-counter pain relievers: Which one is right for you?

May 11, 2017

Over-the-counter pain relievers: Which one is right for you?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Before you reach for an over-the-counter (OCT) pain reliever to treat your headache or sore back, review your options. While these drugs are generally safe, they also have a number of side effects. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors (NSAIDs) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors, such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen, relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation. They can […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, arthritis, backache, brain inflammation, cold symptoms, gastrointestinal bleeding, headache, liver damage, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors, NSAIDs


To operate or not to operate: a serious question with no clear answers

May 24, 2016

To operate or not to operate: a serious question with no clear answers

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

  What goes into a surgeon’s decision to operate — or to recommend an alternative treatment option? Two UCLA-led studies published online May 18 by the peer-reviewed Annals of Surgery sought to answer that question. The upshot is:  It might depend as much on how surgeons perceive the world as it does on the patient’s […]

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Tags: alternative treatment, appendicitis, bowel obstruction, Dr. Greg Sacks, gastrointestinal bleeding, general surgery residency, surgeon, surgery, surgical risk calculator