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Prevention of Anaphylaxis: The Role of the Epinephrine Auto-Injector

  Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition, with at-risk individuals remaining at chronic high risk of recurrence. Anaphylaxis is frequently underrecognized and undertreated by healthcare providers. The first-line pharmacologic intervention for anaphylaxis is epinephrine, and guidelines uniformly agree that its prompt administration is vital to prevent progression, improve patient outcomes, and reduce hospitalizations and fatalities. Healthcare costs […]

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Using Text Messages to Improve Medication Adherence

One-way Versus Two-way Text Messaging on Improving Medication Adherence: Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials Two-way text messaging (reminder plus patient reply) improves medication adherence by 23%, while one-way text messaging (reminder only) has little or no effect. Abstract Background Mobile telephone text messaging is a simple potential solution to the failure to take medications as directed. […]

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