Treatment Guidelines - 2013
Year:    Publication:
February 1, 2013 (Issue 126)  
March 1, 2013 (Issue 127)  
  • Antiviral Drugs
    The drugs of choice for treatment of viral infections (other than HIV) and their dosages are listed in Tables 1-6 on the pages that follow. Some of the indications and dosages recommended here have not been approved by the FDA. Vaccines used for the prevention of viral infections are discussed...
April 1, 2013 (Issue 128)  
  • Drugs for Pain
    Pain can be acute or chronic. The two major types of chronic pain are nociceptive pain and neuropathic pain. Nociceptive pain can be treated with nonopioid analgesics or opioids. Neuropathic pain is less responsive to opioids and is often treated with adjuvant drugs such as antidepressants and antiepileptics. Combining different types of analgesics may provide an...
May 1, 2013 (Issue 129)  
July 1, 2013 (Issue 131)  
  • Drugs for Bacterial Infections
    The text that follows reviews some common bacterial infections and their empiric treatment pending the results of culture and susceptibility testing. The recommendations made here are based on the results of susceptibility studies, clinical trials, and the opinions of Medical Letter reviewers. Tables 1 and 2 list the usual dosages of antibacterial...
August 1, 2013 (Issue 132)  
September 1, 2013 (Issue 133)  
October 1, 2013 (Issue 134)  
November 1, 2013 (Issue 135)  
December 1, 2013 (Issue 136)