Editor’s Preface Pulse pressure is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The pulse is affected by volume and vascular resistance. While there is a view that future cardiovascular events may be indicative, this has not yet been confirmed by meta-analyzes. In this article, which was translated in May 2017 of Turkis Rational Drug Use Bulletin, the effect of […]

Editor’s Preface Nonclinical diagnostic methods are increasingly being used in clinical laboratories. These methods improve duration of results and are generally more sensitive than culture. In the article which has been translated in June 2017 of the Rational Drug Use Bulletin of Turkey, non-cultural diagnostic methods and characteristics are discussed.

Editor’s Preface The number of pharmacokinetic studies done for children of different ages is rather limited. Moreover, this need of pharmacokinetic evidences becomes more evident as the age of 18 turns towards the newborn period. This can make it difficult to know what the optimum dose is when prescribing to a child in any age group. In the article which […]

Editor’s Preface Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex disease with both pulmonary and systemic findings. The severity of the comorbidity and mortality risk increases with the disease. In the article which has been translated in March 2017 of the Rational Drug Use Bulletin of Turkey, the issues to be considered in the diagnosis and treatment of COPD have […]

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