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L’automédication est un aspect essentiel des soins de santé

… et comme tout traitement prescrit par un médecin, elle devrait reposer sur les données disponibles. Evidence for Self-Medication (EfSM) présente une synthèse des études pertinentes sur les médicaments et substances actives en vente libre pour permettre aux pharmaciens et autres professionnels de santé de fournir les meilleurs avis en matière d’automédication en se fondant sur des données probantes. 


Tous les articles d'EfSM ont été soumis à un comité de lecture. Disponibles en anglais et en allemand, un grand nombre d'entre eux est également disponible dans d'autres langues.

Rhodiola and green tea, combined with magnesium and B-vitamins, may improve the brain’s processing …

Stress can have a negative impact on cognitive functions. This secondary analysis from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study on moderately stressed healthy adults, showed the positive acute effects of a combination of magnesium, B vitamins (B6, B9, B12), rhodiola and green tea extracts enriched in L-theanine on brain EEG theta activity during attentional task performance conducted u ...

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Auteur: Thamiris Tavares, Milana Dan et Lionel NoahEFSM: 2024;4:240025DOI: 10.52778/efsm.24.0025Date: 25.04.2024

Headache treatment with the fixed dose combination ibuprofen plus caffeine (400/100 mg)

Results from a pharmacy-based patient survey

Headache affects many people and can – in most cases – be successfully treated with over-the-counter analgesics. What are the patients’ characteristics? How do they experience the effects of the treatment with ibuprofen plus caffeine (400/100 mg; IbuCaff)? How does the treatment response to IbuCaff compare with other treatments? A pharmacy-based patient survey run in German community pharmaci ...

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Auteur: Thomas Weiser, PhDEFSM: 2024;4:240019DOI: 10.52778/efsm.24.0019Date: 23.03.2024

In vitro tests allow a better understanding of the therapeutic effects of commercialized probiotic …

The gut microbiome is unique to each person and has a major impact on health. Orally administered probiotics are used to prevent and/or treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and additionally show potential in the treatment of non-GI conditions. In vitro studies lead to a better understanding of the biological properties of therapeutically used microorganisms and the positive effects they can have ...

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Auteur: Paolo Pellegrino, MD, Maria Chiara Uboldi, PhD, Daniel Marquez et Marcos III PerezEFSM: 2024;4:240013DOI: 10.52778/efsm.24.0013Date: 05.03.2024

Burden of impaired vitality in the general population and potential nutritional solution

A recent study based on the National Health and Wellness Survey, the world’s largest online database of patient-reported health outcomes, found that low vitality negatively impacts quality of life, daily activities and productivity. While dietary supplement solutions exist to prevent fatigue, the study also showed that people disengaged in self-managing their health have the lowest vitality level.

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Auteur: Anne-Laure Tardy, Lionel Noah, Thamiris Tavares et Caroline AmandEFSM: 2024;4:240008DOI: 10.52778/efsm.24.0008Date: 27.02.2024

Managing magnesium deficiency: Strategies for diagnosis and treatment

Magnesium (Mg) plays a vital role in maintaining bodily functions; in consequence, its deficiency has been linked to various chronic diseases. Diagnosis of Mg deficiency is challenging due to the absence of specific symptoms and its impact on health. Raising awareness to healthcare professionals can facilitate accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. This review delves into the role of M ...

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Auteur: Katarzyna Wielgus, Milana Dan et Thamiris TavaresEFSM: 2024;4:240001DOI: 10.52778/efsm.24.0001Date: 22.02.2024

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