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Antifactor Xa Monitoring in Patients on IV Unfractionated Heparin 3/18/2015

Despite the introduction of newer anticoagulants, IV unfractionated heparin is one of the most commonly used parenteral anticoagulants for preventing and treating venous thromboembolism
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Liposomal Bupivacaine: A New Option for Postoperative Pain 3/18/2015

This technology is an encouraging step forward in drug delivery and formulation design.


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Opioid Overdose Rescue Kits 3/18/2015

It is imperative to recognize the signs of an overdose and administer an antidote quickly.


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Pharmacogenetic Testing and Opioids 3/18/2015

Personalized medicine allows healthcare professionals to dose patients appropriately.


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The Pharmacist’s Role in Surgery: The Indispensable Asset 3/18/2015

Given the complexities of current surgery processes, the presence of a pharmacist on the multidisciplinary team is vital to the overall success of the perioperative period.
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Topical Therapies for Chronic Pain Management: A Review of Diclofenac and Lidocaine 3/18/2015

An increasingly popular pain management strategy is the use of noncontrolled topical agents.


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Vitamin D Supplementation for Pain 3/18/2015

Recent research points to a possible association between vitamin D deficiency and chronic pain.

Assessing the Suitability of Blood Donors on Medication 2/18/2015

A donor’s drug profile is one reason for deferral, if there are safety concerns for either donor or recipient.

Cardiac Fibrosis: New Treatments in Cardiovascular Medicine 2/18/2015

Historically, cardiac fibrosis has not been a focus for treatment; however, it is now believed that therapy could reduce the progression of heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases.

Cocaine-Induced Cardiomyopathy 2/18/2015

Adverse effects, primarily cardiovascular in nature, are of concern because of their severe and possibly chronic nature.

Digoxin Use in Modern Medicine 2/18/2015

Digoxin, a cardiac glycoside, has inotropic effects in addition to effects on cardiac output.

Patient-Centered Management of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease 2/18/2015

The pathophysiology is not fully understood, rendering pharmacologic treatment difficult.


Reversal of Novel Oral Anticoagulants 2/18/2015

No true antidote for these agents has been developed, so patients requiring rapid reversal must be appropriately monitored and managed.


The Application of High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Clinical Practice: A 2015 Update 2/18/2015

Testing for the inflammatory marker CRP may improve risk stratification, especially in intermediate-risk patients.


Drug Therapy for Endometriosis-Associated Pain 1/21/2015

Endometriosis is a chronic, recurrent disease caused by the extrauterine presence of endometrial tissues.

Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy 1/21/2015

Up to 40% of patients undergoing chemotherapy with multiple agents experience nerve damage.


Management of Dual Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease and a Mental Health Disorder 1/21/2015

Mental health disorders are frequently seen in patients with Parkinson’s disease, possibly as a result of the complex imbalance of neurotransmitters in both disease states.

Marijuana for the Treatment of Seizure Disorders 1/21/2015

Cannabis, the substance more commonly known as marijuana, has gained interest in recent years for its potential use as an antiepileptic agent.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: A Primer for Pharmacists 1/21/2015

Despite the benefits of consistent CPAP therapy, adherence remains a challenge.


Controversies in Using IV Azithromycin to Treat Gastroparesis 12/17/2014

Gastroparesis is a syndrome of delayed gastric emptying caused by factors other than mechanical obstructions in the stomach.
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