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Acute Management of Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 8/20/2014

Chronic kidney disease is defined as abnormalities of kidney structure or function that are present for more than 3 months, resulting in a progressive loss of renal function that can occur over years.
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Androgen Therapy in Women 8/20/2014

There are no testosterone pills, patches, or gels currently approved by the FDA for treating sexual dysfunction in women.
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Drug-Induced Urinary Incontinence 8/20/2014

A number of medications have been proposed as possible causes of drug-induced urinary incontinence, including alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonists, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and hormone replacement therapy.
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Infection in Kidney Transplantation 8/20/2014

Approximately 20% of hospital readmissions in the first year posttransplant are due to infectious complications.

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Opioid Dosing in Renal and Hepatic Impairment 8/20/2014

These comorbid conditions can complicate the treatment of pain with opioid analgesics.

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Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus 8/20/2014

Enterococcus species are a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections and the second most common nosocomial bloodstream pathogen in the United States.

Catching Your Breath: Managing COPD Exacerbations 7/17/2014

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an inflammatory disease of the lung characterized by progressive airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.

Deep Venous Thrombosis: The “Economy Class Syndrome” 7/17/2014

DVT should be treated using anticoagulant and possibly thrombolytic therapy.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 7/17/2014

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is present in up to 10% of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients upon initial diagnosis.

Influenza: Optimizing Prevention and Treatment Strategies 7/17/2014

Seasonal influenza causes significant respiratory illness, resulting in approximately 25,000 deaths in the United States each year.

Prevention and Management of Respiratory Viruses 7/17/2014

Pharmacists are in a key position to ensure that appropriate infection control measures are followed.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management of Complications 7/17/2014

Respiratory syncytial virus, a common childhood viral illness, is a seasonal infection, with the highest rates occurring in the United States in the fall and winter (between November and March).

Update on the Management of Pediatric Acute Otitis Media 7/17/2014

New clinical practice guidelines for treating ear infections were recently released.

Corns and Calluses: Overview of Common Keratotic Lesions 6/19/2014

If the condition is sufficiently severe, the patient’s gait and choice of activities or footwear may be affected.

Management of Acute Diabetic Foot Disease 6/19/2014

Diabetic foot disease is a spectrum of disorders involving the cutaneous, soft-tissue, and osseous structures of the foot.

New Cholesterol Treatment Guideline: Implications for Pharmacy Practice 6/19/2014

The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol takes an evidence-based approach that stresses the reduction of cardiovascular risk.

Onychomycosis: Clinical Considerations and Recommendations 6/19/2014

Often viewed as a purely cosmetic issue, nail fungus may lead to complications and should be treated.

Congenital and Acquired Long QT Syndrome: A Pharmacist’s Perspective 5/16/2014

Long QT syndrome, a heart condition in which cardiac repolarization is delayed following a heartbeat, can be detected by measuring the QT interval on an ECG.

Pediatric Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome 5/16/2014

Pediatric patients with nephrotic syndrome have increased glomerular filtration barrier permeability, resulting in clinical features such as proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, edema, and dyslipidemia.

Screening and Treatment of Pediatric Dyslipidemias 5/16/2014

Universal screening is recommended regardless of family history or risk factors.

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