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Antimicrobial Therapy for Community-Acquired Pneumonia 4/16/2015

Antibiotic resistance and the risk of fatal adverse events make it challenging to select an agent.
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Cutaneous Fungal Infections 4/16/2015

Cutaneous fungal infections are superficial infections typically involving the skin, hair, and nails.
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Probiotics as a Treatment for Infectious Diseases 4/16/2015

Recently, consumers have had a renewed interest in probiotics as a treatment option.
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Prolonged-Infusion Dosing of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics 4/16/2015

Prolonged or continuous infusion of IV beta-lactams has a higher probability of achieving pharmacodynamic goals compared with standard intermittent infusions.
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The Evolving Management of Hepatitis C Virus 4/16/2015

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains the leading bloodborne chronic infection in the United States.

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

Liposomal Bupivacaine: A New Option for Postoperative Pain 3/18/2015

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


Opioid Overdose Rescue Kits 3/18/2015

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


Pharmacogenetic Testing and Opioids 3/18/2015

Personalized medicine allows healthcare professionals to dose patients appropriately.


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.

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.


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.
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