Pharmacotherapy plays a key role before, during, and after this cardiovascular procedure.
anesthetic agent for ECT should have a rapid onset of action and short recovery
Metabolic syndrome is a collection of co-occurring disorders
that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes mellitus.
An estimated 3% to 5% of children have high blood pressure, and the incidence is rising.
Cardiotoxicity, in which the heart muscle is damaged and cannot
efficiently pump blood to oxygenate the body’s vital organs, is one of
the most prominent morbidities in cancer patients surviving 5 to 10
years post therapy.
These injuries require a comprehensive approach to
pharmacologic treatment in the acute setting.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often
thought of as a disorder of childhood, but approximately one-half of
individuals who exhibit ADHD early in life will go on to have persistent
symptoms into adulthood.
Hormonal contraception can have a bidirectional interaction with some
antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), which can lead to loss of seizure control
Along with awareness of the improved health outcomes resulting from
drug therapy comes the recognition that drug therapy may also contribute
to the emergence of new disorders.
This heterogeneous condition with several variant forms is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis.
The use of blood products and other therapies for acute management and reversal is explored.
Tardive dyskinesia is a drug-induced movement disorder
characterized by the presence of abnormal involuntary movements.1-3
Prevention and treatment rely upon the precipitating mechanisms from which the condition results.
Appropriate IV antibiotics should be initiated upon diagnosis and postappendectomy.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related
deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in both
men and women.
Because of limited treatments and a high mortality rate,
CRE infection is a growing threat, especially in the healthcare setting.
Continued use of these agents can potentially result in malabsorption problems and increased risk of infections.
During the moderate and late stages of dementia,
patients experience behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, psychosis, and aggression.
Behavioral side effects associated with antiepileptic drugs frequently are overlooked, but are an
Published by the American Psychiatric Association in May 2013,
this clinical resource is a guide for practitioners in establishing
diagnoses, requesting reimbursement, and—for researchers—investigating
and evaluating statistical health outcomes.
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