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Acute Pericarditis Treatment: Update on Colchicine 4/18/2014

Acute pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardial sac) is the most common pericardial disease, accounting for 5% of emergency department admissions in patients presenting with nonischemic chest pain.
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Anaphylaxis, Epinephrine Auto-Injectors, and Importance of the BX Rating 4/18/2014

EAIs are the current recommended first-line treatment for patients at risk for anaphylaxis, and it is critical that patients be properly trained on their device.

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Management of Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Monoinfection 4/18/2014

HCV genotype 1, which is the most common cause of hepatitis C infection in the U.S., is the most difficult form to treat.
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Management of Occupational Exposure to HIV 4/18/2014

Updated guidelines for management and postexposure prophylaxis were recently released.

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Pharmacology of Shunt Infections 4/18/2014

IV empirical therapy with both gram-positive and gram-negative coverage is recommended.

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Pneumococcal Vaccination: Optimizing Preventive Strategies and Reducing Disease Burden 4/18/2014

Pneumococcal disease is a concern in very young, elderly, and immunocompromised populations.

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Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulants 4/18/2014

The challenges associated with maintaining warfarin render target-specific oral anticoagulants an attractive option because they do not require routine monitoring and are associated with a low number of drug interactions.
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Treating Prostatitis Effectively: A Challenge for Clinicians 4/18/2014

Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland), which occurs in 5% to 9% of males aged 18 years and older, most often develops in middle age.1
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Viral Meningitis: An Overview 4/18/2014

Viral meningitis, a type of aseptic meningitis, is the most common form; it accounts for about 50% of meningitis-related hospitalizations in the United States, but most cases are self-limiting.

Acetaminophen Toxicity: What Pharmacists Need to Know 3/19/2014

Overdose and misuse may lead to acute liver failure.

Cardiovascular Risk Associated With NSAIDs and COX-2 Inhibitors 3/19/2014

Nonselective NSAIDs have the lowest risk of cardiovascular events.

Epidural Anesthesia During Labor and Delivery 3/19/2014

Epidural anesthetics are the most popular form of pain management currently chosen by the patient during labor in the United States.

Identifying and Treating Migraines in Children 3/19/2014

In children, the identification of migraines can be particularly problematic, since symptoms can present in a variety of ways that differ considerably from those occurring in adults.

Overview of Adult Outpatient Cancer Pain Management 3/19/2014

Breakthrough pain is a common issue incurred by oncology patients.

Pain Management in Dementia 3/19/2014

Proper assessment of pain in elderly patients is challenging.

Cardiac Catheterization: A Review for Pharmacists 2/19/2014

Pharmacotherapy plays a key role before, during, and after this cardiovascular procedure.

Comparison of Methohexital and Propofol Anesthesia in Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Ideal Agent 2/19/2014

The ideal anesthetic agent for ECT should have a rapid onset of action and short recovery time.

Metabolic Syndrome: Risk Factors and Recommendations 2/19/2014

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of co-occurring disorders that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes mellitus.

Pediatric Hypertension 2/19/2014

An estimated 3% to 5% of children have high blood pressure, and the incidence is rising.

The Cardiotoxicity of Cancer-Related Drug Therapies 2/19/2014

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.
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