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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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Ebola Virus Disease: Understanding the Current Outbreak 12/17/2014

The 2014 outbreak in West Africa is the largest epidemic to date. Preventive strategies and supportive therapy are the only options, since no vaccine or effective antiviral treatment is yet available.


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Gastrointestinal Protective Therapy Post Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation 12/17/2014

Pharmacists can oversee postprocedural treatment administered to prevent atrioesophageal fistula, a serious complication.


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Liver Cirrhosis: A Review 12/17/2014

Liver cirrhosis is the end result of several mechanisms of liver inflammation caused by chronic liver disease, genetic disease, or autoimmune inflammation.
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Medication and Supplement Use in Celiac Disease 12/17/2014

Recent studies have shown that drug absorption may be impaired in CD patients who require oral medications for comorbid conditions.
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Update on the Management of Clostridium difficile Infection 12/17/2014

The most important risk factor for acquiring this virulent infection is antibiotic administration.


Ammonium Lactate–Containing Moisturizers: A Systematic Review 11/17/2014

Patients with diabetes often experience foot complications, such as ulcers, infections, and even amputations.1

Antidepressant Treatment Concerns and Recommendations for Avoiding Adverse Events 11/17/2014

Adverse drug events are an important factor influencing health outcomes of individuals treated with psychotropic medications.

Nonpsychotropic Medication-Induced Psychosis 11/17/2014

Many nonpsychiatric medications have the potential to cause neuropsychiatric events ranging from anxiety to psychosis.

Overview and Management of Anxiety Disorders 11/17/2014

Treatment options include lifestyle modifications, psychotherapy, and pharmacotherapy.


Psychopathy: A Review for the Pharmacist 11/17/2014

Psychopathy is a serious personality disorder that can have significant negative effects both on individuals and on society.

The Inpatient With Dementia 11/17/2014

It is often the behavioral symptoms associated with disease progression that lead to hospitalization.


Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome 11/17/2014

Depending upon the severity of symptoms, patients may be treated in the inpatient or outpatient setting.


Buprenorphine Transdermal Patch: An Overview for Use in Chronic Pain 10/16/2014

This agent may be an alternative for patients with pain severe enough to require around-the-clock, long-term opioid therapy when other options are inadequate.

Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 10/16/2014

Through screening for early detection of cognitive impairment and dementia, patients have a better chance of managing their diabetes at home with provider assistance.


New Changes in Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling 10/16/2014

The proposed rule will replace existing regulations and provide detailed, current information for patients and their providers.


New Drug Review 2014 10/16/2014

This article reviews five new drugs (umeclidinium and vilanterol, vortioxetine, dapagliflozin, luliconazole, sofosbuvir) that were approved by the FDA in the past year.

Review of Selected NMEs 2014 10/16/2014

Five new molecular entities (riociguat, ibrutinib, obinutuzumab, coagulation factor XIII A-subunit [recombinant], collagenase clostridium histolyticum) that were recently approved by the FDA are discussed.

Contribution to Breast Cancer Prevention for Women: A Challenge for Pharmacists 9/17/2014

New guidelines recommend chemoprevention (tamoxifen or raloxifene) for high-risk patients.


Gender Differences in Pharmacokinetics 9/17/2014

Women are underrepresented and gender-specific analysis is uncommon in most clinical trials.


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