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Acute Kidney Injury: An Overview 8/18/2015

Acute kidney injury is characterized by a rapid loss in kidney function with or without changes in urine output.
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Antibiotic Therapy for Epididymitis 8/18/2015

The most common infecting pathogens are Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Escherichia coli.

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Counseling Male Patients on Testosterone Replacement Therapy With Efficacy and Safety in Mind 8/18/2015

Given recent warnings and safety updates, pharmacists are ideally placed to advise patients concerning treatment with testosterone.

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy in the Hospitalized Patient 8/18/2015

Medication plus behavioral counseling increase the chance of smoking cessation post discharge.

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Pharmacists’ Role in Managing Male Urinary Incontinence 8/18/2015

Urinary incontinence is an inability to control the physical, physiological, or functional factors involved in the process of urination that leads to an involuntary loss of urine.
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Uremic Pruritus Review 8/18/2015

Uremic pruritus (chronic itching in patients with chronic kidney disease) has a prevalence of 15% to 49% and impacts more than one-third of patients undergoing dialysis.

A Review of Pulmonary Fibrosis 7/20/2015

Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive respiratory disorder characterized by a scarring and thickening of the lining of the lungs that causes irreversible loss of ability to transport and exchange oxygen.

Appropriate Use of Pressurized Metered-Dose Inhalers for Asthma 7/20/2015

Over the last several decades, multiple studies have identified improper asthma rescue inhaler technique as a clinically important correlate of unstable disease and increased use of healthcare services.

Complex Pharmacotherapy of Cystic Fibrosis 7/20/2015

Current advances have made dramatic improvements in patient quality of life and life expectancy.

Pneumococcal Vaccination in Older Adults: An Update for Pharmacists 7/20/2015

The CDC recently updated the vaccination schedule for those aged >65 years.

Prevention and Treatment of Pertussis in Adults 7/20/2015

Although pertussis is typically considered a childhood disease, rates of infection in adults and adolescents have risen, currently accounting for more than half of all reported cases.

Update on the Management of Bronchiolitis in Children 7/20/2015

Viral bronchiolitis, an inflammation of the lower respiratory tract, is a leading cause of acute illness and hospitalization in infants and children aged <2 years.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration 6/23/2015

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment in the elderly.

An Overview of Eye Cancers 6/23/2015

Primary malignant intraocular neoplasms are relatively rare, but they can be fatal if not treated promptly.

Current Considerations in the Treatment of Glaucoma 6/23/2015

Although there is no cure, numerous topical agents effectively reduce intraocular pressure.

Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder: Disease Overview and Treatment Options 6/23/2015

Data are limited regarding which therapy most effectively entrains the circadian rhythm.

Ocular Diseases in HIV Infection 6/23/2015

HIV ocular infections are becoming more common as HIV/AIDS continues to transition to a chronic disease.

Ophthalmic Toxicities of Systemic Drug Therapy 6/23/2015

These adverse events may or may not be related to the agent’s pharmacodynamics or pharmacokinetics.

Assessment and Treatment of Pain in Children 5/15/2015

Over the last several decades, the assessment and treatment of pain in children has become a standard of pediatric care.

Emergent Treatment of Status Epilepticus in Children 5/15/2015

Status epilepticus is a neurologic disorder that can lead to serious complications in children if it is not treated effectively.
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