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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.

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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.
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Cocaine-Induced Cardiomyopathy 2/18/2015

Adverse effects, primarily cardiovascular in nature, are of concern because of their severe and possibly chronic nature.
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Digoxin Use in Modern Medicine 2/18/2015

Digoxin, a cardiac glycoside, has inotropic effects in addition to effects on cardiac output.
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Patient-Centered Management of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease 2/18/2015

The pathophysiology is not fully understood, rendering pharmacologic treatment difficult.

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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.

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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.

Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy 1/21/2015

Up to 40% of patients undergoing chemotherapy with multiple agents experience nerve damage.

Management of Dual Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease and a Mental Health Disorder 1/21/2015

Mental health disorders are frequently seen in patients with Parkinson’s disease, possibly as a result of the complex imbalance of neurotransmitters in both disease states.

Marijuana for the Treatment of Seizure Disorders 1/21/2015

Cannabis, the substance more commonly known as marijuana, has gained interest in recent years for its potential use as an antiepileptic agent.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: A Primer for Pharmacists 1/21/2015

Despite the benefits of consistent CPAP therapy, adherence remains a challenge.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.
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