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

Overdose and misuse may lead to acute liver failure.

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

Nonselective NSAIDs have the lowest risk of cardiovascular events.

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

Breakthrough pain is a common issue incurred by oncology patients.

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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.

Acute Hospital Management of Spinal Cord Injuries in Adults 1/22/2014

These injuries require a comprehensive approach to pharmacologic treatment in the acute setting.

Adult ADHD: Treatment of a Grown-up Disorder 1/22/2014

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.

Antiepileptic Drugs and Contraception 1/22/2014

Hormonal contraception can have a bidirectional interaction with some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), which can lead to loss of seizure control or toxicity.

Drug-Induced Neurologic Conditions 1/22/2014

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.

Guillain-BarreĢ Syndrome 1/22/2014

This heterogeneous condition with several variant forms is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis.

Reversal of Newer Anticoagulants in Acute Hemorrhagic Stroke 1/22/2014

The use of blood products and other therapies for acute management and reversal is explored.

Tardive Dyskinesia: A Distressing Drug-Induced Movement Disorder 1/22/2014

Tardive dyskinesia is a drug-induced movement disorder characterized by the presence of abnormal involuntary movements.1-3

An Outpatient Approach to Nausea and Vomiting 12/18/2013

Prevention and treatment rely upon the precipitating mechanisms from which the condition results.

Antibiotic Therapy for Appendicitis in Children 12/18/2013

Appropriate IV antibiotics should be initiated upon diagnosis and postappendectomy.
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