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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.
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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.

Cellulitis: A Clinical Review 9/17/2014

To effectively treat this skin condition, a healthcare professional must correctly identify the specific bacterium responsible.
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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.


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Vasectomy: Anesthesia and Postoperative Pain Control 9/17/2014

Surgical techniques are directed at decreasing pain, discomfort, and complications.

Infection in Kidney Transplantation 8/20/2014

Approximately 20% of hospital readmissions in the first year posttransplant are due to infectious complications.


Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus 8/20/2014

Enterococcus species are a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections and the second most common nosocomial bloodstream pathogen in the United States.

Catching Your Breath: Managing COPD Exacerbations 7/17/2014

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an inflammatory disease of the lung characterized by progressive airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.

Prevention and Management of Respiratory Viruses 7/17/2014

Pharmacists are in a key position to ensure that appropriate infection control measures are followed.

Foot Pain Etiology: An Overview 6/19/2014

There are simple measures that patients can undertake in order to prevent or treat foot pain.

Management of Acute Diabetic Foot Disease 6/19/2014

Diabetic foot disease is a spectrum of disorders involving the cutaneous, soft-tissue, and osseous structures of the foot.

New Cholesterol Treatment Guideline: Implications for Pharmacy Practice 6/19/2014

The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol takes an evidence-based approach that stresses the reduction of cardiovascular risk.

Pediatric Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome 5/16/2014

Pediatric patients with nephrotic syndrome have increased glomerular filtration barrier permeability, resulting in clinical features such as proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, edema, and dyslipidemia.

Transitions of Care: Pharmacist Collaboration at a Community Teaching Hospital 5/16/2014

Pharmacists are involved in strategies to reduce readmissions and improve patient outcomes.


Management of Occupational Exposure to HIV 4/18/2014

Updated guidelines for management and postexposure prophylaxis were recently released.


MiniMed 530G: The First Artificial Pancreas 4/18/2014

This sensor-augmented pump monitors moment-to-moment glucose changes.

Pharmacology of Shunt Infections 4/18/2014

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


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.


Bacteria-Causing Gum Disease Invites Oral Cancer Growth 3/19/2014


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