Pharmacotherapy plays a key role before, during, and after this cardiovascular procedure.
anesthetic agent for ECT should have a rapid onset of action and short recovery
Low blood pressure can be easily recognized by key signs and symptoms.
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.
These injuries require a comprehensive approach to
pharmacologic treatment in the acute setting.
The use of blood products and other therapies for acute management and reversal is explored.
Tardive dyskinesia is a drug-induced movement disorder
characterized by the presence of abnormal involuntary movements.1-3
Appropriate IV antibiotics should be initiated upon diagnosis and postappendectomy.
Because of limited treatments and a high mortality rate,
CRE infection is a growing threat, especially in the healthcare setting.
Identifying the specific type of gluten allergy a patient is experiencing is important when developing an effective treatment plan.
During the moderate and late stages of dementia,
patients experience behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, psychosis, and aggression.
Behavioral side effects associated with antiepileptic drugs frequently are overlooked, but are an
Low plasma sodium levels may be induced by psychogenic polydipsia.
Pharmacists with specialized knowledge about the agents
used for this disorder are well equipped to perform drug monitoring,
thus preventing adverse events.
Five molecular entities that were recently approved by the FDA are discussed.
This novel medication for treatment of type 2 diabetes
provides an alternative for patients who are not well controlled on
current drug therapy or diet and exercise.
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