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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Use in the Treatment of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection 4/14/2016

Clostridium difficile is a common entity causing healthcare-associated diarrhea, the primary pathogen for antibiotic-associated colitis, and an important cause of infectious disease–associated mortality in the United States.
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Intra-abdominal Infections in Adults 4/14/2016

These conditions constitute the second leading cause of infection-related mortality in the ICU.

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Management of Invasive Aspergillosis 4/14/2016

Aspergillosis, which is most commonly observed in immunocompromised persons, is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in this population, with mortality rates as high as 90%.

Norovirus Infection and Outbreaks 4/14/2016

Highly contagious and environmentally stable, strains of this viral pathogen are now the leading cause of diarrheal diseases across all age groups.

Chronic Post-ICU Pain and Post–Intensive Care Syndrome 3/17/2016

Many patients continue to experience significant discomfort for months or years after ICU discharge.

Mucositis in Cancer Patients: A Review 3/17/2016

Mucositis—the breakdown of epithelial cells in the gastrointestinal tract—is a common and painful side effect of treatment for many cancer patients.

New Pharmacotherapy Options for Hyperphosphatemia 3/17/2016

Oral phosphate binders are widely used in clinical practice for patients with end-stage renal disease.

Pharmacist Involvement in Hospice and Palliative Care 3/17/2016

The number of patients in need of hospice and palliative care continues to grow, as do the general population’s knowledge and awareness of the diagnosed conditions that render patients eligible for hospice care services.

Breaking Down Glioma: A Pharmacist’s Overview 2/17/2016

Gliomas are central nervous system tumors that arise from glial cells in the brain or spine.

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Duration in Patients With Drug-Eluting Stents 2/17/2016

Complications seen with percutaneous coronary intervention led to the development of bare metal stents and, later, drug-eluting stents.

Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Focus on IV tPA and Timely Reperfusion 1/20/2016

Recently updated guidelines have expanded the time window eligibility for treatment.

Muscular Dystrophy: Options for Complication Management 1/20/2016

There are nine clearly defined types of muscular dystrophy, each differing in age of onset, clinical symptomology, muscle groups impacted, and associated complications.

Drug-Induced Bleeding 12/14/2015

Drug-induced bleeding presents in many ways, including excessive bruising, nosebleeds, heavy menses, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal bleeding.

Overuse of Proton Pump Inhibitors in the Hospitalized Patient 12/14/2015

Overutilization of PPIs has led to higher hospital-related costs and more adverse effects.

Pain Management Considerations in Cirrhosis 12/14/2015

Practitioners must consider the increased potential for drug-induced liver injury in patients with preexisting liver disease.

Cognitive Impairment During Hospitalization: The Pharmacist’s Role in Monitoring 11/16/2015

There are many reasons for the occurrence of cognitive impairment in patients during hospitalization, and this impairment can have a long-term impact post discharge.

Managing Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Traumatic Brain Injury 11/16/2015

Patients should be monitored for increased intracranial pressure and seizure occurrence.

Pharmacologic Management of Acute and Chronic Panic Disorder 11/16/2015

Differential diagnosis of a panic attack is critical to providing appropriate drug therapy.

QTc Prolongation With Antidepressants and Antipsychotics 11/16/2015

QT-interval prolongation is estimated to occur in up to 10% of patients taking antiarrhythmic drugs with QT-prolonging potential.

Advances in the Pharmacotherapy of Hereditary Angioedema 10/16/2015

New therapies prevent and reduce the duration and severity of swelling episodes.

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