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Febrile Seizures 5/21/2013

Febrile seizures are the most common seizure disorder of childhood.

Opioid Overdose: What Hospital Pharmacists Should Know 4/19/2013

It is imperative to recognize risk factors and signs of overdose, as well as understand pharmacologic management strategies.

Therapeutic Hypothermia: Improving Post–Cardiac Arrest Care 3/20/2013

Lowering body temperature after cardiac arrest has been show to improve morbidity and mortality .

Schizophrenia: Managing Symptoms With Antipsychotics 11/20/2012

The choice of agent depends upon individual preference, prior treatment response, side-effect profiles, and patient medical history.

Optimal Treatment for Interstitial Cystitis 9/19/2012

For optimal treatment, clinicians should implement the most conservative therapies to prevent unnecessary additional risks for patients.

Disordered Eating in Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Omission and Diabulimia 5/22/2012

Young adults with diabetes are at increased risk for developing psychiatric comorbidities, including eating disorders, because of the complex nature of chronic disease management as well as the effects of chronic disease on psychosocial functioning.

The Pharmacist’s Role in Identifying and Managing Shift Work Disorder 2/17/2012

Associations between shift work disorder and cancer, coronary artery disease, and gastrointestinal disturbances have been established.

The Placebo Effect: Usage, Mechanisms, and Legality 12/20/2011

Pharmacists and other medical practitioners should carefully weigh the risks and benefits of this treatment approach, which has roots dating back centuries.

Total Hip Arthroplasty: Presurgical and Postsurgical Drug Therapies 11/16/2011

Each year, hip fractures contribute to more than 225,000 hospitalizations in Medicare recipients, and this number is expected to double by the year 2040.

Hip Fractures From Falls 10/19/2011

Many experts predict an epidemic of hip fractures as the population ages, and the CDC estimates that the number could reach 650,000 annually (1,800/day) by 2050.

Cleansing and Detoxification Products in Self-Care 11/17/2010

Traditionally, detoxification products have been used to remove the buildup of toxins thought to accumulate in the body through ingestion and exposure.

Bisphosphonate Nephrotoxicity Risks and Use in CKD Patients 5/20/2010

Bisphosphonates, which are excreted via the kidneys, may accumulate in patients with diminished renal function, and toxicity may occur.

The Internet as a Drug Information Resource 2/8/2010

A wealth of pharmaceutical information is available via the Web, although data must be critically evaluated prior to its use in making treatment decisions.

Massage Therapy: Implications for Pharmaceutical Care 5/19/2009

As pharmacists, the primary goal of evaluating the impact of medications on massage therapy, and vice-versa, is based on safety concerns.
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