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April 21, 2017

Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infection: Disease Overview and Updated Treatment Strategies

Necrotizing soft-tissue infections are a type of serious bacterial infection requiring rapid recognition and intervention in combination with timely antibiotic treatment.
April 21, 2017

Antiviral Therapy in Patients With Influenza

Nonpharmacologic management and neuraminidase inhibitors are recommended either to prevent transmission or to treat the infection.
April 21, 2017

Nonoccupational Postexposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) for HIV

The CDC recently released updated guidelines for the use of antiretroviral postexposure prophylaxis after sexual contact, injection drug use, and other nonoccupational exposures to HIV.

April 21, 2017

Travel-Related Infection in Children: Pretravel Counseling to Reduce Morbidity

Travel-related infections affect children disproportionately and may lead to serious consequences; pharmacists can provide crucial pretravel information.
March 17, 2017

Treatment Options in Managing Acute Perioperative Pain

If the interventions and drugs employed perioperatively are inadequate, the pain could develop into a chronic problem or worsen patient outcomes.
March 17, 2017

Pearls and Pitfalls of Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Patient-controlled analgesia refers to the delivery of analgesics immediately upon patient demand.
March 17, 2017

Acute Pain Management in Patients With Opioid Tolerance

Prescription opioid use has significantly increased globally in the past two decades and has led to an increased number of patients who have become tolerant to opioids.
March 17, 2017

Urate-Lowering Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Gout Flare

Gout is one of the most common rheumatologic arthritic diseases; preventing future gout attacks requires lowering serum urate levels to promote dissolution of urate crystals.
February 16, 2017

Patient Teaching Aid: Arrhythmia

In arrhythmia, the heart beats too fast, too slowly, or randomly. View a new PTA Video about arrhythmia.
February 16, 2017

Management of Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Stable Angina

Angina pectoris, characterized by discomfort typically located in the chest, neck, or left arm, is one of several clinical manifestations of CAD.

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