Pharmacy Focus

December 16, 2016

Acetaminophen Intoxication: A Critical-Care Emergency

This toxicity is the most common cause of acute liver failure and the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplantation.

October 14, 2016

Assessing Alzheimer’s Medications

Five FDA-approved treatments target the symptoms of this neurologic disease, with the primary goal of improving patients’ quality of life.

August 18, 2016

Sifting Through Dialysis Risks and Benefits

Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis remove waste and excess water from the blood to enhance a kidney patient’s quality of life.

June 16, 2016

A Closer Look at Sjögren Syndrome

This prevalent autoimmune disorder occurs mainly in women and typically around 40 years of age.

April 14, 2016

Norovirus Infection and Outbreaks

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

February 17, 2016

Role of Vitamin D Deficiency in Heart Disease

Despite evidence that lacking this fat-soluble secosteroid might contribute to CVD, more clinical studies are needed to identify the cause and effect.

December 14, 2015

Dissecting Alcoholic Liver Disease

Effective treatment approaches depend on the type and severity of the disease.

November 16, 2015

Hoarding Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment

Hoarding is a behavior that can vary from mild to life-threatening. Hoarding disorder can be treated with pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, or both.

September 15, 2015

Pros and Cons of Calcium Supplements

Supplementation may help prevent fractures, but can also harm those with preexisting conditions.

August 18, 2015

The Role of Renal Artery Stenosis

This often-overlooked cause of high blood pressure can also lead to end-stage renal disease.

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