April 2017

Features

Antiviral Therapy in Patients With Influenza

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

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.

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.

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.

Consult Your Pharmacist

Sorting Out Supplements for the Common Cold

Of the many products with claimed efficacy for prevention and treatment, ginseng, vitamin C, and zinc may be beneficial.

Contemporary Compounding

Erythromycin 1% Topical Gel

The patient should be counseled that the viscosity of this preparation is temperature dependent.

Editorial

Getting a Handle on HPV

The scope of HPV is daunting given that an estimated 14 million new infections occur in the U.S. each year.

Senior Care

Migraine Headache: Connection to TIA and Ischemic Stroke?

In migraine patients, especially those who have migraines with aura, pharmacists should emphasize identification and treatment of modifiable vascular risk factors, such as smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia.

 

TrendWatch

Comparative Characteristics of Hepatitis A, B, and C

In 2014, hepatitis C caused more deaths than type A or type B and had the highest mortality rate.