August 2017

Features

Managing Abdominal Hernias

Pharmacists can provide valuable support in ensuring that hernias are effectively treated and that patients are getting the most out of their particular therapy.

Prevention and Treatment of Spider Bites

The United States has only two genera of spiders that are venomous enough to be considered medically relevant.

The Community Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Lower Back Pain

The majority of Americans experience lower back pain, and one-quarter of all Americans reported back pain lasting at least 1 day within the previous 90 days.

The Pharmacist’s Role in Pain Management During Transitions of Care

Pharmacists play an important role in pain management as patients transition from one care setting to another by providing such services as medication reconciliation, inpatient services, drug monitoring and assessment, patient and healthcare provider education, discharge counseling, and postdischarge follow-up and planning.

Contemporary Compounding

Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.05% in Normal Saline Bladder Irrigation

This high-risk formulation for the treatment of bladder infections should be prepared by a pharmacist validated in aseptic compounding.

Editorial

Continuity Amid Change

Pharmacists are on the front line of ensuring healthy outcomes in care transitions.

Senior Care

Nocturia in Older Adults: Highlighting Nocturnal Polyuria

Chronic illnesses and many common medications contribute to this syndrome. with potentially serious consequences, such as falls, in older adults.

TrendWatch

Prostate Cancer Trends

Prostate cancer is the number-one cancer risk for men.