A report of acute azithromycin-induced hepatocellular injury is described.An 83-year-old male was admitted with possible community-acquired pneumonia and received azithromycin and ceftriaxone. After 2 doses of azithromycin, the patient’s aspartate […]» Read more
Evaluation of Antibiotic Utilization in a Rural, Outpatient Clinic: An Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative.
Antibiotics are commonly prescribed for uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) and acute otitis media (AOM) and may be unnecessary at times. The aim of this study was to evaluate prescribing […]» Read more
Nonadherence to medications is a concern due to adverse outcomes and higher costs of care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has made adherence a key measurement for Star […]» Read more
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the second leading cause of death in patients with malignancy. The currently available guidelines have shown greater support for utilization of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) over direct […]» Read more
Anticoagulants are among the most frequently prescribed medications in the United States. Racial and ethnic disparities in incidence and outcomes of thrombotic disorders are well-documented, but differences in response to […]» Read more
Phenytoin-Induced Paradoxical Seizures and Blood Dyscrasias in a Patient Receiving Rapid Intravenous Infusion: A Case Report.
Paradoxical seizure is an unusual reaction of seizure aggravation or change in its pattern due to antiepileptics. Decrease in seizure threshold with phenytoin is bound to occur with an increase […]» Read more
Vaccine hesitancy has been identified as a top threat to global health by the World Health Organization. The current measles outbreak in the United States places even greater emphasis on […]» Read more
Achieving therapeutic levels of phenytoin is critical to its efficacy and safety. Free serum levels represent pharmacologically active phenytoin due to the high protein binding of the drug. Predicting free […]» Read more
Many states have pharmacist contraceptive prescribing laws with several others in the process of enacting similar legislation. Little continuity or standardization exists across these programs, including development of counseling materials. […]» Read more
Pharmacist-Delivered Smoking Cessation Program in Community Pharmacy (The FINE Program) in Japan-The Development of a Training Course and a Feasibility Study.
Although smoking cessation support has been recommended as a routine component of pharmacists’duties, there is limited evidence of smoking cessation being achieved successfully in community pharmacy. The aim of this […]» Read more
Data indicate there are tens of thousands of self-administered medication errors each year in the United States alone.The aim of this study was to determine whether information embedded in Quick […]» Read more
Patient Knowledge and Experiences With Antibiotic Use and Delayed Antibiotic Prescribing in the Outpatient Setting.
Most antibiotic prescriptions originate in the outpatient setting and an estimated 30% are unnecessary. Pharmacists are well positioned to positively impact antibiotic prescribing habits; the role of the community pharmacist […]» Read more
The Impact of Implementing an Advance Practice Pharmacist-Led Anticoagulation Clinic Within a Correctional Facility.
Maintaining warfarin in the therapeutic range is clinically challenging and can be made more complex in the correctional health setting. The care of an inmate population is complicated by its […]» Read more
Multidisciplinary Team Utilizing Pharmacists in Multimodal, Bundled Care Reduce Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hospital Readmission Rates.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major contributor of morbidity and mortality in the United States resulting in high hospitalization and readmission rates. For health systems, identifying an effective […]» Read more
A Comparison of 10% Dextrose and 50% Dextrose for the Treatment of Hypoglycemia in the Prehospital Setting.
Hypoglycemia is a frequent cause of emergency medical services (EMS) activation; however, limited evidence exists to support optimal prehospital treatment.This study sought to compare the safety and efficacy of the […]» Read more
The objective of this study was to assess the management of students presenting with pharyngitis to a university health clinic.This was a retrospective cohort study. Electronic medical records of undergraduate […]» Read more
Incarcerated patients often have a high disease burden and poor access to care in the community. In an effort to ensure glycemic control and appropriate initiation of statin therapy for […]» Read more
Neuromuscular blockade (NMB) with cisatracurium may improve outcomes in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) population; however, optimal dosing strategy remains unknown. Factors affecting pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cisatracurium may […]» Read more
Assessment of the Impact of Clinical Pharmacology Consultations Provided to Hospital Clinicians From the Drug Information Center-An Outcome Research in a Developing Country.
Drug Information Center (DIC) with on-call evidence-based medicine service can revolutionize health-care practice and also can play a major role in health-care delivery in both developed and developing countries.To assess […]» Read more
Newly incarcerated inmates with chronic alcohol use are at high risk for alcohol withdrawal. This descriptive study aims to describe the role of a clinical pharmacist within an alcohol detoxification […]» Read more
The objective of this simulation is to compare 24-hour vancomycin (Vanc24) dosage requirements between a target area under the curve (AUC) versus a target trough approach in patients with class […]» Read more
A case report of multiple episodes of priapism associated with the use of 4 different psychotropic medications.A 34-year-old African American male with treatment-refractory schizoaffective disorder suffered priapism on 6 separate […]» Read more
Argatroban, a synthetic, parenteral, nonheparin anticoagulant, is a direct thrombin inhibitor indicated for the prophylaxis or treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thrombosis (HITT) and […]» Read more
To evaluate and compare students’ ability to perform in each area of the subjective, objective, assessment, and plan (SOAP) note during advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) within an academic year. […]» Read more
To provide an overview of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy-associated immune-related adverse events (irAEs) and their management, focusing on the key responsibilities for pharmacists in recognizing, distinguishing, and treating irAEs […]» Read more
Aztreonam, Ceftazidime/Avibactam, and Colistin Combination for the Management of Carbapenemase-Producing Klebsiella Pneumoniae Bacteremia: A Case Report.
A case of a patient with sepsis from a urinary source due to carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae treated with a novel combination of aztreonam, ceftazidime/avibactam, and colistin is described.An 80-year-old South […]» Read more
Association of Entrepreneurial Traits With Interest in Becoming a Pharmacist Provider Among Student Pharmacists.
With the emerging opportunities for pharmacists to gain provider status, the need for understanding interest to become a pharmacist provider has never been greater.To determine which entrepreneurial traits (locus of […]» Read more
Health System Pharmacist Protocol for Myocarditis Monitoring in Clozapine-Naïve Inpatients-Two Years’ Experience.
To describe the implementation and efficacy of a pharmacist-driven clozapine myocarditis monitoring protocol including 2 cases of clozapine-induced myocarditis identified using this protocol.In February 2015, the health system formulary committee […]» Read more
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Opioid Use for Treatment of Acute Pain Among Children and Adolescents Enrolled in the Mississippi Medicaid Program.
Abuse of opioids among children and adolescents has become a major public concern in the United States. Understanding the epidemiology of opioid use in this vulnerable population is critical to […]» Read more