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Over the past few years, several published reports have addressed the problem of drug-related morbidity in various practice settings. Studies evaluating drug-related hospitalization have estimated that approximately 5% to 10% of all hospital admissions are drug related. Unfortunately, many of...
Sepsis is a frequent cause of presentation to the emergency department (ED). Early identification and aggressive management in the ED is paramount to improving morbidity and mortality associated with sepsis. As a result, pharmacists in the ED should be familiar with and assist with the...
Seizures are a common cause of emergency department visits, and approximately 28% of epilepsy patients present to an emergency department annually for treatment. This article will provide an overview of the pharmacotherapeutic management of seizures and anticonvulsant therapy for patients who...
Infection is a common reason for seeking treatment in the emergency department. Appropriate and timely therapy for these patients is critical. The therapy of most infectious presentations in the emergency department is empiric, with little information published about the infectious etiology...
Acute coronary syndrome remains a daunting health care problem in the United States. One third of emergency department patients with chest pain will eventually have a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. During the past decade, there have been many advances in the treatment of acute coronary...
Patients who present with hypertensive urgency or emergency require immediate attention to assess the severity of illness. Guidelines from the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure are available but do little to address the management...
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