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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547870/survival-without-peripheral-neuropathy-after-massive-acute-arsenic-poisoning-treated-by-2-3-dimercaptopropane-1-sulphonate
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P-H Lu, J-C Tseng, C-K Chen, C-H Chen
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Massive acute arsenic poisoning is rare yet potentially life-threatening. 2,3-dimercaptopropane-1-sulphonate (DMPS) appears to have the appropriate chelating property. However, clinical experience on the use of DMPS in massive arsenic poisoning is limited. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 37-year-old woman attempted suicide by ingesting 37.5 g of arsenic trioxide. DMPS was promptly initiated based on history and clinical symptoms. The patient recovered completely, with no complications or side effects of the therapy...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543822/good-for-the-lung-but-bad-for-the-liver-garlic-induced-hepatotoxicity-following-liver-transplantation
#2
S A Shaikh, S Tischer, E K Choi, R J Fontana
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Limited data exist surrounding the metabolism and safety of garlic supplements. CASE DESCRIPTION: A patient with a history of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and orthotopic liver transplantation was admitted to our surgery transplant service with severe hypoxaemia. The patient was started on high-dose Garlicin Cardio(®) (Allium sativum) for HPS and soon after had elevated liver function tests. Garlicin Cardio(®) was discontinued and liver enzymes normalized...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543519/a-new-treatment-of-sepsis-caused-by-veillonella-parvula-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
J Li, P Chen, J Li, X Gao, X Chen, J Chen
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Veillonella parvula is usually regarded as a contaminant bacteria associated with polymicrobial infection. Here we report a rare case of sepsis caused by V. parvula, which was successfully treated by chloramphenicol. In addition, the therapeutic strategy for V. parvula infection was reviewed. CASE SUMMARY: A 55-year-old woman underwent surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis and developed high fever (39.5°C) after surgery, accompanied by chills and fatigue...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543135/bone-mineral-density-testing-and-bisphosphonate-and-oestrogen-prescribing-associated-with-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-utilization-the-impact-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-boxed-warning
#4
E Eworuke, V Popat, D G Moeny
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) prevents follicular maturation and ovulation, resulting in oestrogen deficiency. Oestrogen deficiency is particularly concerning as it is associated with decreases in bone mineral density (BMD) or bone mass. Widespread use of concurrent oestrogen or bisphosphonates with DMPA has been observed in a previous single-centre US study. The authors also reported that more than half of obstetrician-gynaecologists ordered BMD testing solely due to DMPA...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504347/a-rapid-method-to-screen-poisoning-causative-agents-in-an-acute-care-hospital-in-japan
#5
K Usui, H Mori, T Tachi, T Matsumura, K Mori, A Takeda, Y Noguchi, T Yoshimura, H Teramachi
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: A simple, rapid analysis is required to simultaneously analyse medicinal toxicants in emergency medical care. In this regard, the analysis of blood samples by LC-MS/MS equipped with a spin column, involving a rapid, simple pretreatment, has attracted attention. In this study, sample pretreatment using a Monospin C18 column was performed to screen 11 medicinal toxicants in blood samples by LC-MS/MS. METHODS: Serum samples supplemented with 11 medical toxicants-acetaminophen, salicylic acid, nitrazepam, diphenhydramine, bromvalerylurea, phenobarbital, amitriptyline, risperidone, fenitrothion, malathion and methomyl-were pretreated with the Monospin C18 column according to Pretreatment I and Pretreatment II, followed by LC-MS/MS analysis...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503837/efficacy-of-protocol-based-pharmacotherapy-management-on-anticoagulation-with-warfarin-for-patients-with-cardiovascular-surgery
#6
Y Katada, S Nakagawa, K Minakata, M Odaka, H Taue, Y Sato, A Yonezawa, Y Kayano, I Yano, T Nakatsu, K Sakamoto, K Uehara, H Sakaguchi, K Yamazaki, K Minatoya, R Sakata, K Matsubara
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulation therapy with warfarin requires periodic monitoring of prothrombin time-international normalized ratio (PT-INR) and adequate dose adjustments based on the data to minimize the risk of bleeding and thromboembolic events. In our hospital, we have developed protocol-based pharmaceutical care, which we called protocol-based pharmacotherapy management (PBPM), for warfarin therapy. The protocol requires pharmacists to manage timing of blood sampling for measuring PT-INR and warfarin dosage determination based on an algorithm...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503727/serotonin-norepinephrine-reuptake-inhibitors-and-the-influence-of-binding-affinity-ki-on-analgesia
#7
M Raouf, A J Glogowski, J J Bettinger, J Fudin
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are commonly used for various psychiatric conditions and neuropathic pain syndromes. SNRIs inhibit the reuptake of serotonin (5-HT) and norepinephrine (NE); however, NE reuptake inhibition is thought to be the primary mediator for their analgesic effect. COMMENT: Key differences in pharmacodynamics and receptor affinities exist between SNRIs. The selectivity for each monoamine differs among SNRIs based on the agent's affinity and activity at the monoamine reuptake transporter...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504314/next-step-in-antibiotic-stewardship-pharmacist-provided-penicillin-allergy-testing
#8
Z Gugkaeva, J S Crago, M Yasnogorodsky
WHAT IS KNOWN: Penicillin allergy limits therapeutic options for patients but often disappears over time, leaving patients erroneously labelled allergic and leading to the utilization of broad-spectrum and more expensive antibiotics. Penicillin allergy can be effectively assessed via skin testing. OBJECTIVE: To improve patient access to penicillin allergy testing by implementing a pharmacist-provided service in a hospital setting. COMMENT: Beta-lactams remain a mainstream therapy for many infections due to their effectiveness, low side effects and affordability...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497637/successful-use-of-rivaroxaban-in-inferior-vena-cava-thrombosis-provoked-by-multiple-traumatic-injuries-and-surgeries-a-case-report
#9
K Kido, E Noyes, L Gutnik
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: There is a lack of consensus regarding optimal anticoagulation regimen and duration for inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus due to the paucity of clinical evidence. A case of IVC thrombus treated with 3 months of rivaroxaban therapy is reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: Fifty-two-year-old male Caucasian presented following a motorcycle accident, with multiple left rib fractures requiring emergent amputation surgeries. During the hospitalization, he developed IVC thrombosis and completed 3 months of rivaroxaban treatment without any complication...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497617/association-of-npr3-polymorphism-with-risk-of-essential-hypertension-in-a-chinese-population
#10
D-B Kuang, J-P Zhou, M-P Li, J Tang, X-P Chen
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Essential hypertension (EH) is a common disease exhibiting large individual difference in occurrence, development and treatment response. Genetic factors are implicated in the development and progression of EH. This study aimed to explore the association between NPR3 single nucleotide polymorphism rs2270915 (A/G, Asn521Asp) and the risk of EH in a Chinese Han population by a case-control study. METHODS: The study was a single-centre, case-control trial, in which a total of 287 EH patients and 289 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497462/skin-hyperpigmentation-following-intravenous-polymyxin-b-treatment-associated-with-melanocyte-activation-and-inflammatory-process
#11
K P H Mattos, M L Cintra, I R Gouvêa, L Á Ferreira, P E N F Velho, P Moriel
What is known and objective Polymyxins were widely used until the 1960s; however, they fell into disfavour owing to their toxicity. The subsequent growth of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria has led to renewed use of this class of antimicrobials in clinical practice. Acquired skin hyperpigmentation (SH) following intravenous polymyxin B treatment has been previously reported, but little is known about its pathogenesis, clinical course and treatment. To improve understanding of these issues, we conducted a prospective study of adult patients receiving intravenous polymyxin B treatment...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488314/pharmacist-intervention-to-detect-drug-adverse-events-on-admission-to-the-emergency-department-two-case-reports-of-neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome
#12
F Leenhardt, D Perier, V Pinzani, I Giraud, M Villiet, A Castet-Nicolas, V Gourhant, C Breuker
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare but severe adverse effect of antipsychotic drugs. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report two cases of NMS highlighted by clinical pharmacists in an emergency unit during summer. One of them was fatal. Medication reconciliation processes performed at admission identified treatment with loxapine for one of them and with loxapine and clozapine for the other. Interview of the patients highlighted clinical symptoms suggesting NMS, allowing the pharmacists to alert the medical team...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485829/lercanidipine-induced-chylous-ascites-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
J E Basualdo, I A Rosado, M I Morales, N Fernández-Ros, A Huerta, F Alegre, M F Landecho, J F Lucena
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Chylous ascites is a rare condition. The most frequent causes are lymphomas, solid malignancies, abdominal trauma and cirrhosis. Isolated case reports describe the relationship between calcium channel blockers (CCB) and chyloperitoneum. Lercanidipine is a third-generation dihydropyridine with low rate of adverse events. We describe a case of lercanidipine-induced chylous ascites. CASE SUMMARY: An 80-year-old white female with hypertension treated with lercanidipine, developed chylous ascites and abdominal pain after the dosage of the CCB was doubled...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485121/prophylaxis-of-migraine-headaches-with-riboflavin-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
D F Thompson, H S Saluja
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Migraine headache is a relatively common, debilitating condition that costs our healthcare system over 78 billion dollars per year. Riboflavin has been advocated as a safe, effective prophylactic therapy for the prevention of migraines. The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic review of the current role of riboflavin in the prophylaxis of migraine headache. METHODS: A MEDLINE literature search inclusive of the dates 1966-2016 was performed using the search terms: riboflavin and migraine disorders...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485087/impact-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-programme-on-antibiotic-usage-and-resistance-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-china
#15
Z-G Zhang, F Chen, Y Ou
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Antimicrobial misuse has been commonly observed in China. This phenomenon can cause antibiotic resistance. This study was designed to evaluate the impact of an antimicrobial stewardship programme implemented in a tertiary hospital in China from 2011 to 2014. METHODS: The antimicrobial stewardship programme began in 2011. Data on the consumption of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance between 2011 and 2014 were collected. RESULTS: Comparison of the 2011 data with those of 2014 showed that antibiotic defined daily doses/per 100 patient-days decreased from 92...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485006/the-impact-of-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-on-medication-taking-behaviour-and-health-outcomes-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
E Nguyen, D M Sobieraj
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Proactive synchronization of medication refills through an appointment-based model (ABM) is a community pharmacy-based intervention targeting adherence to medications. We aimed to systematically review evidence on the impact of the ABM on medication taking behaviour, health resource utilization, clinical outcomes and the preferences of patients and providers. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search of MEDLINE and Scopus from database inception through 6 February 2017...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474415/cephalexin-induced-haemolytic-anaemia-a-case-report
#17
K Thiessen, S Kraleti
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Drug-induced haemolytic anaemia (DIHA) is a rare condition that has been associated with a multitude of medications. Although a few cephalosporins have been commonly implicated in DIHA, cephalexin has been reported in only a few cases. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of a 44-year-old woman who developed haemolytic anaemia after 5 days of therapy with cephalexin. WHAT IS NEW AND CONCLUSION: Although DIHA is rare, it should not be overlooked in the differential diagnosis...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474386/cure-with-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-in-an-individual-with-gastric-bypass
#18
S W Johnson, A L Teachey, S M Valanejad, S M Griffin, S F Weber
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The impact of gastric bypass surgery on the pharmacokinetics of various medications has been reported. Presently, no data exist for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus with ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) in an individual with a history of gastric bypass. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the successful cure of an individual who was treated with LDV/SOF who had a history of gastric bypass. The patient tolerated LDV/SOF well while only experiencing a minor headache...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474354/aggravated-nausea-and-vomiting-induced-by-fat-emulsion-for-hyperemesis-gravidarum-a-case-report
#19
B Zhao, M Li, C Ren, X Y Liu, D Mei
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Total parental nutrition (TPN) for hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is generally effective and well-tolerated. We report a case of aggravated nausea and vomiting caused by fat emulsion. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 40-year-old pregnant woman through IVF was admitted to the hospital at 11-week gestation and diagnosed with HG. During TPN treatment, the patient suffered from aggravated nausea and vomiting. We identified fat emulsion as the most likely culprit using challenge, dechallenge and rechallenge...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474345/impact-of-pharmacists-assisting-with-prescribing-and-undertaking-medication-review-on-oxycodone-prescribing-and-supply-for-patients-discharged-from-surgical-wards
#20
T Tran, S E Taylor, A Hardidge, D Findakly, P Aminian, R A Elliott
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Overprescribing of oxycodone is a contributor to the epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and deaths. Practice models to optimize oxycodone prescribing and supply need to be evaluated. We explored the impact of pharmacist-assisted discharge prescribing and medication review on oxycodone prescribing and supply for patients discharged from surgical wards. METHODS: A retrospective audit was conducted on two surgical inpatient wards following a 16-week prospective pre- and post-intervention study...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
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