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BACKGROUND Despite cost containment efforts, parenteral (IV) ciprofloxacin appears to be overutilized at Vancouver General Hospital. In November 2003, the Pharmacist-managed intravenous to oral (IV-PO) Dosage Form Conversion Service was implemented, enabling autonomous pharmacist-initiated dosage form conversion for ciprofloxacin. This study evaluates(More)
We report a case of upper airway obstruction as a result of delayed massive lingual swelling following routine cleft palate repair in an otherwise healthy 12-month-old girl. We believe that ischaemia and venous congestion were the causes of macroglossia, after prolonged use of the Digman Dott tongue retractor. In any difficult and lengthy repair, we(More)
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