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Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is an uncommon, idiopathic complication of pregnancy associated with significant (10-30%) mortality. The disease occurs late in pregnancy or in the months following delivery, resulting in reduced systolic function and heart failure (HF) symptoms. Limited direction is provided for the management of PPCM, and the safe and(More)
The 2008-09 Argus Commission was charged to examine the question of how colleges and schools of pharmacy are working to create agents of change for pharmacy and society. This charge was derived from the recommendation of the 2007-08 Argus Commission which stated that “the 2008-09 Commission, collaboratively with national student pharmacy leaders, should(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the short-term efficacy and safety of an accelerated intravenous iron regimen in hospitalized patients with heart failure and iron deficiency. DESIGN Prospective, single-arm, open-label study. SETTING Large tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS Thirteen patients with New York Heart Association class III-IV heart failure,(More)
The central roles of neurohormonal abnormalities in the pathobiology of heart failure have been defined in recent decades. Experiments have revealed both systemic involvement and intricate subcellular regulation by circulating effectors of the sympathetic nervous system, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and others. Randomized clinical trials(More)
We report herein the development of an optical fiber based chemiluminescent immunosensor for detection of the native autoimmune response to GIPC-1, a PDZ containing protein involved in regulation of G-protein signaling. The recombinant protein GIPC-1 was expressed in bacteria, purified, refolded and conjugated to the tip of an optical fiber. A human(More)
Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, and represents a considerable financial burden to society. Historically, few prospective, randomized, double-blinded trials have investigated the optimal management of ADHF, and most guideline recommendations are based primarily on expert opinion. However, in(More)
Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the management of a variety of conditions, but their prevalence is likely underreported as a result of widespread availability and the perception that nonprescription therapies are unnecessary to report during medication history taking. However, NSAIDs are associated with a number of adverse effects,(More)
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a common complication following heart transplantation (HT), resulting in diminished graft survival. The preferred strategy for preventing CAV is optimal medical management; however, for patients who develop CAV, delaying disease progression through effective medication management is equally important. A review of the(More)