Brian J. Barnes

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Lack of standardization in antibiogram (ABGM) preparation (the overall profile of antimicrobial susceptibility results of a microbial species to a battery of antimicrobial agents) has not been addressed until recently. The objective of this study was to analyze current antibiograms using the recently published NCCLS M39-A guidelines for preparation of(More)
337 Dear Editor, We read with interest the article by Khayznikov et al., regarding the resolution of statin intolerance with vitamin D repletion. [1] We too have tried this strategy among a similarly statin intolerant population (median — three previous statins) and believe vitamin D supplementation plays a role in treating certain individuals. Our results(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the direct financial impact for patients resulting from Medication Therapy Management (MTM) interventions made by community pharmacists. Secondary objectives include evaluating the patient and physician acceptance rates of the community pharmacists' recommended MTM interventions. METHODS This was a retrospective observational study(More)
Fish oils containing omega-3 fatty acids (OM3FA) are widely prescribed in the management of dyslipidemia. An association between OM3FA and reduced risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been proposed. We examined the impact of OM3FA exposure on the risk of developing AF in patients with cardiovascular disease. Data was obtained from electronic medical records(More)
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