C. Brad Crisp

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of early, routine use of neuromuscular blocking agents for intracranial pressure management in patients with severe head injury. DESIGN Retrospective review of data from the Traumatic Coma Data Bank. The Traumatic Coma Data Bank was a collaborative project of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke(More)
Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) are commonly prescribed as adjunct therapy for many critically ill patients. Controversy exists regarding the appropriate long-term use of these agents, particularly since there are severe potential clinical consequences. The expanded use of NMBAs has had a significant effect on the cost of ICU care. One should(More)
To assess whether dipyridamole was being used appropriately in providing antiplatelet therapy at the San Diego VAMC, a drug utilization review was conducted. Concomitant aspirin therapy was required for dipyridamole to be considered effective in the disease states reviewed. Seventy-three patients on antiplatelet therapy were evaluated, using dosing criteria(More)
A study to determine the workload and the staffing requirements of a proposed critical-care satellite pharmacy is reported. Data for all patients admitted to the adult surgical intensive-care units (SICUs) of an acute-care teaching hospital were recorded for 30 days. Both clinical and distributive data were collected, such as the number and times of patient(More)
Serum drug concentration measurements can help the practitioner attain maximal therapeutic efficacy and minimal undesirable effects of certain medications. It is necessary, however, to obtain serum samples appropriately to assure that the result will provide useful information. In preparation for expansion of clinical pharmacy services to the surgical ICU,(More)
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