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Forty-four intravenous antimicrobials were tested for the presence of (1-->3)-beta-d-glucan (BG). Colistin, ertapenem, cefazolin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, cefotaxime, cefepime, and ampicillin-sulbactam tested positive for BG at reconstituted-vial concentrations but not when diluted to usual maximum plasma concentrations. False-positive BG assays may(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the pattern of use of infliximab with an emphasis on treatment escalation and the durability of infliximab use in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in an academic setting. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of pharmacy and medical records of 183 patients with RA who received at least 1 infliximab infusion at the(More)
Sirolimus is increasingly used in transplantation for prevention and treatment of graft-versus-host disease and organ rejection. Voriconazole is contraindicated when used concomitantly with sirolimus because of a substantial increase in sirolimus drug exposure with unadjusted dosing, but voriconazole is also considered the best initial treatment of invasive(More)
BACKGROUND Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are becoming a necessity for practicing pharmacists. They offer a time-saving and convenient way to obtain current drug information. Several software companies now offer general drug information databases for use on hand held computers. PDAs priced less than 200 US dollars often have limited memory capacity;(More)
There are no parenteral antihelminthic drugs licensed for use in humans. We report the successful treatment of disseminated strongyloidiasis with a parenteral veterinary formulation of ivermectin in a patient presenting with severe malabsorption and paralytic ileus. To our knowledge, ivermectin levels are reported for the first time in this situation.
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