Catherine A. Bourg

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OBJECTIVE To review the evidence surrounding the use of allopurinol in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and discuss safety and efficacy considerations of such use. DATA SOURCES A literature search was conducted through MEDLINE (1950-July 2013), PubMed (1965-July 2013), and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (1970-July 2013) using the search terms(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the evidence surrounding rosiglitazone and ischemic cardiovascular risk and discuss the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to revise safety information and restrict access to the drug. DATA SOURCES A literature search was conducted through MEDLINE (1950-January 2012), PubMed (1966-January 2012), and International(More)
In Brief This article describes available insulin products and published guidelines to aid clinicians in making treatment decisions for insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes. It establishes the need for a thorough evaluation of the literature regarding ambulatory insulin dosing to further inform providers who manage insulin therapy for patients(More)
BACKGROUND Medication adherence can be affected by many factors, including health literacy. The purpose of this study is to determine (1) if a relationship exists between health literacy and self-reported or objectively measured medication adherence and (2) which aspect or aspects of medication nonadherence are most associated with health literacy. (More)
OBJECTIVE To develop, implement, and assess the impact of an elective course for pharmacy students on postgraduate pharmacy residency training. DESIGN An elective course on residency training was developed using short lectures, group discussions, and active-learning strategies, such as small-group exercises, mock match, and mock interview. ASSESSMENT(More)
IN BRIEF This article reinforces the dosing guidance from the package inserts of available insulin products and supplemental information provided by the manufacturers of insulin products. It reviews and evaluates pertinent primary literature detailing algorithms for the initiation and titration of insulin therapy that have helped to shape current clinical(More)
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