Courtney I Jarvis

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Insomnia, defined as difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and/or experiencing restorative sleep with associated impairment or significant distress, is a common condition resulting in significant clinical and economic consequences. Many options are available to treat insomnia, to assist with either falling asleep (sleep onset) or maintaining sleep. We(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized trials evaluating intensive dose statin therapy have found enhanced protection against cardiovascular (CV) events compared with moderate-dose statin therapy in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) or stable coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the potential for an increase in the risk of drug-induced adverse events with such(More)
Bicyclic furano pyrimidine nucleosides have been found to be highly potent and selective inhibitors of varicella zoster virus (VZV). They are inactive against herpes simplex virus and have been known for several decades as (unwanted) synthetic by-products in the Pd-catalysed coupling of acetylenes to 5-iodo nucleosides. These fluorescent bicyclic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the current nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options for symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). DATA SOURCES Literature was obtained through searches of MEDLINE Ovid (1950-March week 3, 2008) and EMBASE Drugs and Pharmacology (all years), as well as a bibliographic review of(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of data of ulipristal acetate, a new emergency contraceptive approved for use up to 120 hours after unprotected intercourse. DATA SOURCES Articles pertaining to the topic were identified and reviewed through searches of PubMed (1994-March 2011) and clinicaltrials.gov, using the(More)
Formal guidelines for mentoring faculty members in pharmacy practice divisions of colleges and schools of pharmacy do not exist in the literature. This paper addresses the background literature on mentoring programs, explores the current state of mentoring programs used in pharmacy practice departments, and provides guidelines for colleges and schools(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of an educational intervention on pharmacists' attitudes and knowledge about medication disposal. METHODS In September 2005, a survey was mailed to 488 registered pharmacists serving as experiential education preceptors to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students in 27 states throughout the country.(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and clinical efficacy/safety profile of rivaroxaban to inform health-care professionals of this new agent for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery. DATA SOURCES A literature search was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE (1966-March 2010),(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical efficacy, and safety profile of ustekinumab to inform pharmacists and other healthcare professionals of this new biologic therapy for psoriasis. DATA SOURCES A search of PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts was performed through July 2009, limited(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy of alogliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). DATA SOURCES Searches were conducted in MEDLINE (1946-August 2013) and Embase (1974-August 2013) for English language articles using key words alogliptin, SYR-332,(More)