Daniel Rainkie

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BACKGROUND Pediatric studies and anecdotal experience suggest that current empiric vancomycin dosing does not reach serum trough concentration targets of at least 10 mg/L for uncomplicated infections or 15-20 mg/L for serious or complicated infections. OBJECTIVES This study reviewed vancomycin dosing and serum concentrations to (i) determine the(More)
The clinical effectiveness and value of camel milk as a therapeutic agent is currently unclear. MEDLINE (1946 to March 2016), EMBASE (1974 to March 2016), and Google Scholar were searched using the following terms: milk, bodily secretions, camels, camelus, camelini, camelidae, dromedary, bactrian camel, body fluid, and bodily secretions. Articles identified(More)
Bottom line Probiotics reduce the incidence of CDAD in patients taking antibiotics, with a number needed to treat (NNT) of 26. However, in a recent, high-quality, publicly funded study, probiotics were not beneficial in elderly inpatients. The influence of funding on study results, as well as the ideal product, duration of therapy, and safety of probiotics(More)
Clinical pharmacy is defined as “a health science discipline in which pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention” and “embraces the philosophy of pharmaceutical care.”1 The role of the clinical pharmacist is to promote safe, effective, and cost-conscious drug therapy and improve(More)
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