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This study describes nurse perceptions about medication errors. Findings reveal that there are differences in the perceptions of nurses about the causes and reporting of medication errors. Causes include illegible physician handwriting and distracted, tired, and exhausted nurses. Only 45.6% of the 983 nurses believed that all drug errors are reported, and(More)
The interactions between warfarin and antidepressants can have potentially serious consequences resulting from enhanced or reduced anticoagulant activity. Information about such interactions was obtained from a Medline and hand search of the published literature, and by directly contacting manufacturers. The different classes of antidepressants are(More)
(1983) Comparison of chlormethiazole (Hemlnevrin) and chlordiazepoxide (Llbrium) in the treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal. A controlled trial of chlormethiazole and chlordiazepoxide in the treatment of the acute withdrawal phase of alcoholism. Is clonidine useful in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal? Rapid cycling (RC) occurs in up to 20% of patients(More)
Seizures are a serious adverse effect of many antidepressants: most, if not all, tricyclics (TCAs) lower the seizure threshold, some atypicals (e.g. maprotiline) are known to cause convulsions and seizures have been reported to occur with all selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Opinions vary on which is the safest antidepressant to use in(More)
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