Donald C McLeod

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Twenty-seven patients with indwelling urinary catheters and chronic bacteriuria were studied for methenamine efficacy. In a crossover fashion, each patient received methenamine mandelate granules 4 g/day alone, with ascorbic acid 4 g/day, and with ascorbic acid 4 g/day plus cranberry cocktail one l/day.Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, andE. coli(More)
Selected intravenous infusion pumps and rate regulators were compared to determine the relative advantages and disadvantages and to formulate guidelines for purchase of these devices. Three basic types of devices were studied: infusion rate regulators, nonvolumetric (peristaltic) infusion pumps and volumetric infusion pumps. Simple syringe-type infusion(More)
This study involved 27 geriatric patients with asymptomatic chronic bacteriuria; all had indwelling Foley catheters. The treatment regimens (daily oral dosage) were: methenamine mandelate (MM) granules, 4 gm; MM, 4 gm, plus ascorbic acid, 4 gm; and MM, 4 gm, plus ascorbic acid, 4 gm, plus cranberry cocktail, 1 liter--administered according to a cross-over(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine in nonresearch, general medical practice conditions the comparative incidence and types of bleeding complications after the use of streptokinase (SK) and r-alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, rt-PA) to treat acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DESIGN Retrospective medical record review of concurrently treated(More)
Literature reports of the contributions of clinical pharmacists to patient care are reviewed. The topics covered are: clinical pharmacist functions in the drug use process, specific clinical activities of clinical pharmacists, and specialty areas of clinical pharmacy practice. It is concluded that more research needs to be done on the effectiveness and(More)