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Medication management for left ventricular assist device thrombosis.
PURPOSE Current strategies for prevention and treatment of "pump thrombosis" associated with the use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are discussed. SUMMARY LVADs provide morbidity,Expand
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Systemic effects of low-dose dopamine during administration of cytarabine
Purpose Low-dose dopamine has been utilized to improve renal blood flow, urine output, and reduce drug-induced nephrotoxicity. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in renal function,Expand
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Continuous Intraoperative Cefazolin Infusion May Reduce Surgical Site Infections During Cardiac Surgical Procedures: A Propensity-Matched Analysis.
OBJECTIVES The authors sought to determine whether an institutional transition from intermittent to continuous dosing of intraoperative antibiotics in cardiac surgery affected surgical site infectionExpand
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Impact of Intraoperative Continuous‐Infusion Versus Intermittent Dosing of Cefazolin Therapy on the Incidence of Surgical Site Infections After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
To determine whether intraoperative continuous‐infusion (CI) cefazolin reduces the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) compared with intermittent (INT) cefazolin dosing in patientsExpand
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Identification of Cost-Saving Opportunities for the Use of Antithrombin III in Adult and Pediatric Patients
Thrombate III is a human plasma-derived antithrombin III (AT-III) often utilized in patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with suspected AT-III-mediated heparin resistance. It isExpand
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Appropriateness of peripheral parenteral nutrition use in adult patients at an academic medical center.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Current evidence and guidelines identify patient populations who may benefit from parenteral nutrition. Peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) may be indicated for a subset ofExpand
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Use and costs of inhaled nitric oxide and inhaled epoprostenol in adult critically ill patients: A quality improvement project.
PURPOSE Inhaled epoprostenol and inhaled nitric oxide are pulmonary vasodilators commonly used in the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome and right ventricular failure; however, theyExpand
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Association of Heparin Dose, Route, Timing, and Duration with Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia.
BACKGROUND The prevalence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) varies by population and the type and duration of heparinoid exposure; however, the association with unfractionated heparin (UFH)Expand
Valganciclovir dosing for cytomegalovirus prophylaxis in solid organ transplant recipients on continuous veno-venous hemodialysis.
BACKGROUND Optimal valganciclovir dosing for cytomegalovirus (CMV) prophylaxis in solid organ transplant (SOT) patients on continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD) is not known. Ganciclovir troughExpand