Julia A. Kelleher

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OBJECTIVE This study sought to determine whether a computerized tool that alerted pharmacists when pregnant patients were prescribed U.S. Food and Drug Administration pregnancy risk category D or X medications was effective in decreasing dispensings of these medications. DESIGN Randomized trial. Pharmacy, diagnostic, and laboratory data were linked to(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of laboratory monitoring for drugs is reflected in product labeling and published guidelines, but monitoring recommendations are followed inconsistently. Opportunity exists to improve monitoring, with the potential to decrease therapy complications. METHODS The objective of this randomized trial was to determine whether(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a case of atenolol-induced breast pain and swelling in a patient receiving atenolol. CASE SUMMARY A 54-year-old woman was diagnosed with hypertension with no existing comorbidity. The patient was not taking any prescription medications, but was using an herbal supplement and several other over-the-counter supplements. After diet and(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the role of meningococcal vaccine in prevention of meningococcal disease. DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE search (1966-June 2001) was performed to identify key literature. Search terms included, but were not limited to, meningococcal vaccines, meningococcal meningitis, meningococcal infection, and meningococcus. The search was limited to(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether an electronic tool effectively increases the percentage of patients receiving laboratory monitoring during ongoing drug therapy. DESIGN Randomized trial. SETTING Outpatient medical offices of a group model health maintenance organization. PATIENTS A total of 9,139 patients prescribed ongoing therapy with any of 14(More)
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