Justin J. Sherman

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To compare phosphorus intake and renal phosphorus regulation between thermally injured patients and multiple trauma patients, 40 consecutive critically ill patients, 20 with thermal injury and 20 with multiple trauma, who required enteral tube feeding were evaluated. Phosphorus intakes were recorded for 14 days from the initiation of tube feeding which was(More)
A left heart assist device (LHAD) has been employed in 14 patients. All had advanced heart disease and were in low cardiac output after repair, such that they could not be separated from cardiopulmonary bypass despite prolonged support and adjuvant therapy, including drugs, pacing, and use of intraaortic balloon counterpulsation whenever possible. Apart(More)
A simple left-heart assist device was developed to reduce left ventricular preload while simultaneously increasing total systemic blood flow. It consists of special cannulas connected to a simple extracorporeal tubing loop and roller pump, designed to permit bypass of as much as 5 liters of blood per minute from left atrium to ascending aorta. Employed in(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is one of the most prevalent and costly chronic conditions in the United States. Macrovascular disease (MVD) remains a common and costly comorbidity in T2DM. Understanding the impact of MVD on total health care costs in patients with T2DM is of great importance to managed care organizations (MCOs). OBJECTIVE To examine(More)
In April and May 2015, the state of Mississippi experienced an unprecedented outbreak of severe reactions to the drug commonly referred to as "Spice." After numerous calls to the Poison Control Center, it became clear that health care providers were largely unfamiliar with the category of synthetic cannabinoids. This review article briefly highlights(More)
Objectives. The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the safety of long-term pterostilbene administration in humans. Methodology. The trial was a prospective, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled intervention trial enrolling patients with hypercholesterolemia (defined as a baseline total cholesterol ≥200 mg/dL and/or baseline low-density lipoprotein(More)
Objectives. To determine whether completion of a patient counseling course improved pharmacy students’ perceptions of the importance of pharmaceutical care and whether there was a difference in students’ perceptions of pharmaceutical care provided in retail settings compared to that provided in clinic settings. Methods. A pre-course and post-course survey(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of a multipreceptor approach to facilitating topic discussions on students' knowledge and confidence in clinical decision-making during an ambulatory care advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs). DESIGN Faculty members with relevant expertise and experience facilitated discussions with fourth-year doctor of pharmacy(More)
Introduction. The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the effect of pterostilbene on metabolic parameters. Methods. A prospective, randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled study that enrolled 80 patients with a total cholesterol ≥200 mg/dL and/or LDL ≥ 100 mg/dL. Subjects were divided into four groups: (1) pterostilbene 125 mg twice daily; (2)(More)
Fifteen patients with advanced heart disease who could not be withdrawn from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPBP) because of low cardiac output were supported with a left heart assist device (LHAD). The system (left atrium to ascending aorta bypass of left ventricle) was not employed until all other measures had failed to allow separation from CPBP, including(More)