Karalea D Jasiak

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BACKGROUND Propofol dose requirements may differ in the elderly due to age-related changes in pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic variables. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the effect of patient age on propofol dose required for procedural sedation in the Emergency Department (ED). METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study(More)
A number of trials suggest that short-term use of atypical antipsychotics may be useful in the treatment of delirium associated with critical illness. However, long-term use of such agents for this indication has not been studied and may be associated with risks of adverse effects as well as unnecessary health care costs. A retrospective study of(More)
PURPOSE The training components and other characteristics of postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs at a sample of academic medical centers were evaluated. SUMMARY A questionnaire was sent via e-mail to the directors of 98 PGY1 residency programs at academic medical centers in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) to elicit(More)
For pharmacy students and others seeking postgraduate pharmacy residency training, March has become the most stressful month of the year. While 2011 brought the highest fill rate for residency positions since the ASHP Resident Matching Program was launched in 1979, the demand for postgraduate pharmacy training far exceeded the supply of residency training(More)
The clinical pharmacist in the emergency department is now commonly incorporated as a member of the emergency department trauma team. As such, the emergency pharmacist needs to have detailed knowledge of the pharmacotherapy of resuscitation and be able to apply the skills needed to function as a valuable member of this team. In addition to the traditional(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital readmissions have recently gained scrutiny by health systems as a result of their high costs of care and potential for financial penalty in hospital reimbursement. Mobile-integrated health and community paramedicine (MIH-CP) programs have expanded to serve patients at high risk of hospital readmission. Pharmacists have also improved(More)
This proof of concept pilot study was performed to determine whether vibration can increase solute clearance when applied to an in vitro dialysis model. Urea, creatinine, gentamicin, and vancomycin transmembrane clearances were calculated at a blood flow rate of 200 ml/min, dialysate flow rates of 2 and 8 L/hr, and no concurrent ultrafiltration at various(More)
PURPOSE Residency program directors' perceptions of the scramble process in 2013 using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) were evaluated. METHODS After the ASHP Resident Matching Program ("Match") results were released in 2013, programs were asked to not extend offers to applicants until the following Monday, allowing(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine if patient age is an independent predictor of the propofol dose required for the induction of sedation in pediatric patients for procedures performed in the emergency department (ED). METHODS This is a retrospective study conducted in an academic, tertiary ED between May 2005 and October 2009. Medical records of(More)
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