Leigh Ann Pass

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BACKGROUND Alvimopan is indicated to accelerate the time to gastrointestinal recovery following partial bowel resection with primary anastomosis. The approved dosing regimen includes an initial dose prior to surgery and 12 mg twice daily after surgery for up to 7 days; however, there are no human studies evaluating the need for the preoperative dose. We(More)
BACKGROUND With most Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) occurring after exposure to antimicrobial treatment, specific antibiotics and duration of exposure were evaluated independently for increased risk of CDI in surgical patients. METHODS A retrospective, case-control design was used to study surgical inpatients. The case group had a positive(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to guidelines for the treatment of hospitalized elderly patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has been associated with improved clinical outcomes. This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of adherence to guidelines for the treatment of CAP in an elderly hospitalized patient cohort. METHODS Data from an international,(More)
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