Maria I. Rudis

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Richard J. Brilli, MD, FCCM; Antoinette Spevetz, MD, FCCM; Richard D. Branson, RRT, FCCM; Gladys M. Campbell, RN, MSN, FCCM; Henry Cohen, PharmD, MS; Joseph F. Dasta, MSc, FCCM; Maureen A. Harvey, RN, MPH, FCCM; Mark A. Kelley, MD; Kathleen M. Kelly, MD, FCCM; Maria I. Rudis, PharmD, FCCM; Arthur C. St. Andre, MD, FCCM; James R. Stone, MD, FCCM; Daniel(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effectivenesses of three phenytoin-loading techniques. METHODS Patients with subtherapeutic phenytoin concentrations who presented within 48 hours of a seizure were randomized to receive either 20 mg/kg of oral phenytoin (PO), divided in maximum doses of 400 mg every two hours, 18 mg/kg of intravenous phenytoin (IVP) at an(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared a case-series of ten patients who developed prolonged neuromuscular weakness after continuous, nondepolarizing, neuromuscular blockade with a group of controls without neuromuscular weakness to determine the economic impact of the neuromuscular weakness. DESIGN Frequency-matched case control trial. SETTING Medical and surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare survival rates of patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest due to pulseless ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation treated with lidocaine, amiodarone, or amiodarone plus lidocaine. DESIGN Multicenter retrospective medical record review. SETTING Three academic medical centers in the United States. PATIENTS Hospitalized(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of the Task Force on Critical Care Pharmacy Services was to identify and describe the scope of practice that characterizes the critical care pharmacist and critical care pharmacy services. Specifically, the aims were to define the level of clinical practice and specialized skills characterizing the critical care pharmacist as clinician,(More)
BACKGROUND Critical care pharmacy activities have been described as fundamental, desirable, and optimal, but actual services provided have not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE To characterize the type and level of pharmacy services provided to intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS A 38 question survey was sent in 2 consecutive mailings to all US institutions (N(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if vecuronium doses individualized by peripheral nerve stimulation are lower than those doses chosen by standard clinical techniques; and to determine whether patients monitored by peripheral nerve stimulation exhibit shorter recovery times and less prolonged neuromuscular blockade after discontinuation of vecuronium than control(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the literature and provide an overview of the technical and interpretive problems associated with peripheral nerve stimulation in monitoring neuromuscular blockade in the intensive care unit. DATA SOURCES A computerized search on MEDLINE from 1985 through 1994 was performed to identify English-language comparative studies, abstracts,(More)
Emergency medicine (EM) pharmacy practice has existed for over 30 years. In recent years, however, the specialty has grown significantly. A large number of health care systems have either a dedicated EM pharmacist or other clinical pharmacist presence in the Emergency department (ED). Over the past decade, the role of the EM pharmacist as a critical member(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Oral phenytoin, intravenous phenytoin, and intravenous fosphenytoin are all commonly used for loading phenytoin in the emergency department (ED). The cost-effectiveness of each was compared for patients presenting with seizures and subtherapeutic phenytoin concentrations. METHODS A simple decision tree was developed to determine the(More)