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Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: overview and treatment.
A variety of drugs and disorders can cause thrombocytopenia in patients. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is considered the most common form of drug-induced thrombocytopenia as well as one ofExpand
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Varenicline ( Chantix ) : A New Treatment Option for Smoking Cessation
20 P&T® • January 2007 • Vol. 32 No.
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Economic Impact of Implementing Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines for Intravenous to Oral Conversion
Background Inpatient treatment of pneumonia produces significant costs to the health care system. In an effort to improve quality of care, decrease length of stay, and decrease drug costs associatedExpand
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The Administration of rt-PA (Activase®) for the Treatment of Empyema in an Adult Patient
The administration of various fibrinolytic agents for the treatment of empyema has been reported in past studies. Most of the current literature has shown favorable outcomes in terms of increasedExpand
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Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Table 3 Factors Complicating the Diagnosis of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia ( HIT ) : Differential Diagnosis
occupy FcγIIa receptors, found on the cell surface of platelets, thereby activating the platelets and causing further expression of PF4 in a positive feedback loop mechanism (Figure 1).4 PlateletExpand
Ranolazine ( Ranexa ) : A First-in-Class Therapy for Stable Angina
488 P&T® • September 2007 • Vol. 32 No. 9 INTRODUCTION Angina pectoris (chest pain) is a clinical syndrome characterized by discomfort in the chest, jaw, shoulder, back, or arm. It occurs when theExpand
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