Rob D Goddard

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BACKGROUND To evaluate the safety and efficiency of a protocol for glycemic control in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with neurovascular or head injury. METHODS Two cohorts of 50 consecutive patients admitted to the ICU with an admission diagnosis of neurovascular or head injury before and after protocol implementation were evaluated. All patients in(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the physical and chemical stability data published for commonly used continuously infused medications in the intensive care unit and to evaluate the quality of the studies providing these data. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION We conducted a systematic electronic literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and International Pharmaceutical(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the mean time to next exacerbation in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) before and after the implementation of standing orders. SETTING Tertiary care hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. POPULATION STUDIED The records of 150 patients were analyzed, 76 were in the preimplementation(More)
BACKGROUND Critically ill patients often receive multiple medications via continuous intravenous infusion. Coadministration of multiple medications through the same port of a venous access device often is necessary but requires an assessment of compatibility. OBJECTIVE To describe the frequency of inappropriate coadministration of continuously infused(More)
Venlafaxine is a novel antidepressant that works by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. The objectives of this study were to reformulate a venlafaxine extended-release suspension into an immediate-release preparation and then determine the physical and chemical stability of the new venlafaxine formulation. Suspensions of venlafaxine(More)
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