Robert Beckett

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PURPOSE In light of formulary management guidelines from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and discussion of pharmacies' noncompliance with recent Joint Commission accreditation requirements, the University HealthSystem Consortium conducted a formulary management survey to determine member institutions' standard of practice. (More)
We studied the medium- to long-term results of steroid injection into the carpal tunnel of women with the carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Of 45 hands, only 11 had lasting relief of symptoms and 22 had no relief whatsoever. There was no correlation of the typical signs and symptoms of CTS with outcome. Other series have offered various predictive factors for(More)
OBJECTIVE Studies on humeral placement of the EZ-IO (Vidacare, Shavano Park, TX, USA) have shown mixed results. We performed a study to determine the first-attempt success rate at humeral placement of the EZ-IO by paramedics among prehospital adult cardiac arrest patients. METHODS A retrospective cohort analysis of data prospectively collected over a(More)
Doxorubicin (DOX), a prominent anticancer agent has enjoyed considerable popularity in the last few decades because of its usefulness in the management of various forms of cancers, but its organotoxic potential (cardio-, hepatoand nephrotoxicity) has constrained on its clinical use. This study investigated whether DOX has the ability to cause nephrotoxicity(More)
The transfusion practices of an 850-bed community hospital are reviewed from Jan 1, 1962, through Jan 1, 1963. Twenty-nine percent (855 of 2,921) transfused patients received a single unit of whole blood or packed red blood cells. Eighty-two percent of single-unit transfusions were given to women, and 93% were related to surgical or obstetric situations. In(More)