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The history of and improvements made to the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) inpatient online formulary are described. The current formulary at UMHS is the third version of the Web-based formulary. The original effort in 1997 consisted of converting word-processing documents to HTML format and exporting this information to the university's(More)
We conducted a prospective cohort study to evaluate clinical and economic end points achieved by a pharmacist-managed anticoagulation service compared with usual care (50 patients/group). The primary therapeutic end point was the time between starting heparin therapy and surpassing the activated partial thromboplastin time therapeutic threshold. The primary(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether a combination of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride and metronidazole hydrochloride would be as effective or more effective than a combination of gentamicin sulfate and metronidazole hydrochloride for preventing infection in patients with penetrating abdominal trauma, to evaluate the factors associated with increased risk of(More)
Cytogenetic analyses of bone marrow cells were performed in 195 children with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL) at diagnosis, as part of Childrens Cancer Study Group Study No. 251. Ninety-six patients (49%) exhibited clonal abnormalities, including trisomy 8 in 18 patients, t(8;21) in 11, t(15;17) in seven, loss of a sex chromosome in seven, monosomy 7(More)
PURPOSE A pharmacy dashboard was developed and implemented to identify trends in drug use; normalize data for patient volumes; allow the user to determine whether changes were due to cost increases, actual use changes, or both; permit evaluation of drug use within key diagnoses for individual services; and allow multiple formats and layers of analysis. (More)
The use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) to access drug information in a health system is described. Given the widespread use of PDAs at an 872-bed university health system, an opportunity existed to provide current drug information to physicians via these devices. As part of the health system's intranet, extensive online content had been made(More)
Cyclic neutropenia developed in identical twin girls. The onset of neutropenia in these children occurred three years apart. Neutrophil cycling diminished, and symptoms decreased in the initially affected twin during a five-year follow-up. Some cases of cyclic neutropenia may be genetically determined; however, the onset and clinical manifestations may be(More)