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INTRODUCTION Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are frequently associated with community-acquired acute kidney injury (AKI), a strong risk factor for development and progression of chronic kidney disease. Using access to prescription medication profiles, pharmacists can identify patients at high risk for NSAID-induced AKI. The primary objective(More)
INTRODUCTION Management of serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease remains a significant clinical challenge. A pivotal component of the clinical approach to maintaining serum phosphorus concentrations towards the normal range is the use of phosphate binding agents in addition to comprehensive dietary counseling. The available agents work(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine views of staff of dialysis centers toward pharmacist-delivered medication therapy management (MTM) services. DESIGN Focus group study. SETTING Three private, nonprofit, outpatient dialysis facilities. PARTICIPANTS Multidisciplinary dialysis staff. INTERVENTION Two focus group sessions were conducted using a semistructured(More)
1. SKI3301, a standardized dried 50% ethanolic extracts of Sophora tonkinensis, contains four marker compounds (trifolirhizin, TF; (-)-maackiain, Maack; (-)-sophoranone, SPN, and (2-(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-5,6-methylenedioxybenzofuran, ABF), is being developed as an herbal medicine for the treatment of asthma in Korea. This study investigates the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of utilizing an in-vitro, closed loop hemodialysis system as a method to assess drug clearance. Secondarily, this study tested the influence of variables (blood flow rate, dialysate flow rate, and type of filter) in the hemodialysis procedure on the clearance of vancomycin and gentamicin.(More)
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