Steven J. Martin

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OBJECTIVE To present and describe interprofessional education (IPE) in 6 US colleges of pharmacy including benefits, barriers, and strategies for implementation. METHODS A focus group with campus faculty IPE leaders and administrators was conducted at each of the 6 colleges. External facilitators used a structured script with open-ended questions to guide(More)
A serotyping scheme for Vibrio vulnificus predicated on the detection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) antigens is proposed. The serovar O typing scheme used to type V. vulnificus employs polyclonal antisera raised in rabbits immunized with heat-killed whole-cell vaccines. Polyclonal typing sera produced in this manner cross-react with heterologous strains.(More)
BACKGROUND Critical care pharmacy activities have been described as fundamental, desirable, and optimal, but actual services provided have not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE To characterize the type and level of pharmacy services provided to intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS A 38 question survey was sent in 2 consecutive mailings to all US institutions (N(More)
Many social insects use pheromones to communicate and coordinate their activities. Investigation of intraspecific differences in pheromone use is a new area of social insect research. For example, interindividual variation in alarm pheromone content has been found in physical castes of polymorphic ants. Many ant species use multiple trail pheromones. Here(More)
BACKGROUND: No surveys of stress ulcer prophylaxis prescribing in the USA have been conducted since 1995. Since that time, the most comprehensive meta-analysis and largest randomized study to date concerning stress ulcer prophylaxis have been published. RESULTS: Three hundred sixty-eight surveys were sent to all members of the Section of Pharmacy and(More)
We compared growth characteristics of 46 Legionella strains grown on buffered charcoal yeast extract alpha (BCYE alpha) agar and buffered starch yeast extract (BSYE) agar and MICs of macrolides, azalides, and fluoroquinolones for these organisms. Growth was poor and not reproducible on BSYE agar. Growth was excellent on BCYE alpha, and MICs were easy to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the absence or presence of clinical pharmacists in intensive care units (ICUs) results in differences in mortality rates, length of ICU stay, and ICU charges for Medicare patients with nosocomial-acquired infections, community-acquired infections, and sepsis. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS The type and level of pharmacy(More)
PURPOSE The implementation of a $4 generic drug program in a 340B pharmacy is described. SUMMARY The Cordelia Martin Health Center (CMHC) pharmacy operates as part of the Neighborhood Health Association, a federally qualified health center in Toledo, Ohio. Clinic patients have prescription coverage through Medicaid or do not have prescription coverage,(More)
Several new fluoroquinolones have been marketed since the late 1990s. Fluoroquinolones are an effective treatment for most community-acquired respiratory tract infections, including acute sinusitis, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis and community-acquired pneumonia. However, other antibiotics, including beta-lactams, macrolides, tetracyclines and(More)
Thin films with a rich variety of different nano-scale morphologies have been produced by spin casting solutions of various concentrations of PS:d-PMMA blends from toluene solutions. During the spin casting process specular reflectivity and off-specular scattering data were recorded and ex situ optical and atomic force microscopy, neutron reflectivity and(More)