William J. Rusho

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BACKGROUND Rosacea is a common disfiguring skin disease of primarily Caucasians characterized by central erythema of the face, with telangiectatic blood vessels, papules and pustules, and can produce skin thickening, especially on the nose of men, creating rhinophyma. Rosacea can also produce dry, itchy eyes with irritation of the lids, keratitis and(More)
Factors affecting calcium-phosphate solubility in parenteral nutrition solutions used in neonates were studied. Six neonatal parenteral nutrition solutions were prepared using either Aminosyn or FreAmine III and various amino acid and dextrose concentrations. Phosphorus (as mono- and dibasic potassium phosphate) and calcium (as 10% calcium gluconate) were(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the chemical stability of extemporaneously prepared lorazepam suspension (1 mg/mL) stored at two temperatures (4°C and 22°C) for 3 months. Lorazepam tablets marketed by two manufacturers (Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Watson Laboratories) were used to extemporaneously formulate two independently prepared suspensions.(More)
OBJECTIVES Commercially available lorazepam solution contains both polyethylene glycol (PEG) and propylene glycol. When large doses are administered for deep sedation in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), PEG may cause diarrhea, and the accumulation of propylene glycol may result in toxicity. These adverse effects may be avoided by preparing a slurry(More)
The incidence of intravenous complications (phlebitis) and the length of hospital stay in postoperative patients whose infusions were filtered through inline final filters were compared with those in patients whose infusions were not filtered. Identical i.v. solutions were administered to 150 postoperative orthopedic patients randomly assigned to three(More)
Ftorafur, a furanyl analog of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), is reported to be five to six times less toxic and possibly more effective in cancer of the breast and colon than 5-FU. The drug was synthesized, formulated, and utilized in toxicologic studies, and then in 24 patients with advanced incurable malignancies. When Ftorafur is given by intravenous push, it(More)
Respiratory therapists are being asked to take care of sicker patients and in many cases this requires the administration of multiple inhalation drugs. In an effort to reduce the workload, therapists are combining drugs in the same nebulizer. Pharmacists also are being asked to prepare unit dose preparations of combined inhalation drugs without physical(More)