Potential drug-drug interactions associated with prolonged stays in the intensive care unit: a retrospective cohort study.

@article{Moura2011PotentialDI,
  title={Potential drug-drug interactions associated with prolonged stays in the intensive care unit: a retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Cristiano S Moura and N{\'i}lia M. Prado and Francisco de Assis Acurcio},
  journal={Clinical drug investigation},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={309-16}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) are one cause of adverse drug events and can cause harm to hospitalized patients. Little has been done to study the relationship between potential DDIs and an increased length of stay (LOS) in the intensive care unit (ICU). The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of potential DDIs during ICU stays and to determine whether the frequency of these adverse events was associated with ICU LOS. METHODS This retrospective cohort… CONTINUE READING

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