U.S. Pharmacist

 
 
  • Heart Failure Guidelines: Introduction to the New Agents Review updated guidelines for the management of heart failure that have been revised to include the two novel pharmacologic agents sacubitril/valsartan and ivabradine.
  • Pharmacotherapy for Primary Headache Disorders in the ED This article reviews assessment and treatment of patients who present in the emergency department with headache. What options are available for treating acute headache in this setting?
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Review of Treatment Options This article summarizes the latest in nonpharmacologic treatment options and drug therapy for irritable bowel syndrome. What should be the initial approach to management?
  • Metabolic Challenges in Mental Health This review examines potential adverse metabolic side effects associated with antipsychotic drugs, which can lead to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome in patients with serious mental illness.
  • Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors: An Overview SGLT2 inhibitors are promising new agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but there are risks to be considered. Which patients would most benefit?
  • New Drug Review 2017 Find out what there is to know about promising new treatments for type 2 diabetes, dermatitis, plaque psoriasis, and asthma.
  • Review of Selected NMEs 2017 Learn about the profiles of recently approved new molecular entities in this review.
  • Gynecologic Cancers: What Every Woman Should Know This article reviews how to counsel women concerning gynecologic cancer signs and symptoms, risk factors, possible preventive measures, and the latest treatments.
  • The Pharmacologic Management of Endometriosis Review the various drug therapies for the treatment of endometriois in this overview.
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction: An Often-Misdiagnosed Condition Learn the symptoms and etiology of vocal cord dysfunction, which is often misdiagnosed as asthma or exercise-induced bronchospasms. How can it be differentiated from these conditions?
  • Pharmacist's Role in Pain Management During Care Transitions As medication experts on the healthcare team, pharmacists play a crucial role in care coordination, medication reconciliation, and patient education during transitions of care.
  • Managing Abdominal Hernias Learn about nonsurgical and surgical management for three common types of abdominal hernias, as well as postoperative care, in this review.
  • The Community Pharmacist's Role in Managing Lower Back Pain The pharmacist may be the first healthcare professional consulted for back pain. Familiarize yourself with the most recent guidelines recommended by the ACP in this article.
  • Addressing the Polypharmacy Conundrum Polypharmacy has become a serious problem, and is especially problematic for the elderly, with many using more than eight medications. What can you do to address this situation?
  • Managing Chronic Kidney Disease With MTM Medication therapy management in patients with CKD poses unique challenges. This article reviews medication related problems associated with CKD, including nonadherence and medication reconciliation.
  • Implementing MTM for COPD Medication therapy management plays an important role in helping patients learn how to manage COPD and decrease complications. Learn about MTM interventions for COPD in this primer.
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Outbreaks of whooping cough are on the rise in the US. Review the diagnosis, prevention, and optimal treatment of this potentially serious respiratory infection in this article.
  • Bed-Wetting: Approaches to Nocturnal Enuresis in Children When should nocturnal enuresis--more commonly known as bed-wetting--be treated? This review examines both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to this common childhood problem.
  • Hypophosphatasia: A Rare Disorder Learn about the pathophysiology of this rare genetic metabolic disorder in this overview. How is it diagnosed, and are there effective treatments available?
  • Travel-Related Infection in Children Travel-related infections can lead to serious consequences in children. How should you counsel families traveling with children as to prevention and management of these illnesses?