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2010 FAQs


Should antibiotics be used in all patients with COPD exacerbations?

What does the ACC/ACG/AHA 2010 Expert Consensus Document recommend regarding the concomitant use of PPIs and thienopyridines?

What changes have been made to the AHA guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

What are the treatment options for post-operative shivering?


Is there information on deviating from the standard protocol for N-acetylcysteine treatment of acetaminophen overdose?

What do the New Practice Guidelines for Chronic Pain Management Recommend?

What are the new warnings for bisphosphonates?

What are the CURRENT-OASIS 7 study findings regarding dose comparisons of clopidogrel and aspirin in acute coronary syndromes?


Are antivirals safe to use during the first trimester of pregnancy?

What are the differences among modes of renal replacement therapy?

What are current recommendations to minimize risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis with gadolinium-based contrast agents?

What are the new recommendations for the 2010-2011 Flu Season?


Use of bladder irrigations for treatment of superficial bladder infections

How do you safely and effectively use elastomeric pain pumps?

Updated perinatal guidelines for HIV-1 infected women

Should quinine be used for treatment of nocturnal leg cramps?


What antiviral therapy can be given to a patient with allergy to acyclovir?

Do angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) increase cancer risk?

How is intrapleural doxycycline used to treat pleural effusions?

What is the available evidence for the use of rifaximin (Xifaxan) for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy?


What is the available evidence for the use of sodium thiosulfate for calciphylaxis?

What products can be used to unclog feeding tubes?

Do proton pump inhibitors increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infections?

STAT-C compounds—focus on telaprevir


How do the benefits and risks of alteplase therapy for ischemic stroke change over time?

Agents for the treatment of disorders of blood coagulation

How should a patient with G6PD deficiency be managed perioperatively?

Are there data to support fluconazole desensitization?


What is the optimal timing of antibiotics for the prevention of postoperative infections for cesarean delivery?

Clostridium difficile clinical practice guidelines: summary of treatment recommendations

What weight should be used when dosing unfractionated heparin for treatment of thromboembolism in obese patients?

Intensive blood pressure and lipid control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: results of the ACCORD Lipid and ACCORD BP trials.


Are there any data to support using intravenous (IV) azithromycin in children <16 years of age?

What is the latest literature comparing dopamine and norepinephrine in the treatment of shock?

Practice guidelines for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections: summary of drug therapy

What are the most recent data regarding the safety and efficacy of long-acting beta2-agonists in the management of asthma?


What is the cross-reactivity of cephalosporins and carbapenems in a patient with a penicillin allergy?

What are the latest recommendations for the prevention of torsade de pointes in the hospital setting?

What are the REMS requirements for hospitals dispensing ESAs to patients with cancer?

Dihydroergotamine in the treatment of migraines: recommended dosing strategies


What revisions have been made to the ADA’s 2010 Clinical Practice Recommendations?

What is the current status of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in chronic kidney disease?

Does Voluven (hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4) cause less bleeding than hetastarch?

What are the clinical data for dronedarone (Multaq)?


What are the ARBITER 6-HALTS study findings regarding the clinical efficacy of ezetimibe?

The Food and Drug Administration’s Safe Use Initiative

Revised ACC/AHA/SCAI Guidelines Released

Wilate: a new therapy for von Willebrand disease