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2011 FAQs

December

How can late vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) in infants be prevented when the 1 mg/0.5 mL vitamin K parenteral preparation is on shortage?

What are the differences between the new oral anticoagulants?

Is a vancomycin dosing nomogram effective for achieving a trough concentration of 15-20 mg/L in adult patients?

November

Updated guidelines for chronic obstructive lung disease: what are the current recommendations?

Fluzone Intradermal-what is its place in therapy?

What is the role of telaprevir and boceprevir in the treatment of chronic hepatitic C infection?

October

When should parenteral nutrition be initiated in critically ill patients?

What methods are available for reversal of dabigatran and rivaroxaban?

Is there a difference between the nitroglycerin sublingual tablet and spray formulations for the treatment of angina?

September

What is the place in therapy of linagliptin for type 2 diabetes?

What is rilpivirine?

Does varenicline (Chantix) increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with cardiovascular disease?

August

What is Rivaroxaban's (Xarelto) place in therapy?

Magnesium Sulfate Shortage-Are there effective and safe alternatives for the treatment of preeclampsia?

What are alternatives to N-acetylcysteine as a mucolytic?

July

What are the new recommendations for managing hypertension in the elderly?

Why was the niacin AIM-HIGH trial stopped early?

What are the new recommendations for pharmacological interventions used to conserve blood in cardiovascular procedures?

June

What are the new American Society of Clinical Oncology Guidelines on the Role of Bone-Modifying Agents in Metastatic Cancer?

What are the new recommendations for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy?

Can early initiation of antiretroviral therapy protect uninfected sexual partners from HIV infection?

What are the new recommendations from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) for the use of antimicrobial agents in neutropenic patients with cancer?

May

Is Fidaxomicin an Effective Future Treatment for Clostridium difficile Infection?

What is the Efficacy of Intravenous Levetiracetam for Acute Seizure Management in Adults and Children?

What are the Latest Guidelines for Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infections?

What are the Efficacy and Safety Data Supporting the Use of Roflumilast in the Treatment of COPD?

April

What are the new recommendations from the American Thoracic Society on the treatment of pulmonary fungal infections in critically ill patients?

What are the new recommendations from the Infectious Diseases Society of American for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?

What are the current recommendations for tocolysis?

What are the new safety warnings for topiramate in pregnant women?

March

What is hydroxyprogesterone caproate?

What literature is available describing the interaction between macrolides and calcium-channel blockers (CCBs)?

How is drug absorption altered by bariatric surgery?

Is there a role for topical tranexamic acid to prevent postsurgical bleeding from major cardiovascular and orthopedic procedures?

Feburary

What drugs are likely to interfere with urine drug screens?

Are calcium and magnesium infusions effective for prevention of oxaliplatin-related neurotoxicity?

Should Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir) be given for preexposure prophylaxis against HIV?

What are the new recommendations in the 2011 Focused Update to the ACCF/AHA atrial fibrillation guidelines?

January

Is the brand vs generic antibiotic controversy valid?

Is Dabigatran the Next Warfarin?

What is the efficacy and safety data supporting the approval of tesamorelin for treatment of HIV patients with lipodystrophy?

Why has the FDA removed the breast cancer indication for Avastin?

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