Clinical Role - Hospital

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Although researchers are testing modifications of a drug used to cure a fatal coronavirus found in cats, it shows enough action against SARS-CoV-2 to proceed to clinical trials.
pandemic
At the Smilow Cancer Hospital, oncology pharmacists play an important role in the delivery of care for patients with cancer.
Despite an ongoing long-term debate, no link was found between cancer and the use of ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and other common antihypertensive drugs.
telehealth
A discussion on the impact and the use of telehealth in the management of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Millions of Americans have vision impairments and ensuring their access to websites is not only important for their health but is also a good business practice.
Investigators found that approximately 36% of the patients studied received a dosage strength of 250 mg of morphine over a 5-day period, above the CDC’s threshold for risky opioid prescribing.
 
mystery
A patient is experiencing severe brain fog, difficulty speaking, bilateral muscle weakness, and ataxia. 
Although a study suggests that patients may show a clinical improvement when receiving a 5-day course of remdesivir, investigators said this is of uncertain clinical significance.
 
The US government will purchase 150 million of the new rapid COVID-19 tests in a $750 million deal with Abbott Laboratories, according to CNBC.
 
Although dementia-related deaths appear to be underreported overall, a study showed especially striking discrepancies for Black, male, and less educated older adults.
In an analysis, participants ages 56 and older produced neutralizing antibodies higher than those seen among patients who have recovered from COVID-19.
hyperkalemia
During the 2020 virtual Directions in Pharmacy® conference, Todd Brothers, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, presented a comprehensive overview of hyperkalemia to optimize patient care with the use of safe and effective pharmacotherapeutic agents.