Pharmacology

Estimation of Kidney Function in Oncology: Implications for Anticancer Drug Selection and Dosing – Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (free)

“In one retrospective study, approximately one half of kidney function–impaired patients with solid tumors who were receiving a drug that necessitated dose adjustments for kidney function received almost 50% of their prescriptions at standard doses”.

 


EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines: Drug-induced liver injury – Journal of Hepatology (free)

Related Review: Drug-induced liver injury: recent advances in diagnosis and risk assessment – Gut (free)

 

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A practical guide for pharmacists to successfully implement penicillin allergy skin testing – American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (free)

“Less than 10% of patients labeled as having a penicillin allergy are confirmed as present upon skin testing. This labeling results in use of alternative antibiotics and thus unwanted adverse consequences including potentiated antimicrobial resistance, increased costs, and worse clinical outcomes.”

 


American Geriatrics Society 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults (free)

News Release: For older people, medications are common; AGS Beers Criteria aims to make them appropriate, too (free)

Commentary: AGS: Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Med Use in Older Adults Updated – MPR (free)

 

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