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October 05, 2015
A 54-year-old African American man with a history of type 2 DM, hypertension, and gout presents for diabetes follow-up. What’s the best therapy for his hypertension?
July 02, 2015
What do current guidelines recommend as first-line treatment for patients like 51-year-old TK? Check out these options.
May 19, 2014
Remembering the role the patient can play in preventing medication errors is important. Here I focus on potential errors resulting from nonadherence with insulin.
April 16, 2014
A greater focus on potential barriers may help prevent errors, increased costs, and poor patient outcomes.
March 18, 2014
No discussion of medication errors should exclude traditional medication-related problems, such as those associated with confused drug names.
February 19, 2014
Rising medication use and polypharmacy, along with physiological changes in older patients, greatly increase their risk of medication-related problems and adverse events.
January 21, 2014
A 34-year-old woman presents for follow-up of her type 2 diabetes mellitus and starts therapy with lisinopril. She thinks she also may be pregnant. What is the problem?
December 17, 2013
Confusion about multiple insulin products; nonadherence to the prescribed regimen; the patient’s injection technique . . . here: a look at why errors occur when insulin is prescribed-and how to prevent them.
November 25, 2013
A 72-year-old woman presents to the ED with fatigue, weakness, and palpitations. Her potassium level is 6.1 mEq/L, with a serum creatinine level of 1.9 mg/dL. What is the problem?
October 25, 2013
This case highlights medication errors that can result from drug interactions noted with the use of tamoxifen or other chemotherapeutic agents.