ORIGINAL RESEARCH

CLINICAL OUTCOMES AFTER CONVERSION FROM LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT HEPARIN TO UNFRACTIONATED HEPARIN FOR VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS

Following implementation of a new electronic order set, prophylactic UFH orders increased and there was a net annual savings in acquisition costs for VTE prophylaxis.

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REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

CUTTING CAUTIS IN CRITICAL CARE

The implementation of a project to reduce catheter-associated UTIs and to improve unit safety culture in the ICU is described.




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CLINICAL REVIEW

INDIVIDUALIZING TREATMENT OF HYPERGLYCEMIA IN TYPE 2 DIABETES

The authors outline a stepwise approach to management based on current evidence.

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CASE-BASED REVIEW

FEBRILE SEIZURES: EVALUATION AND TREATMENT

The authors review simple and complex febrile seizures with a focus on clinical management.

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OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN REVIEW

FIXED-DOSE COMBINATION PILLS ENHANCE ADHERENCE AND PERSISTENCE TO ANTIHYPERTENSIVE MEDICATIONS

Fixed-dose combination therapy was more effective in obtaining blood pressure control than monotherapy or multiple pill therapy.

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CLINICAL COMMUNICATION

A TALKING MAP FOR FAMILY MEETINGS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Practicing the behaviors demonstrated in the cognitive map may increase clinician skill during difficult conversations.


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