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Pharmacotherapy Rounds
Our Sponsor: South Central Area AHEC

Pharmacotherapy Rounds is a weekly program that is directed by the Pharmacotherapy Division of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and the Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center (PERC) of The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine in partnership with the South Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC).  We gratefully acknowledge the support and collaboration of the South Central AHEC in providing this educational resource to pharmacists and other health care providers in South-Central Texas.

Pharmacotherapy Rounds is presented every Friday at The University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio, McDermott Building, Room 2.108 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.  These presentations are also broadcast to The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and Scott & White in Temple.

Mission: To provide pharmacists and other health care providers in South-Central Texas with evidence-based and patient-centered instruction they can use to prevent disease and improve the care they deliver to their individual patients, families and communities.

Target Audience: We welcome faculty from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy and the Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center, pharmacy residents, physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South-Central Texas, and pharmacy students.

Expected Outcomes: Attendees of Pharmacotherapy Rounds will be provided with an up-to-date review and critical evaluation of the medical literature covering a variety of health-related topics.  We expect this information to increase the participants' knowledge base of evidence-based medicine with the ultimate goal of improving the care that we provide to our patients.

For additional information, please contact:


     Jennifer K. Seltzer, Pharm.D.
     The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
     The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
     Phone: 210-567-4285
     Email:seltzer@uthscsa.edu



New Hepatitis C Wonder Drugs: Who Is Worth the Cost?

Rachel Rogers, PharmD, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident, with the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 10/17/14

Reversal of New Oral Anticoagulants

April Hinds, PharmD; PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident; Blackstock Family Practice/Community Care Clinic
Air Date: 10/17/14

The use of atypical antipsychotics in borderline personality disorder (BPD): Black, White or Gray?

Sarah Norman, PharmD; PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident; The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Air Date: 10/17/14

Aspirin for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Patients

Abigail Strate, PharmD, PGY2 Family Medicine Pharmacy Resident, UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program in collaboration with Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech Health Science Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Air Date: 10/10/14

Zohydro ER: To be or not to be?

Upsana Sekhar, PharmD, PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident, HEB Pharmacy, Austin Texas
Air Date: 10/10/14

Ceftaroline for MRSA bacteremia - "She doesn't even go here!"

Yvonne Burnett, PharmD, PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 10/03/14

Oral Antibiotics for the Treatment of Adult Osteomyelitis: A Tough Pill to Swallow.

Kirsten Roberts, Pharm.D., PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident, Seton Healthcare Family, Austin, Texas
Air Date: 09/26/14

Exhausted? Let's Stimulate the Discussion on Cancer-Related Fatigue!

Sumon K. Sen, PharmD, PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas
Air Date: 09/19/14

The Combination of Vasopressin and Corticosteroids in Septic Shock: Cutting the mustard or a lemon in disguise?

Emily Gordon, Pharm.D., PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident, University Health System, San Antonio, Texas
Air Date: 09/13/14

"Ketofol" or Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in the Emergency Department: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Amanda Fowler, PharmD, PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident with University Health System, San Antonio, Texas
Air Date: 09/05/14

Sofosbuvir: Game Changer for the Treatment of Hepatitis C.

Dr. Leslie Dixon, Managed Care Drug Policy Resident with Scott & White Health Plan, Temple, TX
Air Date: 05/30/14

Procalcitonin: A reliable predictive biomarker to diagnose early-onset neonatal sepsis?

Stephanie I. Ramirez, Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 05/09/14

Deaf or Dead? Is It Time To Drop Aminoglycosides For Dual β-Lactam Therapy In Enterococcal Infective Endocarditis?

Omar J. “OJ” Martinez, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Department of Pharmacy, Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
Air Date: 05/02/14

Helpful or Harmful? The use of SSRIs in Alcohol Use Disorder

Michelle Blair, BA, PharmD, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, Texas
Air Date: 04/24/14

Siesta: Should Dexmedetomidine Be Used for Sedation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Letitia M. DeLaine, B.S., Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Resident with Children’s Hospital of San Antonio/CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 04/03/14

Antihypertensive Agents for the Management of Civilian Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Daniel G. Dispensa, PharmD, PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, Texas
Air Date: 03/28/14

Atorvastatin Prior to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Following Myocardial Infarction

Nina Hull, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 02/28/14

Biologic Therapy in Crohn’s Disease: The Tricky Tincture of Timing

Scott Tarver, Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, University Health System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 02/28/14

Calcium Channel Blockers and Breast Cancer: Is the Block Worth the Risk?

Shardae Young, Pharm.D., BCPS, PGY2 Oncology/ Hematology Pharmacy Resident, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 02/21/14

Proton Pump Inhibitors vs. Histamine2-Receptor Antagonists for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis: Battle of the Acid Suppressants

Andrew Burris, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident with University Health System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 02/07/14

All Worked Up About the Evidence: Valproate for Agitation in Dementia

Lauren Williams, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident with South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 01/31/14

Ketamine in Severe Acute Asthma Exacerbations:What's so "Special" About Ketamine?

Amanda Fowler, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident with University Health System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 01/17/14

Schizophrenia: Bang or Bust? Memantine in the Treatment of Negative and Cognitive Symptoms

Chelsie Heesch, PharmD, PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Resident with South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 01/10/14

Looking Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors: Cannabis Use and the Development of Chronic Psychotic Disorders

Rosana Oliveira, PharmD, PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Resident with South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 12/20/13

Clearing the smoke: nabiximols, a pharmaceutical cannabinoid, as adjunct therapy for cancer pain

Amanda Basto, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 12/13/13

Gastroparesis: Moving Beyond the Guidelines

Dustin Grant, PharmD, PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident with Seton Healthcare Family, Austin, TX
Air Date: 11/22/13

The Pharmacogenomics Guide to the Antidepressant Galaxy: Episode I - Suicidal Ideation

Kristle Green, PharmD
Air Date: 11/22/13

Examining α-lipoic acid for use in Diabetic Neuropathy as an Effective Alternative to Current Therapy

Kristle Green, PharmD
Air Date: 11/22/13

Testosterone Use in Heart Failure: The "Low T" Story

Sumon Sen, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident with Southwest Texas Veterans Healthcare System , San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 11/15/13

Minocycline for Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia

Heather Murphy, PharmD
Air Date: 11/15/13

When to okay Tivica® Is the latest HIV agent just another "me too" drug?

Jessica Gomez, PharmD
Air Date: 11/15/13

The Long-Term Use of Eszopiclone in the Elderly

Wanjiku Mwangi, PharmD
Air Date: 11/08/13

Should we promote promacta for thrombocytopenia in patients with hepatitis C?

Grecia Heredia, PharmD
Air Date: 11/08/13

Treatment of Ganciclovir Resistant Cytomegalovirus in Adult Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

Emily Gordon, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident with University Health System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 11/01/13

Should we go "All In" with Procalcitonin? Examining the Utility of the New Biomarker

Justin Gonzalez, PharmD
Air Date: 11/01/13

Duration of intravenous N-acetylcysteine in acetaminophen poisoning: How should we approach the “kille painkiller?

DeAnna Turner, PharmD, PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident with University Health System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 10/25/13

Varenicline for Alcohol Use Disorder

Sandy Naegele, PharmD
Air Date: 10/25/13

Treating hyperlipidemia in children and adolescents with changes in diet and exercise

Justin Redding, PharmD
Air Date: 10/25/13

Evaluating Bladder Cancer Risk Associated with Thiazolidinedione Use in Type 2 Diabetes

Raelene Showery, PharmD
Air Date: 10/18/13

Violence and Hostility in Schizophrenia: A Danger to Society?

Kasey Leggette, PharmD, PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Resident with Seton Healthcare, Austin, TX
Air Date: 10/18/13

Statins for COPD: Should we be looking at CRP?

Brady J. Helmink, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 10/11/13

The Use of Albumin for the Prevention of Hepatorenal Syndrome in Patients with Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis and Cirrhosis

Daniel Giddings, PharmD
Air Date: 10/04/13

Non-Carbapenem Therapy for Bacteremia Caused by Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae: When Can We Afford to Bench the Big Three?

Manuel Escobar, PharmD, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident with Southwest Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 09/27/13

+ 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine-assisted Psychotherapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Emily Czeck, PharmD
Air Date: 09/27/13

The Role of Prophylactic Antibiotics in COPD: Does It Have a PULSE Or Should We TORCH the Evidence?

Courtney Waye, PharmD, PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident with Southwest Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 09/27/13

Dexmedetomidine for alcohol withdrawal syndrome: Should we add it to the tab?

Lauren Hernandez, PharmD, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident with University Health System, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 09/20/13

Hypertriglyceridemia and acute pancreatitis - how fearful should we be of pushing the limits?

Carlos Ramirez, PharmD, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident with Audie Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, TX
Air Date: 09/13/13

Desensitization and kidney transplantation: the right thing to do or just the tip of the iceberg?

Jon Rek, PharmD
Air Date: 09/06/13

 

See Also:
Archive of Fall 2012-Spring 2013 Rounds
Archive of Fall 2011-Spring 2012 Rounds
Archive of Fall 2010-Spring 2011 Rounds
Archive of Fall 2009-Spring 2010 Rounds


Last Reviewed: October 16, 2014

Division Information

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Pharmacotherapy
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College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
Health Science Center
7703 Floyd Curl Drive - MC 6220
San Antonio, TX
78229-3900
USA

Email Address: pharmacy
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone:
1-210-567-8355


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