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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 education 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:

     Nathan Wiederhold, Pharm.D.
     The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
     The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
     Phone: 210-567-8355

The evidence for pharmacologic venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in traumatic brain injury

Presenter: Tiffany LaDow, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 05/25/12

PNA FISH® (peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization) Testing: the Next Big Break or a Total Waste of Money?

Presenter: Haoshu (Hali) Yang, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 05/11/12

Treatment of Depression in Patients with Dementia

Presenter: Rachel Basinger, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 05/04/12

Got Sour Milk?: Evidence for Probiotics in Clostridium difficile Infection

Presenter: Lisa H. Kim, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 03/23/12

CYP2C19 Polymorphism and Clopidogrel: Testing, Testing,*1 *2 *3 . . .

Presenter: Adam Smith, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 03/09/12

Non-oral and Locally Injected Corticosteroids: Should we monitor for hyperglycemia?

Presenter: Esosa Adun Oni, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 03/09/12

Coagulation Factors in Controlling Traumatic Bleeds: FFP, PCC, or Lucky Sevens?

Presenter: Rose Sohraby, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 03/09/12


Presenter: Leslie Simien, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 03/02/12

β-blockers and Cocaine: Fatal Attraction?

Presenter: Cristina Gonzales, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 03/02/12

Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension: The Paradox of Treating Patients with Spironolactone

Presenter: Amber Lanae Smith, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 03/02/12

The TALL Tale of Drug Shortages: Clinical Implications of Drug Shortages Focus on Sedation & Oncology

Presenters: Derek Templet, PharmD and Anne Elise Rider, PharmD
Air Date: 02/24/12

Epidemiology and Treatment of KPC's . . . What's the News? Review of Current Evidence

Presenter: Grace C. Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS
Air Date: 02/17/12

Consequences of Health Illiteracy

Presenter: Jasmine Spittles, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 02/10/12

Mifepristone (RU-486):
Do You Believe in a Seven Day Choice for Psychotic Depression

Presenter: Morgan C. Snyder, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 02/10/12

The Exit Strategy:
Use of Dexmedetomidine for Facilitating Extubation

Presenter: Debra Ramirez, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 02/03/12

Can Complera® Comare to Atripla® ?

Presenter: Jackson Kelly, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 02/03/12

Insulin vs. Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

Presenter: Maaya Srinivasa, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 02/03/12

Fluoroquinolone Prophylaxis in Neutropenic Patients
Should We or Shouldn't We?

Presenter: Megan Anderson, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 1/27/12

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Provenge® Is it really worth it?

Presenter: Diamond Thomas, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 1/27/12

"Taking a break" from bisphosphonates: Is it appropriate?

Presenter: Bernadette D. Asias, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 1/13/12

Bevacizumab (Avastin) and the Accelerated Approval Process: A Sticky Situation?

Presenter: Ivan Reveles, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 1/13/12

Safety of Long Term Usage of Proton Pump Inhibitors with Focus on Bone Fracture Risks

Presenter: Yunkyung Lee, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 1/13/12

The Role of Baclofen in Substance Dependence Treatment

Presenter: Mina Mehvar, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 1/6/12

Hypothyroidism: Does excessive thyroid harmone replacement increase the risk for bone fractures in the elderly?

Presenter: Rene a. Verduzco, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 1/6/12

What is the Relationship between Vitamin D and Major Depressive Disorder?

Presenter: Brandon Utter, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 1/6/12

A Knack for NAC? Use of N-Acetylcysteine in Liver Transplant Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Presenter: Joelle Nelson, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 12/16/11

Revving up the Revlimid® Debate: Lenalidomide as Maintenance Therapy for Multiple Myeloma after Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

Presenter: Sarah M. Villarreal, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 12/02/11

"Does Less Ouch Equal Less Umph": Acetaminophen for the Prevention of Adverse Effects Associated with Childhood Immunizations and the Potential for Reduction in Immunogenicity

Presenter: Sara Solis, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 11/19/11

Statin Water: Coming to a Store Near You? The Use of Statin Therapy in Sepsis

Presenter: Bryson Duhon, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 11/04/11

Over-the-Counter Statins: The Debate Continues...

Presenter: Kandi Icenhower, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 10/28/11

Beginning treatment with dual-antidepressant therapy: Can it lead to better efficacy and a faster return to happy days?

Presenter: Nicole L. Cupples, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 10/21/11

Preservation of the Gut Microflora Leading to Less Recurrence of Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea (CDAD): Crappy Data or Solid Evidence?

Presenter: Bin Xiao, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 10/14/11

To Bridge or Not to Bridge

Presenter: Delaney Ivy, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 10/07/11

Melatonin for Circadian Rhythm Disturbances in Dementia

Presenter: Heather A. Payton, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 10/07/11

Protease Inhibitors for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection: The New Kids on the Block, But do they have "The Right Stuff" for all patients?

Presenter: Lindsey M. Childs, Pharm.D., MPH
Air Date: 09/30/11

Ketamine Sedation in Traumatic Brain Injury: Friend or Foe?

Presenter: G. Christina Caballero, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 09/16/11

The Pros of Procalcitonin: Reducing Antibiotic Duration in the ICU

Presenter: Elizabeth A. Oates, Pharm.D.
Air Date: 09/09/11

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

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Last Reviewed: May 23, 2012

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Reveles Traces Rate of Hospital Infections

Dr. Kelly Reveles, assistant professor of pharmacotherapy, is primary author of a study which found that the incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a highly contagious gastrointestinal disease often linked to the overprescribing of antibiotics, nearly doubled between 2001 and 2010. It also determined there were no improvements in patient health outcomes, including mortality or hospital length of stay, over the study period.

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