Postoperative Glycemic Control in Cardiac Surgery Patients (Pharmacology Notes) (Report)

Postoperative Glycemic Control in Cardiac Surgery Patients (Pharmacology Notes) (Report)

Blood glucose management in critically ill patients remains an ongoing controversy. In recent years, clinical trials evaluating blood glucose control in critically ill patients advocated for intense blood glucose management, with target blood glucose levels between 80 and 110 mg/dL (1). Intense blood glucose control resulted in a reduction in morbidity and mortality in the […]

Eszopiclone (Lunesta): A New Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotic Agent (Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)

Eszopiclone (Lunesta): A New Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotic Agent (Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)

Randomized, placebo-controlled trials have shown that eszopiclone, a newly available nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic, effectively treats the symptoms of insomnia. Its pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters are similar to those of the other currently available nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics (i.e., zolpidem and zaleplon). The unique quality of eszopiclone lies in its product labeling. It is not restricted to short-term use, […]

Ibuprofen Lysine (Neoprofen) for the Treatment of Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Pharmacology Notes)

Ibuprofen Lysine (Neoprofen) for the Treatment of Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Pharmacology Notes)

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) affects approximately 31% of infants whose birth weight is between 501 and 1500 g. The ductus arteriosus is a blood vessel that allows blood to bypass the pulmonary vasculature in utero. Oxygen delivery and elimination of prostaglandins are essential for the closure of the ductus after birth. For years, indomethacin has […]

USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture Notes 2019: Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Ethics, Patient

USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture Notes 2019: Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Ethics, Patient

The only official Kaplan Lecture Notes for USMLE Step 2 CK cover the comprehensive information you need to ace the USMLE Step 2 and match into the residency of your choice. • Up-to-date. Updated annually by Kaplan’s all-star faculty.• Highly illustrated. Includes color images and tables.• Integrated. Packed with bridges between specialities and basic science.• […]

Lecture Notes: Medical Microbiology and Infection

Lecture Notes: Medical Microbiology and Infection

Medical Microbiology and Infection Lecture Notes is ideal for medical students, junior doctors, pharmacy students, junior pharmacists, nurses, and those training in the allied health professions. It presents a thorough introduction and overview of this core subject area, and has been fully revised and updated to include: Chapters written by leading experts reflecting current research […]

USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes 2019: Pathology

USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes 2019: Pathology

The only official Kaplan Lecture Notes for USMLE Step 1 cover the comprehensive information you need to ace the exam and match into the residency of your choice. • Up-to-date: Updated annually by Kaplan’s all-star faculty• Integrated: Packed with clinical correlations and bridges between disciplines• Learner-efficient: Organized in outline format with high-yield summary boxes• Trusted: […]