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What do a 45 mL infusion, L-carnitine and Androgel have in common?
Daniel Hu, PharmD, BCCCP Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Pharmacist Providence St. Peter Hospital Diphacinone (2-diphenylacetyl-1,3-indanedione, CAS Number 82-66-6) is an indandione-type anticoagulant.1,2 It falls into a class of compounds known as long-acting anticoagulant rodenticides, along with brodifacoum, bromadiolone, chlorophacinone, and difenacoum, which inhibit the synthesis of clotting factors II, VII, IX, and X. These compounds were developed to replace warfarin in rodenticides and many available mouse and rat baits today contain these superwarfarins.1 [...]
Thiamine IV push? @raviempharmD (Ravipal Singh, PharmD, BCCCP) dives deep to answer this question
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS): Getting “Into the Weeds” on a Complication of Chronic Marijuana Use
Guest post by Evan Mulvihill, PharmD on the hot topic of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
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A discussion of antivenom for pit viper envenomations.
I frequently encounter people touting that "The INR of FFP is like 1.6 or something". Indeed I learned something similar myself at some point. It turns out however that the mean INR of FFP is actually 1.1 (Transfusion 2005;45:1234-5.). So why does it seem like no matter how much FFP you tend to give, it is very difficult to get the INR much lower than 1.6 or so?As can be seen from the image below [...]