Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke: a Review of Pertinent Guideline Updates

There have been significant evidence-based literature updates regarding the management of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in adult patients; these are discussed in a 2018 guideline update.

Sleep Duration in Employed Adults

Although research has shown that adults should sleep at least 7 hours per night, the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System reported that approximately 35% of adults got insufficient sleep.

Perils of Mixing Opioids, Benzodiazepines

Opioid-related research developments of interest to pharmacists.

OTC Transdermal Analgesic Patches in Pain Management

While these products are generally safe when used according to labeling, pharmacists must be familiar with available evidence in order to help patients safely self-medicate.

A New Approach to Managing Gastroparesis

Although there is no cure for gastroparesis, changes to the diet, along with a variety of recent and longstanding medications, can offer some relief of symptoms.

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