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On this episode, we are joined by the host of the Pharm So Hard podcast, Dr. Jimmy Pruitt, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, to discuss the 2021 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines. The guidelines can be found at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's website: SCCM Sepsis Guidelines For more critical care educational content, make sure you check out Dr. Pruit…
 
On this episode, we discuss the prevention and acute management of migraines. We start by reviewing the pathophysiology associated with a migraine. We then compare and contrast various pharmacological classes utilized in migraine prophylaxis as well as acute relief of symptoms. Once again, we are excited to announce that listeners can claim ACPE-ac…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Spencer Carter, MD and Dr. Kyle Fischer, PharmD, to discuss preserved ejection fraction heart failure. Dr. Carter is a cardiologist finishing his fellowship that is focused on heart failure and cardiac transplant. Dr. Fischer is currently a PGY1 general clinical pharmacy resident. We begin by discussing some ba…
 
On this episode, we review the pharmacotherapy options for managing Parkinson's disease. We begin with some background pathophysiology/etiology. Then, we compare and contrast the various medication options available. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers will have access to all previous…
 
On this episode we are joined by MUSC P4, Calynn Dioses, to discuss medications that help patients with their weight loss goals. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers will have access to all previous and new pharmacotherapy lectures as well as downloadable Power Point slides for each le…
 
On this episode, we discuss the use of hormone therapy in perimenopausal/menopausal women. We give some background information as well as labs that should be monitored. We then separate the therapy options based on whether the patient is experiencing vasomotor symptoms, vulvovaginal symptoms, or a combination of both. We close by reviewing the resu…
 
On this episode, we discuss the management of rheumatoid arthritis. We start by reviewing some background information. Then, we compare and contrast the various medications options including DMARDs, TNF-alpha biologics, and non-TNF-alpha biologics. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers …
 
On this episode, we are joined by 4th year, MUSC students, Shannon Himes and Blake Adams. We discuss a patient case that involves HFpEF (with uncontrolled hypertension), type-2 diabetes, stage 2 chronic kidney disease, and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscrib…
 
On this episode, we discuss immunologically mediated adverse reactions that patients can have to foods (food allergies). We provide a brief overview of some background information and pathophysiology. We then review the pharmacological management of an acute allergic reaction and close with some noteworthy information about the drug, Palforzia (pea…
 
On this episode, we are joined by PGY1 resident, Dr. Kristen Ingold, PharmD. Kristen came on the show to discuss her series of training videos designed to help students prep for their residency/fellowship interviews. She virtually interviewed 20-25 residency program directors (RPDs) from across the United States. Each RPD was asked the same list of…
 
On this episode, we discuss the latest pharmacotherapy recommendations for asthma management based on the 2021 GINA guidelines. We review the various medication options as well as compare and contrast the different options for rescue/maintenance therapies. We also discuss the use of biologics in patients with worsening asthma and evidence of type-2…
 
On this episode, we compare and contrast the various formulations of hormonal contraceptive options. We discuss some clinical pearls that are important for selecting the best option based on a patient's specific comorbidities and symptoms during her menstrual cycle. We then provide some examples of cormorbidities and explain the process for selecti…
 
On this episode, we discuss medication safety during pregnancy. We start by listing common teratogens to watch for in patients that are currently pregnant or trying to become pregnant. We then review the preferred treatment options for common disease states in patients that are currently pregnant. The list of common pregnancy/lactation references w…
 
On this episode, we revisit the topic of managing acute coronary syndrome. We review some background information and differentiate between a STEMI, NSTEMI, and unstable angina. We then review the inpatient treatment algorithm for each. We close by discussing the follow up including the length of dual anti-platelet therapy. Thanks for listening! If …
 
On this episode, we are joined by MUSC forth year PharmD student, Matthew Brock. We review a patient case that covers multiple co-morbidities. We start by discussing the patient's COPD management and the recommendations from the 2021 GOLD guidelines. We then review low dose rivaroxaban with lose dose aspirin in patients with PAD. Then, we talk abou…
 
On this episode, we do a deep dive into hypertension management. We discuss the various medication classes, and then go into the pharmacotherapy algorithm. Once again we’re excited to partner with freeCE for our listeners claim ACPE-accredited continuing education for this episode! Listeners will have the opportunity to claim 1 hour of home-study c…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Swathi Varanasi to review adaptogens, nutraceuticals, Ayurveda, and other elements of Integrative Health. We also discuss the upcoming webinar series called Integrative Health 101 that she developed along side Integrative Health expert, Dr. Pam Tarlow. More information about the upcoming webinar is below: https…
 
On this episode, we discuss treating community-acquired pneumonia. We start with the outpatient treatment options based on the 2019 IDSA CAP guidelines. We also discuss managing a patient that has been admitted. We review some reasons to use more broad-spectrum empiric therapy, and close by mentioning the new Prevnar 20 vaccine. We want to thank th…
 
On this episode, we discuss the utilization of injectable medications in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. We compare and contrast the different GLP-1 receptor agonists as well as the various insulin products. We review some dosing strategies for both basal and prandial insulin. We also go over the use of a sliding scale. Listeners can claim ACPE-a…
 
On this episode, we revisit the acute and chronic management and treatment of atrial fibrillation. We review the various rate-controlling and anti-arrhythmic medications used. We also discuss long term anticoagulation therapy to prevent stroke risk. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers…
 
On this episode, we are joined by TJ Parkman, PharmD candidate 2022 to discuss the management of pediculosis and pthiriasis. We compare and contrast head, body, and pubic lice. Then, we review the medications used to eradicate the lice infestation. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers …
 
On this episode, we are joined again by MUSC P4 students Mary Alison Burch and Bernard Best to discuss a fairly complex patient case. This patient has end-stage renal disease, diabetes , hypertension, dyslipidemia, and hepatitis C. If you want to follow along with the labs and treatment plan, visit https://www.corconsultrx.com/handouts to download …
 
On this episode we review the treatment and management of opioid use disorder (OUD). We discuss some background on the opioid epidemic as well as some physiologic changes that are seen with long-term opioid use. We also talk about the diagnosis and work-up of a patient with OUD as well as the three medications used to treat OUD. We close with some …
 
On this episode, we are joined by MUSC P4 students Mary Alison Burch and Bernard Best to discuss the treatment and management of nephrolithiasis. We start by reviewing some risk factors that can increase the chances of stone formation as well as some come types of stones. We then discuss pharmacotherapy options that can decrease the risk of stone f…
 
On this episode, we discuss the management of dyslipidemia. We start by reviewing some basic pathophysiology. Then, we discuss the evidence-based medications utilized for controlling patients' lipid panels as well as the long-term prevention of cardiovascular events. We also breakdown the 2018 lipid guidelines from the American Heart Association, a…
 
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