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P&T® Journal contents for October 2006
Letter to the Editor
The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study at their institution to determine the inpatient care cost of treating candidemia, the leading cause of fungal infections in hospitalized patients.
Dose–Conversion Ratio for Epoetin Alfa and Darbepoetin Alfa in Chemotherapy Patients with Anemia and Cancer
The authors present the findings of a study that was designed to compare the effectiveness and equivalence of two erythropoietic agents based on a randomized, prospective clinical trial.
Continuing Education Credit
In multiple trials and analyses, the incidence of cardiovascular events has been higher with coxibs than with placebo and other nonselective NSAIDs. Although an explanation for these events has not yet been determined, several theories relate to physiological mechanisms, drug selectivity or structure, doses and duration of clinical trials, and the influence of underlying disease states.