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March 2019

“Thromboembolism in Pregnancy”

March 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

HealthTrust presents..."Thromboembolism in Pregnancy" (Part 4 in the Maternal Morbidity & Mortality 4-part series) Maternal mortality has increased precipitously in the United States over the past 15 years. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death during pregnancy, accounting for approximately 10 percent of all maternal mortality. Timely diagnosis and treatment can prevent many of these tragedies. Similarly, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis during pregnancy and the peripartum period can prevent a significant amount of these potentially catastrophic events. In this…

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April 2019

“Phasing Out Categories & Phasing in the Pregnancy & Lactation Labeling Rule “

April 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

HealthTrust presents..."Phasing Out Categories & Phasing in the Pregnancy & Lactation Labeling Rule " Despite being approved and published by the FDA in 2015, the Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule (PLLR) is still not recognized by many pharmacists and instead, the pregnancy categories are still being utilized. “Pregnancy category C” medications are defined as those that either have potential adverse effects shown in animal reproduction studies, or they have no adequate and well-controlled studies in animals or humans. This blurs…

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“A Shocking Presentation: Pressing Forward with Angiotensin II”

April 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

HealthTrust presents..."A Shocking Presentation: Pressing Forward with Angiotensin II" The Surviving Sepsis Campaign updated its guidelines in 2016 to include use of the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score rather than the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Most hospitals and physicians still utilize the SIRS criteria in distinguishing the severity of sepsis. In 2017, human angiotensin II was approved for use in the United States based on the results of the phase 3 Angiotensin II for the Treatment of…

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