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What Are Some of the Risk Factors for Augmented Renal Clearance?
Bruce A. Mueller, PharmD, explains the risk factors for augmented renal clearance.  
<i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections Continue to Acquire Resistance, Complicating Treatment
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; and Yoav Golan, MD, discuss Pseudomonas infections’ ability to evolve and acquire resistance to fluoroquinolones, polymyxins, aminoglycosides, and other such agents, complicating treatment approaches.
Strategies to Address Beta-Lactam Dosing Issues
Kenneth P. Klinker, PharmD, and Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, share some strategies to address beta-lactam dosing issues that they employ at their institutions.
Antibiotic Stewardship in Small Hospitals: Overcoming Challenges
Edward J. Septimus, MD, explains how smaller hospitals can overcome the challenges that come with having fewer resources to implement a robust antibiotic stewardship program.
Current Dosing Recommendations for Beta Lactams: Addressing the Challenges
Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, discusses the challenges clinicians face when dosing beta-lactams based on the current guidelines.
Quantifying Acute Kidney Injury in Patients on Antibiotics in the Inpatient Setting
Bruce A. Mueller, PharmD, shares how clinicians in the inpatient setting can quantify acute kidney injury in adults on antibiotics.
Importance of Technology & Data Within Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP; Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; and Andrew Shorr, MD, provide their perspectives on the importance of technology, data, and feedback within antimicrobial stewardship programs in the context of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections.
Emotional Reaction Drives Some Clinicians to Prescribe Inappropriate Antibiotics
Julia E. Szymczak, PhD, shares the results of her study which revealed that fear drives some clinicians to prescribe inappropriately.
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