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Tarascon Pharmacopoeia Now Integrated in EvidenceCare Unique Online Platform

Tarascon and EvidenceCare Together, Bringing Vital Information to Doctors’ Fingertips EvidenceCare, a Nashville-based decision support tool for healthcare providers, announces the integration of drug information from Tarascon Pharmacopoeia, the most popular and trusted source of portable drug information since 1987. … Continue reading




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New Arrivals: Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Editions

The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Editions continue the tradition as the leading pocket drug reference packed with vital drug information to help clinicians make better decisions at the point of care. The Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia® 2015 Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition, now updated … Continue reading




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New Pediatric Resource From Tarascon

The Tarascon Pediatric Inpatient Pocketbook  has just published, and is an essential pocket reference when treating pediatric patients in a hospital setting. Additional features: • Up-to-date pediatric practice guidelines • Easy-to-understand algorithms, tables, charts, and formulas • Chapters on endocrinology, … Continue reading




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Better Than Google: New Search Engine Helps Doctors Diagnose Rare Diseases

Rare diseases are notoriously difficult to diagnose.  According to the FDA, one-third of people with a rare disease will wait one to five years before receiving a correct diagnosis. A new search engine created by researchers at the Technical University … Continue reading




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Daily Aspirin Decreases the Development of Cancer

Dr. Joseph Esherick Monthly Blog – March 2012 Dr. Peter Rothwell has extensively studied the benefits of daily aspirin on cancer incidence, mortality, and the risk of metastasis.  He has just published three articles in Lancet this month that demonstrates a … Continue reading




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Simulation-Based Procedural Training Improves Job & Patient Satisfaction

Dr. Joseph Esherick Monthly Blog – February 2012 Are you a hospitalist who would like to incorporate procedures into your practice but don’t feel competent or confident in your skills?  Are you a hospitalist who does procedures so infrequently that you feel … Continue reading




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Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis Reduces the Rate of Pneumothorax and Tube Thoracostomy

Dr. Joseph Esherick Monthly Blog – November 2011 Numerous studies have shown that ultrasound guidance lowers the rate of complications and increases the success rate for virtually every hospital procedure compared with traditional landmark-based techniques.   This has proved to be … Continue reading




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The Rise and Fall of Xigris (Drotrecogin-alfa)

Dr. Joseph Esherick Monthly Blog – October 2011 Drotrecogin-alfa (DrotAA) has been an integral part of the care bundle for adult patients hospitalized with severe sepsis or septic shock and a high risk of death since 2002.  DrotAA is a synthetic … Continue reading




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Antibiotic Stewardship with the Aid of Procalcitonin Measurements

Dr. Joseph Esherick Monthly Blog – August 2011 There has been considerable interest in antibiotic stewardship programs over the past decade given the increase in drug-resistant bacteria.  The best way to combat the problem of drug-resistant bacteria is to develop systems … Continue reading




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Bedside Ultrasound Increases the Success Rate for Difficult Lumbar Punctures

Dr. Joseph Esherick Monthly Blog – July 2011 The traditional landmark-guided needle lumbar puncture technique was first described by Heinrich Quincke in 1891[1]This technique utilizes the iliac crest and the posterior lumbar spinous processes to determine the optimal sites for … Continue reading




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