In the Literature

Keep up to date with the latest in patient safety with summaries of the best medical journal articles from the APSF Newsletter Editorial Board.

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American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy | January 2024

Summary of "Admission medication history quality: Considering nonprescription medications, limited English proficiency, and medication history sources"

Summary published May 21, 2024

Ensuring high-quality admission medication histories is essential for patient safety and effective healthcare delivery. This involves considering factors like nonprescription medications, limited English proficiency (LEP), and various sources for medication…

Paediatric Anaesthesia | February 2024

Summary of "A randomized, double-blind, dose-controlled study of the use of dexmedetomidine alone for procedural sedation of children and adolescents undergoing MRI scans"

Summary published April 1, 2024

Dexmedetomidine, a highly selective α2-adrenergic agonist, is a effective drug for procedural sedation, particularly in pediatrics, offering sedative, anxiolytic, and analgesic effects with minimal respiratory depression. This randomized, double-blinded, controlled…

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