Cassandra Pardini

PharmD

Most Recent Articles by Cassandra Pardini

Patient With Heart Failure Coughs Up Bronchial Tree-Shaped Blood Clot

Patient With Heart Failure Coughs Up Bronchial Tree-Shaped Blood Clot

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A recently published case report describes the case of a 36-year-old male chronic heart failure patient who, "spontaneously expectorated an intact cast of the right bronchial tree," following an extreme bout of coughing.

Update on Medical Overuse Highlights Practices That May Harm More Than Help

Update on Medical Overuse Highlights Practices That May Harm More Than Help

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The review, which was the fifth annual update discussing medical care overuse, aimed to identify and highlight research articles and literature published in 2017 related to medical overuse in adult patients.

Case: Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Following HCTZ Administration

Case: Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Following HCTZ Administration

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A recent report published in The Journal of Emergency Medicine describes the case of a male patient who experienced HCTZ-induced pulmonary edema that was complicated by ARDS.

PCSK9 Inhibitor Tolerability Examined in Patients With Self-Reported Statin Intolerance

PCSK9 Inhibitor Tolerability Examined in Patients With Self-Reported Statin Intolerance

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The study utilized patient-reported side effects to determine the tolerability of the PCSK9 inhibitors evolocumab and alirocumab.

Clinical Significance of Genetic Variations in CYP2D6 Investigated in HF Patients

Clinical Significance of Genetic Variations in CYP2D6 Investigated in HF Patients

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According to HF guidelines, beta-blockers must be titrated to a specific target dose in order to obtain their morbidity and mortality benefit in HF patients.

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