Translating Research into Practice

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Attitudes and Knowledge Regarding Procalcitonin Guided Antibiotic Utilization at a Single, Tertiary Care Academic Center: A Survey of Providers

Background: Inappropriate use of antibiotics can lead to resistance, increased cost, and adverse outcomes and complications (Clostridium difficile infection, intravenous catheter-related, etc.). Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker that has shown specificity for bacterial infection and [...]

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Opioid Use in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: Recent Clinical Study Findings Counter Common Misconceptions

Background: Adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) seeking treatment for vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) often encounter barriers based on health care provider (HCP) concerns regarding opioid abuse and addiction. Consensus treatment guidelines for painful VOCs in [...]

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