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Optimizing drug therapy in the surgical intensive care unit. Surg Clin North Am 2012 Dec;92(6):1573-620 PMID: 23153885

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This article provides a review of commonly prescribed medications in the surgical ICU, focusing on sedatives, antipsychotics, neuromuscular blocking agents, cardiovascular agents, anticoagulants, and antibiotics. A brief overview of pharmacology is followed by practical considerations to aid prescribers in selecting the best therapy within a given category of drugs to optimize patient outcomes.

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Peppard WJ, Peppard SR, Somberg L


William J. Peppard PharmD Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Pharmacist in the Pharmacy department at Froedtert Hospital


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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Critical Care
Drug Therapy
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Intensive Care Units
Neuromuscular Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
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