Pharmacology

Posts on the various pharmacologic therapies in use in the operating room (OR) and intensive care unit (ICU).

  • Banana Bag

    The “banana bag” is a colloquial term referring to isotonic crystalloid fluid premixed with thiamine, folic acid, and a multivitamin…

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  • Angiotensin II

    Synthetic human angiotensin II (Giapreza) is an intravenous vasopressor approved in late 2017 for septic or other distributive shock states.…

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  • Doxycycline

    Doxycycline is an oral and intravenous bacteriostatic tetracycline antibiotic which binds to the 30S bacterial ribosomal subunit rendering protein synthesis…

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  • Rifampin

    Rifampin is the most commonly used oral/IV antibiotic among the rifamycins (rifabutin, rifapentine, etc.) Rifampin acts at the level of…

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  • Procainamide

    Procainamide is a type IA antiarrhythmic which prolongs repolarization via sodium channel blockade. This is achieved by slowing conduction through…

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  • Fluconazole

    Fluconazole (Diflucan) is an intravenous and oral antifungal medication that inhibits ergosterol synthesis (an important component of fungal cell membranes).…

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