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Avoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HF Avoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HF
That's the message from a small trial that hones the scant evidence base on managing acute preserved-EF heart failure. Dopamine had little effect; continuous-IV furosemide may have hurt the kidneys.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Do You Listen to Heart Sounds? This May be Another Reason Why You Should.
I’m not sure about you, but when I went to school to become a paramedic (and a nurse for that matter), one thing I never really understood was heart sounds, or heart tones, depending on who taught you. My attempt at learning resorted to scouring textbooks, journals, online editorials, watching clips on YouTube and listening… lots of listening to sound bites from CDs. You know the ones, they come free when you buy a new stethoscope. Instead of turning to digital media, I should’ve been listening to the hearts of my patients. Hindsight is 20/20, especially in this case. All my self-guided education yielded...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bruce Hoffman, MSN,BSN-RN, NR-P, CFRN Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Acute HF in the ED: Door-to-Furosemide Time Matters Acute HF in the ED: Door-to-Furosemide Time Matters
Furosemide administration within 1 hour of emergency-department arrival improves outcomes, although experts caution that optimal acute heart failure care"remains a far more complicated process."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Furosemide Didn't Prevent Worsening AKI
(MedPage Today) -- Loop diuretic tied to higher rates of electrolyte abnormalities in ICU (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - April 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Magnesium Wasting Despite Diuretic Choice in Cervical CA Tx
Significant magnesium wasting regardless of whether furosemide or mannitol used before cisplatin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Nephrology, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Lasix (Furosemide) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Puzzling Palpitations
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 44-year-old male presents with palpitations of 3 months'duration. At first they were occasional and occurred about twice a week. However, they have increased over time with frequency up almost hourly. He has noticed a recent 10-pound weight gain, increased lower extremity swelling, and inability to lie flat. He denies any fevers or chills. His last exercise stress test 5 months ago was normal. His current medications include metoprolol 12.5 mg twice daily, lisinopril 10 mg daily, aspirin 81 mg daily, furosemide 40 mg daily. There have been no recent readjustments in his medical regimen. ...
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 30, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Furosemide Curbs Polyp Recurrence After Sinus Surgery Furosemide Curbs Polyp Recurrence After Sinus Surgery
Topical application of furosemide may reduce rhinosinusal polyposis after endoscopic sinus surgery, according to Iranian researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 22, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Myths in Emergency Medicine: Rethinking Furosemide in Acute Pulmonary Edema
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - February 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Myths in Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Identifying Acute STEMI in the Presence of Paced Rhythm
EMS responds to a local coffee shop for a 77-year-old male who has reportedly fainted. While en route the call is upgraded to an unconscious patient and an engine company is dispatched for backup. On arrival the patient is conscious but lethargic. He appears acutely ill. The skin is pale and diaphoretic. His past medical history includes hypertension, dyslipidemia, myocardial infarction, a coronary artery bypass graft and heart failure. His current medications are aspirin, metoprolol, atorvastatin, lisinopril and furosemide. Upon further questioning he admits to chest discomfort. His OPQRST assessment is as follows: ≫ On...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Bouthillet, NREMT-P Tags: Case of the Month Special Topics Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Source Type: news

Identifying Acute STEMI in the Presence of Paced Rhythm
EMS responds to a local coffee shop for a 77-year-old male who has reportedly fainted. While en route the call is upgraded to an unconscious patient and an engine company is dispatched for backup. On arrival the patient is conscious but lethargic. He appears acutely ill. The skin is pale and diaphoretic. His past medical history includes hypertension, dyslipidemia, myocardial infarction, a coronary artery bypass graft and heart failure. His current medications are aspirin, metoprolol, atorvastatin, lisinopril and furosemide. Upon further questioning he admits to chest discomfort. His OPQRST assessment is as follows: ≫ On...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Bouthillet, NREMT-P Tags: Case of the Month Special Topics Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Source Type: news

Managing AKI Just Got More StressfulManaging AKI Just Got More Stressful
Do the risks of the furosemide stress test outweigh the value for patients with acute kidney injury? Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines - October 29, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Claris Lifesciences gets nod to resume supply of Furosemide injection in US
Claris Lifesciences said it has received prior approval supplement (PAS) for Furosemide injection which will help it to resume supply in the US market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

furosemide, Lasix
Title: furosemide, LasixCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - December 10, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

furosemide, Lasix
Title: furosemide, LasixCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 10, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Furosemide-Induced Severe Hypokalemia With RhabdomyolysisFurosemide-Induced Severe Hypokalemia With Rhabdomyolysis
Find out about a very different kind of drug abuse with life threatening consequences. BMC Women's Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Case report: hearing loss after snorting oxymorphone
2.5 out of 5 stars Oxymorphone Insufflation Associated with Acute Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Case Files of the University of Massachusetts Medical Toxicology Fellowship. Boyle KL, Rosenbaum CD. J Med Toxicol 2013 Jun:9:179-183. No abstract available This case report describes a 37-year-old man who experienced transient partial hearing loss after snorting crushed Opana® (oxymorphone). The case itself isn’t much, but it provides the opportunity for the authors to present a good discussion of drug-induced ototoxicity. Although opiate-associated hearing loss (OAHL) is well described, the authors state that...
Source: The Poison Review - June 18, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical narcotics opana opiates ototoxicity sensorineural hearing loss Source Type: news

Type of Infusion Not an Issue in Acute HF (CME/CE)
LISBON (MedPage Today) -- In acute decompensated heart failure, there is no clear advantage for using either a continuous infusion or intermittent boluses of intravenous furosemide over the first 24 hours, a trial showed. (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - May 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dopamine with Diuretic No Help in Acute HF (CME/CE)
LISBON (MedPage Today) -- High-dose and low-dose furosemide are equally effective at increasing urinary output and relieving dyspnea in patients with acute decompensated heart failure, and adding dopamine made no difference, a randomized trial showed. (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - May 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digoxin toxicity: check the magnesium level!
3 out of 5 stars Digoxin Toxicity with Normal Digoxin and Serum Potassium Levels: Beware of Magnesium, the Hidden Malefactor. Rao MPR et al. J Emerg Med 2013 May 16 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This case report from Oman describes at 66-year-old woman (inexplicably described as “elderly”) who presented to hospital with one day of nausea, vomiting, abdominal distress, and palpitations. Her medications included furosemide, spironolactone, digoxin, carvedilol, lisinopril, metformin, and calcium. Initial EKGs showed evidence of junctional tachycardia and digoxin effect. The treating physicians initially cons...
Source: The Poison Review - May 23, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical digitalis digoxin toxicity hypomagnesemia magnesium potassium Source Type: news

Comparison Of 3 Water Pills For Heart Failure Finds The Most Effective May Be The Least Prescribed
Loop diuretics, more commonly known as water pills, are the most widely prescribed heart failure medications, but few studies had extensively compared their effectiveness until Yale School of Medicine researchers examined three approved loop diuretics and found that even though one of them might offer more benefit, it is rarely prescribed. Published in the early edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the research compared the potential benefits of using one of three loop diuretics: toresemide, furosemide, and bumetanide... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

NCLEX Sample Questions: Furosemide and Hepatitis A
Question 1. The nurse is planning to administer furosemide (Lasix) 40 mg IV directly. The nurse uses which of the following techniques in administering this medication? (Source: NurseZone.com Student Nurse Featured Articles)
Source: NurseZone.com Student Nurse Featured Articles - January 10, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news