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Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Dec;92(6):1573-620. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2012.08.011.

Optimizing drug therapy in the surgical intensive care unit.

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  • 1Department of Pharmacy, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA.


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.

Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.

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