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Analyzing and Evaluating Drug-Drug Interaction Alert Data from Epic Electronic Health Records 10/27/2021

This webinar is focused on monitoring and improving DDI alerting within the Epic EHR environment. Dr. Andrew Romero will lead a discussion on analyzing data available from the Epic program. Dr. John Horn will discuss the process of using customizing warnings for DDIs at the University of Washington.

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Using existing Cerner tools to monitor and improve drug-drug interaction warnings 8/25/2021

This webinar is focused on monitoring and improving DDI alerting within the Cerner’s EHR environment. Dr. Andrew Romero will discuss tools available via the Cerner “Lights-on” system to identify frequently occurring DDIs. Dr. Dave Glover will discuss the various approaches to reduce alert fatigue within the Cerner system.

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Drug interactions involving colchicine and CYP3A4 / PGP inhibitors on 1/20/21

In this webinar we discuss an approach to improving drug-drug interaction specificity with respect to the interaction with colchicine and CYP3A4 / PGP inhibitors. Colchicine has a long history of use for treatment and prevention of gout, and it is also used for familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), Behcet disease, secondary amyloidosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, well as cardiac and dermatologic disorders. It is currently being tested in clinical trials involving patients with COVID-19 infections. The drug is a substrate for cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) and P-glycoprotein (P-gp). In this webinar, our team describes the drug-drug interaction mechanism, clinical impact, and management options. We then share a contextualized clinical decision support rule useful for managing drug orders involving the interacting drugs

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Drug interactions involving ACE inhibitors or ARBs and potassium-sparing diuretics on 9/23/20

In this webinar we discuss an approach to improving drug-drug interaction specificity with respect to the interaction with Potassium Sparing Diuretics and ACE Inhibitors. Our team describes the drug-drug interaction mechanism, clinical impact, and management options. We then share a contextualized clinical decision support rule useful for managing drug orders involving the interacting drugs

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Drug interactions involving SSRI or SNRI -Thiazide diuretics on 7/22/20

Hyponatremia is one of the most common electrolyte disorders observed in psychiatric and geriatric patients. thiazide and SSRI/SNRI are likely to be prescribed concurrently in patients with multiple conditions including depression and hypertension. Studies have shown that combined use of SSRI/SNRI with thiazide-type diuretics increases the risk of hyponatremia over either drug alone. Clinicians should be aware of possible drug-drug interactions that warrant careful monitoring.

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Drug interactions involving drugs used to treat COVID-19 on 5/13/20

At present time, there is no known effective therapy for COVID-19, a severe acute respiratory syndrome due to the coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). To date, remdesivir is the only FDA approved medication for COVID-19 treatment. However, many other medications have also been used off-label to treat patients with COVID-19. Many of these medications are associated with serious adverse reactions. Clinicians should be aware of possible drug-drug interactions that warrant careful monitoring.  

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Warfarin – NSAIDs on 3/11/20

Concomitant NSAID use is relatively among patients receiving warfarin therapy. The effectiveness of warfarin in preventing and reducing the occurrence of thromboembolic events is widely established. It is well known that NSAIDs can inflict damage to gastric and duodenal mucosa, which significantly contribute to gastrointestinal bleeding, morbidity, and mortality. Concurrent use of both medications puts patients at a significant risk of bleeding that warrants appropriate management strategies.

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Warfarin – antidepressants on 2/12/20

Listed on this page are pointers to resources to help your organization implement meaningful drug-drug interaction clinical decision support (CDS).

Although there are concerns regarding bleeding risks associated with warfarin and antidepressants, only some antidepressants increase the risk of bleeding when given concurrently with warfarin. Thus, prescribers and pharmacists may see irrelevant warnings because of the lack of distinction across the antidepressants with respect to the risk of bleeding.

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