Clinical Pharmacy in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation
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Clinical pharmacists work together with physicians to optimize the clinical services, which include therapies and diagnostics to provide the best possible health outcomes. They are also totally competent experts and can direct the process of standard medical practice individually. As pharmacists, they are experts in pharmacology, and their knowledge is required in daily practice to the stratification of polypharmacy, medication reconciliation, pharmacokinetic-based dosing, and education. The high costs of drugs used in hematopoietic stem cell transplantations (HSCT) in pediatrics show a need for this professional also to optimize costs. The numerous drugs used in a pediatric HSCT can include chemotherapy, irradiation, antimicrobial and antifungal prophylaxis, treatment of infections, immunosuppression, pain management, as well as other necessities besides the drugs, such as laboratory tests, imaging, and therapeutic drug monitoring .
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