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ALERT: mix-ups between conventional and lipid formulations of amphotericin B can be extremely dangerous.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21469498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this column, the authors review Amphotericin B incidents reported Although amphotericin B may be less commonly used today because to ISMP Canada. In particular, we focus on incidents reported to have of alternative antifungal agents available, incident reports suggest resulted in patient harm due to mix-ups between the conventional there continues to be a need to alert practitioners to the different (non-lipid)formulation and lipid formulations of amphotericin B. formulations, and to implement system safety strategies.
Authors:
Christine Koczmara; Heather Richardson; Sylvia Hyland; Carol S Y Lee; Nicky Hillebrand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dynamics (Pembroke, Ont.)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1497-3715     ISO Abbreviation:  Dynamics     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100955578     Medline TA:  Dynamics     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada. ckoczmara@ismp-canada.org
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