Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are widely prescribed in the US despite a growing number of serious adverse effects associated with their use. One of these adverse effects is QTc prolongation which can lead to lethal arrhythmias. A recent study evaluates in patients on hemodialysis are at an even higher risk.
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References and resources: Assimon MM, Pun PH, Wang L, et al. Analysis of Respiratory Fluoroquinolones and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. JAMA Cardiol. Published online October 20, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2021.4234
Continuing Education Information:
0.05 CEU | 0.5 Hrs
ACPE UAN: 0107-0000-21-389-H01-P
Initial release date: 12/06/21
Expiration date: 12/06/21
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