Cassandra Pardini, PharmD

Most Recent Articles by Cassandra Pardini, PharmD

Treatment Options for Patients With Severe Asthma

By Feb 16, 2018

Severe asthma is a challenging condition. Available therapeutic options for severe asthma include tiotropium, omalizumab, interleukin-5 targeted therapies, macrolide antibiotics, and bronchial thermoplasty.

Review: Managing Patients With Refractory Heartburn

By Feb 01, 2018

Patients with functional heartburn display similar symptoms seen in GERD and most often complain of a burning retrosternal discomfort. Once the underlying cause of a patient's refractory heartburn is determined, appropriate therapy can be initiated.

Eslicarbazepine Acetate Examined in Children With Partial-Onset Seizures

By Dec 04, 2017

ESL is not currently FDA-approved for use in pediatric patients.

Safety, Efficacy of AEDs Assessed in Elderly Epileptic Patients

By Dec 04, 2017

When compared to lamotrigine, levetiracetam was found to increase seizure-freedom, however, it was also associated with an increased risk of side effects.

Pregabalin Evaluated in Pediatric Patients With Partial Onset Seizures

By Dec 04, 2017

For all POS and for most POS subtypes, pregabalin resulted in a numerically greater percentage of subjects who exhibited categorical decreases in seizure frequency vs placebo.

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