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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285805/telehealth-for-diabetes-self-management-education-and-support-in-an-underserved-free-clinic-population-a-pilot-study
#1
Tiffaney B Threatt, Eileen D Ward
OBJECTIVES: Primary study objectives were to (1) describe mean change in A1c from baseline of a free clinic population enrolled in telehealth diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) services and (2) to compare change in A1C and other clinical outcomes measures with free clinic patients enrolled in a traditional face-to-face DSME/S program. METHODS: An exploratory study design and comparative evaluation of telehealth DSME/S services in a free clinic population was used...
March 9, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285067/incorporation-of-a-community-pharmacy-based-heart-failure-assessment-tool-by-advanced-pharmacy-practice-experience-students
#2
Sarah E Kelling, Paul C Walker, James G Mason, Nadir Zara, Barry E Bleske
OBJECTIVES: To incorporate a published clinical tool related to heart failure (HF) assessment into advanced pharmacy practice experiences in the community pharmacy setting to provide a meaningful and innovative learning experience for students. SETTING: Sixteen independent and chain community pharmacies that served as advanced pharmacy practice experience locations. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Sixteen community pharmacy locations served as rotation sites and participated in data collection (8 chain and 8 independent)...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285066/comprehensive-medication-review-recipients-opinions-actions-and-information-recall
#3
Nick Schulte, Janelle F Ruisinger, Emily S Prohaska, Katelyn M Steele, Brittany L Melton
OBJECTIVES: Assess patients' and caregivers' perceptions of comprehensive medication review (CMR) offers and when a CMR is needed, follow-up actions performed after the CMR, and recall of pharmacists' recommendations made during CMRs. METHODS: A 22-item cross-sectional survey with multiple response, 5-point Likert scale (1 = strongly disagree; 5 = strongly agree), yes/no, and free response prompts was administered to patients and caregivers who completed a CMR between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285065/pharmacist-use-of-the-electronic-medical-record-to-identify-adults-at-risk-for-anaphylaxis-without-epinephrine-for-self-administration
#4
Autumn Stewart, Katherine Sulkowski
OBJECTIVES: To describe an innovative pharmacist-led approach, with the use of electronic medical record (EMR) data, to identify patients at risk of anaphylaxis in need of epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) for self-administration. SETTING: An urban free health care center for an uninsured indigent adult population in Pittsburgh, PA. PRACTICE INNOVATION: In this pilot service, patients with allergy history fields containing the words "anaphylaxis," "nut," "bee," or "shellfish" were screened for inclusion...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285064/patient-perceptions-of-a-pharmacy-star-rating-model
#5
Terri L Warholak, Mira Patel, Meagen Rosenthal, Donna West-Strum, Earl B Ettienne, Gail Nunlee-Bland, David Nau, Ana L Hincapie
OBJECTIVES: To identify patients' understanding of what constitutes a "quality pharmacy" and to obtain their feedback regarding the development and use of the pharmacy star rating model, a pharmacy-specific aggregate performance score based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Medicare Star Rating. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Focus groups were conducted in Arizona, California, Mississippi, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and one-on-one interviews were conducted in Indiana...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285063/pharmacist-medication-reviews-some-hopeful-comments-about-a-negative-finding
#6
LETTER
Jaden Brandt, Christine Leong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279599/preliminary-development-of-the-medication-nonpersistence-scale-mnps
#7
Amod S Athavale, John P Bentley, Benjamin F Banahan, David J McCaffrey, Patrick F Pace
OBJECTIVES: To develop the Medication Nonpersistence Scale (MNPS)-a multi-item self-reported scale to measure medication persistence. SETTING: Six hundred seventy-five patients patronizing 3 separate independent community pharmacies in the southeastern United States participated in this research. PRACTICE INNOVATION: The MNPS, a self-reported measure, developed to provide an estimate of, and reasons for, medication nonpersistence. EVALUATION: Cross-sectional survey data were linked with retrospective prescription fill data obtained from 3 independent community pharmacies in the southeastern United States...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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#8
LETTER
Ashra Kolhatkar, Lucy Cheng, Fiona K I Chan, Mark Harrison, Michael R Law
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268072/pharmacist-led-interventions-for-the-management-of-medication-misuse-and-abuse-a-systematic-review
#9
LETTER
Lindsay Baum, Grace Badejo, Kevin Chaboyer, Christine Leong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 4, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268071/no-filter-a-characterization-of-pharmacist-posts-on-instagram
#10
F Mark Hindman, Alison E Bukowitz, Brent N Reed, T Joseph Mattingly
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to characterize the underlying intent of Instagram posts using the hashtag metadata term "#pharmacist" over a 1-year period. The secondary objective was to determine whether statistically significant relationships existed between the categories and the 2 dichotomous variables tested, self-portrayed images, and relation to health care. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional, mixed methods, exploratory, descriptive study. SETTING: A review of available Instagram posts using the hashtag metadata "#pharmacist" from November 4, 2014, to November 3, 2015...
March 4, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259737/medication-adherence-molecular-monitoring-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-in-a-large-hmo
#11
Reina Haque, Jiaxiao Shi, Joanie Chung, Xiaoqing Xu, Chantal Avila, Christopher Campbell, Syed A Ahmed, Lei Chen, Joanne E Schottinger
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to examine the association between adherence to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and molecular monitoring and the risk of disease progression or mortality among patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). DESIGN: We assembled a retrospective cohort of patients with CML (chronic phase, no prior cancer history, and confirmed to be Philadelphia chromosome positive) using data from electronic health records and chart reviews...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238663/assessment-of-the-rates-and-characteristics-of-unclaimed-prescriptions
#12
Thomas Delate, Diana Kastendieck
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the rates of and characteristics associated with unclaimed prescriptions during 3 seasonal months. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: This study was conducted using Kaiser Permanente Colorado administrative data. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who had a prescription prepared at 1 of 28 outpatient pharmacies during the months of November 2014, February 2015, and May 2015 were included...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233681/implementing-an-overdose-education-and-naloxone-distribution-program-in-a-health-system
#13
Jennifer Devries, Sally Rafie, Gregory Polston
OBJECTIVE: To design and implement a health system-wide program increasing provision of take-home naloxone in patients at risk for opioid overdose, with the downstream aim of reducing fatalities. The program includes health care professional education and guidelines, development, and dissemination of patient education materials, electronic health record changes to promote naloxone prescriptions, and availability of naloxone in pharmacies. SETTING: Academic health system, San Diego, California...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215574/the-impact-of-pharmacy-services-on-opioid-prescribing-in-dental%C3%A2-practice
#14
Autumn Stewart, Kelsey J Zborovancik, Kara L Stiely
OBJECTIVES: To compare rates of dental opioid prescribing between periods of full and partial integration of pharmacy services and periods of no integration. METHODS: This observational study used a retrospective chart review of opioid prescriptions written by dental providers practicing in a free dental clinic for the medically underserved over a period of 74 months. Pharmacy services were fully integrated into the practice model for 48 of the 74 months under study...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214219/perpetuating-stigma-or-reducing-risk-perspectives-from-naloxone-consumers-and-pharmacists-on-pharmacy-based-naloxone-in-2-states
#15
Traci C Green, Patricia Case, Haley Fiske, Janette Baird, Shachan Cabral, Dina Burstein, Victoriana Schwartz, Nathan Potter, Alexander Y Walley, Jeffrey Bratberg
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about attitudes of pharmacists and consumers to pharmacy naloxone. We examined perceptions and experiences of pharmacy naloxone from people with opioid use disorder, patients taking chronic opioids for pain, caregivers of opioid users, and pharmacists from 2 early pharmacy naloxone adopter states: Massachusetts and Rhode Island. DESIGN: Eight focus groups (4 per state) were held in October to December 2015. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants were recruited from pharmacies, health clinics, and community organizations; pharmacists were recruited from professional organizations and pharmacy colleges...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209338/the-pharmacist-role-in-the-development-and-implementation-of-a-naloxone-prescription-program-in-alabama
#16
Jordan L Wulz, Hanna Sung, B DeeAnn Dugan, Terri M Wensel, Roger Lander, Bryn Manzella
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this report is to describe the development and implementation of a pharmacist-led naloxone-training and prescription service at a county health department. SETTING: Jefferson County Department of Health, Birmingham, Alabama. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: This service was developed in response to the overwhelming heroin and opioid epidemic that is currently affecting the entire nation and which is highly prevalent in the state of Alabama...
February 10, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189539/strategies-and-policies-to-address-the-opioid-epidemic-a-case-study-of-ohio
#17
Jonathan Penm, Neil J MacKinnon, Jill M Boone, Antonio Ciaccia, Cameron McNamee, Erin L Winstanley
OBJECTIVE: To describe the strategies and policies implemented in Ohio to improve opioid safety and to discuss the role that pharmacists can play in implementing, promoting, and enhancing the effectiveness of these policies. SETTING: Ohio has the fifth highest rate of drug overdose deaths (24.6 deaths per 100,000) in the United States. Unintentional drug overdose has become the leading cause of injury-related death in Ohio. In 2015, there were 3050 overdose deaths in Ohio, and in 2014 there were an estimated 12,847 overdose events reversed by emergency medical services with naloxone...
February 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189538/loperamide-misuse-and-abuse
#18
Heather Miller, Ladan Panahi, Daniel Tapia, Andrew Tran, John D Bowman
OBJECTIVE: The epidemic of opioid prescription deaths in recent years resulted in the recent rescheduling of hydrocodone-containing products to restrict access to them. Opioid users have recognized that loperamide can ameliorate withdrawal symptoms and also produce euphoria in very high doses. This article discusses the potential for loperamide misuse and abuse and examines trends in the increasing number of published cases of loperamide toxicity. DESIGN: PubMed was used to search MEDLINE for case reports of loperamide abuse...
February 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189537/development-of-a-targeted-naloxone-coprescribing-program-in-a-primary-care-practice
#19
Courtenay Gilmore Wilson, Franklin Rodriguez, Anne C Carrington, E Blake Fagan
OBJECTIVES: To develop a targeted naloxone coprescribing program in a primary care practice. SETTING: Large academic family medicine practice in western North Carolina. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: A robust pain management program was developed at this institution in 2012 which incorporated many of the recommendations later outlined in the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The only guideline-recommended initiative that was not addressed involves providing naloxone to patients on chronic opioid therapy at high risk for opioid overdose...
February 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163028/a-nationwide-pharmacy-chain-responds-to-the-opioid-epidemic
#20
Emily Shafer, Nyahne Bergeron, Renae Smith-Ray, Chester Robson, Rachel O'Koren
OBJECTIVES: To describe the 3-pronged approach taken by a large national retail pharmacy chain to address the opioid epidemic and associated overdoses. SETTING: Large national retail pharmacy chain with more than 8200 stores in 50 states. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Eight million customer interactions daily through in-store and digital settings. This is a company with a long history of responding to public health crises. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Initiated 3 programs to respond to the opioid crisis: 1) provide safe medication disposal kiosks; 2) expand national access to naloxone; and 3) provide education on the risk and avoidance of opioid overdose...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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