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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483011/proposed-medicaid-changes-make-nursing-facilities-nervous
#1
Paul Baldwin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483010/pharmacist-managed-diabetes-center-interventions-ensure-quality-and-safety-in-elderly-patients
#2
Geoffrey Twigg, John Motsko, Jennifer Thomas, Tosin David
OBJECTIVES: This quality-improvement study aimed to replicate historical Patient Safety Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative results in high-risk Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes to achieve reductions in A1C, adverse drug events (ADEs), and potential ADEs (pADEs). DESIGN: The model included an interdisciplinary team led by a pharmacist located inside a community pharmacy to provide disease state management and medication therapy management (MTM) to the study population...
May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483009/clinical-and-functional-characteristics-of-nursing-facility-residents-with-opioid-induced-constipation
#3
Carrie Allen, Barbara J Zarowitz, Terrence O'Shea, Catherine Datto, Temitope Olufade
OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to determine the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and treatment differences of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in older adults with noncancer pain compared with opioid-treated patients without OIC. DESIGN: Retrospective database analysis. SETTING: United States nursing facilities: Patients, Participants, facility residents. INTERVENTIONS: None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Minimum data set and prescription claims, pain, impaired cognition, falls, delirium, and drug treatment...
May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483008/medication-regimen-complexity-in-long-term-care-facilities-and-adverse-drug-events-related-hospitalizations
#4
Sammi Hiu Yi Tam, Jan D Hirsch, Jonathan H Watanabe
Adverse drug events (ADE) are a leading cause of mortality in the United States. Recent studies have demonstrated a high level of complex medication regimens in institutionalized residents. Evidence of the relationship between medication regimen complexity (MRC) and ADE-related rehospitalizations or emergency department (ED) visits is evolving. Therefore, there is a demand for better characterization and study of MRC as an objective identifier to quickly screen and prioritize high-risk patients for follow-up medication management therapy...
May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483007/dangers-of-nonprescription-medicines-educating-and-counseling-older-adults
#5
Joshua Davis Kinsey, Diane Nykamp
OBJECTIVE: To provide a review for health care providers regarding appropriate education and counseling for older adults involving commonly used nonprescription medicines with potential for adverse effects, drug-drug interactions, or toxicity when incorrectly selected or overused. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE and PUBMED to locate relevant articles. DAILYMED was used for manufacturer dosage recommendations. Additionally, peer-reviewed textbooks were consulted for evidence-based standards of care...
May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483006/2017-new-drug-update
#6
Daniel A Hussar, Laura A Finn
Five new drugs marketed within the last year that are used for medical problems often experienced by the elderly have been selected for consideration in this review. The uses and most important properties of these agents are discussed, and a rating for each new drug is determined using the New Drug Comparison Rating system developed by the author (DAH). Advantages, disadvantages, and other important information regarding each new drug are identified and used as the basis for determining the rating. The drugs include two antidiabetic agents, an agent for gout, an antipsychotic agent, and a drug for dry eye disease...
May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483005/neda-leonard-filling-a-void
#7
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483004/don-t-make-things-harder-than-they-need-to-be
#8
H Edward Davidson
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May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376989/policy-currents
#9
Peter Rankin
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April 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376988/improving-nursing-home-compliance-via-revised-antipsychotic-use-survey-tool
#10
Linda L Bach, Donald L Lazzaretto, Clipper F Young, Paul W Lofholm
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effect of using a pharmacist-initiated antipsychotic use survey tool on improving nursing home compliance for appropriate antipsychotic use in patients with dementia. DESIGN: Prospective chart review study. SETTING: Two nursing homes in Marin County, California. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing home residents diagnosed with dementia and receiving antipsychotic medication. INTERVENTION: Pharmacist performing survey tool screening for appropriate antipsychotic use based on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines and using information from the survey tool as part of the pharmacist recommendations to the prescriber...
April 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376987/the-utility-of-continuous-temperature-monitoring-of-refrigerators-in-a-long-term-care-facility
#11
Chad Worz, Josh Postolski, Kevin Williams
BACKGROUND: It is the current practice in most long-term care facilities to use manual logs when documenting refrigerator temperatures. This process is commonly associated with poor or fabricated compliance, little oversight, and documentation errors, both because of overt omissions and unsubstantiated values. It is also well-established that medication storage requirements are mandated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This analysis demonstrates the potential risk of poor cold-chain management of medications and establishes the possible utility of digitally recorded continuous temperature monitoring over manual logs...
April 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376986/transition-hand-off-from-inpatient-to-outpatient-treatment-of-acute-pyelonephritis-in-an-elderly-male
#12
Patricia L Orlando, Laura Shane-McWhorter
Pyelonephritis is the progression of a urinary tract infection (UTI) to the kidney. In younger patients the infection may not be as severe and may even be treated with oral antibiotics. However, in elderly males pyelonephritis can be more complex and may require hospitalization and treatment with intravenous antibiotics. In the United States UTIs are responsible for frequent visits to emergency departments by elderly individuals. Current literature suggests that pyelonephritis in elderly males is a serious infection that may result in significant morbidity and mortality...
April 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376985/a-clinical-review-of-surgical-vs-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-geriatric-patients
#13
Laura V Tsu, Andrew J Berry, Neda Krunic, Sarah Penny, Sonny Le
OBJECTIVE: To provide an up-to-date review of the available evidence regarding management of elderly patients after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). DATA SOURCES: A PubMed search of articles published (September 1969-December 2016) was done using a combination of the following words: aortic valve stenosis, geriatric, elderly, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, surgical aortic valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and dual antiplatelet therapy...
April 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376984/insulin-almost-a-century-of-lifesaving
#14
(no author information available yet)
The identification and purification of insulin in 1922 changed life for individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Its discovery was, to a certain extent, serendipitous. Although medical researchers suspected that some type of hormone was responsible for carbohydrate metabolism, by the end of the 19th century they had made little progress. When World War I broke out, efforts stalled. A somewhat cantankerous group of Canadian researchers led by Frederick Grant Banting, a surgeon, are credited with insulin's discovery...
April 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376983/katherine-j-anderson-inspiring-optimal-care
#15
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376982/empowering-pharmacists-to-go-beyond
#16
Frank Grosso
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April 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376981/staying-focused
#17
H Edward Davidson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270273/congress-continues-to-focus-on-drug-pricing
#18
Peter Rankin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270272/implementation-and-assessment-of-an-ambulatory-prescribing-guidance-tool-to-improve-patient-safety-in-the-geriatric-population
#19
Daniel J Ruhland, Jessica M Bellone, Erin Wilkes
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of a clinical decision support (CDS) tool aimed at decreasing the prescribing of glyburide, a potentially inappropriate medication (PIM), in patients 65 years of age and older. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, pre-post intervention study. SETTING: Ambulatory care clinics of an academic medical center. INTERVENTION: The tool appeared to providers when entering new prescriptions or refills for glyburide...
March 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270271/pharmacist-counseling-and-the-use-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-by-older-adults
#20
Michael D Bear, Donna Bartlett, Paula Evans
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact a medication review has on the detection and use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by older adults compared with non-NSAID users in regard to interacting drug classes, interacting comorbidities, and prior counseling by providers. DESIGN: Prospective, quasi-experiment without control. SETTING: Ambulatory. PATIENTS: Patients 60 years of age and older who contacted the pharmacy outreach program...
March 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
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