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Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376989/policy-currents
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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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
#7
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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
#8
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
#9
H Edward Davidson
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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
#10
Peter Rankin
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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
#11
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
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270270/a-review-of-suvorexant-doxepin-ramelteon-and-tasimelteon-for-the-treatment-of-insomnia-in-geriatric-patients
#13
Chelsey Edmonds, Michael Swanoski
Geriatric patients often experience insomnia because of physiological and neurological changes that occur during the aging process. Use of benzodiazepines, nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics, and diphenhydramine for the treatment of insomnia pose an increased risk of cognitive impairment, falls, and fractures in this patient population. Therapeutic alternatives approved by the Food and Drug Administration include suvorexant, doxepin, ramelteon, and tasimelteon, which have shown efficacy and safety in various studies...
March 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270269/retained-skeletal-effects-of-zoledronic-acid-following-discontinuation-of-treatment-a-review-of-the-literature
#14
Crystal M Deas, Pilar Murphy, Maryam Iranikhah, Maisha Kelly Freeman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects on bone mineral density (BMD), bone turnover markers (BTMs), and fracture incidence following zoledronic acid (ZOL) discontinuation. DATA SOURCES: A search of PubMed (1966-May 2016) and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (1970-May 2016) was conducted using the MeSH terms zoledronic acid, osteoporosis, and withholding treatment. Free text searches included drug holiday and drug discontinuation. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: An initial review yielded 87 articles...
March 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270268/antibiotic-stewardship-new-frontier-familiar-journey
#15
Caren McHenry Martin
Recent changes in regulations by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require long-term care facilities to meet specific requirements on antibiotic stewardship, promoting the appropriate use of antibiotics and antimicrobials. The goal is to improve patient outcomes and decrease the spread of infections caused by multi-drug-resistant organisms. Consultant pharmacists can help facility personnel implement policies and procedures for effective antibiotic stewardship, assist prescribers and facility staff in understanding how to use the facility's antibiogram, find appropriate resources, and provide facility personnel with feedback on their antimicrobial stewardship efforts...
March 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270267/chad-worz-the-antipharmacist
#16
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March 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270266/advancing-our-decision-making
#17
H Edward Davidson
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/28077206/predictions-on-health-care-policy-unlikely
#18
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077205/impact-of-pharmacists-in-optimizing-geriatric-pharmacotherapy-in-primary-care-within-a-veterans-affairs-medical-center
#19
Taryn B Mondiello, Lauren A Stutzman
OBJECTIVE: To assess pharmacists' impact on optimizing pharmacotherapy among geriatric patients. DESIGN: Single-site, prospective, quality-improvement project. SETTING: Primary care at a Veterans Affairs medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Thirteen males 75 years of age and older were included. INTERVENTIONS: Recommendations were made by pharmacists to optimize prescribing. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Differences between specific instances of suboptimal prescribing before and after pharmacists' recommendations, the percentage of pharmacists' recommendations accepted, and the top most commonly prescribed psychotropic medications and their most common indications...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077204/review-of-the-next-generation-of-long-acting-basal-insulins-insulin-degludec-and-insulin-glargine
#20
Matthew Stailey, Susan E Conway
Older adults are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Although oral agents (i.e., metformin) are the preferred first-line therapy, older adults often eventually require the addition of insulin to control their blood glucose. Long-acting insulin analogues are the preferred insulin products for older adults with T2DM. Insulin degludec and insulin glargine U-300 are both new generation long-acting insulins. When compared with the standard of care, long-acting insulin product insulin glargine U-100, insulin degludec, and insulin glargine U-300 had similar glucose-lowering effects, longer half-lives and durations of action, and a more even distribution over a 24-hour period...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
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