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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756000/bullous-fixed-drug-eruption-following-ibuprofen-ingestion
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Seyed Amirhossein Fazeli, Morteza Abbasi, Hadi Jalali, Sonia Eskandari, Farzaneh Shamshirgaran, Zahra Dehghani, Reza Golabchifard, Shahram Ghiyasvand, Kaveh Ghannad
Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is a drug reaction involving skin and less commonly mucosal membranes. The common manifestation is localized well-demarcated patches or plaques appeared following receiving of a culprit drug. When re-exposure occurs, the rashes will appear at areas involved in previous episodes. Limited reports on bullous FDE due to ibuprofen have been documented before. Herein, we described an elderly man who experienced multifocal lesions in his oral mucosa, penis, and multiple sites of skin following ibuprofen ingestion confirmed as FDE by pathological studies...
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755999/prescribing-pattern-and-prescription-writing-quality-of-antineoplastic-agents-in-the-capital-city-of-a-middle-income-developing-country
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Maryam Taghizadeh-Ghehi, Asiyeh Amouei, Ava Mansouri, Aarefeh Jafarzadeh Kohneloo, Molouk Hadjibabaie
Objective: Cancer is a global health concern with growing incidence worldwide. Chemotherapy is the main treatment modality in many malignancies. This study aimed at evaluation of antineoplastic prescribing pattern and prescription-writing quality in the capital city of Iran. Methods: All dispensed chemotherapy prescriptions by four main authorized pharmacies in Tehran during 1 month were targeted. Prescriptions with no antineoplastic medications or written by specialties other than oncology-related fields were excluded from the study...
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755998/application-of-a-pharmacokinetic-model-of-metformin-clearance-in-a-population-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Alice C Ceacareanu, Geoffrey W Brown, Hoda A Moussa, Zachary A P Wintrob
Objective: We aimed to estimate the metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA) risk by assessing retrospectively the renal clearance variability and applying a pharmacokinetic (PK) model of metformin clearance in a population diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and diabetes mellitus (DM). Methods: All adults with preexisting DM and newly diagnosed AML at Roswell Park Cancer Institute were reviewed (January 2003-December 2010, n = 78). Creatinine clearance (CrCl) and total body weight distributions were used in a two-compartment PK model adapted for multiple dosing and modified to account for actual intra- and inter-individual variability...
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755997/bispectral-index-in-poisoning-cases-with-multi-drug-ingestion-a-predictable-role-for-early-endotracheal-intubation
#4
Nastaran Eizadi-Mood, Leila Halakoei, Ahmad Yaraghi, Mitra Jabalameli, Rihanak Talakoub, Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee
Objective: Bispectral index (BIS) is one of the several methods used to monitor the depth of anesthesia. Poisoning with ingestion of different drugs is one of the most common poisonings that have different clinical signs from drowsiness to coma. This study was performed to compare the BIS index number in poisoned patients with multi drugs ingestion with or without the need for endotracheal intubation. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on poisoned patients with ingestion of different drugs referring to Clinical Toxicology Department of Noor University Hospital, Isfahan, Iran...
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755996/evaluation-of-clinical-pharmacy-services-in-the-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-university-hospital-in-the-northwest-of-iran
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Ata Mahmoodpoor, Arman Kalami, Kamran Shadvar, Taher Entezari-Maleki, Hadi Hamishehkar
Objective: Current literature indicates that the presence of clinical pharmacists in hospitals results in improved patient care, rational drug therapy, and treatment costs. This study assessed the clinical pharmacy services in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary hospital at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Methods: During a 9-month cross-sectional study (2014-2015), the clinical pharmacy interventions in 27 sessions and educational activities for patients and health-care professionals were randomly assessed based on the Australian guideline and standard of practice for clinical pharmacy...
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755995/assessing-medical-prescription-forms-as-a-communication-tool-in-trans-european-health-care
#6
Afonso Miguel Cavaco, Miguel Mourato, Sofia Ferreira, Selen Yeğenoğlu
Objective: The objective of the study was to compare the medical prescription forms in European Union (EU) countries, evaluating their convergence toward the implementation of cross-border care, as proposed by the existing EU health-care directives. It also aims to assess how the existing EU prescription models fulfill higher standards of medication prescribing quality and patient safety. Methods: Prescription forms from all EU countries were purposively collected...
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755994/therapeutic-effects-of-low-dose-bismuth-subcitrate-on-symptoms-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adult-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-clinical-trial
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Hamed Daghaghzadeh, Ardalan Memar, Yasaman Mohamadi, Nooshin Rezakhani, Parastoo Safazadeh, Sarina Aghaha, Payman Adibi
Objective: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that causes abdominal pain or discomfort and alters bowel with no organic abnormalities. Treatment options for IBS have increased in number in the past decade, and clinicians should not be limited to use only conventional treatments to cure it. This article is a placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the therapeutic effects of low-dose bismuth subcitrate on symptoms and the health-related quality of life in adult patients with IBS...
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755993/the-role-of-hydroxychloroquine-as-a-steroid-sparing-agent-in-the-treatment-of-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
REVIEW
Fatemeh Mohammadpour, Mona Kargar, Molouk Hadjibabaie
Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease in which platelet destruction causes thrombocytopenia. Due to the known steroid toxicities, alternative agents have been evaluated for the treatment of these patients. We aimed to review the literature and find evidences regarding the potential benefits of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a steroid-sparing agent in the treatment of ITP. We searched English language articles within Web of Science, PubMed, and Scopus. Cohorts, clinical trials, case reports, conference papers, and letters were included...
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755992/the-first-euro-asian-congress-of-pharmacoepidemiology-a-real-instance-for-a-multidisciplinary-approach
#9
EDITORIAL
Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417084/comparing-the-efficacy-of-low-dose-and-conventional-dose-of-oral-isotretinoin-in-treatment-of-moderate-and-severe-acne-vulgaris
#10
Gita Faghihi, Fatemeh Mokhtari, Nasrin Motamedi Fard, Narges Motamedi, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini
Objective: This study was conducted to compare the effect of low-dose isotretinoin with its conventional dose in patients with moderate and severe acne. Methods: This was a clinical trial conducted on 60 male and female patients with moderate and severe acne vulgaris. The patients were divided into two treatment groups: 0.5 mg/kg/day isotretinoin capsule and low-dose isotretinoin capsule (0.25 mg/kg/day). Patients in both groups received 6-month treatment. At the end of the 6th month and 12th month (6 months after the end of the treatment), they were examined again, and their improvement was determined and compared...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417083/the-efficacy-of-crocin-of-saffron-crocus-sativus-l-on-the-components-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Tayyebe Kermani, Toba Kazemi, Somayye Molki, Khadije Ilkhani, Gholamreza Sharifzadeh, Omid Rajabi
Objective: Metabolic syndrome is a set of cardiac risk factors with increased risk of chronic diseases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of crocin of saffron on metabolic syndrome. Methods: This double-blind, randomized clinical trial was conducted on metabolic syndrome patients who were randomly assigned to crocin of saffron or control (placebo) groups. The intervention group received 100 mg/day crocin tablets (a constituent of saffron) for 6 weeks...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417082/comparison-of-subacromial-ketorolac-injection-versus-corticosteroid-injection-in-the-treatment-of-shoulder-impingement-syndrome
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Parisa Taheri, Farnaz Dehghan, Sahar Mousavi, Reza Solouki
Objective: Subacromial impingement syndrome is the most common cause of shoulder pain and restriction in range of motion in the world. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of subacromial injection of ketorolac with the injection of corticosteroid for the treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome. Methods: A total of forty patients were randomly allocated into two groups. Group A received 40 mg of methylprednisolone and Group B received 60 mg of ketorolac as a subacromial injection along with lidocaine...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417081/pharmacokinetic-behavior-of-phenytoin-in-head-trauma-and-cerebrovascular-accident-patients-in-an-iranian-population
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Shahnaz Alimardani, Sima Sadrai, Hamidreza Taghvaye Masoumi, Pooneh Salari, Atabak Najafi, Behzad Eftekhar, Mojtaba Mojtahedzadeh
Objective: Acute brain injury is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Phenytoin has been commonly used as an anticonvulsant agent for the treatment or prophylaxis of seizures following acute brain injury. After a severe head injury, several pharmacokinetic changes occur. The aim of this study is the comparative evaluation of phenytoin serum concentration in patients with traumatic and nontraumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: This prospective observational study was performed on twenty adult brain injury patients who were admitted to an Intensive Care Unit and required phenytoin for the treatment or prophylaxis of postinjury seizures...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417080/new-indications-for-dabigatran-a-suggestion-from-a-drug-use-evaluation-study
#14
Farzaneh Ashrafi, Najmeh Rezaie, Sarah Mousavi
Objective: Dabigatran etexilate is a novel oral anticoagulant with several advantages over warfarin such as no need for routine monitoring and fewer drug interactions. This drug was added to our hospital's formulary in 2012. The objective of this study was to assess the rational drug use of dabigatran at a large teaching hospital. Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study was performed from November to June 2015 at Alzahra teaching hospital, Isfahan, Iran. All patients who received at least one dose of dabigatran were eligible for inclusion...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417079/prescription-pattern-analysis-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-in-the-northeastern-iranian-population
#15
Majid Zeinali, Jamshid Tabeshpour, Seyed Vahid Maziar, Zhila Taherzadeh, Mohammad Reza Zirak, Danielle Sent, Kamal Razavi Azarkhiavi, Saeid Eslami
Objective: Inappropriate nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) therapy is a common cause of actual and potential adverse effects, such as bleeding and gastrointestinal ulceration, which exacerbates the patient's medical condition and might even be life threatening. We aimed to evaluate and analyze the prescription pattern of NSAIDs in Northeastern Iranian population and also provide suggestions for a more rational prescription behavior for such drugs. Methods: In this cross-sectional retrospective study, pattern of 1-year prescriptions was inspected based on 9...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417078/efficacy-of-intense-pulsed-light-therapy-with-topical-benzoyl-peroxide-5-versus-benzoyl-peroxide-5-alone-in-mild-to-moderate-acne-vulgaris-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fatemeh Mokhtari, Maryam Gholami, Amir Hossein Siadat, Tohid Jafari-Koshki, Gita Faghihi, Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Bahareh Abtahi-Naeini
Objective: Acne vulgaris is a disease of pilosebaceous unit with multifactorial pathogenesis and threats patients' social functioning. There is a growing research to find faster, more effective, and easy to use treatments. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of benzoyl peroxide 5% (BP) with and without concomitant intense-pulsed light (IPL) therapy in mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris. Methods: In this controlled trial, 58 eligible patients with mild-to-moderate acne and Fitzpatrick skin phototype III and IV were randomly allocated to two groups...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417077/ciprofloxacin-use-in-hospitalized-children-approved-or-off-label
#17
Toktam Faghihi, Leila Yavari Tekmehdash, Mania Radfar, Kheirollah Gholami
Objective: Fluoroquinolones are not routinely used as the first-line antimicrobial therapy in pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved fluoroquinolones on certain indications in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate to what extent and how ciprofloxacin is used on approved indication or as off-label. Besides, dose adequacy and treatment duration were assessed. Methods: In a 10-month observational study, all children receiving systemic ciprofloxacin were assessed...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026847/intralesional-bevacizumab-avastin-%C3%A2-as-a-novel-addition-to-infantile-hemangioma-management-a-medical-hypothesis
#18
Mohsen Pourazizi, Sattar Kabiri, Bahareh Abtahi-Naeini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026846/intracranial-hemorrhage-in-methanol-toxicity-challenging-the-probable-heparin-effect-during-hemodialysis
#19
Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Hooman Bahrami-Motlagh, Nasim Zamani, Seyed Amirhossein Fazeli, Behdad Behnam
Brain hemorrhages are rare complications of acute methanol poisoning. There is a debate on association of brain hemorrhage in methanol toxicity and application of systemic anticoagulation during hemodialysis (HD). A 70-year-old male presented to us with severe metabolic acidosis and a methanol level of 7.6 mg/dL. Ethanol and folinic acid were administered, and HD was performed. Brain computed tomography (CT) scan which was normal on presentation showed extensive bilateral subcortical supratentorial hypodensities on the 3rd day after commencing the treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026845/osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-in-patient-received-bisphosphonates-and-sunitinib-separately-a-case-report
#20
Farzaneh Ashrafi, Ali Derakhshandeh, Bijan Movahedian, Azadeh Moghaddas
Recently published reports have suggested that antiangiogenic drugs such as sunitinib could potentiate the osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) induced by bisphosphonates (BPs) and even induce this adverse effect per se . We reported a case of ONJ with renal cell carcinoma under sunitinib medication and history of BPs therapy. A 53-year-old man was referred to the oral surgery clinic complaining of painful exposed oral lesion and bone extraction from right lower jaw in the mouth. He underwent nephrectomy followed by 5 months treatment with cycles of 50 mg sunitinib (Sutent® ) once a day for 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks drug free before lesion exposure in October 2016...
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