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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675683/doctors-and-pharmacists-provision-and-opinions-of-medicines-information-leaflets-in-new-zealand
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Amber Young, June Tordoff, Sharon Leitch, Alesha Smith
Background Providing verbal medicines information to patients may be insufficient. Providing medicine information leaflets could support verbal information, however New Zealand health professionals' opinions or use of leaflets is unknown. Objective To examine self-reported provision and health professionals' views about medicine information leaflets and to determine their support for tailoring patient leaflets. Setting A cross sectional survey of general practitioners (GPs) and community pharmacists in New Zealand primary care...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642733/warfarin-patients-with-anemia-show-trend-of-out-of-range-international-normalized-ratio-frequency-with-point-of-care-testing-in-an-anticoagulation-clinic
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Christina E DeRemer, Bliss McMichael, Henry N Young
INTRODUCTION: Many factors influence international normalized ratio (INR); however, few studies have examined the impact of anemia in warfarin patients. The primary objective of this study was to explore the relationship between in-clinic anemia and the control of INR within an anticoagulation clinic. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on a random sample of patients seen in an academic medical center pharmacy-managed anticoagulation clinic. Hemochron® Signature Elite machine was utilized to monitor point-of-care (POC) INR...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623777/what-keeps-maya-from-eating-a-case-study-of-disordered-eating-from-north-india
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Tanja Ahlin
Anthropologists have paid much attention to food and eating practices in India, but surprisingly few scholars in any discipline have examined eating disorders. This article presents an ethnographic case study of disordered eating, based on a story of a young female pharmacist from one of the Northern Indian states. Advocating ethnography as an essential method to uncovering the multiple facets of "not eating," I first show how this phenomenon may reflect resistance to Brahmanical patriarchy, especially the institution of arranged marriage...
January 1, 2018: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478833/shifting-perspectives-planning-for-the-future-of-the-pharmacy-profession-taking-current-labor-market-trends-into-consideration
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Janine Marie Traulsen, Louise C Druedahl
The future of the pharmacy profession and concerns about professional identity have been popular and recurring themes in professional journals and at international pharmacy conferences for more than 30 years. The aim of this paper is to contribute to realistic and viable visions for the future of the pharmacy profession via insights through labor market and work organization theories. These insights provide an understanding of contemporary work patterns and what they mean for the future role of community pharmacists...
February 17, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459095/the-pharmacist-s-role-in-supporting-people-living-with-cystic-fibrosis
#5
Olufunmilola Abraham, Jenny S Li, Kathy E Monangai, Alison M Feathers, Daniel Weiner
OBJECTIVES: To describe the critical need for pharmacists' involvement in outpatient care for people living with cystic fibrosis (CF). DATA SOURCES: Not applicable. SUMMARY: CF is a pulmonary condition that affects more than 30,000 children and adults in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide. Various complex medication regimens are given to patients with CF, some depending on the type of mutation they have in their CF transmembrane conductance regulator protein...
May 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400625/undisclosed-conflicts-of-interest-among-biomedical-textbook-authors
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Brian J Piper, Drew A Lambert, Ryan C Keefe, Phoebe U Smukler, Nicolas A Selemon, Zachary R Duperry
BACKGROUND: Textbooks are a formative resource for health care providers during their education and are also an enduring reference for pathophysiology and treatment. Unlike the primary literature and clinical guidelines, biomedical textbook authors do not typically disclose potential financial conflicts of interest (pCoIs). The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the authors of textbooks used in the training of physicians, pharmacists, and dentists had appreciable undisclosed pCoIs in the form of patents or compensation received from pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies...
February 5, 2018: AJOB Empirical Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317921/baseline-knowledge-of-potential-pet-toxins-a-survey-of-pharmacists
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Natalie W Young, Kenneth D Royal, Gigi S Davidson
Background: Consumer expenditures on their family pets are rapidly increasing, part of which can be attributed to prescription and OTC medications. In turn, community pharmacies are seeking and receiving an increased number of prescriptions for animals. Community pharmacists' ability to safely care for animal patients is relatively unexplored. Human medications, their normal dosing and even medication excipients could be lethal in some animal patients. Objective: The overarching objective of this study was to assess pharmacists' baseline knowledge of potential pet poisons...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310901/why-do-we-not-want-to-recommend-influenza-vaccination-to-young-children-a-qualitative-study-of-australian-parents-and-primary-care-providers
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Ruby Biezen, Danilla Grando, Danielle Mazza, Bianca Brijnath
INTRODUCTION: Influenza vaccination has been shown to be safe and effective against influenza and in the prevention of complicating secondary respiratory illnesses. However, its uptake in young children remains low. This study explored the views, attitudes and practices of parents and primary care providers (PCPs) on their knowledge and acceptance of influenza vaccination in children under 5. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional qualitative research design, we conducted 30 in-depth interviews with PCPs (i...
February 1, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276276/international-mentoring-programs-leadership-opportunities-to-enhance-worldwide-pharmacy-practice
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Chukwuemeka Ubaka, Erich Brechtelsbauer, Debra A Goff
Health-system and community pharmacy practice in the United States is experiencing transformational change; however, this transformation is lagging in the international arena. As a result, efforts are being made to provide support and education to the international pharmacy leaders and practitioners. This article describes one effort, the Mandela Washington Fellows Program, and suggests areas where pharmacy leaders can be involved to help advance the practice of pharmacy on an international level. The Mandela Washington Fellows Program for young Africa leaders consists of a US-Africa pharmacy-mentoring program identified ranging from educational opportunities to collaboration for implementation of patient care programs...
July 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199394/trends-in-florida-s-prescription-drug-monitoring-program-registration-and-utilization-implications-for-increasing-voluntary-use
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Chris Delcher, Yanning Wang, Henry W Young, Bruce A Goldberger, Siegfried Schmidt, Gary M Reisfield
OBJECTIVE: Effective use of state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to track controlled substance prescribing and dispensing may help mitigate the current opioid crisis. Our objective was to examine trends in registration for and use of Florida's PDMP by physicians and pharmacists, from 2013 to 2016. We discuss implications for PDMP uptake and policy. DESIGN: Key measures, such as cumulative number of registrants per license type and monthly utilization intensity, are presented...
September 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194802/acne-across-europe-an-online-survey-on-perceptions-and-management-of-acne
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J C Szepietowski, P Wolkenstein, S Veraldi, D Tennstedt, A Machovcová, A Delarue
BACKGROUND: Acne is common among young people. OBJECTIVE: To describe the burden, management and sources of advice of acne in a representative sample of young people in Europe. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was conducted in a representative sample of individuals aged 15-24 years from Belgium, Czech and Slovak Republics, France, Italy, Poland and Spain (n = 3099). RESULTS: Most individuals considered their acne (all severity stages) to be no/minor problem, although 29...
March 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134487/sildenafil-citrate-use-in-addis-ababa-characteristics-of-users-and-pharmacists-dispensing-practices
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Dawit Teshome Gebregeorgise, Yajeb Melesse Belay, Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong
Background Studies have reported misuse of sildenafil citrate for recreational purpose, not least by healthy young men. This is becoming a major concern, for medical and other reasons. Objective The aim of this study was to document the characteristics of sildenafil citrate users and to explore the dispensing practices of the medicine in selected community pharmacies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Setting Data was collected in community pharmacies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Method A survey, using a self-administrated questionnaire, was conducted among customers who purchased sildenafil citrate from community pharmacies...
February 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066142/internet-as-a-source-of-medicines-information-mi-among-frequent-internet-users
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K Hämeen-Anttila, K Pietilä, L Pylkkänen, M Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä
BACKGROUND: The internet is widely and increasingly used to search for health information. Previous studies have focused mainly on health information on the internet and not specifically on medicines information (MI). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the internet as a source of MI compared to other sources of MI; to identify those who use the internet as a source of MI; and to describe patterns of use of the internet as a source of MI. METHODS: A cross-sectional design employed a web-based questionnaire posted by patients' and other organizations as well as pharmacies on their websites during six weeks in the beginning of 2014...
September 30, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064746/-kiss-myasthma-using-a-participatory-design-approach-to-develop-a-self-management-app-with-young-people-with-asthma
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S R Davis, D Peters, R A Calvo, S M Sawyer, J M Foster, L Smith
OBJECTIVE: Young people with asthma often lack engagement in self-management. Smartphone apps offer an attractive, immediate method for obtaining asthma information and self-management support. In this research we developed an evidence-based asthma app tailored to young peoples needs, created using a participatory design approach to optimize user engagement. This paper describes the participatory design process. METHODS: This multi-phased research included concept generation and ideation of app design by young people with asthma, and development of asthma information by the research team...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933730/veterinary-pharmaceutics-an-opportunity-for-interprofessional-education-in-new-zealand
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Arlene McDowell, Rebekah Beard, Anna Brightmore, Lisa W Lu, Amelia McKay, Maadhuri Mistry, Kate Owen, Emma Swan, Jessica Young
Globally pharmacists are becoming increasingly involved in veterinary medicine; however, little is known about the level of interest for pharmacists playing a larger role in animal treatment in New Zealand. A key stakeholder in any progression of pharmacists becoming more involved in the practice of veterinary pharmacy is the veterinary profession. The aim of this study was to investigate views of veterinarians and veterinary students on the role of pharmacists supporting veterinarians with advice on animal medicines...
July 26, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887345/design-and-implementation-of-population-based-specialty-care-programs
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Sheila R Botts, Michael T Gee, Christopher C Chang, Iris Young, Logan Saito, Alfred E Lyman
PURPOSE: The development, implementation, and scaling of 3 population-based specialty care programs in a large integrated healthcare system are reviewed, and the role of clinical pharmacy services in ensuring safe, effective, and affordable care is highlighted. SUMMARY: The Kaiser Permanente (KP) integrated healthcare delivery model allows for rapid development and expansion of innovative population management programs involving pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacists have assumed integral roles in improving the safety and effectiveness of high-complexity, high-cost care for specialty populations...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830660/population-characteristics-associated-with-pharmacy-based-influenza-vaccination-in-united-states-survey-data
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Sushmitha Inguva, Jessica M Sautter, Grace J Chun, Brandon J Patterson, William F McGhan
OBJECTIVES: To examine the population characteristics associated with the health behavior of receiving an influenza vaccine from a pharmacy-based setting. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from states that participated in an optional influenza module in the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a state-based observational survey of U.S. adults. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Analytic sample of 28,954 respondents from 8 states and Puerto Rico who reported receiving an influenza vaccination in the past year...
August 19, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760793/pim-check-development-of-an-international-prescription-screening-checklist-designed-by-a-delphi-method-for-internal-medicine-patients
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Aude Desnoyer, Anne-Laure Blanc, Valérie Pourcher, Marie Besson, Caroline Fonzo-Christe, Jules Desmeules, Arnaud Perrier, Pascal Bonnabry, Caroline Samer, Bertrand Guignard
OBJECTIVES: Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) occurs frequently and is a well-known risk factor for adverse drug events, but its incidence is underestimated in internal medicine. The objective of this study was to develop an electronic prescription-screening checklist to assist residents and young healthcare professionals in PIM detection. DESIGN: Five-step study involving selection of medical domains, literature review and 17 semistructured interviews, a two-round Delphi survey, a forward/back-translation process and an electronic tool development...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674302/effect-of-ipe-on-medical-profession-education-and-expectations-of-pharmacists-from-the-perspective-of-nurses
#19
Ikuko Sakai
 On January 1, 2015, the Interprofessional Education Research Center (IPERC) was opened at the Graduate School of Nursing at Chiba University, while being positioned as one of the Inohana Campus High Functionality Initiatives by the university. As the result of the establishment of an education research center in the nursing graduate school, various changes are coming into view. In particular, the active participation of young instructors of the medical, nursing, and pharmacology departments and university hospital in interprofessional education (IPE) efforts deserve special mention...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546997/pharmacogenomic-findings-from-clinical-whole-exome-sequencing-of-diagnostic-odyssey-patients
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Margot A Cousin, Eric T Matey, Patrick R Blackburn, Nicole J Boczek, Tammy M McAllister, Teresa M Kruisselbrink, Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Konstantinos N Lazaridis, Eric W Klee
BACKGROUND: We characterized the pharmacogenomics (PGx) results received by diagnostic odyssey patients as secondary findings during clinical whole exome sequencing (WES) testing as a part of their care in Mayo Clinic's Individualized Medicine Clinic to determine the potential benefits and limitations to this cohort. METHODS: WES results on 94 patients included a subset of PGx variants in CYP2C19,CYP2C9, and VKORC1 if identified in the patient. Demographic, phenotypic, and medication usage information was abstracted from patient medical data...
May 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
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