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Alex R Chang, Michael Evans, Christina Yule, Larissa Bohn, Amanda Young, Meredith Lewis, Elisabeth Graboski, Bethany Gerdy, William Ehmann, Jonathan Brady, Leah Lawrence, Natacha Antunes, Jamie Green, Susan Snyder, H Lester Kirchner, Morgan Grams, Robert Perkins
BACKGROUND: Measurement of albuminuria to stratify risk in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not done universally in the primary care setting despite recommendation in KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes) guidelines. Pharmacist medication therapy management (MTM) may be helpful in improving CKD risk stratification and management. METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic, cluster-randomized trial using seven primary care clinic sites in the Geisinger Health System to evaluate the feasibility of pharmacist MTM in patients with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 45-59 ml/min/1...
November 8, 2016: BMC Nephrology
J E McDonagh, K L Shaw, J Prescott, F J Smith, R Roberts, N J Gray
BACKGROUND: Taking medicines as intended is difficult for everybody, but young people going through adolescence have greater problems than adults and younger children. One of the most important things that happen during the teenage years is the development of individual identities, which might not remain constant during this time and can be affected deeply by the diagnosis of a long-term condition. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between identity and medication use among young people with juvenile arthritis...
October 19, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Nina B Kuburović, Velimir Dedić, Slavisa Djuricić, Vladimir Kuburović
INTRODUCTION: The quality of health care significantly depends on the satisfaction of the employees. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to establish the level of professional satisfaction of healthcare professionals in state hospitals in Belgrade, Serbia, and to determine and to rank the factors which impact on their satisfaction or dissatisfaction. METHOD: Professional satisfaction survey was designed and conducted as a cross-sectional study in 2008...
March 2016: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
David G Allison, Paula Higginson, Sandra Martin
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to promote knowledge about antibiotic resistance development and good stewardship principles amongst the general population through pharmacy student-led public engagement workshops in high schools. METHODS: Structured questionnaires, based on the Key Stage 4 curriculum were initially used to assess awareness and knowledge of antibiotic resistance issues amongst year 10 and 11 (GCSE stage) high school pupils. A Prezi-style presentation (https://prezi...
July 22, 2016: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Nassir Messaadi
INTRODUCTION: The search and exchange of digital data via Networks or Internet, especially the web, have become more widely available over recent years. Patients can now find information about their problems. OBJECTIVES: Determine the impact of this information in terms of seeking care. METHODS: Questionnaires were given to adults consulting their doctor. RESULTS: Health Information on the Internet was searched by 69% of patients which prompted 57% of them to consult...
January 2016: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
Ji-Min Han, Young-Mi Ah, Sung Yun Suh, Sun-Hoi Jung, Hyeon Joo Hahn, Seock-Ah Im, Ju-Yeun Lee
Background Even though pharmacists have devoted considerable time to ensuring patient safety during the process of preparing and dispensing chemotherapy, only a few studies have evaluated their efforts. Objective To evaluate the clinical and economic impact of pharmacists' interventions in a large volume chemotherapy preparation unit. Setting A 1600-bed tertiary hospital in Seoul, Korea. Method Pharmacist intervention records from May 2012 to April 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical significance of interventions was rated by one physician and one pharmacist...
October 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Neesh Pannu, Sofia B Ahmed, Meghan J Elliott, Helen Tam-Tham, Erin Lillie, Sharon E Straus, Maoliosa Donald, Lianne Barnieh, George C Chong, David R Hillier, Kate T Huffman, Andrew C Lei, Berlene V Villanueva, Donna M Young, Elisabeth A Fowler, Braden J Manns, Andreas Laupacis
BACKGROUND: The importance of engaging key stakeholders, and patients in particular, in determining research priorities has been recognized. We sought to identify the top 10 research priorities for patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD), their caregivers, and the clinicians and policy-makers involved in their care. METHODS: We used the four-step James Lind Alliance process to establish the top 10 research priorities. A national survey of patients with non-dialysis CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate <45 mL/min/1...
April 15, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
John Papastergiou, Chris Folkins, Wilson Li, Leslie Young
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact and feasibility of community pharmacist-directed influenza screening and to evaluate the proportion of influenza-positive cases that resulted in the initiation of antiviral therapy by pharmacists. METHODS: Patients aged 5 and older with symptoms suggestive of influenza were recruited at 2 Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto, Ontario, from December 12, 2014, to February 4, 2015. Nasal swabs were collected by pharmacists and screened using the BD Veritor system for Rapid Detection of Flu A+B...
March 2016: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
Yuka Aimono, Toshiro Kamoshida, Takafumi Nakashima, Wataru Sato, Risa Sakamoto, Yoshiko Saito, Sakiko Kikuchi, Hideyuki Ishii, Tsunehiko Maruyama, Yoshifumi Aoyama
When the medical fee system was revised in 2012, the category of perioperative oral management was newly organized. However, the calculation of additional fees for such management required referral from medical to dental departments. In addition, requests for such management were limited, possibly owing to an increased burden on doctors engaged in outpatient services. This study examined the usefulness of an approach to promote patients' use of dental services by increasing their awareness of the importance of oral management...
February 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Kevin Noble, Karl Brown, Maria Medina, Francis Alvarez, Julian Young, Sarah Leadley, Yoona Kim, Lorenzo DiCarlo
OBJECTIVES: This report summarizes the first use of a digital health feedback system (DHFS) by practicing pharmacists to establish evidence-based blood pressure (BP) management recommendations. SETTING: Fifteen commercial pharmacies and 39 patients in the Isle of Wight participated. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: The pharmacists were experienced in providing New Medicine Services to patients in their communities. PRACTICE INNOVATION: The pharmacists utilized a commercially available DHFS...
May 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Radhika Devraj, Henry N Young
BACKGROUND: Spanish-speaking patients experience significant disparities in care and poorer health outcomes in comparison to English-speaking patients, often due to language barriers. Providers should be equipped with resources to effectively communicate with Spanish-speaking patients to provide the best possible care. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the resources available to support pharmacists' communication with Spanish-speaking patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used to examine language-assistance resources in community pharmacies throughout the state of Illinois...
February 23, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Y Tony Yang, Katy B Kozhimannil, Jonathan M Snowden
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April 19, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Tracy N Zembles, Katherine M Gaertner, Michael F Gutzeit, Rodney E Willoughby
PURPOSE: One hospital's implementation of revised American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for palivizumab prophylaxis of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is described. METHODS: Revised AAP guidelines for RSV prophylaxis in infants and young children at increased risk for RSV infection recommend that up to five doses of palivizumab be administered during the RSV season. The guidelines also recommend that inpatients not receive monthly palivizumab prophylaxis and that infants and young children eligible for prophylaxis during the RSV season receive a dose of palivizumab two or three days before discharge or promptly after discharge...
March 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Dorota Owsianik, Marek Wojtaszek, Elzbieta Mach-Lichota, Bartosz Korczowski
INTRODUCTION: Drug poisoning is a frequent cause of hospitalization in children and youth. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of drug poisoning in children in the region of Rzeszów city. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records of paediatric patients hospitalized in The Regional Hospital No. 2 in Rzeszow between 2010 and 2014 was reviewed and data were collected using scientific protocol. The following factors were analyzed: type of medication causing intoxication, the causality of the event, duration and seasonality of hospitalization as well as demographic data, such as the patient's age and sex...
2015: Przegla̧d Lekarski
Tokuko Okuda
Two points are considered effective in preventing the exhaustion of the various medical professions involved in home care as we look at the challenges to be confronted in 2025: increasing participation parameters and streamlining business operations. In order to increase participation parameters, the number of participating professions must be increased and the base of existing professional staff must be broadened.In order to streamline business operations, it has been determined that it is important to better understand the functions of each profession and accurately and speedily promote the contents of business operations with staffing that places the right people in the right job...
December 2015: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Wei-Yun Wang, Shung-Tai Ho, Shang-Liang Wu, Chi-Ming Chu, Chun-Sung Sung, Kwua-Yun Wang, Chun-Yu Liang
Clinically significant pain (CSP) is one of the most common complaints among cancer patients during repeated hospitalizations, and the prevalence ranges from 24% to 86%. This study aimed to characterize the trends in CSP among cancer patients and examine the differences in the prevalence of CSP across repeated hospitalizations. A hospital-based, retrospective cohort study was conducted at an academic hospital. Patient-reported pain intensity was assessed and recorded in a nursing information system. We examined the differences in the prevalence of worst pain intensity (WPI) and last evaluated pain intensity (LPI) of ≥ 4 or ≥ 7 points among cancer inpatients from the 1st to the 18th hospitalization...
January 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Young-Mi Ah, Ju-Yeun Lee, Mi-Ra Moon, Yoon-Sook Cho, Hyang-Sook Kim, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee, Kyung-Suk Suh
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe and to evaluate the clinical and economic implications of pharmacists' interventions as members of the liver transplant team for hospitalized liver recipients. METHODS: Retrospective descriptive and cost-benefit analysis of documented pharmacist interventions for hospitalized patients from January 2010 to June 2012 was conducted. The type of drug-related problems (DRPs) was categorized. The clinical significance of pharmacist interventions was rated using five scales by two professionals...
February 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Fadi Hammal, T Cameron Wild, Barry A Finegan
Waterpipe (WP) use has surged in popularity since the introduction of flavoured shisha. It is now an increasingly popular form of smoking among youth in North America. Health professionals/educators knowledge about the WP may well be inadequate. This study, using qualitative methods, sought to explore the knowledge and attitude of leaders in the community toward the WP. Family physicians, pharmacists, tobacco counsellors, social workers and educators were invited to participate in a one-one interview using open-ended questions...
August 2016: Journal of Community Health
Andrew S Azman, Justin Lessler, Syed Moinuddin Satter, Michael V Mckay, Azharul Khan, Dilruba Ahmed, Emily S Gurley
BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, pharmacy-purchased oral rehydration solution (ORS) is often used to treat diarrhea, including cholera. Over-the-counter sales have been used for epidemiologic surveillance in the past, but rarely, if ever, in low-income countries. With few early indicators for cholera outbreaks in endemic areas, diarrhea-related product sales may serve as a useful surveillance tool. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We tracked daily ORS sales at 50 pharmacies and drug-sellers in an urban Bangladesh community of 129,000 for 6-months while simultaneously conducting surveillance for diarrhea hospitalizations among residents...
December 2015: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Nathaniel M Rickles, Gary J Young, Judith A Hall, Carey Noland, Ayoung Kim, Conner Peterson, Mina Hong, John Hale
OBJECTIVE: To describe the extent of pharmacy detection and monitoring of medication non-adherence, and solutions offered to improve adherence. METHODS: Participants were 60 residents of the Boston area who had a generic chronic medication with 30 day supplies from their usual pharmacy. Participants received a duplicate prescription which they filled at a different pharmacy. For 5 months, participants alternated between the two pharmacies, creating gaps in their refill records at both pharmacies but no gaps in their medication adherence...
March 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
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