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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152261/copd-management-as-a-model-for-all-chronic-respiratory-conditions-report-of-the-4-th-consensus-conference-in-respiratory-medicine
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Stefano Nardini, Fernando De Benedetto, Claudio M Sanguinetti, Salvatore Bellofiore, Stefano Carlone, Salvatore Privitera, Luciano Sagliocca, Emmanuele Tupputi, Claudio Baccarani, Gennaro Caiffa, Maria Consiglia Calabrese, Antonio Capuozzo, Salvatore Cauchi, Valentina Conio, Giuseppe Coratella, Franco Crismancich, Roberto W Dal Negro, Franco Dellarole, Maurizio Delucchi, Carlo Favaretti, Silvia Forte, Franca Matilde Gallo, Riccardo Giuliano, Marco Grandi, Antonino Grillo, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Enrico Guffanti, Salvatore Locicero, Francesco Paolo Lombardo, Marco Mantero, Roberto Marasso, Laura Martino, Michele Mastroberardino, Carlo Mereu, Roberto Messina, Margherita Neri, Bruno Franco Novelletto, Paolo Parente, Sergio Pasquinucci, Massimo Pistolesi, Mario Polverino, Agnese Posca, Luca Richeldi, Fernando Roccia, Ettore Saffi Giustini, Michelangelo Salemi, Salvatore Santacroce, Mario Schisano, Matteo Schisano, Eleonora Selvi, Andrea Silenzi, Patrizio Soverina, Claudio Taranto, Marta Ugolini, Piero Visaggi, Alessandro Zanasi
Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 40 million people each year. The management of chronic respiratory NCDs such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is particularly critical in Italy, where they are widespread and represent a heavy burden on healthcare resources. It is thus important to redefine the role and responsibility of respiratory specialists and their scientific societies, together with that of the whole healthcare system, in order to create a sustainable management of COPD, which could become a model for other chronic respiratory conditions...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140749/pharmacists-as-vaccinators-an-analysis-of-their-experiences-and-perceptions-of-their-new-role
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Sandra Gerges, Elizabeth Peter, Susan K Bowles, Shelley Diamond, Lucie Marisa Bucci, Anne Resnick, Anna Taddio
OBJECTIVES: In 2012, Ontario pharmacists were granted immunization privileges to administer influenza vaccines to the public. This study explored the experiences and practices of pharmacist vaccinators and the impact of vaccination pain on their practice. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 pharmacists in the Greater Toronto Area. Transcribed interview data were coded and analyzed via thematic analysis. KEY FINDINGS: Data analysis revealed 4 main themes: 1) expanded scope of practice as an enhancement and challenge to relationships; 2) professional satisfaction and workload demands; 3) knowledge and attitudes regarding pain and fear; 4) practices regarding pain and fear management...
November 15, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139019/pharmacists-confidence-when-providing-pharmaceutical-care-on-anticoagulants-a-multinational-survey
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John Papastergiou, Nadir Kheir, Katerina Ladova, Silas Rydant, Fabio De Rango, Sotiris Antoniou, Reka Viola, Maria Dolores Murillo, Stephane Steurbaut, Filipa Alves da Costa
Background Guidelines on the management of orally anticoagulated patients are continuously evolving, leading to an increased need for pharmacists to be fully integrated in care provision. Objective To identify self-reported gaps in confidence among practicing pharmacists in the area of anticoagulation. Setting Pharmacists in different work settings in different countries. Method Cross-sectional international survey from October 2015 till November 2016 among pharmacists working in different settings to assess their level of confidence when delivering anticoagulants as well as to identify possible educational needs regarding this medication class...
December 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123600/activities-performed-by-pharmacists-integrated-in-family-health-teams-results-from-a-web-based-survey
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Ulrika Gillespie, Lisa Dolovich, Simone Dahrouge
Objectives: Family health teams (FHTs), an interprofessional primary care practice model, were established in Ontario in 2005. As of October 2014, 191 FHT organizations were in operation, and 111 (58%) included one or several pharmacists. The objective of this study was to document the focus of pharmacist activities in FHTs. Approach: We invited all 155 known FHT pharmacists to a web-based survey. The survey was constructed using information obtained from previously done semi-structured telephone interviews with pharmacists working in FHTs...
November 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122792/understanding-the-implementation-of-sick-day-guidance-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-across-a-primary-care-setting-in-england-a-qualitative-evaluation
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Anne-Marie Martindale, Rebecca Elvey, Susan J Howard, Sheila McCorkindale, Smeeta Sinha, Tom Blakeman
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to examine the implementation of sick day guidance cards designed to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI), in primary care settings. DESIGN: Qualitative semistructured interviews were conducted and comparative analysis informed by normalisation process theory was undertaken to understand sense-making, implementation and appraisal of the cards and associated guidance. SETTING: A single primary care health setting in the North of England...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109671/the-role-and-characteristics-of-collections-of-folk-recepies-in-the-folk-and-traditional-medicine-of-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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REVIEW
Armin Skrbo, Izet Masic
Introduction: Folk medicine represents part of the folk culture, when we first think about the rural culture with characteristic of the rural population in the pre-industrial period. The difference between official and folk medicine is manifested in the education, knowledge and social status of those practicing folk medicine as well as their patients. The most common ways of treating were the treatment by use of herbs, magic and treatments based on religious beliefs. So, it is of no surprise that folk medicine was the main form of treatment for the inhabitants of Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) in the past...
September 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102998/development-of-a-clinical-pharmacy-model-within-an-australian-home-nursing-service-using-co-creation-and-participatory-action-research-the-visiting-pharmacist-vip-study
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Rohan A Elliott, Cik Yin Lee, Christine Beanland, Dianne P Goeman, Neil Petrie, Barbara Petrie, Felicity Vise, June Gray
OBJECTIVE: To develop a collaborative, person-centred model of clinical pharmacy support for community nurses and their medication management clients. DESIGN: Co-creation and participatory action research, based on reflection, data collection, interaction and feedback from participants and other stakeholders. SETTING: A large, non-profit home nursing service in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Older people referred to the home nursing service for medication management, their carers, community nurses, general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists, a multidisciplinary stakeholder reference group (including consumer representation) and the project team...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094815/patients-willingness-to-pay-for-cognitive-pharmacist-services-in-community-pharmacies
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Dragana Lakić, Ivana Stević, Marina Odalović, Sandra Vezmar-Kovačević, Ivana Tadić
AIM: To determine the general population willingness to pay for cognitive pharmacist service in community pharmacy, describe the behavior of participants regarding health care issues, and evaluate correlation between participants' sociodemographic characteristics or attitudes and their willingness to pay. METHODS: A questionnaire-based survey was conducted among general population visiting community pharmacies. The participants were asked about receiving cognitive pharmacist services to identify and resolve potential medication therapy problems after the initiation of a new medicine to optimize health outcomes of the patients...
October 31, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093344/a-retrospective-study-of-the-effects-of-oncology-pharmacist-participation-in-treatment-on-therapeutic-outcomes-and-medical-costs
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Makio Imamura, Daisuke Ogawa, Toshikazu Takatori, Maiko Yamaguchi, Tomoyuki Takata, Tomonori Hada, Yoshiaki Ota, Takashi Uehara
Specialist oncology pharmacists are being trained in Japan to assist cancer treatment teams. These specialized pharmacists address patients' physical and mental problems in pharmacist-managed cancer care clinics, actively participate in formulating treatment policies, and are beneficial in offering qualitative improvements to patient services and team medical care. However, the effect of outpatient treatment by oncology pharmacists on therapeutic outcomes and medical costs is still unknown. A retroactive comparative analysis of the treatment details and clinical course was conducted among three groups of patients: patients who underwent adjuvant chemotherapy managed by a gynecologic oncologist only (S arm), patients managed by a non-oncologist (general practice gynecologist) only (NS arm), and patients managed by both a non-oncologist and a specialist oncology pharmacist (NS+Ph arm)...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084123/a-survey-of-prescribers-attitudes-knowledge-comfort-and-fear-of-consequences-related-to-an-opioid-overdose-education-and-naloxone-distribution-program
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Alyssa M Peckham, Maria E Niculete, Howard Steinberg, Douglas L Boggs
CONTEXT: The alarming increase in opioid-related fatalities has placed the United States in the midst of an opioid epidemic. In an effort to reduce opioid-related fatalities, each Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital is responsible for development of an OEND (Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution) program to enhance naloxone distribution. OBJECTIVE: To assess attitudes, knowledge, comfort level, and fear of consequences at the prescriber level related to the OEND program at VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043922/barriers-and-facilitators-to-dispensing-of-intranasal-naloxone-by-pharmacists
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Ludmila N Bakhireva, Adriana Bautista, Sandra Cano, Shikhar Shrestha, Amy M Bachyrycz, Theresa H Cruz
BACKGROUND: While misuse of prescription opioids has reached epidemic proportions, pharmacy-based preventive services to combat this epidemic are limited. The aims of this study were to identify barriers and facilitators to the dispensing of intranasal naloxone (INN) by pharmacists in New Mexico. METHODS: For this mixed methods study, a qualitative component (focus group) informed the development of a quantitative component (electronic survey) distributed to all pharmacists registered with the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy and practicing in the state...
October 18, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029666/exercising-with-veterans-how-social-interaction-with-a-pharmacy-student-improves-patient-care
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Genna Holder, Brent Salvig
With the baby boomer population anticipated to explode between 2010 and 2030, it is essential that student pharmacists learn how to properly care for older patients. One way for pharmacy students to prepare for providing health care to the elderly is to partake in an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) elective course in geriatrics. Pharmacy students, and health care professionals in general, have an immense amount of information available to them that is not found in a patient's chart or textbook, but can be uncovered through increased social interaction with patients, promoting the best possible care...
August 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024984/prevention-of-and-dealing-with-poor-performance-an-interview-study-about-how-professional-associations-aim-to-support-healthcare-professionals
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Jan-Willem Weenink, Rudolf B Kool, Gijs Hesselink, Ronald H Bartels, Gert P Westert
Objective: To explore how professional associations of nine healthcare professions aim to support professionals to prevent and deal with poor performance. Design: Qualitative interview study. Setting: The Netherlands. Participants: Representatives of professional associations for dentists, general practitioners, medical specialists, midwives, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychotherapists. Interventions: During nine face-to-face semi-structured interviews we asked how associations aim to support professionals in prevention of and dealing with poor performance...
September 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019297/reducing-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-for-older-people-in-primary-care-cost-effectiveness-of-the-opti-script-intervention
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Paddy Gillespie, Barbara Clyne, Adam Raymakers, Tom Fahey, Carmel M Hughes, Susan M Smith
OBJECTIVES: This study examines the cost-effectiveness of the OPTI-SCRIPT intervention on potentially inappropriate prescribing in primary care. METHODS: Economic evaluation, using incremental cost-effectiveness and cost utility analyses, conducted alongside a cluster randomized controlled trial of twenty-one general practices and 196 patients, to compare a multifaceted intervention with usual practice in primary care in Ireland. Potentially inappropriate prescriptions (PIPs) were determined by a pharmacist...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990244/a-comparison-of-two-tools-to-screen-potentially-inappropriate-medication-in-internal-medicine-patients
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A-L Blanc, S Spasojevic, A Leszek, M Théodoloz, P Bonnabry, T Fumeaux, N Schaad
WHAT IS KNOWN: Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) is an important issue for inpatient management; it has been associated with safety problems, such as increases in adverse drugs events, and with longer hospital stays and higher healthcare costs. OBJECTIVE: To compare two PIM-screening tools-STOPP/START and PIM-Check-applied to internal medicine patients. A second objective was to compare the use of PIMs in readmitted and non-readmitted patients. METHOD: A retrospective observational study, in the general internal medicine ward of a Swiss non-university hospital...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977687/professional-structural-and-organisational-interventions-in-primary-care-for-reducing-medication-errors
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REVIEW
Hanan Khalil, Brian Bell, Helen Chambers, Aziz Sheikh, Anthony J Avery
BACKGROUND: Medication-related adverse events in primary care represent an important cause of hospital admissions and mortality. Adverse events could result from people experiencing adverse drug reactions (not usually preventable) or could be due to medication errors (usually preventable). OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of professional, organisational and structural interventions compared to standard care to reduce preventable medication errors by primary healthcare professionals that lead to hospital admissions, emergency department visits, and mortality in adults...
October 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970452/defining-the-role-of-the-pharmacy-technician-and-identifying-their-future-role-in-medicines-optimisation
#17
Melanie Boughen, Jane Sutton, Tess Fenn, David Wright
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, pharmacy technicians have worked alongside pharmacists in community and hospital pharmacy. Changes within pharmacy provide opportunity for role expansion and with no apparent career pathway, there is a need to define the current pharmacy technician role and role in medicines optimisation. AIM: To capture the current roles of pharmacy technicians and identify how their future role will contribute to medicines optimisation. METHODS: Following ethical approval and piloting, an online survey to ascertain pharmacy technicians' views about their roles was undertaken...
July 15, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968447/evidence-of-superficial-knowledge-regarding-antibiotics-and-their-use-results-of-two-cross-sectional-surveys-in-an-urban-informal-settlement-in-kenya
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Sylvia Omulo, Samuel M Thumbi, Svetlana Lockwood, Jennifer R Verani, Godfrey Bigogo, Geoffrey Masyongo, Douglas R Call
We assessed knowledge and practices related to antibiotic use in Kibera, an urban informal settlement in Kenya. Surveys was employed at the beginning (entry) and again at the end (exit) of a 5-month longitudinal study of AMR. Two-hundred households were interviewed at entry, of which 149 were also interviewed at exit. The majority (>65%) of respondents in both surveys could name at least one antibiotic, with amoxicillin and cotrimoxazole jointly accounting for 85% and 77% of antibiotics mentioned during entry and exit, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965748/the-effectiveness-of-pharmacist-interventions-on-cardiovascular-risk-in-adult-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-the-multicentre-randomized-controlled-rxeach-trial
#19
Yazid N Al Hamarneh, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Imran Hassan, Charlotte A Jones, Ross T Tsuyuki
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among patients with diabetes. Management and control of CV risk factors in those with diabetes are generally poor. Pharmacists are frontline primary healthcare providers who see patients with chronic diseases frequently. As such, they are in a prime position to systematically identify patients with diabetes, assess their CV risk and assist in their disease management and preventive measures. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effect of pharmacist case finding and intervention program on estimated CV risk in patients with diabetes...
September 28, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963260/improved-utilization-of-preventive-services-among-patients-following-team-based-annual-wellness-visits
#20
Shelley L Galvin, Rebecca Grandy, Tasha Woodall, Anna Beth Parlier, Sarah Thach, Suzanne E Landis
BACKGROUND The Annual Wellness Visit was designed to enhance preventive services utilization among Medicare beneficiaries; Annual Wellness Visits are underutilized with sparse documented effectiveness. Patients of 3 community-based and 2 retirement community outpatient clinics in western North Carolina had team-based Annual Wellness Visits over a 20-month program, with the goal of improving the uptake and delivery of the Annual Wellness Visit. A clinical pharmacist saw high-complexity patients (≥5 medications) and a licensed practical nurse saw low-complexity patients...
September 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
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