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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295269/role-and-value-of-clinical-pharmacy-in-heart-failure-management
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Wendy Gattis Stough, J Herbert Patterson
Effectively managing heart failure requires a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach attuned to many factors: diagnosis of structural and functional cardiac abnormalities; medication, device, or surgical management; concomitant treatment of comorbidities; physical rehabilitation; dietary considerations; and social factors. This practice paper highlights the pharmacist's role in the management of patients with heart failure, the evidence supporting their functions, and steps to ensure the pharmacist resource is available to the broad population of patients with heart failure...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285064/patient-perceptions-of-a-pharmacy-star-rating-model
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Terri L Warholak, Mira Patel, Meagen Rosenthal, Donna West-Strum, Earl B Ettienne, Gail Nunlee-Bland, David Nau, Ana L Hincapie
OBJECTIVES: To identify patients' understanding of what constitutes a "quality pharmacy" and to obtain their feedback regarding the development and use of the pharmacy star rating model, a pharmacy-specific aggregate performance score based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Medicare Star Rating. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Focus groups were conducted in Arizona, California, Mississippi, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and one-on-one interviews were conducted in Indiana...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273780/risk-factors-for-non-adherence-to-disease-modifying-therapy-in-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis
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Carolyn E Schwartz, Stephanie A Grover, Victoria E Powell, Austin Noguera, Jean K Mah, Soe Mar, Lauren Mednick, Brenda L Banwell, Gulay Alper, Mary Rensel, Mark Gorman, Amy Waldman, Teri Schreiner, Emmanuelle Waubant, E Ann Yeh
BACKGROUND: Adherence to disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) in pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) is not well understood. We examined the prevalence and risk factors for poor adherence in pediatric MS. METHODS: This cross-sectional study recruited youth with MS from 12 North American pediatric MS clinics. In addition to pharmacy-refill data, patients and parents completed self-report measures of adherence and quality of life. Additionally, patients completed measures of self-efficacy and well-being...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253905/perceived-stress-and-quality-of-life-of-pharmacy-students-in-university-of-ghana
#4
Adomah Opoku-Acheampong, Irene A Kretchy, Franklin Acheampong, Barima A Afrane, Sharon Ashong, Bernice Tamakloe, Alexander K Nyarko
BACKGROUND: Stress among pharmacy students could greatly affect their learning activities and general well-being. It is therefore necessary to investigate how stress relates with the quality of life of students to maintain and/or improve their personal satisfaction and academic performance. A school-based longitudinal study was used to investigate the relationship between stress and quality of life of undergraduate pharmacy students. The 10-item perceived stress scale and the shorter version of the WHO quality of life scale were administered to the same participants at two time points i...
March 2, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239024/in-practical-training-a-questionnaire-survey-and-analysis-to-pharmacy-students-of-the-utilization-situation-of-the-course-contents-of-pharmacy-school
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Masato Okubo, Yuka Takahashi, Jun Yamashita, Hideyo Takahashi, Okiko Miyata, Takaaki Suzuki, Itsuko Ishii
  Pharmacy education comprises basic pharmacy (organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physical chemistry) and applied pharmacy (clinical pharmacy, pharm aceutics, and chemical hygiene). Students are expected to apply these subjects studied in pharmacy school during their practical pharmacy training. However, knowledge gained in university does not appear to be fully utilized in practice. We hypothesized that this is due to a lack of connection between pre-practical training education and actual practical training...
February 24, 2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230458/progression-to-type-2-diabetes-and-its-effect-on-health-care-costs-in-low-income-and-insured-patients-with-prediabetes-a-retrospective-study-using-medicaid-claims-data
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Jun Wu, Eileen Ward, Tiffaney Threatt, Z Kevin Lu
BACKGROUND: Prediabetes is a high-risk factor for progression to diabetes. Without lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15%-30% of people with prediabetes are projected to develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Progression to diabetes increases the financial burden significantly for patients and health care systems. Populations with low socioeconomic status are associated with a higher risk of diabetes. However, knowledge is limited about the effect of transition to diabetes on future costs incurred in low-income populations...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220730/the-prevalence-of-skin-scars-in-patients-previously-given-intramuscular-diclofenac-injections-attending-the-pain-clinic-at-universitas-academic-hospital-bloemfontein-south-africa
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D Tarloff, G Lamacraft, G Joubert
Intramuscular (IM) diclofenac rarely causes scarring (reported incidence <0.05%). Some patients attending the Pain Clinic at Universitas Academic Hospital, Bloemfontein, South Africa, presented with scars that had developed after IM diclofenac injections. We investigated the prevalence of scars in patients at the clinic and how the injections had been obtained. Patients attending the clinic over a period of 9 months who said they had received diclofenac (N=131) were included. Information was collected using a questionnaire and physical examination...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181847/international-service-learning-and-interprofessional-education-in-ecuador-findings-from-a-phenomenology-study-with-students-from-four-professions
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Audrey M Johnson, Dana M Howell
Combined international service learning (ISL) and interprofessional education (IPE) experiences can move health professional student learning beyond the traditional confines of the classroom and outside uniprofessional ethos. The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the shared experience of health professional students participating in an ISL trip to a small community in Ecuador. The study focused on the learning and collaboration that occurred among students from multiple health professions during the trip and the cross-cultural exchange between the students and the patients in Ecuador...
March 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159503/an-interprofessional-education-workshop-to-develop-health-professional-student-opioid-misuse-knowledge-attitudes-and-skills
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Kristina Monteiro, Luba Dumenco, Sally Collins, Jeffrey Bratberg, Celia MacDonnell, Anita Jacobson, Richard Dollase, Paul George
OBJECTIVE: To implement and evaluate an interprofessional workshop focused on increasing student knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward opioid misuse. SETTING: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, April 2016. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Health professional students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and physical therapy participated in an interprofessional education workshop focused on opioid use disorder...
January 31, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153705/supporting-patients-with-mental-illness-deconstructing-barriers-to-community-pharmacist-access
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Samantha Calogero, Charles F Caley
OBJECTIVES: To discuss the barriers faced by individuals with mental health conditions attempting to access their community pharmacists and to propose solutions toward deconstructing those barriers. SUMMARY: Given the prevalence of mental illness and the frequency at which psychotropic medications are dispensed, community pharmacists have a daily opportunity to engage patients with mental illness and be active participants in community-based mental health care. Yet multiple barriers affect patient access to community pharmacists...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144847/-practices-of-caregivers-and-national-recommendations-for-treatment-of-malaria-in-benin-in-2009
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S Robin, C Bruneton, E Guévart
New treatments against malaria (artemisinin-based combination therapies, ACT) resulted in profound changes in the therapeutic behaviours in Africa. This study aims to evaluate the practices adaptation to the new strategies in Benin in 2009. In three southern areas of the country, 14 private pharmacies, 10 public health centers and 10 private health centers were audited. Between July and October 2009, 36 providers and 93 prescribers were interviewed, 127 dispensations for self-medication were observed, 210 prescriptions were analyzed according to the WHO recommendations, 251 patients with complaints of malaria and 50 healthy women were interviewed and 34 physical inventories were conducted in pharmacies...
January 31, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130022/improving-over-the-counter-medication-safety-for-older-adults-a-study-protocol-for-a-demonstration-and-dissemination-study
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Michelle A Chui, Jamie A Stone, Richard J Holden
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug events (ADEs) associated with over-the-counter (OTC) medications cause 178,000 hospitalizations each year. Older adults, aged 65 and older, are particularly vulnerable to ADEs. Of the 2.2 million older adults considered at risk for a major ADE, more than 50% are at risk due to concurrent use of an OTC and prescription medication. OBJECTIVES: To refine the intervention and implementation strategy through diagnostic and formative evaluation; to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention for preventing misuse of high-risk OTC medications by older adults; and to evaluate the implementation of the intervention in community pharmacies...
January 24, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126558/formulating-a-poorly-water-soluble-drug-into-an-oral-solution-suitable-for-paediatric-patients-lorazepam-as-a-model-drug
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A C van der Vossen, I van der Velde, O S N M Smeets, D J Postma, M Eckhardt, A Vermes, B C P Koch, A G Vulto, L M Hanff
INTRODUCTION: Many drugs are unavailable in suitable oral paediatric dosage forms, and pharmacists often have to compound drugs to provide paediatric patients with an acceptable formulation in the right dose. Liquid formulations offer the advantage of dosing flexibility and ease of administration to young patients, but drug substances often show poor aqueous solubility. The objective of this work was to study different solvents and matrices to design a liquid formulation for poorly water soluble drugs, using lorazepam as model drug...
March 30, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125370/a-systematic-review-of-the-effect-of-cancer-treatment-on-work-productivity-of-patients-and-caregivers
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Khalid M Kamal, Jordan R Covvey, Ankur Dashputre, Somraj Ghosh, Surbhi Shah, Monali Bhosle, Christopher Zacker
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a leading cause of death with substantial financial costs. While significant data exist on the economic burden of care, less is known about the indirect costs of treatment and, specifically, the effect on work productivity of patients and their caregivers. To examine the full effect of cancer and the potential value of new therapies, all aspects of care, including indirect costs and patient-reported outcomes, should be evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of the literature examining the effect of cancer treatment on work productivity in patients and their caregivers...
February 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123189/health-care-professionals-opinions-and-expectations-of-clinical-pharmacy-services-on-a-surgical-ward
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Bernadette Chevalier, Heather L Neville, Kara Thompson, Lisa Nodwell, Michael MacNeil
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists have made significant contributions to patient care and have been recognized as integral members of the interprofessional team. Health care professionals differ in their opinions and expectations of clinical pharmacy services. Very little has been published about health care professionals' perspectives on advanced clinical pharmacy roles, such as prescriptive authority or administration of vaccines. In 2013, clinical pharmacy services were introduced in a vascular and general surgery ward where a pharmacist had not previously been assigned...
November 2016: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091698/-clotrimazole-and-ciclopirox-olamine-respectively-in-combination-with-methylprednisolone-aceponate-as-extemporaneous-formulations
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J Wohlrab, R H H Neubert, E Sommer, J Michael
The combination of topical fungicide and glucocorticoids has been proven as a successful therapy of cutaneous mycoses with accompanying inflammatory reactions, particularly when used at an early stage. Various national and international therapeutic guidelines recommend this practice. In this context, two individually manufactured formulations have been developed and tested for stability: the combination of methylprednisolone aceponate-a topical glucocorticoid with the therapeutic index of 2.0-with clotrimazole and with ciclopirox olamine, respectively...
January 13, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028270/-empathy-to-be-shown-by-pharmacists-toward-home-patients-initiatives-undertaken-by-pharmacists-to-promote-the-proper-use-of-pharmaceutical-products
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Junko Ichikawa, Hiroe Mochizuki, Yoshimi Sato, Junko Karasawa, Masayoshi Hirohara, Kazuki Kushida
Separation of medical and dispensary services has taken root in Japan as a healthcare system;8 00 million prescriptions have been issued, and 70% of medical institutions now participate in this practice. Additionally, discussions are ongoing regarding patient-oriented family pharmacies from a"back-to-basics"perspective of the separation drug dispensing from medical practice. Through a series of such discussions, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a paper entitled"Vision for Pharmacies Working for Patients"with a focus on 3 functions to be implemented by family pharmacists and pharmacies...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025921/improving-clinical-decision-support-in-pharmacy-toward-the-perfect-dur-alert
#18
Jenna L Reynolds, Michael T Rupp
The cornerstone of every health care profession is decision making. Historically, the decisions made by pharmacists have focused on ensuring the accuracy and physical integrity of the pharmaceutical product delivered to the patient in strict compliance with the prescriber's order. As the role of the pharmacist evolved over the past half century, the focus of decision making progressively shifted from a product-centric orientation to optimizing the interaction that occurs between the pharmaceutical product and the patient...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004259/can-a-multifaceted-intervention-including-motivational-interviewing-improve-medication-adherence-quality-of-life-and-mortality-rates-in-older-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-with-18-month-follow-up
#19
Chung-Ying Lin, Mehdi Yaseri, Amir H Pakpour, Dan Malm, Anders Broström, Bengt Fridlund, Andrea Burri, Thomas L Webb
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are required to take a complex regimen of medications for extended periods, and they may have negative outcomes because they struggle to adhere to this regimen. Designing effective interventions to promote medication adherence in this patient group is therefore important. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to evaluate the long-term effects of a multifaceted intervention (psycho-education, motivational interviewing, and short message services) on medication adherence, quality of life (QoL), and mortality rates in older patients undergoing CABG surgery...
December 21, 2016: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916779/delay-in-the-provision-of-medication-by-a-pharmacy-outside-the-respiratory-outpatient-department
#20
Masataka Matsumoto, Sachiko Fujita, Miwa Kannen, Kaori Kawase, Kazumi Kaneshiro, Kiyonobu Takatsuki
  Respiratory medicine physicians prescribe many different kinds of medications depending on the specific patient. To examine an outside pharmacy's ability to meet the demand of our respiratory prescription services, we developed a questionnaire for all the patients who came to our outpatient department from November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. A total of 298 of 330 patients answered the questionnaire.   Overall, 169 patients mainly went to the pharmacy near our hospital, whereas 64 patients mainly went to another pharmacy...
December 5, 2016: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
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