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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526836/characterisation-of-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-danish-general-practice-a-retrospective-registry-based-cohort-study
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Rune Aabenhus, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Laura Trolle Saust, Lars Bjerrum
Inappropriate use of antibiotics is contributing to the increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance. Several Danish guidelines on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in general practice have been issued to promote rational prescribing of antibiotics, however it is unclear if these recommendations are followed. We aimed to characterise the pattern of antibiotic prescriptions for patients diagnosed with acute respiratory tract infections, by means of electronic prescriptions, labeled with clinical indications, from Danish general practice...
May 19, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526079/patient-needs-and-preferences-for-herb-drug-disease-interaction-alerts-a-structured-interview-study
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Carrie M Christensen, Rebecca S Morris, Seraphine Chepkemoi Kapsandoy, Melissa Archer, Jinqiu Kuang, Laura Shane-McWhorter, Bruce E Bray, Qing Zeng-Treitler
BACKGROUND: While complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used in the United States and elsewhere, and hazardous interactions with prescription drugs can occur, patients do not regularly communicate with physicians about their CAM use. The objective of this study was to discover patient information needs and preferences for herb-drug-disease interaction alerts. METHODS: We recruited 50 people from several locations within the University of Utah Hospital to participate in this structured interview study...
May 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526011/risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-survival-in-patients-treated-with-metformin-an-observational-cohort-study
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Samira Bell, Bassam Farran, Stuart McGurnaghan, Rory J McCrimmon, Graham P Leese, John R Petrie, Paul McKeigue, Naveed Sattar, Sarah Wild, John McKnight, Robert Lindsay, Helen M Colhoun, Helen Looker
BACKGROUND: Whether metformin precipitates lactic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains under debate. We examined whether metformin use was associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) as a proxy for lactic acidosis and whether survival among those with AKI varied by metformin exposure. METHODS: All individuals with type 2 diabetes and available prescribing data between 2004 and 2013 in Tayside, Scotland were included. The electronic health record for diabetes which includes issued prescriptions was linked to laboratory biochemistry, hospital admission, death register and Scottish Renal Registry data...
May 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525790/quantitative-lc-hrms-determination-of-selected-cardiovascular-drugs-in-dried-blood-spots-as-an-indicator-of-adherence-to-medication
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Dennis Bernieh, Graham Lawson, Sangeeta Tanna
Dried blood spot (DBS) sampling was investigated as a means of obtaining micro-volume blood samples for the quantitative analyses of ten commonly UK prescribed cardiovascular drugs as an indicator of medication adherence. An 8mm disc was punched out from each DBS from calibration, quality control and volunteer samples and extracted using methanol containing the internal standard. Each extract was evaporated to dryness, the residue reconstituted in methanol:water (40:60v/v) containing 0.1% formic acid and analysed by LC-HRMS...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523735/variability-in-prescription-opioid-intake-and-reinforcement-amongst-129-substrains
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Susan M Jimenez, Aiden F Healy, Michal A Coelho, Chelsea N Brown, Tod E Kippin, Karen K Szumlinski
Opioid abuse in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, with treatment admissions and deaths associated with prescription opioid abuse quadrupling over the past 10 years. Although genetics are theorized to contribute substantially to inter-individual variability in the development, severity, and treatment outcomes of opioid abuse/addiction, little direct preclinical study has focused on the behavioral genetics of prescription opioid reinforcement and drug-taking. Herein, we employed different 129 substrains of mice currently available from The Jackson Laboratory (129S1/SvlmJ, 129X1/SvJ, 129S4/SvJaeJ and 129P3/J) as a model system of genetic variation and assayed mice for oral opioid intake and reinforcement, as well as behavioral and somatic signs of dependence...
May 19, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523461/prevalence-and-correlates-of-inappropriate-use-of-benzodiazepines-in-kosovo
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Zejdush Tahiri, Suela Kellici, Iris Mone, Driton Shabani, Musa Qazimi, Genc Burazeri
BACKGROUND: In post-war Kosovo, the magnitude of inappropriate use of benzodiazepines is unknown to date. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and correlates of continuation of intake of benzodiazepines beyond prescription (referred to as "inappropriate use") in the adult population of Gjilan region in Kosovo. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Gjilan region in 2015 including a representative sample of 780 individuals attending different pharmacies and reporting use of benzodiazepines (385 men and 395 women; age range 18-87 years; response rate: 90%)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523055/antibiotics-and-over-the-counter-medication-use-and-its-correlates-among-arab-pregnant-women-visiting-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Hafsa Raheel, Sulaiman Alsakran, Abdulkhaliq Alghamdi, Majed Ajarem, Salman Alsulami, Afzal Mahmood
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The use of over the counter medications (OTCMs) is a common practice globally. OTCMs are of special concern among pregnant women as they pose risk to the mother and fetus. The objective was to assess the use of OTCMs by pregnant woman, and factors associated with it. METHODS: A cross-sectional study, using a structured self-administrated questionnaire was conducted at the obstetric and antenatal clinics at King Khalid University hospital, Riyadh...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523017/antibiotic-susceptibility-in-commonly-isolated-pathogens-from-urinary-tract-infection-in-a-cohort-of-subjects-from-low-socioeconomic-strata
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Saera Suhail Kidwai, Ayesha Nageen, Samina Ghaznavi, Farhat Bashir, Jamal Ara
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Urinary tract infection is one of the commonest infections seen in clinical practice. Lack of compliance and unjustified antibiotic prescriptions has resulted in bacterial resistance and is proving as a major challenge in the management of these infections. Our aim was to identify the sensitivity pattern of commonly used antibiotics against urinary tract infections so as to suggest an improvised line of action against bacteria causing urinary tract infections'...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521859/-evaluation-of-primary-adherence-to-medications-in-patients-with-chronic-conditions-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Francisco Emiliano Peper, Santiago Esteban, Sergio Adrian Terrasa
OBJECTIVES: To assess the proportion of members of a private health insurance at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires with primary adherence to, 1) bisphosphonates for secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures, 2) insulin and metformin in type 2 diabetes, and 3) tamoxifen in the context of treatment of breast cancer. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study to determine the proportion of primary treatment adherence during 2012 and 2013. SITE: Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina...
May 15, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521708/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-technology-system-to-improve-safety-in-the-pharmacotherapeutic-process-in-oncohematology
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Maria Teresa Aznar Saliente, Mauricio Martínez Ramírez, Maria Amparo Talens Bolós, Paola Herraiz Robles, Nuria Bujadón Querejeta, Maria Dolores Camacho Romera, Laia Pons M Artínez, Manuel Bonete Sánchez, Borja Marcos Ribes, Maria Teresa Martínez Lazcano, Francisco Martínez Granados
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to describe the process of implementing a technology system to improve safety and quality in all processes involved in the treatment with parenteral antineoplastic agents within an interdisciplinary team and to analyze the errors detected and avoided thanks to this system at the different stages of the process. MATERIALS AND METHODS Observational and retrospective study where the implementation of an expert technology system in all phases of the therapeutic process is described: prescription, validation, preparation and administration of drugs, in which errors found in the different phases are analysed...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521146/effect-of-continued-cannabis-use-on-medication-adherence-in-the-first-two-years-following-onset-of-psychosis
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Tabea Schoeler, Natalia Petros, Marta Di Forti, Ewa Klamerus, Enrico Foglia, Robin Murray, Sagnik Bhattacharyya
Uncertainty exists whether the use of non-prescription psychoactive substances following onset of a first episode of psychosis (FEP), in particular cannabis use, affects medication adherence. Data from FEP patients (N=233) obtained through prospective assessments measured medication adherence and pattern of cannabis and other substance use in the first two years following onset of psychosis. Multiple logistic regression analyses were employed to compare the different substance use groups with regard to risk of medication non-adherence, while controlling for confounders...
May 10, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520804/inpatient-z-drug-use-commonly-exceeds-safe-dosing-recommendations
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Todd C Lee, André Bonnici, Robyn Tamblyn, Emily G McDonald
IMPORTANCE: In 2016 recommendations for safer prescribing practices were circulated to all doctors in one of Canada's largest provinces, by the college of physicians, following a coroner's inquest into a vehicular death related to Z-drug use. We sought to determine how frequently Z-drug prescriptions in our institution were not adhering to these recommendations. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: McGill University Health Centre, an 832-bed tertiary care institution in Montréal, Canada...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520738/pediatric-fluoroquinolone-prescription-in-south-korea-before-and-after-a-regulatory-intervention-a-nationwide-study-2007-2015
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Seung Yeon Song, Joo Hee Shin, Su Yeong Hyeon, Donguk Kim, Won Ku Kang, Soo-Han Choi, Yae-Jean Kim, Eun Young Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of national implementation of age restriction on fluoroquinolone prescription in children and adolescents. METHODS: Data collected from the database of Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service in South Korea, a national health insurance system to analyze fluoroquinolone prescribing practice in children and adolescents younger than 18 years, between 2007 and 2015. The age restriction was implemented in December 2009. The annual prescription rate of FQ per 100,000 person-years was calculated and an autoregressive model was used to predict the prescription pattern if an intervention had not occurred...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520697/prescription-drug-prices-in-the-us
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May 22, 2017: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519244/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-update-on-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Genny Raffaeli, Giacomo Cavallaro, K Karel Allegaert, Enno Diederik Wildschut, Monica Fumagalli, Massimo Agosti, Dick Tibboel, Fabio Mosca
Substance use among pregnant women is a major public health issue. Both prescription opioid use and illicit opioid abuse have increased dramatically in recent years. Prolonged in utero drug exposure may result in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), an acute multisystemic clinical entity that occurs in the first days of life. This syndrome is caused by abrupt discontinuation of fetal exposure to licit or illicit drugs chronically consumed by the mother during pregnancy and transmitted to the fetus through the placenta...
May 18, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515934/zolpidem-prescribing-practices-before-and-after-food-and-drug-administration-required-product-labeling-changes
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Jessica L Norman, Danielle R Fixen, Joseph J Saseen, Laura M Saba, Sunny A Linnebur
BACKGROUND: Women have higher morning serum zolpidem concentrations than men after taking an evening dose, potentially leading to increased risk of harm. On 19 April 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration required labeling changes for zolpidem, recommending an initial dose of no greater than 5 mg (immediate release) or 6.25 mg (controlled release) per night in women. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to compare prescribing practices before and after the 2013 zolpidem labeling change...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515903/the-threat-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-developing-countries-causes-and-control-strategies
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James A Ayukekbong, Michel Ntemgwa, Andrew N Atabe
The causes of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in developing countries are complex and may be rooted in practices of health care professionals and patients' behavior towards the use of antimicrobials as well as supply chains of antimicrobials in the population. Some of these factors may include inappropriate prescription practices, inadequate patient education, limited diagnostic facilities, unauthorized sale of antimicrobials, lack of appropriate functioning drug regulatory mechanisms, and non-human use of antimicrobials such as in animal production...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515513/hospital-participation-in-prescription-drug-monitoring-programs
#18
Brent I Fox, Bill G Felkey
The prescription drug abuse epidemic continues to grow. This multifaceted problem requires a multifaceted solution. In this installment, we discuss prescription drug monitoring programs and their relevance to hospital pharmacies.
April 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515196/cost-effectiveness-of-therapist-guided-internet-delivered-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-for-paediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-results-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Fabian Lenhard, Richard Ssegonja, Erik Andersson, Inna Feldman, Christian Rück, David Mataix-Cols, Eva Serlachius
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a therapist-guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) intervention for adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) compared with untreated patients on a waitlist. DESIGN: Single-blinded randomised controlled trial. SETTING: A research clinic within the regular child and adolescent mental health service in Stockholm, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-seven adolescents (12-17 years) with a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition diagnosis of OCD...
May 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514234/associations-between-physical-pain-pain-management-and-frequency-of-nonmedical-prescription-opioid-use-among-young-adults-a-sex-specific-analysis
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Tristan I Evans, Elliott J Liebling, Traci C Green, Scott E Hadland, Melissa A Clark, Brandon D L Marshall
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine sex-specific associations between experiences of physical pain, pain management, and frequency of nonmedical prescription opioid (NMPO) use among young adults. METHODS: Among participants enrolled in the Rhode Island Young Adult Prescription Drug Study, we identified associations between physical pain in the past 6 months, pain history, pain management, polysubstance use, and weekly NMPO use. In sex-specific models, independent correlates of weekly NMPO use were identified via modified stepwise Poisson regression...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
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