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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530526/warfarin-management-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-within-an-integrated-health-care-system
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JaeJin An, Fang Niu, Chengyi Zheng, Nazia Rashid, Robert A Mendes, Diana Dills, Lien Vo, Prianka Singh, Amanda Bruno, Daniel T Lang, Paul T Le, Kristin P Jazdzewski, Gustavus Aranda
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is a common treatment option to manage patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in clinical practice. Understanding current pharmacist-led anticoagulation clinic management patterns and associated outcomes is important for quality improvement; however, currently little evidence associating outcomes with management patterns exists. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe warfarin management patterns and (b) evaluate associations between warfarin treatment and clinical outcomes for patients with NVAF in an integrated health care system...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528935/influencing-nursing-knowledge-and-attitudes-to-positively-affect-care-of-patients-with-persistent-pain-in-the-hospital-setting
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Alyson Keen, Brian McCrate, Susan McLennon, Alexis Ellis, Donna Wall, Sarah Jones
Hospitalized patients with persistent pain are among the most challenging populations to effectively manage because of coexistence with acute pain. Nurses play a vital role in pain management; however, gaps in knowledge and detrimental attitudes exist. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a targeted evidence-based pain education program to increase nurses' knowledge and attitudes about pain management. One group, paired, pretest/posttest educational intervention. A convenience sample of nurses from three medical and surgical inpatient units were recruited...
June 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527149/characterisation-of-drug-related-problems-and-associated-factors-at-a-clinical-pharmacist-service-na%C3%A3-ve-hospital-in-northern-sweden
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Cecilia Peterson, Maria Gustafsson
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy and increased sensitivity to side effects cause adverse drug events, drug-drug interactions and medication errors in the elderly. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and type of drug-related problems and associated factors among patients admitted to a clinical pharmacist service-naïve medical ward in an inland hospital in northern Sweden. METHODS: During September-November 2015 and February-April 2016, clinical pharmacists working as part of a ward team on the medical ward conducted 103 medication reviews...
May 19, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526310/working-with-influenza-like-illness-presenteeism-among-us-health-care-personnel-during-the-2014-2015-influenza-season
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Sophia Chiu, Carla L Black, Xin Yue, Stacie M Greby, A Scott Laney, Angela P Campbell, Marie A de Perio
BACKGROUND: Health care personnel (HCP) working while experiencing influenza-like illness (ILI) contribute to influenza transmission in health care settings. Studies focused on certain HCP occupations or work settings have demonstrated that some HCP often continue to work while ill. METHODS: Using a national nonprobability Internet panel survey of 1,914 HCP during the 2014-2015 influenza season, we calculated the frequency of working with self-reported ILI (ie, fever and cough or sore throat) and examined reasons for working with ILI by occupation and work setting...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515506/impact-of-pharmacy-practice-model-expansion-on-pharmacokinetic-services-optimization-of-vancomycin-dosing-and-improved-patient-safety
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Zhe Han, Natasha N Pettit, Emily M Landon, Benjamin D Brielmaier
Background: The impact of pharmacy interventions on optimizing vancomycin therapy has been described, however interventions vary among studies and the most optimal pharmacy practice model (PPM) for pharmacokinetic (PK) services has not been established. Objective: The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the value of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (24/7) PK services. Methods: New PK services were implemented in 2 phases with institutional PPM expansion. Phase 1 included universal monitoring by pharmacists with recommendations made to prescribers during business hours...
April 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509614/the-impact-of-pharmacist-telephone-calls-after-discharge-on-satisfaction-of-oncology-patients-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Sewar S Salmany, Lujeen Ratrout, Abdallah Amireh, Randa Agha, Noor Nassar, Nour Mahmoud, Dalia Rimawi, Lama Nazer
Purpose The aim of the study was to determine the impact of telephone follow-up calls on satisfaction in oncology patients after hospital discharge. Method A randomized controlled study, in which patients were randomized into two groups: The experimental group with the telephone follow-up (TFU) calls (intervention) and the control group (no intervention). The telephone follow-up call was conducted within 72 h after discharge. During the call, patients were asked about their medications, namely, whether they received them, understood how to take them, and whether they developed any medication-related adverse effect...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508324/impact-of-clinical-pharmacist-intervention-in-anticoagulation-clinic-in-sudan
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Nahid Osman Ahmed, Bashier Osman, Yassein Mohamed Abdelhai, Tariq Muhammed Hashim El-Hadiyah
Background Many trials have compared anticoagulation management provided by a pharmacist led anticoagulation clinic versus usual physician care showing the role for clinical pharmacist in the management of anticoagulant therapy, and demonstrating excellent outcomes. In Sudan, there is no published research evaluating the role of pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care for patients taking warfarin. Objective The objective of the study is to assess the role of clinical pharmacist intervention in warfarin patients compared to usual medical care...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507654/cost-effectiveness-of-pharmacist-care-for-managing-hypertension-in-canada
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Carlo Marra, Karissa Johnston, Valerie Santschi, Ross T Tsuyuki
BACKGROUND: More than half of all heart disease and stroke are attributable to hypertension, which is associated with approximately 10% of direct medical costs globally. Clinical trial evidence has demonstrated that the benefits of pharmacist intervention, including education, consultation and/or prescribing, can help to reduce blood pressure; a recent Canadian trial found an 18.3 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure associated with pharmacist care and prescribing. The objective of this study was to evaluate the economic impact of such an intervention in a Canadian setting...
May 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507433/effect-of-pharmaceutical-care-on-clinical-outcomes-of-outpatients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Hua Shao, Guoming Chen, Chao Zhu, Yongfei Chen, Yamin Liu, Yuxing He, Hui Jin
BACKGROUND: In the People's Republic of China, outpatients have limited time with their physicians. Thus, compared to inpatients, outpatients have lower medication adherence and are less knowledgeable about their disease. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of pharmaceutical care on clinical outcomes of outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A randomized, controlled, prospective clinical trial was conducted recruiting a total of 240 T2DM outpatients from Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506543/implementing-a-pharmacist-led-individualized-medication-assessment-and-planning-imap-intervention-to-reduce-medication-related-problems-among-older-adults-with-cancer
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Ginah Nightingale, Emily Hajjar, Laura T Pizzi, Margaret Wang, Elizabeth Pigott, Shannon Doherty, Katherine M Prioli, Kristine Swartz, Andrew E Chapman
OBJECTIVES: Medication-related problems (MRP) affecting older adults are a significant healthcare concern and account for billions in medication-related morbidity. Cancer therapies can increase the prevalence of MRP. The objective of this study was to test the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing a pharmacist-led individualized medication assessment and planning (iMAP) intervention on the number and prevalence of MRP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective pilot study enrolled oncology outpatients aged ≥65years...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506399/encouraging-pharmacist-intervention-and-standardization-of-labeling-and-dispensing-of-oral-liquid-medications
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Lauren A Endriukaitis, Leslie A Briars, Adam J Bursua
OBJECTIVES: To initiate a call to action for community pharmacists and key-pharmacy stakeholders in the standardization of oral-liquid dosage forms. DATA SOURCES: Not applicable. SUMMARY: Unintentional overdose of medication due to administration error results in thousands of pediatric hospitalizations yearly. A lack of prescription and dosage device standardization pertaining to oral-liquid medications continue to be a public health hazard...
May 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506378/pharmacist-to-prescriber-intervention-to-close-therapeutic-gaps-for-statin-use-in-patients-with-diabetes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hannah M Renner, Amanda Hollar, Samuel F Stolpe, Macary Weck Marciniak
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of a community pharmacist-led intervention on the proportion of patients with diabetes placed on statin therapy. DESIGN: The Pharmacy Quality Alliance endorsed a performance measure, Statin Use in Persons with Diabetes, which evaluates the percentage of patients aged 40-75 years who were dispensed a medication for diabetes and also received a statin medication. SETTING: This new measure has been implemented within the Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies (EQuIPP) dashboard...
May 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506305/effect-of-chemotherapy-counseling-by-pharmacists-on-quality-of-life-and-psychological-outcomes-of-oncology-patients-in-malaysia-a-randomized-control-trial
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Ummavathy Periasamy, Sherina Mohd Sidik, Lekhraj Rampal, Siti Irma Fadhilah, Mehrnoosh Akhtari-Zavare, Rozi Mahmud
BACKGROUND: Cancer is now becoming a leading cause of death. Chemotherapy is an important treatment for cancer patients. These patients also need consultation during their treatment to improve quality of life and decrease psychological disorders. The objectives of the study were to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a chemotherapy counseling module by pharmacists among oncology patients on their quality of life and psychological outcomes in Malaysia. METHOD: A single-blind randomized controlled trial was carried out among 162 oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy from July 2013 to February 2014 in a government hospital with oncology facilities in Malaysia...
May 15, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506105/evaluating-the-types-of-pharmacy-student-interventions-made-during-an-interprofessional-6-week-adult-internal-medicine-rotation
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Celeste M Vinluan, Melanie M Jabalie, Jacquelyn P Navarrete, Margie E Padilla
INTRODUCTION: The new standards for pharmacy education require that pharmacy students are involved in direct and interprofessional team-based care in multiple practice settings, which include "real-time" interactions with physician prescribers and medical students. METHODS: From April 2014 to December 2015, fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students at University Medical Center of El Paso, Texas were assigned to an interprofessional team that was comprised of physician prescribers, medical students, and a pharmacist faculty...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505367/effect-of-health-information-exchange-on-recognition-of-medication-discrepancies-is-interrupted-when-data-charges-are-introduced-results-of-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kenneth S Boockvar, William Ho, Jennifer Pruskowski, Katherine E DiPalo, Jane J Wong, Jessica Patel, Jonathan R Nebeker, Rainu Kaushal, William Hung
Objectives: : To determine the effect of health information exchange (HIE) on medication prescribing for hospital inpatients in a cluster-randomized controlled trial, and to examine the prescribing effect of availability of information from a large pharmacy insurance plan in a natural experiment. Methods: : Patients admitted to an urban hospital received structured medication reconciliation by an intervention pharmacist with (intervention) or without (control) access to a regional HIE...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503225/self-reported-and-actual-involvement-of-community-pharmacists-in-patient-counseling-a-cross-sectional-and-simulated-patient-study-in-gondar-ethiopia
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Abdrrahman S Surur, Eyob Getachew, Ebsa Teressa, Bisrat Hailemeskel, Nurahmed S Getaw, Daniel A Erku
BACKGROUND: Community pharmacists play a crucial role in reducing medication related health problems and improving the patient's overall wellbeing. Evidence suggests that community pharmacist led counseling services result in a better clinical and self-reported outcome, including a higher level of satisfaction and quality of life. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to document self-reported and actual levels of community pharmacists' involvement in the provision of patient counseling and barriers that limit their involvement in such services...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503220/medication-reconciliation-errors-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-saudi-arabia-admission-discrepancies-and-risk-factors
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Faizan Mazhar, Shahzad Akram, Yousif A Al-Osaimi, Nafis Haider
BACKGROUND: Medication reconciliation is a major component of safe patient care. One of the main problems in the implementation of a medication reconciliation process is the lack of human resources. With limited resources, it is better to target medication reconciliation resources to patients who will derive the most benefit from it. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to determine the frequency and types of medication reconciliation errors identified by pharmacists performing medication reconciliation at admission...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503219/situation-analysis-of-community-pharmacy-owners-in-lebanon
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Souheil Hallit, Rony M Zeenny, Georges Sili, Pascale Salameh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current community pharmacists' interventions and job satisfaction, secondary to the alteration in the financial rewards. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out, using a proportionate random sample of Lebanese community pharmacy owners from all districts of Lebanon. RESULTS: Out of 1618 distributed questionnaires, 1465 (90.5%) were collected back from pharmacy owners. Our study results showed that the monthly sales and profit decreased significantly in the last decade as well as the number of loyal customers (p<0...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503040/recommendations-to-support-nurses-and-improve-the-delivery-of-oncology-and-palliative-care-in-india
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Virginia T LeBaron, Gayatri Palat, Sudha Sinha, Sanjeeva Kumari Chinta, Beaulah John Battula Jamima, Usha Lakshmi Pilla, Nireekshana Podduturi, Yadamma Shapuram, Padma Vennela, Vineela Rapelli, Zahra Lalani, Susan L Beck
CONTEXT: Nurses in India often practice in resource-constrained settings and care for cancer patients with high symptom burden yet receive little oncology or palliative care training. AIM: The aim of this study is to explore challenges encountered by nurses in India and offer recommendations to improve the delivery of oncology and palliative care. METHODS: Qualitative ethnography. SETTING: The study was conducted at a government cancer hospital in urban South India...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498154/pediatric-to-adult-transition-and-medication-adherence-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Jayson Jeganathan, Cheng Hiang Lee, Antony Rahme, Darren K Tiao, Celine Weston, Shoma Dutt, Annabel Magoffin, Vu Kwan, Aladdin Alswaifi, Peter H Katelaris, Kevin J Gaskin, Edward V OʼLoughlin, Rupert W Leong
BACKGROUND: Medication nonadherence is common in inflammatory bowel disease and is associated with poor outcomes. There has been no study on pediatric-to-adult transition as a risk factor for nonadherence in inflammatory bowel disease, which has been demonstrated in other diseases. We aimed to assess whether transitioned (TR) patients have higher nonadherence rates than young adults (YAs) diagnosed in adulthood. METHODS: Consecutive ambulatory subjects were prospectively recruited and completed the validated Medication Adherence Reporting Scale (MARS), with the primary outcome being adherence differences between group age-matched TR and YA groups...
May 11, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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