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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803883/the-provision-of-emergency-contraception-in-kinshasa-s-private-sector-pharmacies-experiences-of-mystery-clients
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Julie H Hernandez, Mbadu Muanda Fidèle, Mélissa Garcia, Annie Glover
OBJECTIVES: Recent programmatic and research efforts on addressing gaps in health systems of low-income countries increasingly see task shifting, i.e. the provision of healthcare by non-medically trained personnel, as a possible solution to increase the availability of specific services and commodities. In Kinshasa, private-sector pharmacies are the primary and preferred provider of family planning (FP) methods, and thus constitute a potential resource for expanding access to specific contraceptives...
August 10, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801403/equipping-community-pharmacy-workers-as-agents-for-health-behaviour-change-developing-and-testing-a-theory-based-smoking-cessation-intervention
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Liz Steed, Ratna Sohanpal, Wai-Yee James, Carol Rivas, Sandra Jumbe, Angel Chater, Adam Todd, Elizabeth Edwards, Virginia Macneil, Fraser Macfarlane, Trisha Greenhalgh, Chris Griffiths, Sandra Eldridge, Stephanie Taylor, Robert Walton
OBJECTIVE: To develop a complex intervention for community pharmacy staff to promote uptake of smoking cessation services and to increase quit rates. DESIGN: Following the Medical Research Council framework, we used a mixed-methods approach to develop, pilot and then refine the intervention. METHODS: Phase I: We used information from qualitative studies in pharmacies, systematic literature reviews and the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation-Behaviour framework to inform design of the initial version of the intervention...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801005/pain-and-policy-studies-group-two-decades-of-working-to-address-regulatory-barriers-to-improve-opioid-availability-and-accessibility-around-the-world
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James F Cleary, Martha A Maurer
For two decades, the Pain & Policy Studies Group (PPSG), a global research program at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, has worked passionately to fulfil its mission of improving pain relief by achieving balanced access to opioids worldwide. PPSG's early work highlighted the conceptual framework of balance leading to the development of the seminal guidelines and criteria for evaluating opioid policy. It has collaborated at the global level with UN agencies to promote access to opioids and has developed a unique model of technical assistance to help national governments assess regulatory barriers to essential medicines for pain relief and amend existing or develop new legislation that facilitates appropriate and adequate opioid prescribing according to international standards...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799951/surface-engineered-blood-adsorption-device-for-hyperphosphatemia-treatment
#4
Quan Shi, Michael Jolly, Marian G Mccord, Melanie S Joy
Correspondence: Melanie S. Joy, PharmD, PhD, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mail Stop C238, Room V20-4108, 12850 East Montview Blvd, Aurora, CO 80045. Email: Melanie.Joy@ucdenver.eduThe research employed surface engineering methods to develop, optimize, and characterize a novel textile-based hemoadsorption device for hyperphosphatemia in hemodialysis-dependent end-stage kidney disease. Phosphate adsorbent fabrics (PAFs) were prepared by thermopressing alumina powders to polyester filtration fabrics and treatment with trimesic acid (TMA)...
August 8, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797023/assessing-antiretroviral-use-during-gaps-in-hiv-primary-care-using-multisite-medicaid-claims-and-clinical-data
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Anne K Monroe, John A Fleishman, Cindy C Voss, Jeanne C Keruly, Ank E Nijhawan, Allison L Agwu, Judith A Aberg, Richard M Rutstein, Richard D Moore, Kelly A Gebo
BACKGROUND: Some individuals who appear poorly retained by clinic visit-based retention measures are using antiretroviral therapy (ART) and maintaining viral suppression. We examined whether individuals with a gap in HIV primary care (≥180 days between HIV outpatient clinic visits) obtained ART during that gap after 180 days. SETTING: HIV Research Network data from 5 sites and Medicaid Analytic Extract eligibility and pharmacy data were combined. METHODS: Factors associated with having both an HIV primary care gap and a new (ie, nonrefill) ART prescription during a gap were evaluated with multinomial logistic regression...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795519/outcomes-costs-and-stakeholders-perspectives-associated-with-the-incorporation-of-community-pharmacy-services-into-the-national-health-insurance-system-in-thailand-a-systematic-review
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Narong Asayut, Phayom Sookaneknun, Surasak Chaiyasong, Kritsanee Saramunee
OBJECTIVES: Identify costs, outcomes and stakeholders' perspectives associated with incorporation of community pharmacy services into the Thai National Health Insurance System and their values to all stakeholders. METHODS: Using a combination of search terms, a comprehensive literature search was performed using the Thai Journal Citation Index Centre, Health System Research Institute database, PubMed and references from recent reviews. Identified studies were published between January 2000 and December 2014...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793918/key-stakeholder-perspectives-on-the-barriers-and-solutions-to-pharmacy-practice-towards-complementary-medicines-an-australian-experience
#7
Carolina Oi Lam Ung, Joanna Harnett, Hao Hu
BACKGROUND: Although pharmacists are entrusted to play a role in ensuring the safe and appropriate use of all medicines, in general, the inclusion of complementary medicines (CMs) into their professional practice has not been observed. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions and opinions of pharmacists and 8 key stakeholder leaders regarding the barriers that hinder pharmacists from providing care related to the use of CMs by patients/consumers and to identify solutions that would support pharmacists' in extending their role in this area...
August 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782449/real-world-economic-burden-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-among-a-large-us-commercially-insured-population-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Machaon Bonafede, Akshara Richhariya, Qian Cai, Neil C Josephson, Donna McMorrow, Phillip M Garfin, Miguel-Angel Perales
AIMS: Approximately 20,000 hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) procedures are performed in the US annually. This study aims to study the healthcare resource utilization and costs among commercially-insured patients with hematologic malignancies who received autologous HCT (auto-HCT) and allogeneic HCT (allo-HCT) in the US. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing auto- or allo-HCT between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014 were identified in the Truven Health MarketScan Research Databases...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777308/key-challenges-in-the-search-for-innovative-drug-treatments-for-special-populations-converging-needs-in-neonatology-pediatrics-and-medical-genetics
#9
Stuart MacLeod
The explosion of knowledge concerning the interplay of genetic and environmental factors determining pathophysiology and guiding therapeutic choice has altered the landscape in pediatric clinical pharmacology and pharmacy. The need for innovative research methods and design expertise for small clinical trials to be undertaken in sparse populations has been accentuated. At the same time, shortfalls in critical human resources represent a key challenge, especially in low- and middle-income countries where the need for new research and education directions is greatest...
August 4, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776320/cost-effectiveness-of-support-for-people-starting-a-new-medication-for-a-long-term-condition-through-community-pharmacies-an-economic-evaluation-of-the-new-medicine-service-nms-compared-with-normal-practice
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Rachel A Elliott, Lukasz Tanajewski, Georgios Gkountouras, Anthony J Avery, Nick Barber, Rajnikant Mehta, Matthew J Boyd, Asam Latif, Antony Chuter, Justin Waring
BACKGROUND: The English community pharmacy New Medicine Service (NMS) significantly increases patient adherence to medicines, compared with normal practice. We examined the cost effectiveness of NMS compared with normal practice by combining adherence improvement and intervention costs with the effect of increased adherence on patient outcomes and healthcare costs. METHODS: We developed Markov models for diseases targeted by the NMS (hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and antiplatelet regimens) to assess the impact of patients' non-adherence...
August 3, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775197/protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-90-kanuka-honey-versus-5-aciclovir-for-the-treatment-of-herpes-simplex-labialis-in-the-community-setting
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Alex Semprini, Joseph Singer, Nicholas Shortt, Irene Braithwaite, Richard Beasley
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, about 90% of people are infected with the herpes simplex virus, 30% of whom will experience recurrent herpes simplex labialis, commonly referred to as 'cold sores', which can last up to 10 days. The most common treatment is aciclovir cream which reduces healing time by just half a day compared with no specific treatment. This is a protocol for a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to determine the efficacy of medical grade kanuka honey-based topical treatment (Honevo) in reducing the healing time and pain of cold sores, compared with topical aciclovir treatment (Viraban)...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769577/social-and-economic-burden-of-patients-with-influenza-like-illness-and-clinically-diagnosed-flu-treated-at-various-health-facilities-in-vietnam
#12
Trung Quang Vo, Usa Chaikledkaew, Minh Van Hoang, Arthorn Riewpaiboon
Influenza is a malady related to the human respiratory system, and its influenza-like illness (ILI) can cause an economic and social burden, especially among children and the elderly. This study was conducted to estimate the cost of illness based on a social perspective of ILI cases. A prospective study was conducted between February and March of 2016 in pharmacies, private clinics at Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai Province, and Ho Chi Minh City, and Hospital of Tropical Diseases. Demographic and clinical information were collected by face-to-face interview...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767260/-the-black-eagle-pharmacy-in-petrinja-first-civil-pharmacy-on-the-territory-of-banska-krajina
#13
Darija Alujević, Stella Fatović-Ferenčić
The Black Eagle pharmacy was founded in 1772 as a branch of the eponymous Karlovac pharmacy and was the oldest civil pharmacy on the territory of Banska krajina. Based on the archival sources, newspapers of the time, and the documentation preserved within the owner's family, its historical background and ownership chronology are presented in this paper. Special attention was dedicated to the Panac family, which led the pharmacy through four generations, from 1822 until 1950. The results of our research resolved the dilemmas about the pharmacy's first location and also presented the information concerning the academic path of its owners, their work, as well as their wider socio-cultural influences on life in Petrinja...
June 2017: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765380/high-expenditure-pharmaceutical-use-among-children-in-medicaid
#14
Eyal Cohen, Matt Hall, Ruth Lopert, Brian Bruen, Lisa J Chamberlain, Naomi Bardach, Jennifer Gedney, Bonnie T Zima, Jay G Berry
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Medication use may be a target for quality improvement, cost containment, and research. We aimed to identify medication classes associated with the highest expenditures among pediatric Medicaid enrollees and to characterize the demographic, clinical, and health service use of children prescribed these medications. METHODS: Retrospective, cross-sectional study of 3 271 081 Medicaid-enrolled children. Outpatient medication spending among high-expenditure medication classes, defined as the 10 most expensive among 261 mutually exclusive medication classes, was determined by using transaction prices paid to pharmacies by Medicaid agencies and managed care plans among prescriptions filled and dispensed in 2013...
August 1, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760047/demographics-treatment-patterns-and-healthcare-utilization-and-cost-of-repository-corticotropin-injection-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-or-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Bingcao Wu, Gaurav Deshpande, Tao Gu, Breanna Popelar, Michael Philbin, George J Wan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate healthcare resource utilization (HRU) and costs among patients who initiated repository corticotropin injection (RCI; H.P. Acthar® Gel) treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Patients aged ≥18 years with ≥2 diagnoses for either RA or SLE between 07/01/2006 and 04/30/2015 were identified in the HealthCore Integrated Research Database. Index RCI date was earliest date of a medical or pharmacy claim for RCI after diagnosis...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754425/thoroughness-of-community-pharmacists-assessment-and-communication-using-the-patient-care-process
#16
Mohammad B Nusair, Lisa M Guirguis
BACKGROUND: The patient care process (PCP) was adopted to move community pharmacy practice from the traditional dispensing role to a more professional level of patient care. However, research has not yet empirically characterized how pharmacists conduct the PCP in community pharmacies. OBJECTIVES: This study characterizes how pharmacists employ the PCP when evaluating medication appropriateness in a simulated community pharmacy setting. METHODS: A mixed methods analysis was employed to analyze simulated patient-pharmacist interactions (i...
July 15, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753052/physicians-and-pharmacists-information-provision-and-patients-psychological-distress
#17
Hiroko Takaki, Takeru Abe, Akihito Hagihara
Providing information related to medication has many benefits for patients. However, patients' conflicting perceptions about medical information provided by physicians and pharmacists may be associated with their psychological distress regarding treatment and medication. This study investigated associations between patients' perceptions of agreement between physicians and pharmacists about medical information and improvements in their psychological distress. It also clarified the specific relationships of their perceptions with psychological distress...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747984/annual-tendency-of-research-papers-used-icr-mice-as-experimental-animals-in-biomedical-research-fields
#18
Ji Eun Kim, Jung Hoon Nam, Joon Young Cho, Kil Soo Kim, Dae Youn Hwang
Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mice have been widely used in various research fields including toxicology, oncology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical product safety testing for decades. However, annual tendency of research papers involving ICR mice in various biomedical fields has not been previously analyzed. In this study, we examined the numbers of papers that used ICR mice as experimental animals in the social science, natural science, engineering, medicine-pharmacy, marine agriculture-fishery, and art-kinesiology fields by analyzing big data...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745551/institutional-profile-of-pharmacogenetics-within-university-of-michigan-college-of-pharmacy
#19
Daniel L Hertz, Jasmine A Luzum, Amy L Pasternak, Kristen M Ward, Hao-Jie Zhu, James M Rae, Vicki L Ellingrod
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy has made substantial investment in the area of pharmacogenomics to further bolster its activity in pharmacogenomics research, implementation and education. Four tenure-track faculty members have active research programs that focus primarily on the discovery of functional polymorphisms (HJ Zhu), and genetic associations with treatment outcomes in patients with cancer (DL Hertz), cardiovascular disease (JA Luzum) and psychiatric conditions (VL Ellingrod). Recent investments from the University and the College have accelerated the implementation of pharmacogenetics broadly across the institution and in targeted therapeutic areas...
July 26, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744981/the-concordance-between-self-reported-medication-use-and-pharmacy-records-in-pregnant-women
#20
K Cheung, H El Marroun, M E Elfrink, V W V Jaddoe, L E Visser, B H Ch Stricker
PURPOSE: Several studies have been conducted to assess determinants affecting the performance or accuracy of self-reports. These studies are often not focused on pregnant women, or medical records were used as a data source where it is unclear if medications have been dispensed. Therefore, our objective was to evaluate the concordance between self-reported medication data and pharmacy records among pregnant women and its determinants. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study within the Generation R study, in 2637 pregnant women...
July 25, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
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