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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100204/acceptance-and-attitudes-of-healthcare-staff-towards-the-introduction-of-clinical-pharmacy-service-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-study-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-sri-lanka
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Lelwala Guruge Thushani Shanika, Chandrani Nirmala Wijekoon, Shaluka Jayamanne, Judith Coombes, Ian Coombes, Nilani Mamunuwa, Andrew Hamilton Dawson, Hithanadura Asita De Silva
BACKGROUND: Multidisciplinary patient management including a clinical pharmacist shows an improvement in patient quality use of medicine. Implementation of a clinical pharmacy service represents a significant novel change in practice in Sri Lanka. Although attitudes of doctors and nurses are an important determinant of successful implementation, there is no Sri Lankan data about staff attitudes to such changes in clinical practice. This study determines the level of acceptance and attitudes of doctors and nurses towards the introduction of a ward-based clinical pharmacy service in Sri Lanka...
January 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099228/transitioning-to-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-among-adolescents-in-copperbelt-province-zambia-predictors-of-treatment-switching-and-adherence-to-second-line-regimens
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Randy M Stalter, Patrick Katayamoyo, Catherine Packer, Harry Banda, Pai-Lien Chen, Jonathan K Mwansa, Donna R McCarraher, Julie A Denison
BACKGROUND: Adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) experience less favorable antiretroviral therapy (ART) outcomes than other age groups. First-line treatment failure complicates ART management as second-line regimens can be costlier and have greater pill burdens. Understanding predictors of switching ART regimens and adherence among adolescents on second-line ART may help to prevent poor treatment outcomes. METHODS: A quantitative survey was administered to 309 ALHIV attending three ART clinics in the Copperbelt Province, Zambia...
January 16, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097711/pharmacists-perceptions-of-pay-for-performance-versus-fee-for-service-remuneration-for-the-management-of-hypertension-through-pharmacist-prescribing
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Meagen M Rosenthal, Nimisha Desai, Sherilyn K D Houle
OBJECTIVES: As pharmacists expand their roles as patient care providers, remuneration must be offered for patient care activities apart from dispensing. Most jurisdictions paying for such services utilize the fee-for-service (FFS) model, while little is known about the role of pay for performance (P4P) within the pharmacy profession. This study aimed to elicit the experience of pharmacists practicing under both models within the Alberta Clinical Trial in Optimizing Hypertension (RxACTION) study in Alberta, Canada...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090165/challenges-and-solutions-in-reducing-opioid-misuse-and-abuse
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Peter Sonnenreich, Linda Geisler
We present some of the approaches to and challenges of the opioid crisis that emerged from thought-leaders at an Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy symposium.
January 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089788/cardiovascular-disease-risk-assessment-in-australian-community-pharmacy
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Kevin P Mc Namara, Gregory M Peterson, Josie Hughes, Ines Krass, Vincent Versace, Robyn A Clark, James Dunbar
BACKGROUND: Population screening and monitoring of cardiovascular risk is suboptimal in Australian primary care. The role of community pharmacy has increased considerably, but without any policy framework for development. The aim of this study was to explore the nature of community pharmacy-based screening models in Australia, capacity to increase delivery of pharmacy screening, and barriers and enablers to increasing capacity. METHODS: An online survey weblink was emailed to pharmacy managers at every quality-accredited pharmacy in Australia by the Quality Pharmacy Care Program...
November 30, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089522/the-impact-of-medication-synchronization-on-quality-care-criteria-in-an-independent-community-pharmacy
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Jessica L Hinson, Gretchen K Garofoli, Betsy M Elswick
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of a comprehensive medication synchronization program in an independent community pharmacy by (1) evaluating changes in Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies (EQuIPP) scores and (2) examining the change in monthly prescription volume. SETTING: Independent community pharmacy in Morgantown, WV. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Waterfront Family Pharmacy is a single-location independent community pharmacy located in Morgantown, WV...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089415/antimicrobial-stewardship-in-the-federal-bureau-of-prisons-approaches-from-the-national-and-local-levels
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Michael J Long, Brian N LaPlant, Justin C McCormick
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of national and local antimicrobial stewardship measures on overall antibiotic prescribing in the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). SETTING: Care was delivered to more than 160,000 inmates in 122 BOP facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Medical centers and health services clinics staffed by in-house medical staff, consultants, and specialists. Staffs include a variety of disciplines, including physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, infection control personnel, therapists, health services administrators, and institution executive staff...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076703/a-systematic-review-to-assess-the-adherence-and-persistence-with-statins
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Sohan Deshpande, Ruben G W Quek, Carol A Forbes, Shelley de Kock, Jos Kleijnen, Shravanthi R Gandra, Ross J Simpson
OBJECTIVE: To identify and assess studies published over a 10-year period up to February 2016 which measure adherence or persistence with statins, to summarise their methods, strengths and weaknesses and to summarise evidence linking statin adherence/persistence with risk of cardiovascular events. METHODS: Electronic databases and abstracts from four major cardiovascular disease conferences were searched from January 2005 to February 2016. The study selection process was performed by two reviewers working independently...
January 11, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069682/strategy-for-pharmacy-data-management
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Adam Wolfe, Liz Hess, Mary K La, Ashley L Pappas, Ryan Moore, Robert Granko, Rowell Daniels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066970/implementation-of-a-pharmacist-led-patient-controlled-analgesia-dosing-service
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Alen L Dezia, Tim D Baccus, Allycia M Natavio, Sean M Conroy, Levi M Hall
PURPOSE: The development and implementation of a pharmacist-led patient controlled analgesia (PCA) dosing service in a large academic institution is described. SUMMARY: To improve pain management at our institution and expand pharmacy clinical services, a pharmacist-led PCA dosing service was developed and implemented. The service is modeled after established antimicrobial and anticoagulation dosing services at our institution. A core group of pharmacists (service leaders) and a pain physician champion developed a policy and guideline and designed electronic medical record (EMR) tools to support the service...
January 9, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059472/promoting-active-learning-of-graduate-student-by-deep-reading-in-biochemistry-and-microbiology-pharmacy-curriculum
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Ren Peng
To promote graduate students' active learning, deep reading of high quality papers was done by graduate students enrolled in biochemistry and microbiology pharmacy curriculum offered by college of life science, Jiangxi Normal University from 2013 to 2015. The number of graduate students, who participated in the course in 2013, 2014, and 2015 were eleven, thirteen and fifteen, respectively. Through deep reading of papers, presentation, and group discussion in the lecture, these graduate students have improved their academic performances effectively, such as literature search, PPT document production, presentation management, specialty document reading, academic inquiry, and analytical and comprehensive ability...
January 6, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058977/the-shrinking-of-formalized-nutrition-education-in-health-professions-curricula-and-postgraduate-training
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Gordon S Sacks
The quantity of formalized nutrition education is shrinking in curricula of health professions, such as physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists. The current nutrition education being taught in U.S. schools of healthcare professionals does not appropriately prepare students for identification of patients at nutrition risk or management of undernourished hospitalized patients with specialized nutrition therapies. In U.S. schools of pharmacy, parenteral nutrition is considered a highly specialized and advanced practice so little time is devoted to this area and more attention is focused on chronic disease state management (ie, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and congestive heart failure)...
January 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057956/nontraditional-career-opportunities-for-pharmacists
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Sandra Bai, John B Hertig, Robert J Weber
The changing landscape of health care mirrors that of health-system pharmacy, with pharmacists' scope of practice and provider status being the most significant changes. This creates new roles and opportunities; many of these roles are considered to be nontraditional in today's practice. This article reviews some new roles for pharmacy leaders that provide different career options and pathways. Nontraditional career opportunities discussed include expanded consulting roles in pricing analytics and drug pricing programs (contracting, 340B programs), pharmacogenomics patient consult services and clinics, specialty drug pharmacies, and compounding pharmacy services...
December 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056998/factors-associated-with-occupancy-of-pharmacist-positions-in-public-sector-hospitals-in-uganda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Thomas Ocwa Obua, Richard Odoi Adome, Paul Kutyabami, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Pakoyo Fadhiru Kamba
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists are invaluable resources in health care. Their expertise in pharmacotherapy and medicine management both ensures that medicines of appropriate quality are available in health facilities at the right cost and are used appropriately. Unfortunately, some countries like Uganda have shortage of pharmacists in public health facilities, the dominant providers of care. This study investigated the factors that affect the occupancy of pharmacist positions in Uganda's public hospitals, including hiring patterns and job attraction and retention...
January 5, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045654/information-systems-in-clinical-pharmacy-applied-to-parenteral-nutrition-management-and-traceability-a-systematic-review
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Josefa Martínez Gabarrón, Javier Sanz-Valero, Carmina Wanden-Berghe
OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific literature on clinical pharmacy information systems applied to parenteral nutrition (PN) management and traceability. METHOD: A systematic review of the documents retrieved from the MEDLINE (PubMed), Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane Library, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) and Google Scholar databases up to May, 2016. The terms used, as descriptors and free text, were: "Parenteral Nutrition" and "Drug Information Services"...
January 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042356/assessment-of-pharmacists-delivery-of-public-health-services-in-rural-and-urban-areas-in-iowa-and-north-dakota
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David M Scott, Mark Strand, Teri Undem, Gabrielle Anderson, Andrea Clarens, Xiyuan Liu
BACKGROUND: The profession of pharmacy is expanding its involvement in public health, but few studies have examined pharmacists' delivery of public health services. OBJECTIVE: To assess Iowa and North Dakota pharmacists' practices, frequency of public health service delivery, level of involvement in achieving the essential services of public health, and barriers to expansion of public health services in rural and urban areas. METHODS: This study implemented an on-line survey sent to all pharmacists currently practicing pharmacy in Iowa and North Dakota...
October 2016: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042351/evaluating-community-pharmacy-practice-in-qatar-using-simulated-patient-method-acute-gastroenteritis-management
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Mohamed I Ibrahim, Subish Palaian, Fatima Al-Sulaiti, Somia El-Shami
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Qatari pharmacists' prescribing, labeling, dispensing and counseling practices in response to acute community-acquired gastroenteritis. METHODS: The simulated patient method was used in this study. Thirty pharmacies in Doha were randomly selected and further randomized into two groups: Face-to-Face (n=15) vs. Telephone-call (n=15) per simulated patient; 2 simulated patients were involved. Prescribing, labeling, dispensing and counseling practices were assessed...
October 2016: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032307/intravenous-enalaprilat-for-treatment-of-acute-hypertensive-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department
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Syed Imran Ayaz, Craig M Sharkey, Gregory M Kwiatkowski, Suprat Saely Wilson, Reba S John, Rosa Tolomello, Arushi Mahajan, Scott Millis, Phillip D Levy
BACKGROUND: Afterload reduction with bolus enalaprilat is used by some for management of acute hypertensive heart failure (HF) but existing data on the safety and effectiveness of this practice are limited. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical effects of bolus enalaprilat when administered to patients with acute hypertensive heart failure. FINDINGS: We performed an IRB-approved retrospective cohort study of patients who presented to the emergency department of a large urban academic hospital...
December 2016: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028283/-a-case-of-hpn-in-which-qol-improvement-was-achieved-by-combining-continuous-infusion-with-once-weekly-intermittent-infusion-contribution-of-pharmacists-to-health-promotion-among-home-patients-receiving-infusion-therapy
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Namihiro Takeda, Tomoko Hamana, Toyoka Oka, Masayoshi Hirohara, Kazuki Kushida
Patients receiving parenteral nutrition at home have the following two options: 24-h continuous or intermittent infusion. To date, for patients with impaired glucose tolerance and/or other metabolic disorders or for those with decreased cardiac/ pulmonary/renal function, it is desirable to opt for continuous infusion to minimize the variance in the body's metabolic rate as much as possible. Furthermore, it should be noted that continuous infusion evokes a stronger feeling among patients of being constrained because it restricts their everyday activities...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028275/-methods-of-training-for-pharmacists-involved-in-home-care-cultivation-of-a-medical-professional-mindset-of-not-selecting-the-patient-time-or-place
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Masayoshi Hirohara, Kazuki Kushida
Home visits by pharmacists for home care patients initiated when dispensing the"home care patient drug management guidance fee(550 points)"were established in Japan in 1994. At that time, the home-visit activities of pharmacists for home care patients were not generally recognized by patients, medical doctors, or nurses. With the subsequent introduction of long-term care insurance in 2000, pharmacists became more actively involved in home visits for home care patients. However, with the increasing number of patients with dementia and in the acute stage of diseases requiring home care, an evaluation of pharmacist qualifications and skills, pharmacy functions, and the dispensing fee system now requires consideration...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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