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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629443/parents-and-guardians-perceptions-on-availability-and-pricing-of-medicines-and-healthcare-for-children-in-ethekwini-south-africa-a-qualitative-study
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Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay, Fatima Suleman
BACKGROUND: Inadequate access to affordable essential medicines poses a challenge to achieving Universal Health Coverage. Access to essential medicines for children has been in the spotlight in recent research. However, information from the end users of medicines, i.e. patients is scarce. Obtaining information at a household level is integral to understanding how people access, obtain and use medicines. This study aimed to gather opinions and perceptions from parents/guardians on availability, affordability and quality of medicines and healthcare for children in SA...
June 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629301/discrepancies-identified-through-a-telephone-based-student-led-initiative-for-medication-reconciliation-in-ambulatory-psychiatry
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Marie E Albano, Jolene R Bostwick, Kristen M Ward, Thomas Fluent, Hae Mi Choe
PURPOSE: To identify the number of medication discrepancies following establishment of a telephone-based, introductory pharmacy practice experience student-driven, medication reconciliation service for new patients in an ambulatory psychiatry clinic. Secondarily, to identify factors impacting medication discrepancies to better target medication profiles to reconcile and to evaluate whether the implementation of a call schedule effected clinic no-show rates. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of a telephone-based medication reconciliation service from June 2014 to January 2016...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629300/dynamic-interplay-of-pharmacy-learners-during-a-solid-organ-transplantation-learning-experience
#3
Jonathan H Sin, Hanlin Li, Nicholas Jandovitz, Madeline King, Demetra S Tsapepas
Institutions with established clinical pharmacy services have the ability to offer focused patient care learning experiences, often led by a clinical specialist, for pharmacy residents and pharmacy students. Since all parties are continually involved in professional development and lifelong learning, the aforementioned groups can all be considered "pharmacy learners." By utilizing the dynamic interplay and collaboration between pharmacy learners through direct and nondirect patient care activities, experiential and educational opportunities may be improved and enhanced for each learner...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622739/impact-of-a-collaborative-strategy-to-reduce-the-inappropriate-use-of-acid-suppressive-therapy-in-non-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Kristen D Belfield, Arpi G Kuyumjian, Rafael Teran, Mariette Amadi, Melissa Blatt, Keri Bicking
BACKGROUND: Stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is inappropriately prescribed in more than 30% of non-intensive care unit (ICU) patients, leading to unnecessary adverse events as well as increases in economic burden. OBJECTIVE: There was an increasing trend in the prophylactic use of acid suppressive therapy (AST) in non-critically ill patients at our institution, which prompted this initiative aimed at reducing the inappropriate use of AST in non-ICU patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective interventional study that consisted of formulation of a guideline, education to the hospitalist service, and intervention by clinical pharmacists...
July 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622402/prevalence-of-concurrent-prescribing-of-ace-is-and-arbs-among-beneficiaries-of-puerto-rico-s-government-sponsored-health-care-plan-during-2012-and-2013
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Denise Figueroa-Ríos, José J Hernández-Muñoz, Aileen García-Albarrán, Emily A García-Rodríguez, Glendaliz Méndez-Hernández, Suzette M Vélez-Rivera
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular conditions are the second cause of death in Puerto Rico. The individual use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) is considered the first-line therapy for the treatment of several cardiovascular-related medical conditions. However, the concurrent use of these 2 therapeutic classes of drugs is not supported by treatment guidelines. Studies have shown that their concurrent use represents a potential health risk...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619391/pharmacists-attitudes-regarding-provision-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services
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Austin T Hilverding, Natalie A DiPietro Mager
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess attitudes from Ohio pharmacists about contraceptive authority. Secondary objectives included determining pharmacists' perceptions of benefits, barriers, and preparedness for offering such services and examining attitudes about and experiences with other reproductive health topics to inform future research. METHODS: An anonymous 26-question Institutional Review Board-approved electronic survey was developed and distributed via Qualtrics to a random sample of 500 licensed pharmacists in Ohio...
June 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617022/reducing-hospital-readmission-through-team-based-primary-care-a-7-week-pilot-study-integrating-behavioral-health-and-pharmacy
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Lauren N DeCaporale-Ryan, Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar, Robbyn Upham, Karen Mahler, Katie Lashway
INTRODUCTION: A team-based service delivery model was applied to provide patients with biopsychosocial care following hospital discharge to reduce hospital readmission. Most previous interventions focused on transitions of care occurred in the inpatient setting with attention to predischarge strategies. These interventions have not considered psychosocial stressors, and few have explored management in primary care settings. METHOD: A 7-week team-based service delivery model was implemented in a family medicine practice emphasizing a biopsychosocial approach...
June 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615153/-click-for-closer-care-a-content-analysis-of-community-pharmacy-websites-in-four-countries
#8
Sandra Zwier
BACKGROUND: Combinations of professional and commercial communication are typically very controversial, particularly in health care communication on the Internet. Websites of licensed community pharmacies on the other hand tend to raise remarkably little controversy, although they typically contain controversial combinations of clinical and commercial services previously unprecedented in professional health care communication. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to fill the void of knowledge about the combination of clinical and commercial services presented on the websites of licensed community pharmacies...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614952/phirst-trial-pharmacist-consults-prioritization-of-hiv-patients-with-a-referral-screening-tool
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Catherine Awad, Arnaud Canneva, Charles-Olivier Chiasson, Annie Galarneau, Mireille E Schnitzer, Nancy L Sheehan, Alison Yj Wong
The role of pharmacists in HIV outpatient clinics has greatly increased in the past decades. Given the limited resources of the health system, the prioritization of pharmacist consults is now a main concern. This study aimed to create a scoring system allowing for standardized prioritization of pharmacist consults for patients living with HIV. Data was retrospectively collected from 200 HIV patients attending the Chronic Viral Illness Service at the McGill University Health Center. An expert panel consisting of four pharmacists working in the field of HIV prioritized each patient individually, after which a consensus was established and was considered as the gold standard...
June 14, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610941/implementation-of-a-pharmacist-driven-immunization-program-designed-to-improve-overall-vaccination-rates-in-indigent-and-uninsured-patients
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Allison M Stilwell, Chris Pavero, Jennifer Buxton, Glenn Herrington
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the results of a pharmacist-driven immunization program designed to increase overall vaccination rates among the low-income, uninsured patients in a free clinic. SETTING: Cape Fear Clinic, a free clinic located in Wilmington, North Carolina. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Cape Fear Clinic provides medical, pharmacy, mental health, and dental services to adults in four eastern North Carolina counties who are uninsured and have incomes of no more than 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines...
June 10, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609355/association-between-employee-dental-claims-health-risks-workplace-productivity-and-preventive-services-compliance
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Wayne N Burton, Chin-Yu Chen, Xingquan Li, Alyssa B Schultz
OBJECTIVE: This study examined differences in health risks and workplace outcomes among employees who utilized preventive dental services compared with other employees. METHODS: A retrospective observational study of employees of a large financial services corporation, with data from health risk appraisal questionnaires, medical claims, pharmacy claims, and dental claims. RESULTS: Employees with no dental claims were significantly more likely to have a variety of health risk factors (such as obesity and tobacco use), health conditions (such as diabetes), absenteeism, and lost on-the-job productivity, and were significantly less likely to be compliant with clinical preventive services compared with those with preventive dental claims...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608652/impact-of-pharmacy-services-on-cystic-fibrosis-medication-adherence
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Jeffery T Zobell, Elizabeth Schwab, Dave S Collingridge, Cody Ball, Robert Nohavec, Fadi Asfour
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to characterize the impact of pharmacy services on medication adherence and hospitalizations for pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. METHODS: A retrospective health insurance claims analysis and patient medical charts review from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016 of patients from the Pediatric Intermountain CF Center was performed. Adherence to dornase alfa and hospital admissions for pulmonary exacerbations pre and post the implementation of an integrated pharmacy team were reviewed...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595685/implementing-psychopharmacology-rounds-in-a-nursing-facility-to-improve-antipsychotic-usage
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Evan Sasson, Marian James, Berhane Wubshet, Darko Todorov, Henry Cohen
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate whether implementing of pharmacy-led psychopharmacology rounds in a nursing facility will improve the rate of antipsychotic use. DESIGN: Single-center, prospective; medication use evaluation (MUE). SETTING: Rutland Nursing Home, Brooklyn, New York. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing facility residents, excluding the pediatric unit. INTERVENTIONS: Weekly interdisciplinary psychopharmacology rounds that include: clinical pharmacists, nurse managers, medical director, social workers, and administration...
June 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587714/real-world-effectiveness-of-sucroferric-oxyhydroxide-in-patients-on-chronic-hemodialysis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-pharmacy-data%C3%A2
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Daniel W Coyne, Linda H Ficociello, Vidhya Parameswaran, Ludmila Anderson, Sharanya Vemula, Norma J Ofsthun, Claudy Mullon, Franklin W Maddux, Robert J Kossmann, Stuart M Sprague
AIMS: Hyperphosphatemia has been associated with an increased risk of mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. We sought to assess the real-world effectiveness of sucroferric oxyhydroxide (SO), an iron-based phosphate binder (PB), in control of serum phosphorus levels, and to determine the associated pill burden in hemodialysis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult, in-center hemodialysis patients first prescribed SO through a renal pharmacy service as part of routine clinical care between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 were included in the analysis...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583300/testing-evidence-routine-practice-using-an-implementation-framework-to-embed-a-clinically-proven-asthma-service-in-australian-community-pharmacy
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Joanne M Fuller, Bandana Saini, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Victoria Garcia Cardenas, Shalom I Benrimoj, Carol Armour
INTRODUCTION: Community pharmacists are well placed and evidence clearly demonstrates that they can be suitably trained to deliver professional services that improve the management of asthma patients in clinical, economic and humanistic terms. However the gap between this evidence and practice reality remains wide. In this study we measure the implementation process as well as the service benefits of an asthma service model. METHODS: Using an effectiveness-implementation hybrid design, a defined implementation process (progression from Exploration through Preparation and Testing to Operation stages) supporting an asthma service (promoting asthma control and inhaler technique) was tested in 17 community pharmacies across metropolitan Sydney...
May 30, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577686/atrial-fibrillation-incrementally-increases-dementia-risk-across-all-chads2-and-cha2ds2vasc-strata-in-patients-receiving-long-term-warfarin
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Kevin G Graves, Heidi T May, Victoria Jacobs, Tami L Bair, Scott M Stevens, Scott C Woller, Brian G Crandall, Michael J Cutler, John D Day, Charles Mallender, Jeffrey S Osborn, J Peter Weiss, T Jared Bunch
BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at higher risk for developing dementia. Warfarin is a common therapy for the prevention of thromboembolism in AF, valve replacement, and thrombosis patients. The extent to which AF itself increases dementia risk remains unknown. METHODS: A total 6030 patients with no history of dementia and chronically anticoagulated with warfarin were studied. Warfarin management was provided through a Clinical Pharmacy Anticoagulation Service...
June 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576955/health-care-systems-and-transitions-of-care-implication-on-interdisciplinary-pharmacy-services
#17
Paul W Bush, Rowell Daniels
Effective medication management is critical to successful patient outcomes. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working within North Carolina Health Systems provide a variety of services that aid in those successful outcomes. By leveraging the North Carolina Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner designation along with integrated health records, health system pharmacists are uniquely positioned to provide expert clinical support to patients. Services such as medication history collection, discharge medication dispensing and counseling, post discharge clinic engagement, and drug therapy management are all components of an even larger number of strategic health system pharmacy assets that aid in the care of patients whether they are admitted to hospitals, seen in clinics, or cared for in the community...
May 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574154/what-role-could-community-pharmacists-in-malaysia-play-in-diabetes-self-management-education-and-support-the-views-of-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
#18
E Lyn Lee, Pei Se Wong, Ming Yeong Tan, Janie Sheridan
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the experiences and views of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) on their diabetes self-management and potential roles for community pharmacists in diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) in Malaysia. METHODS: A qualitative study, using semi-structured, face-to-face interviews, was conducted with patients with T2D attending a primary care health clinic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed inductively...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573438/the-incidence-and-severity-of-errors-in-pharmacist-written-discharge-medication-orders
#19
Raliat Onatade, Sara Sawieres, Alexandra Veck, Lindsay Smith, Shivani Gore, Sumiah Al-Azeib
Background Errors in discharge prescriptions are problematic. When hospital pharmacists write discharge prescriptions improvements are seen in the quality and efficiency of discharge. There is limited information on the incidence of errors in pharmacists' medication orders. Objective To investigate the extent and clinical significance of errors in pharmacist-written discharge medication orders. Setting 1000-bed teaching hospital in London, UK. Method Pharmacists in this London hospital routinely write discharge medication orders as part of the clinical pharmacy service...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570793/anticonvulsant-medication-use-in-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#20
Brian Shiner, Christine Leonard Westgate, Nancy C Bernardy, Paula P Schnurr, Bradley V Watts
OBJECTIVE: Anticonvulsants have been studied for many indications, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The limited efficacy research on anticonvulsants for PTSD is mixed. However, anticonvulsants are prescribed widely to veterans with PTSD. Our objective was to measure trends and factors associated with anticonvulsant prescriptions among veterans with PTSD. METHODS: We obtained administrative and pharmacy data for veterans who initiated PTSD treatment in the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) between 2004 and 2013 (N = 731,520)...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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