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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097713/pharmacist-industry-relationships
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Keene Saavedra, Bonnie O'Connor, Adriane Fugh-Berman
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to document, in their own words, beliefs and attitudes that American pharmacists have towards the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacists' interactions with industry. METHODS: An ethnographic-style qualitative study was conducted utilizing open-ended interviews with four hospital pharmacists, two independent pharmacists, two retail pharmacists and one administrative pharmacist in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area to elicit descriptions of and attitudes towards pharmacists' relationships with industry...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080146/perceptions-vs-evidence-therapeutic-substitutes-for-antipsychotics-in-patients-with-dementia-in-long-term-care
#2
Brianne L Olivieri-Mui, John W Devlin, Aileen Ochoa, Danielle Schenck, Becky Briesacher
OBJECTIVE: To compare differences between clinician perceptions of therapeutic substitutes for antipsychotics prescribed to patients with dementia in long term care (LTC) and published evidence. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach that included a drug information search, online survey of 55 LTC clinicians and a comprehensive literature review was used. For 41 pharmacologic antipsychotic substitute candidates identified, LTC clinicians rated the likelihood they would substitute each for patients with dementia and identified non-pharmacologic antipsychotic substitutes...
January 12, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073580/drug-information-by-public-health-and-regulatory-institutions-results-of-an-8-country-survey-in-europe
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Giulio Formoso, Maria Font-Pous, Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, David Phizackerley, Dick Bijl, Juan Erviti, Blanka Pospíšilová, Jean Louis Montastruc
PURPOSE: To evaluate the framework of drug information produced by public health and regulatory institutions in Europe. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a short survey asking editors of ISDB bulletins of the European region to indicate the main sources of drug information provided by public health and regulatory authorities in their countries, the specific kind of information produced and their opinions about strengths and weaknesses of such information. The availability of evaluations about the added therapeutic value of drugs and of tools facilitating the implementation of such information were particularly addressed and checked on the websites of those institutions...
December 29, 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060329/drug-repurposing-hypothesis-generation-using-the-re-fine-drugs-system
#4
Kelly Regan, Soheil Moosavinasab, Philip Payne, Simon Lin
The promise of drug repurposing is that existing drugs may be used for new disease indications in order to curb the high costs and time for approval. The goal of computational methods for drug repurposing is to enable solutions for safer, cheaper and faster drug discovery. Towards this end, we developed a novel method that integrates genetic and clinical phenotype data from large-scale GWAS and PheWAS studies with detailed drug information on the concept of transitive Drug-Gene-Disease triads. We created "RE:fine Drugs," a freely available, interactive dashboard that automates gene, disease and drug-based searches to identify drug repurposing candidates...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049901/improvement-of-clinical-skills-through-pharmaceutical-education-and-clinical-research
#5
Junko Ishizaki
 Professors and teaching staff in the field of pharmaceutical sciences should devote themselves to staying abreast of relevant education and research. Similarly those in clinical pharmacies should contribute to the advancement of pharmaceutical research and the development of next generation pharmacists and pharmaceuticals. It is thought that those who work in clinical pharmacies should improve their own skills and expertise in problem-finding and -solving, i.e., "clinical skills". They should be keen to learn new standard treatments based on the latest drug information, and should try to be in a position where collecting clinical information is readily possible...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045654/information-systems-in-clinical-pharmacy-applied-to-parenteral-nutrition-management-and-traceability-a-systematic-review
#6
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/28043712/pharmaceutical-pictograms-for-low-literate-patients-understanding-risk-of-false-confidence-and-evidence-based-design-strategies
#7
Mara M van Beusekom, Anne M Land-Zandstra, Mark J W Bos, Jos M van den Broek, Henk-Jan Guchelaar
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to (1) evaluate ten pharmaceutical pictograms for low-literate patients on understandability, (2) assess the risk of false confidence in understanding, and (3) identify how the design can be improved to increase understandability. METHODS: Interviews were conducted with n=197 pharmacy visitors in the Netherlands. Additional qualitative discussions were held with n=30 adequately and n=25 low-literate participants (assessed with REALM-D)...
December 19, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042673/using-incident-reports-to-inform-the-prevention-of-medication-administration-errors
#8
Marja Härkänen, Susanna Saano, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to describe ways of preventing medication administration errors based on reporters' views expressed in medication administration incident reports. BACKGROUND: Medication administration errors are very common, and nurses play important roles in committing and in preventing such errors. Thus far, incident reporters' perceptions of how to prevent medication administration errors have rarely been analysed. DESIGN AND METHODS: This is a qualitative, descriptive study using an inductive content analysis of the incident reports related to medication administration errors (n=1012)...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042169/the-problem-of-polypharmacy-in-female-patients-with-overactive-bladders-cross-sectional-study-in-a-specialist-outpatient-department
#9
C S Schneidinger, W Umek, B Böhmdorfer
Background: The consumption of certain drugs can cause urinary incontinence. The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of consumption of drugs that can favour incontinence, the incidence of polypharmacy and the incidence of potentially dangerous drug-drug interactions in female patients suffering from overactive bladder (OAB) who presented to a urogynaecological outpatient department. Methods: We undertook a retrospective case series study. The data from 100 female patients who attended the urogynaecological outpatient department of the Vienna General Hospital [VGH; Allgemeinen Krankenhauses Wien (AKH)] in the period from 20...
December 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033282/evaluation-of-counseling-environmental-alteration-on-pharmacy-patient-communication-qualifications-a-case-control-study
#10
Hongyan Gu, Lulu Sun, Rui Jin, Fang Li, Yuanyuan Wei, Zhengzheng Xie
The closed pharmaceutical counseling room was so hard to be established for most of hospitals in China since limited space in the out-patient lobby, which dramatically affected the qualification of medication consultant. Few reports studied the importance of closed pharmaceutical counseling room construction.To investigate the necessary of closed pharmaceutical counseling room construction in the outpatient lobby.The closed pharmaceutical counseling room was established and equipped with hospital electronic information system, patient education flashes, and we-Chat in web...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028268/-consideration-of-the-work-content-of-the-clinic-pharmacist-and-its-usefulness
#11
Hirofumi Imajo, Kazutaka Imai, Kazuhiro Hisajima, Masato Kishimoto, Kyosuke Sekiya, Yoshihiko Kagawa, Honami Talman-Teramoto, Yukihiro Soga, Keigo Yasukawa, Masayoshi Hirohara, Kazuki Kushida
"Medical teams"have been promoted in the home care setting. For the pharmacist, it is possible to maintain the safety and improve the quality of medical care by working with a multidisciplinary team. The arrangement of the pharmacist with the clinic is specified in Article 18 of the Medical Care Law, but there is no medical treatment fee for the clinic pharmacist. We examined the work content and usefulness of the clinic pharmacist. The work content was to participate in visiting consultation, introduce pharmacotherapy management based on the clinic pharmacist's working protocol, propose prescriptions, provide drug information service, and cooperate with insurance pharmacy pharmacists...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013365/how-can-we-define-and-analyse-drug-exposure-more-precisely-to-improve-the-prediction-of-hospitalizations-in-longitudinal-claims-data
#12
Andreas D Meid, Andreas Groll, Ulrich Schieborr, Jochen Walker, Walter E Haefeli
BACKGROUND: Risk prediction models can be powerful tools to support clinical decision-making, to help targeting interventions, and, thus, to improve clinical and economic outcomes, provided that model performance is good and sensitivity and specificity are well balanced. Drug utilization as a potential risk factor for unplanned hospitalizations has recently emerged as a meaningful predictor variable in such models. Drug treatment is a rather unstable (i.e. time-dependent) phenomenon and most drug-induced events are concentration-dependent and therefore individual drug exposure will likely modulate the risk...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988271/risk-perception-regarding-drug-use-in-pregnancy
#13
Sofia F Widnes, Jan Schjøtt
Pregnant women, but also physicians, have unrealistically high perceptions of teratogenic drug effects. This may result in suboptimal treatment of disease and even influence decisions of whether to continue pregnancy. To attain more realistic teratogenic risk perceptions, several factors that influence this issue should be considered, and these are further discussed in this Clinical Opinion. Importantly, drug use may have several benefits, both for the pregnant woman's health and to avoid negative fetal effects of untreated maternal disease...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971238/national-survey-of-drug-information-centers-practice-in-saudi-arabia-evidence-based-medicine-therapeutics-guidelines-system-ebm-tg-at-moh
#14
Y A Alomi, H Y Almudaiheem, A Alsharari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965228/safety-of-continuous-peripheral-infusion-of-3-sodium-chloride-solution-in-neurocritical-care-patients
#15
G Morgan Jones, Lauren Bode, Heidi Riha, Michael J Erdman
BACKGROUND: Numerous drug information resources recommend that continuous intravenous 3% sodium chloride solution be administered via a central catheter. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence of infusion-related reactions and electrolyte abnormalities in neurocritical care patients treated with continuous intravenous infusion of 3% sodium chloride solution via a peripheral catheter. METHODS: Data on patients treated with continuous intravenous infusion of 3% sodium chloride solution at 2 academic medical centers were evaluated retrospectively to determine the administration site...
December 2016: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919878/pharmacy-residency-training-measured-through-a-standardized-knowledge-test
#16
Amy N Thompson, Brian P McKinzie, Jason S Haney, Jean M Nappi, Nicole Pilch
PURPOSE: The use of a standardized knowledge test to assess postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency training was evaluated. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of a prospectively administered exam. A bank of questions was developed by preceptors from each of the core rotation disciplines: general medicine (including ambulatory care and oncology), pediatrics, critical care (including transplantation), drug information, operations, practice management, and psychiatry...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899827/effect-of-communication-style-on-perceptions-of-medication-side-effect-risk-among-pharmacy-students
#17
Ruta V Sawant, Collin R Beatty, Sujit S Sansgiry
Objective. To assess the effect of communication style, and frequency and severity of medication side-effects, on pharmacy students' perception of risk of experiencing side effects. Methods. One hundred responses from pharmacy students were obtained using an online survey. Participants were presented with a drug information box containing drug name, drug usage, and one side-effect associated with the drug. Information on side-effect for each drug was presented in one of eight experimental conditions, in a 2 (side-effect frequency: low, high), X2 (side-effect severity: mild, severe) X2 (communication style: verbal, verbal + natural frequency) factorial design...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891635/potential-association-between-drug-shortages-and-high-cost-medications
#18
Erin R Fox, Linda S Tyler
Shortages and sudden price increases of certain drugs may both occur emergently, with little to no warning, and they can have a dramatic impact on patient care. Little data are available linking drug shortages and price increases. Many of the same characteristics that may make medications susceptible to shortages can also place them at risk for sudden price increases. These characteristics include unapproved drugs, off-patent sole-source medications, and infrequently used medications. We reviewed drug shortage data from the University of Utah Drug Information Service to demonstrate how frequently these characteristics occurred and resulted in higher drug prices...
January 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887032/provider-perception-of-pharmacy-services-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home
#19
Nicole P Albanese, Alyssa M Pignato, Scott V Monte
BACKGROUND: Despite the positive data on clinical outcomes, cost savings, and provider experience, no study has surveyed providers to evaluate what pharmacy services they find to be worthwhile. OBJECTIVE: To determine what clinical, cost/access, and educational pharmacy services providers in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) consider worthwhile and the perceived barriers to successful pharmacist incorporation. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was distributed to primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in a PCMH physician group...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866956/accuracy-and-completeness-of-drug-information-in-wikipedia-medication-monographs
#20
Timothy Reilly, William Jackson, Victoria Berger, Danielle Candelario
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to determine the accuracy and completeness of drug information on Wikipedia and Micromedex compared with U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved U.S. product inserts. METHODS: The top 10 brand and top 10 generic medications from the 2012 Institute for Health Informatics' list of top 200 drugs were selected for evaluation. Wikipedia medication information was evaluated and compared with Micromedex in 7 sections of drug information; the U...
November 17, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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