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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539303/pharma-websites-and-professionals-only-information-the-implications-for-patient-trust-and-autonomy
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Mark Alan Graber, Eliyakim Hershkop, Rachel Ilana Graber
BACKGROUND: Access to information is critical to a patient's valid exercise of autonomy. One increasingly important source of medical information is the Internet. Individuals often turn to drug company ("pharma") websites to look for drug information. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether there is information on pharma websites that is embargoed: Is there information that is hidden from the patient unless she attests to being a health care provider? We discuss the implications of our findings for health care ethics...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539121/network-mirroring-for-drug-repositioning
#2
Sunghong Park, Dong-Gi Lee, Hyunjung Shin
BACKGROUND: Although drug discoveries can provide meaningful insights and significant enhancements in pharmaceutical field, the longevity and cost that it takes can be extensive where the success rate is low. In order to circumvent the problem, there has been increased interest in 'Drug Repositioning' where one searches for already approved drugs that have high potential of efficacy when applied to other diseases. To increase the success rate for drug repositioning, one considers stepwise screening and experiments based on biological reactions...
May 18, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531770/treatment-consumption-and-treatment-re-enrollment-in-ghb-dependent-patients-in-the-netherlands
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Martijn S van Noorden, Ton Mol, Jeroen Wisselink, Wil Kuijpers, Boukje A G Dijkstra
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess treatment consumption and re-enrollment in treatment in patients with gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)-dependence in Dutch Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) in comparison with other addictions. METHODS: A cohort-study using nationwide administrative data from regular Dutch ATCs associated with the Dutch National Alcohol and Drugs Information System (LADIS), covering an estimated 95% of ATCs. We selected in- and out-patients with alcohol, drug and/or behavioral addictions with a first treatment episode in 2008-2011 and consecutive treatments until 2013 (n=71,679)...
May 16, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526972/patient-experiences-attitudes-and-expectations-towards-receiving-information-about-anti-tnf-medication-a-quantitative-study
#4
Jon Packham, Paul Arkell, Tom Sheeran, Ann Brownfield, Anthony Cadwgan, Sarah Ryan
The objective of the study was to measure patient attitudes and experience of information received during drug counselling for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) medications. This is a cross-sectional UK postal questionnaire study. Three RA patient groups-disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) only, first anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) and failed anti-TNF-were sent postal questionnaires. Data on patient history/demographics, drug counselling experience, knowledge of drug side effects, attitudes to vaccinations, cancer screening and blood borne virus testing was collected; 264/679 (39%) patients responded (median age 65 years, 66% female, median disease duration 15 years)...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522221/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-different-circumcisions-for-patients-with-redundant-prepuce-or-phimosis-a-network-meta-analysis
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Chuiguo Huang, Pan Song, Changbao Xu, Ruofan Wang, Lei Wei, Xinghua Zhao
BACKGROUND: Phimosis and redundant prepuce are defined as the inability of the foreskin to be retracted behind the glans penis in uncircumcised males. To synthesize the evidence and provide the hierarchies of different circumcisions for phimosis and redundant prepuce, we performed an overall network meta-analysis (NMA) based on their comparative efficacy and safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, Wan Fang, VIP, CNKI and CBM database were researched from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for redundant prepuce or phimosis...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503221/management-of-musculoskeletal-pain-in-retail-drug-outlets-within-a-nigerian-community-a-descriptive-study
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Samirah N Abdu-Aguye, Aishatu Shehu, Ubaidullah I Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: This work aimed to describe attitudes and practices of both community pharmacies and patent and proprietary medicine vendor (PPMV) outlets towards over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic use for musculoskeletal pain states within Zaria, Nigeria. METHODS: The study was carried out in 2 phases from May to August 2016. Phase one was a cross-sectional survey of 40 retail drug outlets (10 community pharmacies and 30 PPMVs). A simulated patient scenario of a young adult male complaining of acute onset back pain was used to collect data on the type and quality of analgesic recommended, duration of consultation, as well as nature of information provided during the drug dispensing process...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503217/assessment-and-use-of-drug-information-references-in-utah-pharmacies
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Krystal L Moorman, Elyse A Macdonald, Anthony Trovato, Casey R Tak
OBJECTIVE: To determine which drug references Utah pharmacists use most frequently. To determine which types of drug information questions are most commonly asked, and whether Utah pharmacists have access to adequate references to respond to these questions. METHODS: A 19-question survey was created using Qualtrics, LLC (Provo, Utah) software. An electronic survey link was sent to 1,431 pharmacists with a valid e-mail address listed in the Department of Professional Licensing database...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478748/brazilian-drug-information-centre-descriptive-study-on-the-quality-of-information-2010-2015
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Pamela Alejandra Escalante-Saavedra, Gabriela Marques-Batista, Hellen Karoline Maniero, Rachel Bedatt-Silva, Dulce María Calvo-Barbado
OBJECTIVE: To define the activities of the Drug Information Centre of the Federal Council of Pharmacy (Cebrim/FCP), to describe the passive information and the satisfaction of its users. METHOD: The centre has a computerized system for recording and storing the received questions and their answers: the Sistema de Informação Farmacoterapêutica SIFAR (Pharmacotherapeutical Information System) that generates management reports; out of these, the reports from the period 2010 to 2015 were analyzed...
May 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448684/statistical-modeling-for-bayesian-extrapolation-of-adult-clinical-trial-information-in-pediatric-drug-evaluation
#9
Margaret Gamalo-Siebers, Jasmina Savic, Cynthia Basu, Xin Zhao, Mathangi Gopalakrishnan, Aijun Gao, Guochen Song, Simin Baygani, Laura Thompson, H Amy Xia, Karen Price, Ram Tiwari, Bradley P Carlin
Children represent a large underserved population of "therapeutic orphans," as an estimated 80% of children are treated off-label. However, pediatric drug development often faces substantial challenges, including economic, logistical, technical, and ethical barriers, among others. Among many efforts trying to remove these barriers, increased recent attention has been paid to extrapolation; that is, the leveraging of available data from adults or older age groups to draw conclusions for the pediatric population...
April 27, 2017: Pharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447018/predictors-of-over-the-counter-medication-a-cross-sectional-indian-study
#10
Abinash Panda, Supriya Pradhan, Gurukrushna Mohapatro, Jaya Singh Kshatri
CONTEXT: The determinants of over-the-counter (OTC) medication need to be understood to design adequate drug information policies. AIM: To determine the prevalence and predictors of OTC medication among the adult population of Berhampur town in Odisha, India. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: It was a prospective, cross-sectional, observational study carried out in the private retail pharmacy on a convenience sample of 880 adults over a period of 6 months at Berhampur, Odisha, India...
April 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439133/importance-of-pharmacy-involvement-in-the-treatment-of-sepsis
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Joseph B Cavanaugh, Jesse B Sullivan, Nicole East, Jessica N Nodzon
Purpose: A review of the impact of pharmacists on appropriate medication selection, timing of administration, and as members of a multidisciplinary sepsis response team. Summary: Early goal-directed therapy (EGDT), currently recommended by the 2013 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for the management of patients with sepsis, includes the administration of appropriate antibiotics in patients with septic shock within the first hour. Multidisciplinary teams containing pharmacists have been shown to decrease time to antibiotic delivery, time to antibiotic administration, and patient mortality...
March 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394736/what-do-providers-want-to-know-about-opioid-prescribing-a-qualitative-analysis-of-their-questions
#12
Phoebe A Cushman, Jane M Liebschutz, Joseph G Hodgkin, Christopher W Shanahan, Julie L White, Ilana Hardesty, Daniel P Alford
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) responded to the opioid crisis with a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, requiring manufacturers of extended-release/long-acting opioids to fund continuing medical education based on the "FDA Blueprint for Prescriber Education." Topics in the Blueprint are "Assessing Patients for Treatment," "Initiating Therapy, Modifying Dosing, and Discontinuing Use," "Managing Therapy," "Counseling Patients and Caregivers about Safe Use," "General Drug Information," and "Specific Drug Information...
April 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349341/knowledge-and-opinion-of-pharmacists-on-emergency-contraceptive-pills-in-hungary
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Melinda Vanya, Maria Matuz, Ria Benko, Reka Viola, Attila Horvath-Sziklai, Gyongyvér Soos, Gyorgy Bartfai
Background Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are used to prevent unintended pregnancy. There is a worldwide intention to improve access to ECPs; therefore, identifying potential barriers to introducing over-the counter (OTC) access is of utmost importance. As pharmacists are the key personnel to convey accurate drug information, their knowledge and attitude on ECPs is important. Objective We aimed to conduct a nationwide study to assess pharmacists' knowledge on ECPs and to survey their opinion on sales category change of ECPs (i...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339384/evaluation-of-the-most-frequently-prescribed-extemporaneously-compounded-veterinary-medications-at-a-large-independent-community-pharmacy
#14
Adel H Karara, Ryan Hines, Zehra Demir, Bethran Nnorom, Robert Horsey, Geoffrey Twigg
Extemporaneous drug formulation is essential to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to veterinary patients. The need for this is exacerbated by the fact that commercially produced veterinary-specific products, without a human indication, require specialty veterinary manufacturing facilities and a new animal drug application process to gain marketing approval. This study examined the prescription patterns of extemporaneously compounded veterinary preparations in the compounding department at a large independent community pharmacy...
November 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337081/a-comprehensive-list-of-items-to-be-included-on-a-pediatric-drug-monograph
#15
Lauren E Kelly, Shinya Ito, David Woods, Anthony J Nunn, Carol Taketomo, Matthijs de Hoog, Martin Offringa
OBJECTIVES: Children require special considerations for drug prescribing. Drug information summarized in a formulary containing drug monographs is essential for safe and effective prescribing. Currently, little is known about the information needs of those who prescribe and administer medicines to children. Our primary objective was to identify a list of important and relevant items to be included in a pediatric drug monograph. METHODS: Following the establishment of an expert steering committee and an environmental scan of adult and pediatric formulary monograph items, 46 participants from 25 countries were invited to complete a 2-round Delphi survey...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296354/cattle-cancer-treatment-treasury-with-linked-evidence-an-integrated-knowledge-base-for-personalized-oncology-research-and-practice
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E Soysal, H-J Lee, Y Zhang, L-C Huang, X Chen, Q Wei, W Zheng, J T Chang, T Cohen, J Sun, H Xu
Despite the existence of various databases cataloging cancer drugs, there is an emerging need to support the development and application of personalized therapies, where an integrated understanding of the clinical factors and drug mechanism of action and its gene targets is necessary. We have developed CATTLE (CAncer Treatment Treasury with Linked Evidence), a comprehensive cancer drug knowledge base providing information across the complete spectrum of the drug life cycle. The CATTLE system collects relevant data from 22 heterogeneous databases, integrates them into a unified model centralized on drugs, and presents comprehensive drug information via an interactive web portal with a download function...
March 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287200/-medicines-if-their-added-value-is-not-made-explicit
#17
Giulio Formoso, Maria Font Pous
Information on added therapeutic value of medicines should represent the basis for therapeutic decisions and ideally, before of that, for drug registration. A recent study assessed the availability and quality of such information provided by Medicines Regulatory Authorities and other national public health institutions in 8 European countries, and of tools facilitating the implementation of such information. This study highlighted for UK and Germany quite an advanced framework of evidence-based, comparative drug information for health professionals, decision-makers and for the general public...
February 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286821/smartphones-and-medical-applications-in-the-emergency-department-daily-practice
#18
Amirhosein Jahanshir, Ehsan Karimialavijeh, Hojjat Sheikh, Motahar Vahedi, Mehdi Momeni
INTRODUCTION: Medical applications help physicians to make more rapid and evidence based decisions that may provide better patient care. This study aimed to determine the extent to which smart phones and medical applications are integrated in the emergency department daily practice. METHOD: In a cross sectional study, a modified standard questionnaire (Payne et al.) consisting of demographic data and information regarding quality and quantity of smartphone and medical app utilization was sent to emergency-medicine residents and interns twice (two weeks apart), in January 2015...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281911/comparing-oncology-clinical-programs-by-use-of-innovative-designs-and-expected-net-present-value-optimization-which-adaptive-approach-leads-to-the-best-result
#19
Tom Parke, Olga Marchenko, Vladimir Anisimov, Anastasia Ivanova, Christopher Jennison, Inna Perevozskaya, Guochen Song
Designing an oncology clinical program is more challenging than designing a single study. The standard approaches have been proven to be not very successful during the last decade; the failure rate of Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials in oncology remains high. Improving a development strategy by applying innovative statistical methods is one of the major objectives of a drug development process. The oncology sub-team on Adaptive Program under the Drug Information Association Adaptive Design Scientific Working Group (DIA ADSWG) evaluated hypothetical oncology programs with two competing treatments and published the work in the Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science journal in January 2014...
2017: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244609/preparedness-of-newly-qualified-doctors-in-ireland-for-prescribing-in-clinical-practice
#20
S E Geoghegan, E Clarke, D Byrne, D Power, D Moneley, J Strawbridge, D J P Williams
AIM: To investigate the level of preparedness of newly qualified Irish trained doctors for prescribing, and to investigate their attitudes towards prescribing and prescribing education, through a national survey. METHODS: A 29 item online survey was distributed to 686 newly qualified doctors one month prior to the completion of their first year of clinical practice (internship). Only graduates from Irish medical schools were included. RESULTS: The response rate was 20...
February 28, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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