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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943988/erratum-to-clinical-pharmacist-evaluation-of-medication-inappropriateness-in-the-emergency-department-of-a-teaching-hospital-in-malta
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Lorna M West, Maria Cordina, Scott Cunningham
[This corrects the article on p. 181 in vol. 10, PMID: 24155835.].
July 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941557/impact-of-discharge-anticoagulation-education-by-emergency-department-pharmacists-at-a-tertiary-academic-medical-center
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Elizabeth G Zdyb, D Mark Courtney, Sanjeev Malik, Michael J Schmidt, Abbie E Lyden
BACKGROUND: Although pharmacists commonly provide patient education and help manage high-risk anticoagulant medications in inpatient and outpatient settings, the evidence for these interventions in the emergency department (ED) is less established, especially in the era of direct-acting oral anticoagulants. In 2013, a formal program was initiated whereby patients discharged with a new prescription for any anticoagulant receive education from an ED pharmacist when on-site. In addition, they received follow-up phone calls from an ED pharmacist within 72 hours of discharge...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929979/pharmacists-as-care-providers-for-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review
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Jade E Basaraba, Michelle Picard, Kirsten George-Phillips, Tania Mysak
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists have become an integral member of the multidisciplinary team providing clinical patient care in various healthcare settings. Although evidence supporting their role in the care of patients with other disease states is well-established, minimal literature has been published evaluating pharmacist interventions in stroke patients. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize the evidence evaluating the impact of pharmacist interventions on stroke patient outcomes...
September 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924623/the-effectiveness-of-pharmacist-provided-telephonic-medication-therapy-management-on-emergency-department-utilization-in-home-health-patients
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Stephanie A Gernant, Margie E Snyder, Heather Jaynes, Jason M Sutherland, Alan J Zillich
BACKGROUND: Preventable emergency department (ED) use may be targeted with interventions for improving the medication use process, as medication misadventures and non-adherence frequently cause preventable ED utilization. One intervention that could prevent ED visits is Medication Therapy Management (MTM). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a telephonic medication therapy management (MTM) service on reducing emergency department utilization within a Medicare insured home health population...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Technology: JPT: Official Publication of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921763/implementation-and-preliminary-clinical-outcomes-of-a-pharmacist-managed-venous-thromboembolism-clinic-for-patients-treated-with-rivaroxaban-post-emergency-department-discharge
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Baely M DiRenzo, Daren M Beam, Jeffrey A Kline, Karishma S Deodhar, Christina M Davis, Zachary A Weber, Todd A Walroth
OBJECTIVE: To describe the implementation, work flow, and differences in outcomes between a pharmacist-managed clinic for the outpatient treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) using rivaroxaban versus care by a primary care provider. INTERVENTIONS: Patients in the studied health system that are diagnosed with low-risk VTE in the emergency department are often discharged without hospital admission. These patients are treated with rivaroxban and follow up either in a pharmacist-managed VTE clinic or with their primary care provider...
September 16, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903514/impact-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-on-antibiotic-use-at-a-nonfreestanding-children-s-hospital
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R Brigg Turner, Elena Valcarlos, Ann M Loeffler, Michael Gilbert, Dominic Chan
Background: Pediatric stewardship programs have been successful at reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. Data from nonfreestanding children's hospitals are currently limited. This study is an analysis of antibiotic use after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a community nonfreestanding children's hospital. Methods: In April 2013, an antimicrobial stewardship program that consisted of physician-group engagement and pharmacist prospective auditing and feedback was initiated...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887344/medication-therapy-disease-management-geisinger-s-approach-to-population-health-management
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Laney K Jones, Gerard Greskovic, Dante M Grassi, Jove Graham, Haiyan Sun, Michael R Gionfriddo, Michael F Murray, Kandamurugu Manickam, Douglas C Nathanson, Eric A Wright, Michael A Evans
PURPOSE: Pharmacists' involvement in a population health initiative focused on chronic disease management is described. SUMMARY: Geisinger Health System has cultivated a culture of innovation in population health management, as highlighted by its ambulatory care pharmacy program, the Medication Therapy Disease Management (MTDM) program. Initiated in 1996, the MTDM program leverages pharmacists' pharmacotherapy expertise to optimize care and improve outcomes. MTDM program pharmacists are trained and credentialed to manage over 16 conditions, including atrial fibrillation (AF) and multiple sclerosis (MS)...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874937/antimicrobial-therapy-for-pneumonia-in-the-emergency-department-the-impact-of-clinical-pharmacists-on-appropriateness
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Brett A Faine, Nicholas Mohr, Jenna Dietrich, Laura Meadow, Kari K Harland, Elizabeth Chrischilles
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia impacts over four million people annually and is the leading cause of infectious disease-related hospitalization and mortality in the United States. Appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy decreases hospital length of stay and improves mortality. The objective of our study was to test the hypothesis that the presence of an emergency medicine (EM) clinical pharmacist improves the timing and appropriateness of empiric antimicrobial therapy for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP)...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869100/findings-from-a-rivaroxaban-program-for-acute-venous-thromboembolism-upon-emergency-department-discharge-with-focus-on-utility-of-commercially-available-dose-pack
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Aileen Chu, Jill Limberg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a rivaroxaban discharge initiative on the efficacy and safety of acute venous thromboembolism treatment in emergency department patients. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Patients discharged on rivaroxaban from the emergency department were provided extensive counseling along with a commercially-available medication dose pack by the ED pharmacist. Patients were contacted by phone until they had obtained outpatient follow-up and remained adherent to anticoagulation beyond the initial first month of treatment...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853035/expanding-antimicrobial-stewardship-to-urgent-care-centers-through-a-pharmacist-led-culture-follow-up-program
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Lisa E Dumkow, Thomas S Beuschel, Kasey L Brandt
INTRODUCTION: Urgent care centers represent a high-volume outpatient setting where antibiotics are prescribed frequently but resources for antimicrobial stewardship may be scarce. In 2015, our pharmacist-led Emergency Department (ED) culture follow-up program was expanded to include two urgent care (UC) sites within the same health system. The UC program is conducted by ED and infectious diseases clinical pharmacists as well as PGY1 pharmacy residents using a collaborative practice agreement (CPA)...
August 29, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839121/dietary-supplement-drug-interaction-induced-serotonin-syndrome-progressing-to-acute-compartment-syndrome
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Yesha A Patel, Nino Marzella
BACKGROUND Dietary supplements have been associated with an increase in emergency intervention as a result of unexpected adverse events. Limited resources and information on significant drug-drug interactions with dietary supplements and prescription medications have contributed to associated complications and unexpected events. We present the case of a patient who consumed multiple prescription medications and dietary supplements which resulted in significant complications. CASE REPORT A 28-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department complaining of severe calf pain after exercising...
August 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804150/clinical-pharmacy-discharge-counseling-service-and-the-impact-on-readmission-rates-in-high-risk-patients
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Emmanuel Aniemeke, Barrett Crowther, Stephanie Younts, Darrel Hughes, Crystal Franco-Martinez
Background: A number of patient safety and transition of care initiatives have highlighted the benefits of incorporating a clinical pharmacist in the discharge medication process. Numerous studies have identified the prominent and consequential role of medication therapy errors occurring at hospital discharge. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a discharge medication counseling service on readmission rates, emergency department (ED) visits, and days to first readmission or ED visit in patients deemed high risk for hospital readmission...
May 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791786/emergency-department-provider-perspectives-on-benzodiazepine-opioid-co-prescribing-a-qualitative-study
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Howard S Kim, Danielle M McCarthy, Jason A Hoppe, D Mark Courtney, Bruce L Lambert
OBJECTIVE: Benzodiazepines and opioids are prescribed simultaneously (i.e. "co-prescribed") in many clinical settings, despite guidelines advising against this practice and mounting evidence that concomitant use of both medications increases overdose risk. This study sought to characterize the contexts in which benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing occurs and providers' reasons for co-prescribing. METHODS: We conducted focus groups with ED providers (resident and attending physicians, advanced practice providers, and pharmacists) from three hospitals using semi-structured interviews to elicit perspectives on benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing...
August 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759998/pharmacist-participation-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-decreases-door-to-needle-time-to-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator
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Megan A Rech, Stephanie Bennett, Elisabeth Donahey
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists are an important member of the stroke team and aid in obtaining medication and medical history, providing education, managing blood pressure, reviewing exclusion criteria for recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), and facilitating reconstitution and administration of rtPA. OBJECTIVE: To determine if pharmacist presence at bedside during acute ischemic stroke resulted in a reduction in door-to-needle (DTN) times. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015 of patients who received rtPA for acute ischemic stroke in either the emergency department or hospital...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754600/building-blocks-for-institutional-preparation-of-ctl019-delivery
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Joseph McGuirk, Edmund K Waller, Muna Qayed, Sunil Abhyankar, Solveig Ericson, Peter Holman, Christopher Keir, G Douglas Myers
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is an investigational immunocellular therapy that reprograms a patient's cytotoxic T cells to engage and eliminate malignant cells. CAR T-cell therapies targeting the CD19 antigen have demonstrated high efficacy in clinical trials for patients with B-cell malignancies and may potentially be available on a broader scale in the future. CAR T-cell therapy begins with the collection of a sufficient number of T cells from a patient's peripheral blood through leukapheresis...
July 25, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735551/quality-of-pharmacist-managed-anticoagulation-therapy-in-long-term-ambulatory-settings-a-systematic-review
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Beenish S Manzoor, Wei-Han Cheng, James C Lee, Ellen M Uppuluri, Edith A Nutescu
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review to evaluate the quality of warfarin anticoagulation control in outpatient pharmacist-managed anticoagulation services (PMAS) compared with routine medical care (RMC). DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, SCOPUS, EMBASE, IPA, CINAHL, and Cochrane CENTRAL, from inception to May 2017. Search terms employed: ("pharmacist-managed" OR "pharmacist-provided" OR "pharmacist-led" OR "pharmacist-directed") AND ("anticoagulation services" OR "anticoagulation clinic" OR "anticoagulation management" OR "anticoagulant care") AND ("quality of care" OR "outcomes" OR "bleeding" OR "thromboembolism" OR "mortality" OR "hospitalization" OR "length of stay" OR "emergency department visit" OR "cost" OR "patient satisfaction")...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679915/medications-related-emergency-admissions-causes-and-recommendations
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Namareq Aldardeer, Nabila Benslimane, Mohamed Khalifa
Adverse drug events could require a patient to visit the emergency department, many of these visits lead to hospital admissions. A retrospective study, October 2015 to March 2016, examined the severity and factors contributing to medications related emergency visits leading to admissions at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Out of 698 reviewed patients, 92 were medications related admissions. Adverse drug reactions were the primary cause (46.7%), drug prescribing (30...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653261/future-enhanced-clinical-role-of-pharmacists-in-emergency-departments-in-england-multi-site-observational-evaluation
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Elizabeth Hughes, David Terry, Chi Huynh, Konstantinos Petridis, Matthew Aiello, Louis Mazard, Hirminder Ubhi, Alex Terry, Keith Wilson, Anthony Sinclair
Background There are concerns about maintaining appropriate clinical staffing levels in Emergency Departments. Pharmacists may be one possible solution. Objective To determine if Emergency Department attendees could be clinically managed by pharmacists with or without advanced clinical practice training. Setting Prospective 49 site cross-sectional observational study of patients attending Emergency Departments in England. Method Pharmacist data collectors identified patient attendance at their Emergency Department, recorded anonymized details of 400 cases and categorized each into one of four possible options: cases which could be managed by a community pharmacist; could be managed by a hospital pharmacist independent prescriber; could be managed by a hospital pharmacist independent prescriber with additional clinical training; or medical team only (unsuitable for pharmacists to manage)...
August 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638496/effect-of-early-follow-up-after-hospital-discharge-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-or-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review
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BACKGROUND: Transitions in care can increase patients' vulnerability to adverse events. In particular, patients admitted for heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) have high rates of readmission and return emergency department visits. Heart failure patients have the highest 30-day readmission rates in Canada, and COPD patients comprise the highest volume of readmissions. Combined, these two conditions account for the largest number of emergency department returns...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610634/medication-related-visits-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-an-8-years-retrospective-analysis
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Cristiano Rosafio, Serena Paioli, Cinzia Del Giovane, Valentina Cenciarelli, Nilla Viani, Paolo Bertolani, Lorenzo Iughetti
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the characterization of medication-related visits (MRVs) to the emergency department (ED) in pediatric patients in Italy. We have estimated the frequency, severity, and classification of MRVs to the ED in pediatric patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data for children seeking medical evaluation for a MRV over an 8 years period. A medication-related ED visit was identified by using a random pharmacist assessment, emergency physician assessment, and in case of conflicting events, by a third investigators random assessment...
June 13, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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