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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147805/can-clinical-practice-indicator-relating-to-long-acting-benzodiazepine-use-in-the-elderly-be-easily-generated-in-a-hospital-setting
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Badria Kadri, Antonio Teixeira, Christelle Duteil, Annabelle Tan, Hélène Barreteau, Christophe Segouin, Pénélope Troude
BACKGROUND: To improve the appropriate use of long-acting benzodiazepine (la.bzd) prescriptions in the elderly, the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) has developed clinical practice indicators (CPI). The alert indicator (AI) evaluates the prevalence of la.bzd prescription among older people. The mastering indicator (MI) corresponds to the prevalence of elderly with a justified, i.e., appropriate, la.bzd prescription among all the elderly with la.bzd prescriptions. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to test the feasibility of routine generation of CPI regarding la...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146489/exploring-the-barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-using-evidence-based-drugs-in-the-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-findings-from-a-multistakeholder-qualitative-analysis
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Victoria Miller, Lavanya Nambiar, Malvika Saxena, Darryl Leong, Amitava Banerjee, José Pablo Werba, Jose Rocha Faria Neto, Katherine Curi Quinto, Mohammed Moniruzzaman, Shweta Khandelwal
BACKGROUND: Health-system barriers and facilitators associated with cardiovascular medication adherence have seldom been studied, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where uptake rates are poorest. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to explore the major obstacles and facilitators to the use of evidence-supported medications for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease using qualitative analysis in 2 diverse countries across multiple levels of their health care systems...
November 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145996/-comparative-profile-of-the-use-of-filter-needles-in-quebec-and-france-in-healthcare-facility
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L Painchart, P Odou, J-F Bussières
OBJECTIVES: The manipulation of drugs from glass ampules can generate particles when the ampule is broken. Several authors recommend the use of filter needle to withdraw the drug content. The main objective is to establish an inventory of the use of filter needles and the perception of pharmacists in Quebec and in France. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study. A questionnaire was sent to all health facilities in Quebec (n=30) and a selection of hospitals in France (n=100)...
November 13, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143347/validation-of-a-tool-for-reporting-pharmacists-interventions-in-everyday-community-pharmacy
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T H Vo, J-D Bardet, B Charpiat, C Leyrissoux, J Gravoulet, B Allenet, O Conort, P Bedouch
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The French Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SFPC) asked a group of experts to adapt the SFPC hospital pharmacists' interventions reporting tool for use in community pharmacy practice. This study aimed to develop and validate a tool for the routine reporting of pharmacists' interventions in French community settings. METHODS: Two groups of community pharmacists coded reports of 60 typical pharmacists' interventions. One group was "experts" (n = 4) who had participated in the development of the tool (internal validation) and the other were "external" community pharmacists (n = 6), naïve to the tool (external validation)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139019/pharmacists-confidence-when-providing-pharmaceutical-care-on-anticoagulants-a-multinational-survey
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John Papastergiou, Nadir Kheir, Katerina Ladova, Silas Rydant, Fabio De Rango, Sotiris Antoniou, Reka Viola, Maria Dolores Murillo, Stephane Steurbaut, Filipa Alves da Costa
Background Guidelines on the management of orally anticoagulated patients are continuously evolving, leading to an increased need for pharmacists to be fully integrated in care provision. Objective To identify self-reported gaps in confidence among practicing pharmacists in the area of anticoagulation. Setting Pharmacists in different work settings in different countries. Method Cross-sectional international survey from October 2015 till November 2016 among pharmacists working in different settings to assess their level of confidence when delivering anticoagulants as well as to identify possible educational needs regarding this medication class...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135306/a-calculation-tool-and-process-to-pre-position-pharmaceuticals-for-anthrax-post-exposure-prophylaxis
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Gary D Peksa, Michael J Robbins, Alexis R Beyer, Elisabeth K Weber, Keneatha Johnson
Anthrax, caused by Bacillus anthracis, is considered a severe bioterrorism threat because of its high mortality rate. The Chicago Healthcare System Coalition for Preparedness and Response (CHSCPR) aims to pre-position antibiotic medical countermeasures (MCMs) at healthcare facilities in order to provide on-site anthrax post-exposure prophylaxis. Pharmacists proposed moving toward a new process that involved the development of a standardized calculation methodology for acquiring supply drugs. This was an interventional quality improvement project aimed at optimizing inventory, acquisition, and distribution of antibiotic MCMs for anthrax post-exposure prophylaxis at Chicago hospitals for hospital personnel, associated first responders, and their families...
November 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132695/thai-clinicians-attitudes-toward-antimicrobial-stewardship-programs
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Nantanit Sutthiruk, Julie Considine, Ana Hutchinson, Andrea Driscoll, Kumthorn Malathum, Mari Botti
BACKGROUND: Effective hospital-wide antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs need multidisciplinary engagement; however, clinicians' attitudes have not been investigated in Thailand where AMS is in early development. The aim of this study was to explore Thai clinicians' (doctors, nurses, and pharmacists) perceptions and attitudes toward AMS. METHODS: A paper-based survey was distributed in a 1,000-bed university hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, between November 9, 2015, and December 21, 2015...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132369/impact-of-pharmacist-led-medication-management-in-care-transitions
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Seungwon Yang
BACKGROUND: When patients are discharged from hospital to home, it is a highlighted vulnerable period for which medication - related problems are prevalent. Researchers have proposed a telephone follow-up intervention as a means to reduce hospital readmissions. However, the outcome of the intervention with the engagement of pharmacists in managing patients' medicines after discharge has not been well explored. The objectives of this study were (1) to determine whether a pharmacist telephone follow-up intervention focusing on patients' medicines management support is associated with a reduction in 30-day readmission rates and (2) to describe the number and types of pharmacist interventions in care transitions...
November 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130042/out-of-hospital-administration-of-medication-without-prescription-and-associated-factors-among-preschool-children
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Fotini Andritsou, Vassiliki Benetou, Koralia A Michail, Nikolaos Pantazis, Ioanna D Pavlopoulou
The increasing trend of administering nonprescribed medicines in children is a significant public health issue. The aim of the present study was to assess the use of medication without a prescription (MWP), including both nonprescribed medication (NPM) and prescription-only medication (POM), and identify associated factors, among preschoolers in Athens, Greece. A predesigned questionnaire was distributed to parents from May through June 2011. Multivariable binary logistic regression analysis models were used to assess associations of interest...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123600/activities-performed-by-pharmacists-integrated-in-family-health-teams-results-from-a-web-based-survey
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Ulrika Gillespie, Lisa Dolovich, Simone Dahrouge
Objectives: Family health teams (FHTs), an interprofessional primary care practice model, were established in Ontario in 2005. As of October 2014, 191 FHT organizations were in operation, and 111 (58%) included one or several pharmacists. The objective of this study was to document the focus of pharmacist activities in FHTs. Approach: We invited all 155 known FHT pharmacists to a web-based survey. The survey was constructed using information obtained from previously done semi-structured telephone interviews with pharmacists working in FHTs...
November 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123479/knowledge-on-alzheimer-s-disease-among-public-hospitals-and-health-clinics-pharmacists-in-the-state-of-selangor-malaysia
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Thimarul Huda Mat Nuri, Yet Hoi Hong, Long Chiau Ming, Suhaidah Mohd Joffry, Muhamad Faiz Othman, Chin Fen Neoh
The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has increased with the fast growing of aging population, thereby posing great challenges to provision of care for AD patients. Pharmacists play a vital role in the management of AD; this includes recognizing early symptoms of AD, providing medication counseling to AD patients and their caretakers, and identifying potential adverse drug reactions. A comprehensive understanding of the disease progression, as well as the pharmacological therapy, is essential to provide effective care to AD patients...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123429/assessment-of-prescribed-medications-and-pattern-of-distribution-for-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-attending-the-nephrology-clinic-of-lagos-university-teaching-hospital-in-sub-saharan-west-africa
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Olumuyiwa John Fasipe, Peter Ehizokhale Akhideno, Obiyo Nwaiwu, Alex Adedotun Adelosoye
Introduction: Life expectancy has increased significantly among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients due to the extensive use of polypharmacy practice for medication prescriptions. This predisposes them to potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs), which can lead to an increase in morbidity, mortality, length of hospital stay, and health care cost. Methods: This was a 30-month retrospective study that reviewed the medical case records of consenting adult CKD patients from January 2014 to June 2016...
2017: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122794/consensus-validation-of-the-posamino-potentially-serious-alcohol-medication-interactions-in-older-adults-criteria
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Alice E Holton, Paul J Gallagher, Cristín Ryan, Tom Fahey, Gráinne Cousins
OBJECTIVES: Older adults are particularly vulnerable to adverse effects from concurrent alcohol and medication use. However, there is limited evidence regarding the prevalence of these adverse outcomes among older adults, and there is a lack of consensus regarding what constitutes an alcohol-interactive medicine. The objective of this study was to develop an explicit list of potentially serious alcohol-medication interactions for use in older adults. DESIGN: Following a systematic review, review of drug compendia and clinical guidance documents, a two-round Delphi consensus method was conducted...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121053/adept-a-semantically-enriched-pipeline-for-extracting-adverse-drug-events-from-free-text-electronic-health-records
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Ehtesham Iqbal, Robbie Mallah, Daniel Rhodes, Honghan Wu, Alvin Romero, Nynn Chang, Olubanke Dzahini, Chandra Pandey, Matthew Broadbent, Robert Stewart, Richard J B Dobson, Zina M Ibrahim
Adverse drug events (ADEs) are unintended responses to medical treatment. They can greatly affect a patient's quality of life and present a substantial burden on healthcare. Although Electronic health records (EHRs) document a wealth of information relating to ADEs, they are frequently stored in the unstructured or semi-structured free-text narrative requiring Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to mine the relevant information. Here we present a rule-based ADE detection and classification pipeline built and tested on a large Psychiatric corpus comprising 264k patients using the de-identified EHRs of four UK-based psychiatric hospitals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120385/hospital-audit-as-a-useful-tool-in-the-process-of-introducing-falsified-medicines-directive-fmd-into-hospital-pharmacy-settings-a-pilot-study
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Urszula Religioni, Damian Swieczkowski, Anna Gawrońska, Anna Kowalczuk, Mariola Drozd, Mikołaj Zerhau, Dariusz Smoliński, Stanisław Radomiński, Natalia Cwalina, David Brindley, Miłosz J Jaguszewski, Piotr Merks
BACKGROUND: Recently, the European Union has introduced the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). Additionally, in early 2016, a Delegated Act (DA) related to the FMD was published. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of external audits in the context of implementing new regulations provided by the FMD in the secondary care environment. METHODS: The external, in-person workflow audits were performed by an authentication company in three Polish hospital pharmacies...
November 9, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118045/measurement-of-selected-preventable-adverse-drug-events-in-electronic-health-records-toward-developing-a-complexity-score
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Nakyung Jeon, Magarita Sorokina, Carl Henriksen, Ben Staley, Gloria Pflugfelder Lipori, Almut G Winterstein
PURPOSE: The defining of a select number of high-priority preventable adverse drug events (pADEs) for measurement in the electronic health record (EHR) and the estimation of pADE incidences in two tertiary care facilities are described. METHODS: This study was part of a larger effort aimed at developing an automated electronic health record (EHR)-based complexity-score (C-score) that ranks hospitalized patients according to their risk for pADEs for clinical intervention...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114694/the-impact-of-clinical-pharmacists-in-improving-jordanian-patients-health-outcomes
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Eman A Hammad, Rajaa A Qudah, Amal A Akour
To assess the impacts of clinical pharmacists on Jordanian patients' health outcomes. Methods: A systematic review was conducted until July 2016 within EBSCO, Pubmed, Cochrane database, and ISI Web of Knowledge. Published studies evaluating the benefit of clinical pharmacy services on therapeutic, safety, humanistic, and economic outcomes in hospital or community settings in Jordan were targeted. Two reviewers independently extracted and assessed risk of bias using a pre-published validated tool. The literature search identified 130 publications of which 21 full texts met predetermined inclusion criteria...
November 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114003/pediatric-patient-centered-transitions-from-hospital-to-home-improving-the-discharge-medication-process
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Leah A Mallory, Noah P Diminick, Jonathan P Bourque, Meredith R Bryden, Jessica L Miller, Nancy M Nystrom, Melanie R Lord, Lorraine L McElwain
OBJECTIVES: Medications prescribed at hospital discharge can lead to patient harm if there are access barriers or misunderstanding of instructions. Filling prescriptions before discharge can decrease these risks. We aimed to increase the percentage of patients leaving the hospital with new discharge medications in hand to 70% by 18 months. METHODS: We used sequential plan-do-study-act cycles from January 2015 to September 2016. We used statistical process control charts to track process measures, new medications filled before discharge, and rates of bedside delivery with pharmacist teaching to the inpatient pediatric unit...
November 7, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113632/technology-moves-senior-care-pharmacy-into-the-future
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Joanne Kaldy
Technology continues to evolve, and pharmacists need to be part of this evolution where goals are reducing readmissions and related costs, improving outcomes, and enabling elders to stay in their homes longer. Increasingly, it's not enough to know about computerized prescription order-entry and electronic medical records. It's important to understand technologies that connect organizations and individuals, as well as those that patients and families are using to enhance safety and quality of life. This requires using effective technology for capturing and sharing information with clinicians and others as well as understanding what consumer-oriented technology can help improve medication adherence and keep people out of the hospital and in their homes...
November 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112490/implementation-of-specialized-pharmaceutical-care-hospital-outpatient-clinics-in-a-hospital-pharmacy-department
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Luis Margusino-Framiñán, Purificación Cid-Silva, Cristina Martínez-Roca, Marta García-Queiruga, Elena Fernández-Gabriel, María Mateos-Salvador, María Teresa Rabuñal-Álvarez, María Isaura Pedreira-Vázquez, Isabel Martín-Herranz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the organization of patient care into Specialized Pharmaceutical Care Hospital Outpatient Clinics in a Hospital Pharmacy Department, to evaluate their healthcare quality, and the quality  perceived by outpatients. METHOD: A retrospective observational study in a High-Level Hospital Pharmacy Department during three periods (years 2010, 2013 and 2016); description of  the organization at the levels of structure, human resources, material resources  and working procedures; evaluation of healthcare quality through the analysis of  three variables in terms of procedure: prior appointment compliance, waiting  time and documentation of pharmaceutical care; evaluation of quality perceived  by outpatients through a satisfaction survey; comparative statistical analysis of  means (Student's t) and proportions (Pearson's chi square)...
November 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
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