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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156638/development-of-evidence-based-disease-education-literature-for-pakistani-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Atta Abbas Naqvi, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Muhammad Tariq Aftab, Syed Baqir Shyum Naqvi, Fatima Zehra, Rizwan Ahmad, Niyaz Ahmad
Rheumatoid arthritis affects 0.5% to 1% of the population globally and is one of the most common causes of disability. Patient education plays a key role in improving treatment outcomes. The purpose of this study was to discuss the process involved in designing an evidence-based disease education literature for rheumatoid arthritis patients of Pakistan in Urdu language with culturally relevant illustrations. A study was conducted to develop disease education literature using Delphi consensus, content validity, and patient feedback...
November 20, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155443/the-philosophy-of-practice-for-comprehensive-medication-management-evaluating-its-meaning-and-application-by-practitioners
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Deborah L Pestka, Lindsay A Sorge, Mary Roth McClurg, Todd D Sorensen
OBJECTIVE: Philosophy of practice is the foundation to any patient care practice as it provides a set of professional values and beliefs that guide actions and decisions in practice. Study objectives were to understand how pharmacists providing comprehensive medication management (CMM) describe their philosophy of practice and compare how participants' philosophies align with predefined tenets of a CMM philosophy of practice. METHODS: An instrument with closed and open-ended items was developed and administered online to the lead pharmacist at 36 clinics participating in a large CMM study...
November 20, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154074/knowledge-and-characteristics-of-herbal-supplement-usage-among-community-pharmacy-customers-in-a-malaysian-population
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S W Yeong, Y C Choong
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the knowledge and characteristics of herbal supplement usage of the customers of community pharmacies in a Malaysian population. DESIGN AND SETTING: Self-administered questionnaires (in English, Malay, or Chinese) were provided to customers at three community pharmacies in Malaysia (Ipoh, Perak). Questionnaire validation and translation validation were performed. A pilot study was conducted before actual questionnaire distribution. Informed consent was obtained from all participants...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154018/improving-patient-access-to-hepatitis-c-virus-treatment
#4
Milena M McLaughlin, Kevin T Marx, Colleen Terriff
OBJECTIVES: To discuss the current barriers to hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment; to provide information and resources to assist health care providers with the prior authorization process; to provide resources for potential access to medications if a patient's third-party payer may not be an option; and to discuss the pharmacist's vital role as a patient advocate and considerations once medications are approved. SUMMARY: Access to HCV medications is often restricted by third-party payers...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152842/cross-sectional-survey-of-patients-need-for-information-and-support-with-medicines-after-discharge-from-hospital
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Adam J Mackridge, Ruth Rodgers, Dan Lee, Charles W Morecroft, Janet Krska
BACKGROUND: Most patients experience changes to prescribed medicines during a hospital stay. Ensuring they understand such changes is important for preventing adverse events post-discharge and optimising patient understanding. However, little work has explored the information that patients receive about medicines or their perceived needs for information and support after discharge. OBJECTIVES: To determine information that hospital inpatients who experience medicine changes receive about their medicines during admission and their needs and preferences for, and use of, post-discharge support...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152261/copd-management-as-a-model-for-all-chronic-respiratory-conditions-report-of-the-4-th-consensus-conference-in-respiratory-medicine
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Stefano Nardini, Fernando De Benedetto, Claudio M Sanguinetti, Salvatore Bellofiore, Stefano Carlone, Salvatore Privitera, Luciano Sagliocca, Emmanuele Tupputi, Claudio Baccarani, Gennaro Caiffa, Maria Consiglia Calabrese, Antonio Capuozzo, Salvatore Cauchi, Valentina Conio, Giuseppe Coratella, Franco Crismancich, Roberto W Dal Negro, Franco Dellarole, Maurizio Delucchi, Carlo Favaretti, Silvia Forte, Franca Matilde Gallo, Riccardo Giuliano, Marco Grandi, Antonino Grillo, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Enrico Guffanti, Salvatore Locicero, Francesco Paolo Lombardo, Marco Mantero, Roberto Marasso, Laura Martino, Michele Mastroberardino, Carlo Mereu, Roberto Messina, Margherita Neri, Bruno Franco Novelletto, Paolo Parente, Sergio Pasquinucci, Massimo Pistolesi, Mario Polverino, Agnese Posca, Luca Richeldi, Fernando Roccia, Ettore Saffi Giustini, Michelangelo Salemi, Salvatore Santacroce, Mario Schisano, Matteo Schisano, Eleonora Selvi, Andrea Silenzi, Patrizio Soverina, Claudio Taranto, Marta Ugolini, Piero Visaggi, Alessandro Zanasi
Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 40 million people each year. The management of chronic respiratory NCDs such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is particularly critical in Italy, where they are widespread and represent a heavy burden on healthcare resources. It is thus important to redefine the role and responsibility of respiratory specialists and their scientific societies, together with that of the whole healthcare system, in order to create a sustainable management of COPD, which could become a model for other chronic respiratory conditions...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140749/pharmacists-as-vaccinators-an-analysis-of-their-experiences-and-perceptions-of-their-new-role
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Sandra Gerges, Elizabeth Peter, Susan K Bowles, Shelley Diamond, Lucie Marisa Bucci, Anne Resnick, Anna Taddio
OBJECTIVES: In 2012, Ontario pharmacists were granted immunization privileges to administer influenza vaccines to the public. This study explored the experiences and practices of pharmacist vaccinators and the impact of vaccination pain on their practice. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 pharmacists in the Greater Toronto Area. Transcribed interview data were coded and analyzed via thematic analysis. KEY FINDINGS: Data analysis revealed 4 main themes: 1) expanded scope of practice as an enhancement and challenge to relationships; 2) professional satisfaction and workload demands; 3) knowledge and attitudes regarding pain and fear; 4) practices regarding pain and fear management...
November 15, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130384/characterising-the-growth-in-palliative-care-prescribing-2011-2015-analysis-of-national-medical-and-non-medical-activity
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Lucy Ziegler, Michael I Bennett, Matt Mulvey, Tim Hamilton, Alison Blenkinsopp
BACKGROUND: The role of non-medical prescribers working in palliative care has been expanding in recent years and prescribers report improvements in patient care, patient safety, better use of health professionals' skills and more flexible team working. Despite this, there is a lack of empirical evidence to demonstrate its clinical and economic impact, limiting our understanding of the future role of non-medical prescribers within a healthcare system serving an increasing number of people with palliative care needs...
November 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123913/sex-hormone-status-in-women-with-chronic-kidney-disease-survey-of-nephrologists-and-renal-allied-health-care-providers-perceptions
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Sharanya Ramesh, Matthew T James, Jayna M Holroyd-Leduc, Stephen B Wilton, Ellen W Seely, David C Wheeler, Sofia B Ahmed
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in reproductive-age women is accompanied by menstrual and fertility disorders and premature menopause. Objective: We sought to determine nephrologists' and allied health care providers' perceptions on management of sex hormone status in women with CKD. Methods: An anonymous, Internet-based survey was sent to nephrology society members from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, and the Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (February-November 2015)...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123596/a-scoping-review-of-community-pharmacists-and-patients-at-risk-of-suicide
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REVIEW
Andrea Lynn Murphy, Katelyn Hillier, Randa Ataya, Pierre Thabet, Anne Marie Whelan, Claire O'Reilly, David Gardner
Background: Medications are commonly used in suicide attempts. Pharmacists are inextricably linked to medications and may have roles in helping those at risk of suicide. We conducted a scoping review to characterize the existing literature and make recommendations about future research. Methods: We used a 6-step approach based on an existing scoping review methodological framework, including identifying the research question; identifying relevant studies and other literature; study and literature selection; data charting; collating, summarizing and reporting results; and dissemination of results...
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/29120315/canadian-pharmacists-as-immunizers-addressing-questions-related-to-this-new-scope-of-practice
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Sherilyn K D Houle
Currently, pharmacists in nine Canadian provinces can apply for authorization to administer drugs and vaccines by injection following the successful completion of a required training program and with evidence of certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. As more provinces and pharmacists embrace this new scope, questions are being raised about their readiness and ability to provide this public health service. This commentary addresses a number of questions commonly raised about pharmacists as immunizers, taking the position that pharmacists are able and willing to play a larger role in vaccination programs...
November 9, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118990/expanding-hiv-aids-care-service-sites-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-community-pharmacists-views-in-south-east-nigeria
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Nnenna Ajagu, Maureen Ugonwa Anetoh, Sunday Odunke Nduka
Background: Community pharmacists are very accessible to most patients yet; they have been underutilized in the aspect of providing HIV care and services. The World Health Organisation recently recommended expanding community pharmacists' roles to address the increasing complexity of antiretroviral agents and co-infection drug regimen. This study therefore was designed to assess the readiness and willingness of community pharmacists in Nigeria to participate in the care of people living with HIV/AIDS and the possible inclusion of their pharmacy premises as sites for HIV care services...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116462/the%C3%A2-effect-of-partial-patients-adherence-to-antihypertensive-drugs-scope-for-pharmacists-role-in-hypertension-care
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Marine Sitbon, Jennifer Corny, Hélène Beaussier, Yvonnick Bézie
In many individuals, blood pressure varies between clinic visits conducted days, weeks, or months apart. This visit-to-visit variability (VVV) of blood pressure has been recently related with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and mortality, independently of mean blood pressure. As for other chronical diseases, patients' adherence to hypertensive therapies remains low and partial adherence to antihypertensive treatment may constitute a source of VVV, as suggested by recent studies. This data should lead to a new clinical approach for hypertension care, based on patients' real adherence to treatment...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114971/patient-and-public-perspectives-of-community-pharmacies-in-the-united-kingdom-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ali M K Hindi, Ellen I Schafheutle, Sally Jacobs
BACKGROUND: The United Kingdom has been at the forefront of enhancing pharmacist roles and community pharmacy services, particularly over the past decade. However, patient and public awareness of community pharmacy services has been limited. OBJECTIVE: To identify and synthesize the research literature pertaining to patient and public perspectives on: existing community pharmacy services, extended pharmacist roles and strategies to raise awareness of community pharmacy services...
November 8, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113728/expanding-the-clinical-role-of-community-pharmacy-a-qualitative-ethnographic-study-of-medication-reviews-in-ontario-canada
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Sarah J Patton, Fiona A Miller, Lusine Abrahamyan, Valeria E Rac
Medication reviews by community pharmacists are an increasingly common strategy to improve medication management for chronic conditions, and are part of wider efforts to make more effective use of community-based health professionals. To identify opportunities to optimize the medication review program in Ontario, Canada, we explored how providers and clients interpret and operationalize medication reviews within everyday community pharmacy practice. We conducted a qualitative ethnographic study at four pharmacies in Ontario, Canada, including non-participant observation of provider and client activities and interactions with specific attention to medication reviews, as well as brief ethnographic interviews with providers and clients, and in-depth, semi-structured interviews with providers...
November 4, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113107/redesigning-journal-clubs-to-staying-current-with-the-literature
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Roland N Dickerson, G Christopher Wood, Joseph M Swanson, Rex O Brown
Staying current with the literature is of paramount importance to the pharmacist engaged in an evidence-based clinical practice. Given the expanding roles and responsibilities of today's pharmacists combined with exponential growth in new medical and health sciences literature, staying current has become an extremely daunting task. Traditional journal clubs have focused upon their role as a training vehicle for teaching critical reading skills to residents. However, schools of pharmacy are now required to provide instruction in biostatistics, research design, and interpretation...
November 6, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109671/the-role-and-characteristics-of-collections-of-folk-recepies-in-the-folk-and-traditional-medicine-of-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#18
REVIEW
Armin Skrbo, Izet Masic
Introduction: Folk medicine represents part of the folk culture, when we first think about the rural culture with characteristic of the rural population in the pre-industrial period. The difference between official and folk medicine is manifested in the education, knowledge and social status of those practicing folk medicine as well as their patients. The most common ways of treating were the treatment by use of herbs, magic and treatments based on religious beliefs. So, it is of no surprise that folk medicine was the main form of treatment for the inhabitants of Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) in the past...
September 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109564/discrepancies-in-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-patient-care-and-how-pharmacists-can-support-an-evolved-practice
#19
Erin Maxwell, Stephanie Salch, Monique Boliko, Genevieve Anakwe-Charles
We live in an increasingly multicultural society with people from different ethnicities and beliefs. In recent years, we have witnessed a growing group of people who identify as having diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community have historically been marginalized by the health care industry. The disproportionate prevalence of LGBT health concerns and cultural prejudices may be overlooked by many practitioners. As pharmacists, we are in an optimal position to affect meaningful changes in how we treat, counsel, and interact with all our patients, including with those whose sexual orientation or gender identity differ from ours...
September 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109045/identification-of-the-relationship-between-barriers-and-facilitators-of-pharmacist-prescribing-and-self-reported-prescribing-activity-using-the-theoretical-domains-framework
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Jennifer E Isenor, Laura V Minard, Samuel A Stewart, Janet A Curran, Heidi Deal, Glenn Rodrigues, Ingrid S Sketris
BACKGROUND: The scope of pharmacist practice has expanded in many jurisdictions, including Nova Scotia, Canada, to include prescribing of medications. OBJECTIVE: To identify the relationship between barriers and facilitators to pharmacist prescribing and self-reported prescribing activity using the Theoretical Domains Framework version 2 (TDF(v2)). METHODS: The study was a self-administered electronic survey of all registered pharmacists (approximately 1300) in Nova Scotia, Canada...
October 24, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
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