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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633168/integration-of-clinical-pharmacists-in-family-medicine-residency-programs
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Jody L Lounsbery, Jennie B Jarrett, Lori M Dickerson, Stephen A Wilson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Clinical pharmacists are valued educators and practitioners within family medicine residency programs (FMRPs). Since the last survey of clinical pharmacists within FMRPs, there have been significant advancements to pharmacy education and training as well as growth of interprofessional education and collaborative practice within family medicine. The objective of this study is to describe the integration of clinical pharmacists within FMRPs. METHODS: All 480 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved FMRPs were contacted to identify clinical pharmacists involved with their programs...
June 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626270/impact-of-a-student-pharmacist-driven-medication-reconciliation-and-antidepressant-treatment-history-project-at-a-depression-clinic-a-pilot-study
#2
Stella S Tang, Leanna Jaward, Kristen Ward, Sagar V Parikh, Jolene R Bostwick
OBJECTIVES: To improve treatment of patients with depression, a new pilot service project involving student pharmacists who would conduct medication reconciliation and review of antidepressant treatment history was created and evaluated. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A prospective study conducted at the University of Michigan Depression Center. PRINCIPAL OBSERVATIONS: From an initial sample of 78 referrals, 41 subjects were reached by phone, with 34 completing medication reconciliation and antidepressant treatment history...
May 15, 2017: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624292/the-use-of-non-prescription-medicines-during-lactation-a-qualitative-study-of-community-pharmacists-attitudes-and-perspectives
#3
Tin Fei Sim, H Laetitia Hattingh, Jillian Sherriff, Lisa B G Tee
BACKGROUND: Community pharmacists play a significant role in the provision of non-prescription medicines. There is evidence that women self-medicate and use non-prescription medicines whilst breastfeeding. Studies have demonstrated that breastfeeding women are likely to seek advice from pharmacists, presenting a unique opportunity for pharmacists to provide on-going support of these women especially in relation to the appropriate use of non-prescription medicines. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore community pharmacists' attitudes and perspectives towards the use of non-prescription medicines during breastfeeding...
June 10, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622997/effect-of-pharmacist-intervention-on-improving-antidepressant-medication-adherence-and-depression-symptomology-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kevin C Readdean, Albert J Heuer, J Scott Parrott
BACKGROUND: Depression is a widespread disease with effective pharmacological treatments, but low medication adherence. Pharmacists play a key role in supporting medication adherence in patients with depression given their accessibility to patients. PURPOSE: The aim of this review was to systematically evaluate the impact of pharmacist interventions on adherence to antidepressants and clinical symptomology among adult outpatients with depressive disorders. METHODS: A systematic review of controlled trials (both randomized and non-randomized) was conducted...
May 22, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622021/source-credibility-and-e-cigarette-attitudes-implications-for-tobacco-communication
#5
Kathleen R Case, Allison J Lazard, Michael S Mackert, Cheryl L Perry
As there are many conflicting sources of e-cigarette information, research is needed to determine the impact of these sources on e-cigarette attitudes to inform future communication campaigns. Source credibility is important in shaping attitudes toward other health topics; however, no study has examined its role in influencing e-cigarette attitudes. Data from the 2015 Health Information National Trends Survey-FDA (HINTS-FDA) were utilized to assess differences in trust in different sources by e-cigarette user status and to investigate the associations between trust in sources and e-cigarette attitudes (n = 3,738)...
June 16, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619391/pharmacists-attitudes-regarding-provision-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services
#6
Austin T Hilverding, Natalie A DiPietro Mager
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess attitudes from Ohio pharmacists about contraceptive authority. Secondary objectives included determining pharmacists' perceptions of benefits, barriers, and preparedness for offering such services and examining attitudes about and experiences with other reproductive health topics to inform future research. METHODS: An anonymous 26-question Institutional Review Board-approved electronic survey was developed and distributed via Qualtrics to a random sample of 500 licensed pharmacists in Ohio...
June 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618913/a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-prevention
#7
Catriona Jennings, Felicity Astin
Cardiovascular disease accounts for 17,500 deaths globally, representing nearly half of all non-communicable disease deaths. The World Health Organization has set nine lifestyle, risk factor and medicines targets to achieve by 2025 with the aim of reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by 25%. In order to succeed in this, we need to equip our global health professional workforce with the skills to support patients and their families with making lifestyle changes and being in concordance with cardioprotective medication regimes at every opportunity...
June 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616435/impact-of-pharmacist-intervention-on-appropriate-insulin-pen-use-in-older-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-rural-area-in-iran
#8
Aida Sefidani Forough, Parsa Riazi Esfahani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of pharmacist-conducted educational intervention on reducing errors related to inappropriate insulin pen use. METHODS: This was a prospective, before-after study with an educational intervention component. The study was conducted on 122 elderly diabetic patients. Data were collected through interviews using researcher-administered questionnaires as well as patients' medical records. Patients were asked about the preparation, injection, and storage techniques, they followed when using insulin pens...
April 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615279/medicines-optimisation-assessment-tool-moat-a-prognostic-model-to-target-hospital-pharmacists-input-to-improve-patient-outcomes-protocol-for-an-observational-study
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Cathy Geeson, Li Wei, Bryony Dean Franklin
INTRODUCTION: Medicines optimisation is a key role for hospital pharmacists, but with ever-increasing demands on services there is a need to increase efficiency while maintaining patient safety. The aim of this study is to develop a prognostic model, the Medicines Optimisation Assessment Tool (MOAT), which can be used to target patients most in need of pharmacists' input while in hospital. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The MOAT will be developed following recommendations of the Prognosis Research Strategy partnership...
June 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614952/phirst-trial-pharmacist-consults-prioritization-of-hiv-patients-with-a-referral-screening-tool
#10
Catherine Awad, Arnaud Canneva, Charles-Olivier Chiasson, Annie Galarneau, Mireille E Schnitzer, Nancy L Sheehan, Alison Yj Wong
The role of pharmacists in HIV outpatient clinics has greatly increased in the past decades. Given the limited resources of the health system, the prioritization of pharmacist consults is now a main concern. This study aimed to create a scoring system allowing for standardized prioritization of pharmacist consults for patients living with HIV. Data was retrospectively collected from 200 HIV patients attending the Chronic Viral Illness Service at the McGill University Health Center. An expert panel consisting of four pharmacists working in the field of HIV prioritized each patient individually, after which a consensus was established and was considered as the gold standard...
June 14, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607668/future-perspectives-on-nonmedical-prescribing
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REVIEW
Derek Stewart, Tesnime Jebara, Scott Cunningham, Ahmed Awaisu, Abdulrouf Pallivalapila, Katie MacLure
Many countries have implemented nonmedical prescribing (NMP) and many others are scoping prescribing practices with a view to developing NMP. This paper provides a future perspective on NMP in light of findings of an umbrella review of aspects of NMP. This is followed by coverage of the Scottish Government strategy of pharmacist prescribing and finally, consideration of two key challenges. The review identified seven systematic reviews of influences on prescribing decision-making, processes of prescribing, and barriers and facilitators to implementation...
June 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597176/self-management-research-of-asthma-and-good-drug-use-smaragd-study-a-pilot-trial
#12
Esther Kuipers, Michel Wensing, Peter de Smet, Martina Teichert
Background Community pharmacists play an important role in supporting patients for optimal drug use. Objective To assess the effectiveness of monitoring in asthma patients with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on disease control. Setting Asthma patients using ICS were invited from two intervention (IG) and two control pharmacies (CG). Method Participating patients completed questionnaires at the study start and at 6-month follow-up, including the Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT) questionnaire...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595684/marijuana-use-in-the-elderly-implications-and-considerations
#13
Tracy D Mahvan, Michelle L Hilaire, Allison Mann, Antoinette Brown, Becky Linn, Taylor Gardner, Beryen Lai
OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the literature on the use of marijuana in the elderly. Pharmacists play an important role in the management of medications including drug use of potentially illegal drugs, including marijuana. The use of both recreational and medical marijuana has grown exponentially in the general population, including in older adults. As of 2017, marijuana for medical use is legal in 26 states and the District of Columbia. DATA SOURCES: PubMed and Internet search using the following terms: marijuana, cannabis, delta-9-tetrhydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol, cannabinoid, elderly, geriatric, and pharmacology...
June 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595683/cholecalciferol-d%C3%A2-versus-ergocalciferol-d%C3%A2-in-older-adults
#14
Simona Dereje, Ilan Muradov, Samira Nazzal, Timothy Nguyen
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally found in very few food sources. It is produced endogenously from ultraviolet light from the sun striking the skin and then triggering vitamin D synthesis and activation. Vitamin D helps promote calcium absorption in the gut, maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate levels, promotes bone growth, modulates cell growth, and has many other roles. There have been an increasing number of people, especially in older adults, with vitamin D deficiency. This is in part a result of a reduction of sun exposure as people age, increase in use of sunscreen, and other factors...
June 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595028/the-role-of-clinical-pharmacists-on-the-interdisciplinary-team-334
#15
Jennifer Pruskowski
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June 8, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583318/-pharmacist-s-interview-with-type-2-diabetes-development-of-a-follow-up-form
#16
P Garcia Santos, L Bernard, S Bedhomme, S Blum, M Gravelin, M F Leonce, M L McLeod, B Roche, M C Roche, A Van Lander, V Sautou, B Vennat
OBJECTIVES: Type 2 diabetes is a major public health concern because of its prevalence, the severity of complications and the financial implications. Compliance and patient's autonomy in medications intake play key roles in the success of treatment. Pharmacists' interviews ensure an optimized and individual follow-up. Type 2 diabetes is not one of the targeted diseases to perform pharmacists' interviews on under Health Insurance. We thus judged useful to contribute to their development...
June 2, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581206/upcoming-challenges-in-multidisciplinary-heart-failure-management-active-role-of-future-clinical-pharmacists
#17
J Motiejunaite, T Chouihed, A Mebazaa
In their article "Role and Value of Clinical Pharmacy in Heart Failure Management" Stough and Patterson discuss the potential benefits that clinical pharmacists could bring to heart failure management. They mostly focused on chronic stable heart failure. The objective of this commentary is to provide future perspectives for clinical pharmacist involvement in multidisciplinary heart failure team in the management of patients admitted in emergency for decompensation of their heart condition.
June 5, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580869/bcr-abl1-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#18
Sandra Cuellar, Michael Vozniak, Jill Rhodes, Nicholas Forcello, Daniel Olszta
The management of chronic myeloid leukemia with BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors has evolved chronic myeloid leukemia into a chronic, manageable disease. A patient-centered approach is important for the appropriate management of chronic myeloid leukemia and optimization of long-term treatment outcomes. The pharmacist plays a key role in treatment selection, monitoring drug-drug interactions, identification and management of adverse events, and educating patients on adherence. The combination of tyrosine kinase inhibitors with unique safety profiles and individual patients with unique medical histories can make managing treatment difficult...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576964/the-role-of-pharmacists-as-immunizers-in-north-carolina
#19
Katie Trotta
Pharmacists are well-equipped to provide information to other health care providers on immunizations that may benefit patients, and can administer these immunizations in the pharmacy setting. Pharmacists have positively impacted vaccination rates, especially among patients who infrequently visit other health care providers or have reduced access to care. North Carolina has expanded the list of vaccinations pharmacists can provide, which helps to promote disease prevention and improve population health.
May 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576963/the-role-of-pharmacists-in-the-opioid-epidemic-an-examination-of-pharmacist-focused-initiatives-across-the-united-states-and-north-carolina
#20
Victoria Reynolds, Holly Causey, Jerry McKee, Vera Reinstein, Andrew Muzyk
A pharmacy presence on national, state, and local levels is helping to address the opioid epidemic. This article will comment on and examine how pharmacists are working together with the health care team and community to address the opioid crisis.
May 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
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