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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933555/pharmacist-s-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-introduction-and-evaluation-at-elderly-patient-admission
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Faiza Rhalimi, Mounir Rhalimi, Alain Rauss
BACKGROUND: The role of the clinical pharmacist within the healthcare system remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to describe a pharmacist's comprehensive geriatric assessment (pCGA) at admission of elderly patients and to assess its relevance in terms of medication compliance and pharmacist interventions (PIs). METHODS: We conducted a prospective interventional study over 29 months in a 34-bed medical/rehabilitation geriatric ward in a French geriatric hospital...
December 8, 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933140/mitigating-pharmaceutical-waste-exposures-policy-and-program-considerations
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EDITORIAL
Eric D Amster
Pharmaceutical disposal and the environmental fate of medication metabolites directly impacts the public's health in two significant ways: accidental medication ingestion of pharmaceuticals that were not disposed of properly results in inadvertent toxicity; and environmental health consequences of pharmaceuticals that were inappropriately disposed and which contaminate municipal water supply. In reviewing the effectiveness of medication disposal policy globally, it is crucial to not only determine which policies are effective but also to assess why they are effective...
2016: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932214/a-regional-assessment-of-chemicals-of-concern-in-surface-waters-of-four-midwestern-united-states-national-parks
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Sarah M Elliott, David D VanderMeulen
Anthropogenic chemicals and their potential for adverse biological effects raise concern for aquatic ecosystem health in protected areas. During 2013-15, surface waters of four Midwestern United States national parks were sampled and analyzed for wastewater indicators, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and pesticides. More chemicals and higher concentrations were detected at the two parks with greater urban influences (Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore) than at the two more remote parks (Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and Isle Royale National Park)...
December 5, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931772/the-impact-of-depressive-symptoms-on-healthcare-costs-in-late-life-longitudinal-findings-from-the-agemoode-study
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Jens-Oliver Bock, André Hajek, Siegfried Weyerer, Jochen Werle, Michael Wagner, Wolfgang Maier, Anne Stark, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Birgitt Wiese, Lilia Moor, Janine Stein, Steffi G Riedel-Heller, Hans-Helmut König
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether depressive symptoms affect healthcare costs in old age longitudinally. DESIGN: Multicenter prospective observational cohort study (two waves with nt1 = 1,195 and nt2 = 951) in Germany. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Participants aged 75 years and older recruited via general practitioners. MEASUREMENTS: Depressive symptoms were assessed by the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)...
November 2, 2016: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931393/emerging-pollutants-part-ii-treatment
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Liu Bo, Zhang Shengen, Chein-Chi Chang
Emerging contaminants are considered as some substances of actual or potential threat to human health or environment, which include endocrine disruptors, pharmaceutical, personal care products, nanoparticles, antibiotic resistance genes and chemicals used in packaging products, etc. The disposal and treatment of emerging contaminants has become a key problem in the field of water pollution control. The purpose of this review is to summarize published researches on emerging pollutants treatment in 2015.
October 2016: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931386/fate-of-environmental-pollutants
#6
Lokesh P Padhye
This annual review covers the literature published in 2015 on topics related to the occurrence and fate of emerging environmental pollutants in wastewater. Due to the vast amount of literature published on this topic, I have discussed only a fraction of the quality research publications, up to maximum 20 relevant articles per section, due to limitation of space. The abstract search was carried out using Web of Science, and the abstracts were selected based on their relevance. In few cases, full-text articles were referred to better understand new findings...
October 2016: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931213/assessment-of-core-drug-use-indicators-using-who-inrud-methodology-at-primary-healthcare-centers-in-bahawalpur-pakistan
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Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Rehan Sarwar, Muhammad Azeem, Mubeen Naz, Salma Amir, Kashaf Nazir
BACKGROUND: Proper utilization of medicines is a critical component of pharmaceutical care plan. The aim of this study was to assess drug use pattern at ten primary healthcare centers (PHCCs) of the Bahawalpur district of the Punjab province of Pakistan by employing the WHO/INRUD core drug use indicators. METHODS: This was a descriptive, non-experimental and cross-sectional study. For the prescribing indicators, 1000 prescriptions (100 prescriptions per PHCC) were systematically sampled out of the total 290,000 prescriptions written during January to December 2014...
December 8, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929376/pharmaceutical-regulation-in-15-european-countries-review
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Dimitra Panteli, Francis Arickx, Irina Cleemput, Guillaume Dedet, Helen Eckhardt, Emer Fogarty, Sophie Gerkens, Cornelia Henschke, Jennifer Hislop, Claudio Jommi, Daphne Kaitelidou, Pawel Kawalec, Ilmo Keskimaki, Madelon Kroneman, Julio Lopez Bastida, Pedro Pita Barros, Joakim Ramsberg, Peter Schneider, Susan Spillane, Sabine Vogler, Lauri Vuorenkoski, Helle Wallach Kildemoes, Olivier Wouters, Reinhard Busse
In the context of pharmaceutical care, policy-makers repeatedly face the challenge of balancing patient access to effective medicines with affordability and rising costs. With the aim of guiding the health policy discourse towards questions that are important to actual and potential patients, this study investigates a broad range of regulatory measures, spanning marketing authorization to generic substitution and resulting price levels in a sample of 16 European health systems (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Sweden)...
October 2016: Health Systems in Transition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928959/potential-application-of-5-aryl-substituted-2-amino-benzamide-type-of-hdac1-2-selective-inhibitors-to-pharmaceuticals
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Shinichi Uesato, Yoshiyuki Hirata, Tsutomu Sasaki
Diverse histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors have been developed to date. They control not only histone modification but also gene expression of diverse proteins and thus are expected to provide useful therapeutic effects on various diseases, including cancers, psychiatric and cognitive disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as cardiovascular and diabetic diseases. Some isoform-nonselective HDAC inhibitors have been successfully used for clinical treatments of the haematological malignancies, including advanced forms of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma...
December 8, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928193/developing-a-business-plan-for-critical-care-pharmacy-services
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Brian L Erstad, Henry J Mann, Robert J Weber
Critical care medicine has grown from a small group of physicians participating in patient care rounds in surgical and medical intensive care units (ICUs) to a highly technical, interdisciplinary team. Pharmacy's growth in the area of critical care is as exponential. Today's ICU requires a comprehensive pharmaceutical service that includes both operational and clinical services to meet patient medication needs. This article provides the elements for a business plan to justify critical care pharmacy services by describing the pertinent background and benefit of ICU pharmacy services, detailing a current assessment of ICU pharmacy services, listing the essential ICU pharmacy services, describing service metrics, and delineating an appropriate timeline for implementing an ICU pharmacy service...
November 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920089/world-endometriosis-society-consensus-on-the-classification-of-endometriosis
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Neil P Johnson, Lone Hummelshoj, G David Adamson, Jörg Keckstein, Hugh S Taylor, Mauricio S Abrao, Deborah Bush, Ludwig Kiesel, Rulla Tamimi, Kathy L Sharpe-Timms, Luk Rombauts, Linda C Giudice
STUDY QUESTION: What is the global consensus on the classification of endometriosis that considers the views of women with endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: We have produced an international consensus statement on the classification of endometriosis through systematic appraisal of evidence and a consensus process that included representatives of national and international, medical and non-medical societies, patient organizations, and companies with an interest in endometriosis...
December 5, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917846/knowledge-and-attitudes-of-physicians-and-pharmacists-towards-the-use-of-generic-medicines-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Tarik Čatić, Lejla Avdagić, Igor Martinović
Aim To investigate and assess knowledge and attitudes of pharmacists and physicians towards generic drugs prescription in order to evaluate current trends, obstacles to prescribe/dispense generics and suggest possible improvements of rational and economic prescribing having in mind scarce public budgets for drugs. Methods A cross-sectional survey among 450 primary care physicians (prescribers) and pharmacists in four major cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzla and Mostar) during the period between January and March 2016 was conducted...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916649/new-horizons-for-cystic-fibrosis-treatment
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REVIEW
Isabelle Fajac, Kris De Boeck
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited multi-system disease associated with chronic lung infection, malabsorption, salt loss syndromes, male infertility and leading to numerous comorbidities. The landscape in cystic fibrosis care has changed markedly with currently more adult patients than children in many countries. Over 2000 different mutations in the CFTR gene have been reported and the majority are extremely rare. Understanding how CFTR mutations translate to disturbed synthesis or function of the CFTR protein has opened the way to 'personalized' treatments to correct the basic defect...
December 1, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916341/hospital-influenza-pandemic-stockpiling-needs-a-computer-simulation
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Mark N Abramovich, John C Hershey, Byron Callies, Amesh A Adalja, Pritish K Tosh, Eric S Toner
BACKGROUND: A severe influenza pandemic could overwhelm hospitals but planning guidance that accounts for the dynamic interrelationships between planning elements is lacking. We developed a methodology to calculate pandemic supply needs based on operational considerations in hospitals and then tested the methodology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. METHODS: We upgraded a previously designed computer modeling tool and input carefully researched resource data from the hospital to run 10,000 Monte Carlo simulations using various combinations of variables to determine resource needs across a spectrum of scenarios...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915141/a-review-of-the-occurrence-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-in-indian-water-bodies
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REVIEW
Keshava Balakrishna, Amlan Rath, Yerabham Praveenkumarreddy, Keerthi Siri Guruge, Bikram Subedi
Little information exists on the occurrence and the ultimate fate of pharmaceuticals in the water bodies in India despite being one of the world leaders in pharmaceutical production and consumption. This paper has reviewed 19 published reports of pharmaceutical occurrence in the aquatic environment in India [conventional activated sludge wastewater treatment plants (WTPs), hospital WTPs, rivers, and groundwater]. Carbamazepine (antipsychoactive), atenolol (antihypertensive), triclocarban and triclosan (antimicrobials), trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (antibacterials), ibuprofen and acetaminophen (analgesics), and caffeine (stimulant) are the most commonly detected at higher concentrations in Indian WTPs that treat predominantly the domestic sewage...
December 1, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913941/the-enigma-of-value-in-search-of-affordable-and-accessible-health-care
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EDITORIAL
Thomas D Szucs, Martina Weiss, Guido Klaus
In times of shrinking resources and pharmaceutical breakthrough situations, our value-assessing systems are stretched to their very limits. Assessing value is highly complex. Current value-assessment systems risk neglecting important factors, such as therapy duration, budget impact, or the importance of combination therapies. Especially when dealing with breakthrough therapies within high-prevalence indications, these factors play an important role in health care spending. When it comes to assessing value in Switzerland, the system is innovation and access-friendly; the price level of pharmaceutical products, however, is relatively high in comparison to neighboring countries...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912875/long-term-chamomile-matricaria-chamomilla-l-treatment-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Jun J Mao, Sharon X Xie, John R Keefe, Irene Soeller, Qing S Li, Jay D Amsterdam
BACKGROUND: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders treated in primary care, yet current therapies have limited efficacy and substantial side effects. PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.) use for prevention of GAD symptom relapse. METHODS: Outpatients from primary care practices and local communities with a primary diagnosis of moderate-to-severe GAD were enrolled for this two-phase study at a large US academic medical center...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910986/catalytic-photodegradation-of-pharmaceuticals-homogeneous-and-heterogeneous-photocatalysis
#18
S Klementova, D Kahoun, L Doubkova, K Frejlachova, M Dusakova, M Zlamal
Photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals (hydrocortisone, estradiol, and verapamil) and personal care product additives (parabens-methyl, ethyl, and propyl derivatives) was investigated in the homogeneous phase (with ferric ions as the catalyst) and on TiO2. Ferric ions in concentrations corresponding to concentrations in natural water bodies were shown to be a significant accelerator of the degradation in homogeneous reaction mixtures. In heterogeneous photocatalytic reactions on TiO2, lower reaction rates, but mineralisation to higher extents, were observed...
December 2, 2016: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910752/submicron-emulsions-and-their-applications-in-oral-delivery
#19
Veenu Mundada, Mitali Patel, Krutika Sawant
A "submicron emulsion" is an isotropic mixture of drug, lipids, and surfactants, usually with hydrophilic cosolvents and with droplet diameters ranging from 10 to 500 nm. Submicron emulsions are of increasing interest in medicine due to their kinetic stability, high solubilizing capacity, and tiny globule size. Because of these properties, they have been applied in various fields, such as personal care, cosmetics, health care, pharmaceuticals, and agrochemicals. Submicron emulsions are by far the most advanced nanoparticulate systems for the systemic delivery of biologically active agents for controlled drug delivery and targeting...
2016: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907901/serum-amh-levels-in-healthy-women-from-brca1-2-mutated-families-are-they-reduced
#20
Theodora C van Tilborg, Inge A P Derks-Smeets, Anna M E Bos, Jan C Oosterwijk, Ron J van Golde, Christine E de Die-Smulders, Lizet E van der Kolk, Wendy A G van Zelst-Stams, Maria E Velthuizen, Annemieke Hoek, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Joop S E Laven, Margreet G E M Ausems, Frank J M Broekmans
STUDY QUESTION: Do BRCA1/2 mutation carriers have a compromised ovarian reserve compared to proven non-carriers, based on serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels? SUMMARY ANSWER: BRCA1/2 mutation carriers do not show a lower serum AMH level in comparison to proven non-carriers, after adjustment for potential confounders. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: It has been suggested that the BRCA genes play a role in the process of ovarian reserve depletion, although previous studies have shown inconsistent results regarding the association between serum AMH levels and BRCA mutation status...
November 2016: Human Reproduction
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