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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129668/characterization-of-actions-taken-during-the-delivery-of-medication-therapy-management-a-time-and-motion-approach
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Alice C Chang, Jutieh Lincoln, Wendy M Lantaff, Stephanie A Gernant, Heather A Jaynes, William Doucette, Margie E Snyder
OBJECTIVES: To characterize actions performed by pharmacists and support staff during provision of medication therapy management (MTM) and to compare actions performed according to practice characteristics. METHODS: A purposeful sample of 7 MTM practices (2 call centers and 5 community practices) was identified and visited by investigators. Pharmacists and support staff were observed during their routine provision of MTM. Investigators characterized "major" (e.g...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123366/new-approach-for-promoting-hpv-vaccination-in-college-men-based-on-multi-theory-model-mtm-of-health-behavior-change
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REVIEW
M Sharma, V K Nahar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122201/factors-determining-workers-pace-while-conducting-continuous-sequential-lifting-carrying-and-lowering-tasks
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Yaar Harari, Raziel Riemer, Avital Bechar
To plan a new manual material handling work process, it is necessary to predict the times required to complete each task. Current time prediction models lack validity when the handled object's mass exceeds 2 kg. In this study, we investigated the effect of workplace design parameters on continuous sequential lifting, carrying, and lowering of boxes weighing from 2 kg to 14 kg. Both laboratory and field experiments were conducted. Results revealed that the box's weight and the lifting and lowering heights influenced the tasks' times...
February 2018: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083970/evaluating-patient-preferences-for-different-incentive-programs-to-optimize-pharmacist-provided-patient-care-program-enrollment
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Daniel Tomaszewski, Tim Cernohous, Rajiv Vaidyanathan
BACKGROUND: Employers have increased efforts to engage employees in health and wellness programs. Providing employees with incentives to participate in these programs has been shown to improve overall enrollment and engagement. One program that has had challenges with enrollment and engagement is medication therapy management (MTM). OBJECTIVES: To (a) determine how individuals evaluate different financial incentives to improve participation in an MTM program and (b) measure the effect of participant characteristics on incentive preference...
November 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078707/continuous-care-provided-through-comprehensive-medication-management-in-an-acute-care-practice-model
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T David Marr, Nicole R Pinelli, Jamie A Jarmul, Kayla M Waldron, Stephen F Eckel, Jonathan D Cicci, Jill S Bates, Lindsey B Amerine
BACKGROUND: Pharmacy practice models that foster pharmacists' accountability for medication-related outcomes are imperative for the profession. Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is an opportunity to advance patient care. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a CMM practice model in the acute care setting on organizational, patient, and financial outcomes. METHODS: Three adult service lines focused on at-risk patients identified using internal risk stratification methodology were implemented...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071469/ultrastructural-analyses-of-internal-limiting-membrane-excised-from-highly-myopic-eyes-with-myopic-traction-maculopathy
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Reiji Yokota, Akito Hirakata, Nobutsugu Hayashi, Kazunari Hirota, Tosho Rii, Yuji Itoh, Tadashi Orihara, Makoto Inoue
PURPOSE: To evaluate the ultrastructure of the internal limiting membranes (ILMs) excised during vitrectomy from highly myopic eyes with myopic traction maculopathy (MTM). The clinical findings before and after the vitrectomy were compared. METHODS: Seven eyes of 7 patients with macular retinoschisis were studied. Four of these eyes also had a foveal detachment but without a retinal break. All the eyes underwent vitrectomy with the creation of a posterior vitreous detachment and ILM peeling...
October 25, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070499/identifying-and-characterizing-preventable-adverse-drug-events-for-prioritizing-pharmacist-intervention-in-hospitals
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Nakyung Jeon, Ben Staley, Thomas Johns, Glori Pflugfelder Lipori, Babette Brumback, Richard Segal, Almut G Winterstein
PURPOSE: The approach and results for identifying and characterizing preventable adverse drug events (pADEs) that are key targets for pharmacist medication therapy management (MTM) are summarized. METHODS: This study was part of a larger effort aimed at developing an electronic health record-based prediction model (the complexity score, or C-score) that ranks hospitalized patients according to their risk for pADEs. An environmental scan of published epidemiologic pADE studies and national patient safety priority areas was conducted...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035338/integrating-medication-therapy-management-mtm-services-provided-by-community-pharmacists-into-a-community-based-accountable-care-organization-aco
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Brian Isetts
(1) Background: As the U.S. healthcare system evolves from fee-for-service financing to global population-based payments designed to be accountable for both quality and total cost of care, the effective and safe use of medications is gaining increased importance. The purpose of this project was to determine the feasibility of integrating medication therapy management (MTM) services provided by community pharmacists into the clinical care teams and the health information technology (HIT) infrastructure for Minnesota Medicaid recipients of a 12-county community-based accountable care organization (ACO)...
October 16, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018299/provision-of-medication-therapy-management-by-pharmacists-to-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-federally-qualified-health-center
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Uche Anadu Ndefo, Aisha Morris Moultry, Portia N Davis, Raven Askew
BACKGROUND: Type-2 diabetes mellitus is a complex condition for which pharmacists are well suited to improve patient outcomes by delivering medication therapy management (MTM) services. When diabetes is well controlled, patients can avoid its long-term complications, such as cardiovascular and renal diseases. This article describes an MTM pilot program that was implemented at a federally qualified health center (FQHC). METHODS: This program was implemented at three clinics involving patients with uncontrolled diabetes, defined as hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) greater than 8%...
October 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017421/access-to-medical-records-impact-on-community-pharmacist-delivered-medication-therapy-management-a-pilot-from-the-medication-safety-research-network-of-indiana-rx-safenet
#10
Stephanie A Gernant, Alan J Zillich, Margie E Snyder
BACKGROUND: Medication therapy management (MTM) may be optimized if pharmacists engaged in health information exchange (HIE) by reviewing unedited medical records. METHODS: In this nonblinded, randomized, controlled pilot, pharmacists delivered a part of MTM, comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs), to adult patients in a practice-based research network (PBRN). Intervention community pharmacists solicited the last 6 months of patients' primary care provider-held, unedited medical records...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978255/will-the-presence-of-the-patient-at-multidisciplinary-meetings-influence-the-decision-in-head-and-neck-oncology-management
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Julie Massoubre, Michel Lapeyre, Rémy Pastourel, Vincent Dupuch, Julian Biau, Anne-Francoise Dillies, Thierry Mom, Bruno Pereira, Laurent Gilain, Nicolas Saroul
OBJECTIVES: Multidisciplinary team meetings (MTM) are essential in the choice of a therapeutic strategy in head and neck cancer. In many centres patients attend MTMs and are examined by the team. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of the patient's presence on therapeutic decisions. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study of 119 consecutive patients. METHODS: Two therapeutic situations were compared: the therapeutic decision taken following discussion of the patient's file in the MTM (D1) and the therapeutic decision taken after examination of the patient during MTMs (D2)...
October 5, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970451/experiential-education-builds-student-self-confidence-in-delivering-medication-therapy-management
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Wendy M Parker, Kirsten M Donato, Katie E Cardone, Jennifer Cerulli
To determine the impact of advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) on student self-confidence related to medication therapy management (MTM), fourth-year pharmacy students were surveyed pre/post APPE to: identify exposure to MTM learning opportunities, assess knowledge of the MTM core components, and assess self-confidence performing MTM services. An anonymous electronic questionnaire administered pre/post APPE captured demographics, factors predicted to impact student self-confidence (Grade point average (GPA), work experience, exposure to MTM learning opportunities), MTM knowledge and self-confidence conducting MTM using a 5-point Likert scale (1 = Not at all Confident; 5 = Extremely Confident)...
July 11, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953269/small-for-gestational-age-prevalence-risk-factors-in-central-appalachian-states-with-mountain-top-mining
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Hamid Ferdosi, Steve H Lamm, Nana Ama Afari-Dwamena, Elisabeth Dissen, Rusan Chen, Ji Li, Manning Feinleib
OBJECTIVES: To identify risk factors for small-for-gestational age (SGA) for counties in central Appalachian states (Kentucky (KY), Tennessee (TN), Virginia (VA), and West Virginia (WV)) with varied coal mining activities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Live birth certificate files (1990-2002) were used for obtaining SGA prevalence rates for mothers based on the coal mining activities of their counties of residence, mountain-top mining (MTM) activities, underground mining activities but no mountain-top mining activity (non-MTM), or having no mining activities (non-mining)...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943985/the-impact-of-pharmacist-led-medication-therapy-management-on-medication-adherence-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Daniel A Erku, Asnakew A Ayele, Abebe B Mekuria, Sewunet A Belachew, Bisrat Hailemeskel, Henok G Tegegn
BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to antidiabetic medications leads to a higher rate of hospital admissions and adverse health outcomes in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate whether a pharmacist-led medication therapy management, compared to the usual care, could enhance medication adherence and reduce hospital admission in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus from February 1 to July 30, 2016...
July 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934499/co-produced-natural-ketolides-methymycin-and-pikromycin-inhibit-bacterial-growth-by-preventing-synthesis-of-a-limited-number-of-proteins
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Mashal M Almutairi, Maxim S Svetlov, Douglas A Hansen, Nelli F Khabibullina, Dorota Klepacki, Han-Young Kang, David H Sherman, Nora Vázquez-Laslop, Yury S Polikanov, Alexander S Mankin
Antibiotics methymycin (MTM) and pikromycin (PKM), co-produced by Streptomyces venezuelae, represent minimalist macrolide protein synthesis inhibitors. Unlike other macrolides, which carry several side chains, a single desosamine sugar is attached to the macrolactone ring of MTM and PKM. In addition, the macrolactone scaffold of MTM is smaller than in other macrolides. The unusual structure of MTM and PKM and their simultaneous secretion by S. venezuelae bring about the possibility that two compounds would bind to distinct ribosomal sites...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931719/innate-colour-preference-individual-learning-and-memory-retention-in-the-ant-camponotus-blandus
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Ayse Yilmaz, Adrian G Dyer, Wolfgang Rössler, Johannes Spaethe
Ants are a well-characterized insect model for the study of visual learning and orientation, but the extent to which colour vision is involved in these tasks remains unknown. We investigated the colour preference, learning and memory retention of Camponotus blandus foragers under controlled laboratory conditions. Our results show that C. blandus foragers exhibit a strong innate preference for ultraviolet (UV, 365 nm) over blue (450 nm) and green (528 nm) wavelengths. The ants can learn to discriminate 365 nm from either 528 nm or 450 nm, independent of intensity changes...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931572/drosophila-neprilysin-1-rescues-memory-deficits-caused-by-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide
#17
Oriane Turrel, Valérie Goguel, Thomas Preat
Neprilysins are Type II metalloproteinases known to degrade and inactivate a number of small peptides, in particular the mammalian amyloid-β peptide (Aβ). In Drosophila, several neprilysins expressed in the brain are required for middle-term (MTM) and long-term memory (LTM) in the dorsal paired medial (DPM) neurons, a pair of large neurons that broadly innervate the mushroom bodies (MB), the center of olfactory memory. These data indicate that one or several peptides need to be degraded for MTM and LTM. We have previously shown that the fly amyloid precursor protein (APPL) is required for memory in the MB...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924623/the-effectiveness-of-pharmacist-provided-telephonic-medication-therapy-management-on-emergency-department-utilization-in-home-health-patients
#18
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/28842455/program-teaches-mtm-focused-teams-how-to-tell-their-stories
#19
Kate Traynor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842446/a-natural-history-study-of-x-linked-myotubular-myopathy
#20
Kimberly Amburgey, Etsuko Tsuchiya, Sabine de Chastonay, Michael Glueck, Rachel Alverez, Cam-Tu Nguyen, Anne Rutkowski, Joseph Hornyak, Alan H Beggs, James J Dowling
OBJECTIVE: To define the natural history of X-linked myotubular myopathy (MTM). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study that included an online survey (n = 35) and a prospective, 1-year longitudinal investigation using a phone survey (n = 33). RESULTS: We ascertained data from 50 male patients with MTM and performed longitudinal assessments on 33 affected individuals. Consistent with existing knowledge, we found that MTM is a disorder associated with extensive morbidities, including wheelchair (86...
September 26, 2017: Neurology
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