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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334910/evaluating-pharmacist-input-into-the-pharmaceutical-care-of-patients-in-dispensing-medical-practices-in-remote-and-rural-areas-of-scotland
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Derek Stewart, Breda Anthony, Clare Morrison, Yvonne MacRae, Lucy Dixon, Emer Friel, Evelyn Yoong, Scott Cunningham, Katie MacLure
Background.: The Highlands and the Western Isles are the two most remote and rural areas of Scotland, with many medical practices in areas where pharmacies would not be viable. Recent regulations state that that dispensing medical practices in these areas must receive pharmacist support for patients who would benefit. Objective.: This study aimed to evaluate pilot services, which centred on the provision of patient centred pharmaceutical care. Methods...
March 8, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333678/evaluation-of-the-antibacterial-activity-of-green-propolis-extract-and-meadowsweet-extract-against-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteria-importance-in-would-care-compounding-preparations
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Nogueira Rodrigo José Lupatini, Panagiota Danopoulos, Rosita Swikidisa, Pinheiro Vanessa Alves
The use of natural products in compounded wound care formulas is an exciting avenue to pursue for compounding pharmacists since these natural products may contain compounds that promote healing on their own. The use of these natural extracts as an alternative therapy for wound care may also provide several benefits, such as decreased inflammation, infection, side effects, and treatment costs. Thus far, several studies have demonstrated antimicrobial activity for various natural product extracts, including green propolis and meadowsweet...
July 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333673/choosing-a-vial-processing-line-for-aseptic-compounding-part-1
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Shaun Noorian, Navid Vahedi
Equipment systems that enable compliance with stringent state and federal compounding requirements are a topic of increasing interest to U.S. pharmacists. Of those equipment types, an aseptic vial processing line offers unique benefits (especially to 503B compounding pharmacies and small contract manufacturers of aseptic pilot-size batches) if the volume of sterile preparations dispensed offsets the cost of purchase, installation, and maintenance. In this article, the reasons for and the process of selecting an aseptic vial processing line for use in 2 independent 503B compounding pharmacies are presented, the operation of our choice of equipment is described, and specifications for the components of that line are listed...
July 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333672/case-report-pediatric-scar-management-after-open-heart-surgery
#4
Ha Phan, Beau Harger, Nick Estrada
Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital disease caused by structural defects within the heart that can lead to cyanosis. The purpose of this case report is to discuss the use of PracaSil-Plus, a proprietary topical anhydrous silicone base containing pracaxi oil, in scar-management therapy, following open-heart surgery on a pediatric patient with tetralogy of Fallot. The Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale was the research instrument used to evaluate for efficacy of the scar therapy. Following 8 weeks of treatment with PracaSil-Plus, reduction in scores were observed for scar color, stiffness, thickness, and irregularity, with improvements of 87...
July 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333671/compounding-transdermal-medication-for-feline-patients
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Lauren R Eichstadt
Transdermal medications are a desirable route of administration for feline patients. However, before compounding, pharmacists and veterinarians should critically evaluate if the medication is appropriate for administration via the transdermal route. This article discusses points to consider regarding transdermal therapy. Tables summarizing the current literature and medications that should never be used transdermally are included.
July 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333661/does-your-drug-expertise-include-clinical-pharmaceutics
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David W Newton
Whose job is it to protect patients from harm from drug instabilities and incompatibilities and other aspects of clinical pharmaceutics? Pharmacists are better educated via multiple required general and organic chemistry prerequisite and professional curricula medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics courses. Therefore, no healthcare professional other than pharmacists are nicknamed drug experts or are better formally educated to master drug chemistry in the bottle (i.e., injection stability and compatibility/incompatibility clinical pharmaceutics) as a prerequisite for drug administration to cause safe and effective drug chemistry in the body (i...
May 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333658/compounding-in-nigeria
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Deghinmotei Alfred-Ugbenbo, Oleksandr A Zdoryk, Victoriya A Georgiyants, Rick Schnatz
Although the art of apothecary existed as early as the first settlers in the location known today as Nigeria, the practice of pharmacy has transformed from training of dispensers in the 17th century to compounding pharmacists. Compounding, currently carried out exclusively in hospital pharmacies in Nigeria, is a relatively small but significant part of pharmaceutical care since it is tailored to individual/ special patients for positive therapeutic outcomes. This aspect of pharmaceutical service suffers challenges in Nigeria...
May 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333597/when-is-parenteral-nutrition-appropriate
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Patricia Worthington, Jane Balint, Matthew Bechtold, Angela Bingham, Lingtak-Neander Chan, Sharon Durfee, Andrea K Jevenn, Ainsley Malone, Maria Mascarenhas, Daniel T Robinson, Beverly Holcombe
Parenteral nutrition (PN) represents one of the most notable achievements of modern medicine, serving as a therapeutic modality for all age groups across the healthcare continuum. PN offers a life-sustaining option when intestinal failure prevents adequate oral or enteral nutrition. However, providing nutrients by vein is an expensive form of nutrition support, and serious adverse events can occur. In an effort to provide clinical guidance regarding PN therapy, the Board of Directors of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) convened a task force to develop consensus recommendations regarding appropriate PN use...
March 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330856/-my-friend-who-bought-it-for-me-she-has-had-an-abortion-before-the-influence-of-ghanaian-women-s-social-networks-in-determining-the-pathway-to-induced-abortion
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Sarah D Rominski, Jody R Lori, Emmanuel Sk Morhe
BACKGROUND: Even given the liberal abortion law in Ghana, abortion complications are a large contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality. This study sought to understand why young women seeking an abortion in a legally enabling environment chose to do this outside the formal healthcare system. METHODS: Women being treated for complications arising from a self-induced abortion as well as for elective abortions at three hospitals in Ghana were interviewed. Community-based focus groups were held with women as well as men, separately...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328935/intra-articular-hyaluronic-acid-in-the-management-of-knee-osteoarthritis-pharmaco-economic-study-from-the-perspective-of-the-national-health-insurance-system
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Thierry Thomas, Françoise Amouroux, Patrice Vincent
INTRODUCTION: Pharmaco-economic data on the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) with intra articular hyaluronic acid (IA HA) viscosupplementation is limited. We contrasted IA HA with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). METHODS: Observational, prospective and multicenter study comparing treatments of knee OA costs and efficacy with either NSAIDs alone, or hyaluronic acid (Arthrum H 2%®), during a 6-month follow-up period. The investigators were pharmacists who recorded data on disease, drug consumption and healthcare circuit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327136/perceptions-of-interprofessional-collaboration-of-general-practitioners-and-community-pharmacists-a-qualitative-study
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Christin Löffler, Carolin Koudmani, Femke Böhmer, Susanne D Paschka, Jennifer Höck, Eva Drewelow, Martin Stremme, Bernd Stahlhacke, Attila Altiner
BACKGROUND: Despite numerous evidences for the positive effect of community pharmacists on health care, interprofessional collaboration of pharmacists and general practitioners is very often limited. Though highly trained, pharmacists remain an underutilised resource in primary health care in most western countries. This qualitative study aims at investigating pharmacists' and general practitioners' views on barriers to interprofessional collaboration in the German health care system...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327124/exploring-the-influence-of-cultural-orientations-on-assessment-of-communication-behaviours-during-patient-practitioner-interactions
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Kyle J Wilby, Marjan J B Govaerts, Zubin Austin, Diana H J M Dolmans
BACKGROUND: Research has shown that patients' and practitioners' cultural orientations affect communication behaviors and interpretations in cross-cultural patient-practitioner interactions. Little is known about the effect of cultural orientations on assessment of communication behaviors in cross-cultural educational settings. The purpose of this study is to explore cultural orientation as a potential source of assessor idiosyncrasy or between-assessor variability in assessment of communication skills...
March 21, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325528/towards-the-implementation-of-breastfeeding-related-health-services-in-community-pharmacies-pharmacists-perspectives
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Tin Fei Sim, H Laetitia Hattingh, Jillian Sherriff, Lisa B G Tee
BACKGROUND: The scope of community pharmacy practice has expanded over the years. Pharmacists are now involved in the provision of a range of professional services. Pharmacists have regular contact with breastfeeding women, and are perceived as easily accessible, trusted health advisors. There is limited information on factors needed to be considered when implementing breastfeeding-related services in pharmacies to meet the needs of this population group. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore community pharmacists' perspectives on the implementation of breastfeeding-related services, the factors to consider and the required implementation strategies in community pharmacies...
March 10, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325527/collaborative-pharmacist-prescribing-within-the-opioid-substitution-treatment-program-in-south-australia-patient-and-pharmacist-views
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Phuong-Phi Le, Annette Braunack-Mayer, Caroline Laurence
There is a shortage of medical practitioners able and/or willing to prescribe OST. This qualitative study investigated an alternative model of care where by pharmacists co-prescribed with an accredited doctor for OST patients. Semi-structured face-to-face interviews with 14 OST patients were conducted at a state government drug and alcohol clinic about their views on pharmacist prescribing OST for them. In the second phase of the study, three focus group interviews with 18 pharmacists were conducted to explore their views on a policy proposal which would allow them to co-prescribe for OST patients...
February 27, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321988/a-quality-improvement-initiative-to-optimize-dosing-of-surgical-antimicrobial-prophylaxis
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Thomas J Caruso, Ellen Wang, Hayden T Schwenk, David Scheinker, Calida Yeverino, Mary Tweedy, Manjit Maheru, Paul J Sharek
BACKGROUND: The risk of surgical site infections is reduced with appropriate timing and dosing of preoperative antimicrobials. Based on evolving national guidelines, we increased the preoperative dose of cefazolin from 25 to 30 mg·kg(-1) . This quality improvement project describes an improvement initiative to develop standard work processes to ensure appropriate dosing. AIMS: The primary aim was to deliver cefazolin 30 mg·kg(-1) to at least 90% of indicated patients...
March 21, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321163/optimizing-hepatitis-c-virus-treatment-through-pharmacist-interventions-identification-and-management-of-drug-drug-interactions
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Jacob A Langness, Matthew Nguyen, Amanda Wieland, Gregory T Everson, Jennifer J Kiser
AIM: To quantify drug-drug-interactions (DDIs) encountered in patients prescribed hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment, the interventions made, and the time spent in this process. METHODS: As standard of care, a clinical pharmacist screened for DDIs in patients prescribed direct acting antiviral (DAA) HCV treatment between November 2013 and July 2015 at the University of Colorado Hepatology Clinic. HCV regimens prescribed included ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF), paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir/dasabuvir (OBV/PTV/r + DSV), simeprevir/sofosbuvir (SIM/SOF), and sofosbuvir/ribavirin (SOF/RBV)...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321139/pharmacists-and-pediatric-medication-adherence-bridging-the-gap
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Sarah El-Rachidi, Joseph M LaRochelle, Jill A Morgan
Pediatric medication nonadherence is a major problem in the United States health care system. Age of the child, lack of understanding about the disease or treatment, culture, socioeconomic status, family structure, schedule of medications, and taste can all contribute to this problem. Strategies that target interventions to the individual patient and family can be most effective. Pharmacists are at the forefront of patient care and can help children become more adherent to their medications through counseling and building a trusting relationship with the family...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321138/student-preparation-for-pgy1-residency-training-by-us-colleges-of-pharmacy-survey-of-the-residency-program-director-perspective
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Alyssa B Mutz, Jacob Beyer, Whitney L Dickson, Irina Gutman, Filiz Yucebay, Marcie Lepkowsky, Juliana Chan, Kristen Carter, Christopher L Shaffer, Patrick D Fuller
Purpose: To evaluate current residents' level of preparation by US colleges of pharmacy for postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency training from the perspective of residency program directors (RPDs). Methods: RPDs were asked in an electronic survey questionnaire to rate PGY1 pharmacy residents' abilities in 4 domains: communication, clinical knowledge, interpersonal/time-management skills, and professionalism/leadership. Results: One hundred ninety-seven RPDs of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited PGY1 programs completed the survey...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321137/navigating-the-institutional-review-board-irb-process-for-pharmacy-related-research
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Marjorie Shaw Phillips, Osama Abdelghany, Susan Johnston, Rachel Rarus, Jennifer Austin-Szwak, Craig Kirkwood
Pharmacists' specialized training and knowledge qualify them to lead and engage in research pertaining to optimal medication use. Performing research promotes pharmacy professionalism and fosters interdisciplinary collaboration. To conduct research appropriately, one must have thorough knowledge of when institutional review board (IRB) approval is required and how to successfully navigate IRB processes. The overarching mission of the IRB overseeing research at an organization per federal guidelines is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321136/procarbazine-lomustine-and-vincristine-pcv-regimen-for-central-nervous-system-tumors
#20
Dominic A Solimando, J Aubrey Waddell
The complexity of cancer chemotherapy requires pharmacists be familiar with the complicated regimens and highly toxic agents used. This column reviews various issues related to preparation, dispensing, and administration of antineoplastic therapy, and the agents, both commercially available and investigational, used to treat malignant diseases. Questions or suggestions for topics should be addressed to Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc., 4201 Wilson Blvd #110-545, Arlington, VA 22203, e-mail: OncRxSvc@comcast...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
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