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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212616/general-practitioners-views-on-long-term-prescription-and-use-of-problematic-and-potentially-inappropriate-medication-for-oldest-old-patients-a-qualitative-interview-study-with-gps-cim-triad-study
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Nadine Janis Pohontsch, Kathrin Heser, Antje Löffler, Britta Haenisch, Debora Parker, Tobias Luck, Steffi G Riedel-Heller, Wolfgang Maier, Frank Jessen, Martin Scherer
BACKGROUND: Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) is defined as medication with uncertain therapeutic effects and/or potential adverse drug reactions outweighing the clinical benefits. The prescription rate of PIM for oldest-old patients is high despite the existence of lists of PIM (e.g. the PRISCUS list) and efforts to raise awareness. This study aims at identifying general practitioners' views on PIM and aspects affecting the (long-term) use of PIM. METHODS: As part of the CIM-TRIAD study, we conducted semi-structured, qualitative interviews with 47 general practitioners, discussing 25 patients with and 22 without PIM (according to the PRISCUS list)...
February 17, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212400/surveys-of-public-knowledge-and-attitudes-with-regard-to-antibiotics-in-poland-did-the-european-antibiotic-awareness-day-campaigns-change-attitudes
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Beata Mazińska, Izabela Strużycka, Waleria Hryniewicz
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health problem. Monitoring the level of knowledge regarding antibiotics is a part of the European Union Community strategy against antimicrobial resistance. OBJECTIVE: To assess knowledge by the general public in Poland regarding antibiotics, AMR, and the impact of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day campaigns. METHODS: The repeated cross-sectional study was developed and carried out among the general public in Poland (in 5 waves between 2009 and 2011, embracing a total of 5004 respondents)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208876/prescribing-pattern-of-antifungal-medications-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-oman
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Khalid A Al Balushi, Mohammed A Alzaabi, Fatma Alghafri
INTRODUCTION: Inappropriate use of antifungal agents is implicated in the global burden of antifungal resistance, adverse outcomes like persistent infections, unnecessary exposure and increased cost. Data collection from time to time is to be done in order to have a check on the resistance/sensitivity pattern of the commonly prescribed antifungal drugs. AIM: To describe the pattern of antifungal drug prescription and administration to patients attending a university hospital in Oman...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197223/a-multifaceted-approach-to-decrease-inappropriate-antibiotic-use-in-a-pediatric-outpatient-clinic
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Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Amel H Alawami
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate use of antimicrobial agents is the major cause for the development of resistance. Thus, it is important to include outpatient clinics in the development of antibiotic stewardship program. METHODS: We report a multifaceted approach to decrease inappropriate antibiotic use in upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in an outpatient pediatric clinic. The interventions included educational grand round, academic detailing, and prospective audit and feedback and peer comparison...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194534/the-impact-of-physician-level-drug-budgets-on-prescribing-behavior
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Katharina Elisabeth Fischer, Taika Koch, Karel Kostev, Tom Stargardt
To contain pharmaceutical spending, drug budgets have been introduced across health systems. Apart from analyzing whether drug budgets fulfill their overall goal of reducing spending, changes in the cost and quality of prescribing and the enforcement mechanisms put in place need evaluation to assess the effectiveness of drug budgets at the physician level. In this study, we aim to analyze the cost and quality of prescribing conditional on the level of utilization of the drug budget and in view of varying levels of enforcement in cases of overspending...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193663/results-from-a-patient-based-health-education-intervention-in-reducing-antibiotic-use-for-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-the-private-sector-primary-care-setting-in-singapore
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Magdalene Hui Min Lee, Darius Shaw Teng Pan, Joyce Huixin Huang, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Joash Wen Chen Chong, Ee Hui Goh, Lili Jiang, Yee Sin Leo, Tau Hong Lee, Chia Siong Wong, Victor Weng Keong Loh, Fong Seng Lim, Adrian Zhongxian Poh, Tat Yean Tham, Wei Mon Wong, Yue Yu
We investigated the efficacy of patient-targeted education in reducing antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) amongst adults in the private primary care setting in Singapore. Our randomized controlled trial enrolled patients aged 21 years and above presenting at GP (general practitioner) clinics with URTI symptoms for 7 days or less. Intervention arm patients were verbally educated via pamphlets about the aetiology of URTIs, role of antibiotics in treating URTIs, and consequences of inappropriate antibiotic use...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191360/self-medication-pattern-among-social-science-university-students-in-northwest-ethiopia
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Dessalegn Asmelashe Gelayee
Background. Inappropriate self-medication causes wastage of resources among others. Method. This survey study was conducted to determine self-medication pattern of 404 social science university students in Northwest Ethiopia, who were selected through stratified random sampling technique. Data were collected using self-administered questionnaire and analyzed with SPSS version 20 statistical software. Binary Logistic Regression analysis was employed with P value < 0.05 considered statistically significant...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188508/potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-and-associated-factors-in-elderly-patients-at-hospital-discharge-in-brazil-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ana Luiza Pereira Moreira Mori, Renata Cunha Carvalho, Patricia Melo Aguiar, Maria Goretti Farias de Lima, Magali da Silva Pacheco Nobre Rossi, José Fernando Salvador Carrillo, Egídio Lima Dórea, Sílvia Storpirtis
Background The Screening Tool of Older Persons' Prescriptions/Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right Treatment (STOPP/START) criteria is used to identify instances of potentially inappropriate prescribing in a patient's medication regimen. Objective To determine the prevalence and predictors of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs) among elderly patients at hospital discharge. Setting A university hospital medical clinic in Brazil. Method Discharge prescriptions were examined using the STOPP/START criteria...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183240/pharmacotherapy-of-persons-with-dementia-in-long-term-care-in-australia-a-descriptive-audit-of-central-nervous-system-medications
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Wendy Moyle, Najwan El Saifi, Brian Draper, Cindy Jones, Elizabeth Beattie, David Shum, Lukman Thalib, Cindy Mervin, Siobhan O Dwyer
BACKGROUND: Neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia are often treated through the prescription of one or more psychotropic medications. However, limited efficacy and potential harmful side-effects has resulted in efforts to reduce the use of psychotropic medication in this population, particularly for those living in long-term care. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the pattern of central nervous system medication usage in older adults with dementia living in long-term care; assess the appropriateness of prescribing against Beers criteria; and detect potential drug interactions from co-administered medications...
February 9, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164355/analysis-of-the-appropriateness-of-off-label-antipsychotic-use-for-mental-health-indications-in-a-veteran-population
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Jacob T Painter, Richard Owen, Kathy L Henderson, Mark S Bauer, Dinesh Mittal, Teresa J Hudson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: A substantial proportion of antipsychotic (AP) use in veterans is for nonapproved indications (i.e., off-label prescribing). Not all off-label use is necessarily detrimental to patients, however, and in certain situations, off-label prescribing could be considered justifiable. The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which off-label AP prescribing in a veteran population was potentially appropriate. DESIGN: Expert panel and retrospective analysis...
February 5, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155744/-potentially-inappropriate-medication-use-in-elderly-care-in-burkina-faso
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Hervé Hien, Blahima Konaté, Abdramane Berthé, Télesphore Somé, Koiné Maxime Drabo, Jean-Baptiste Tougouma, Macaire Ouédraogo, Fatoumata Badini-Kinda, Anne Spinewine, Jean Macq
These results suggest approaches to encourage the development of care provider skills, standardized practices and rational prescription to help improve medication use in the elderly.</ce:para>.
November 25, 2016: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155237/the-use-of-potentially-inappropriate-medications-among-the-lithuanian-elderly-according-to-beers-and-eu-7-pim-list-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study-on-reimbursement-claims-data
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D Grina, V Briedis
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The prevalence and risk factors for prescribing and using potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) has been extensively researched in Western Europe and the United States of America; however, research in Central and Eastern Europe remains highly limited. According to a recent systematic review, the overall estimated weighted prevalence of PIM prescribing in community-dwelling elderly in Europe (expressed as a percentage of patients or prescriptions with ≥1 PIM) was 22·6% (95% CI: 19·5%-26·7%)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144194/the-effects-of-a-web-application-and-medical-monitoring-on-the-quality-of-medication-adverse-drug-events-and-adherence-in-the-elderly-living-at-home-a-protocol-of-the-study
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Polona Selic, Eva Cedilnik Gorup, Savin Gorup, Marija Petek Ster, Janez Rifel, Zalika Klemenc Ketis
BACKGROUND: In more than half of elderly chronically-ill family clinic attendees, drug prescribing deviates from the internationally acknowledged STOPP/START recommendations. Our study will determine whether it is possible to improve the quality of drug prescriptions in chronically-ill elderly people living at home by regularly monitoring the prescribed drugs according to STOPP/START criteria. METHODS: The project started in 2014 and will run until 2017. Forty general practitioners (GPs) are participating in a pragmatic randomized controlled trial...
December 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139511/evaluation-of-outpatient-antibiotic-use-in-beijing-general-hospitals-in-2015
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Chuan Yang, Wen-Qiang Cai, Zi-Jun Zhou
BACKGROUND: Medical misuse of antibiotics is associated with the acquisition and spread of antibiotic resistance, resulting in a lack of effective drugs and increased health-care cost. Nevertheless, inappropriate antibiotic use in China remains common and the situation requires urgent improvement. Here, we analyzed the prescriptions of antibiotics and evaluated the rationality of antibiotic use among outpatients in Beijing general hospitals during 2015. METHODS: We collected basic medical insurance claim data from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 in 507 general hospitals of Beijing...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130022/improving-over-the-counter-medication-safety-for-older-adults-a-study-protocol-for-a-demonstration-and-dissemination-study
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Michelle A Chui, Jamie A Stone, Richard J Holden
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug events (ADEs) associated with over-the-counter (OTC) medications cause 178,000 hospitalizations each year. Older adults, aged 65 and older, are particularly vulnerable to ADEs. Of the 2.2 million older adults considered at risk for a major ADE, more than 50% are at risk due to concurrent use of an OTC and prescription medication. OBJECTIVES: To refine the intervention and implementation strategy through diagnostic and formative evaluation; to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention for preventing misuse of high-risk OTC medications by older adults; and to evaluate the implementation of the intervention in community pharmacies...
January 24, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127641/assessment-of-linezolid-prescriptions-in-three-french-hospitals
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C Dentan, E Forestier, M Roustit, S Boisset, S Chanoine, O Epaulard, P Pavese
The use of linezolid to treat gram-positive cocci infections is increasing in France. Linezolid is approved in pneumonia and complicated skin and soft tissue infections. Overuse and misuse of linezolid can favor the emergence and spreading of linezolid-resistant strains. We aimed to assess the appropriateness of linezolid use in French hospitals. This is a multicenter, retrospective study conducted in three tertiary care hospitals. Appropriateness of linezolid indications and adequacy (composite score concerning dosage, route of administration and blood monitoring) were assessed...
January 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119402/a-national-pharmacoepidemiological-study-of-antibiotic-use-in-korean-paediatric-outpatients
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Yun-Kyoung Song, Nayoung Han, Myeong Gyu Kim, Hyeu-Jin Chang, Hyun Soon Sohn, Eunhee Ji, Jung Mi Oh
BACKGROUND: Information on the use of antibiotics in Eastern Asian children is limited. The objectives of this study were to evaluate in Korean paediatric outpatients (1) the nationwide pattern of prescribing antibiotics according to age group and medical institution and (2) the adherence of antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infections to both national guidelines and European antibiotic prescribing quality indicators. METHOD: This population-based study used the national insurance reimbursement database for 2011...
January 24, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119312/stoppfrail-screening-tool-of-older-persons-prescriptions-in-frail-adults-with-limited-life-expectancy-consensus-validation
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Amanda Hanora Lavan, Paul Gallagher, Carole Parsons, Denis O'Mahony
OBJECTIVE: to validate STOPPFrail, a list of explicit criteria for potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in frail older adults with limited life expectancy. DESIGN: a Delphi consensus survey of an expert panel comprising academic geriatricians, clinical pharmacologists, palliative care physicians, old age psychiatrists, general practitioners and clinical pharmacists. SETTING: Ireland. SUBJECTS: seventeen panellists...
January 23, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116115/impact-of-pharmacists-audit-on-improving-the-quality-of-prescription-of-dabigatran-etexilate-methanesulfonate-a-retrospective-study
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Teppei Shimizu, Yoshio Momose, Ryuichi Ogawa, Masahiro Takahashi, Hirotoshi Echizen
BACKGROUND: Appropriate prescription of dabigatran etexilate methanesulfonate (JAN) is more complicated than assumed, because there are totally 10 items of contraindications and instructions for dosage reduction depending on patients' characteristics. We aimed to study whether the routine audit of first-time prescriptions of dabigatran performed by pharmacists is effective in improving the quality of prescription. METHODS: A retrospective re-audit was performed on all the prescriptions of dabigatran issued at Kitahara International Hospital, Tokyo between March 2011 and February 2014, by evaluating the prescriptions rigorously against the approved prescribing information of the drug...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111172/self-medication-and-self-prescription-with-antibiotics-in-the-middle-east-do-they-really-happen-a-systematic-review-of-the-prevalence-possible-reasons-and-outcomes
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Faten Alhomoud, Zainab Aljamea, Reem Almahasnah, Khawlah Alkhalifah, Lama Basalelah, Farah Kais Alhomoud
OBJECTIVES: There has been no review on the prevalence, possible causes, and clinical outcomes of self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) in the Middle East. METHODS: Databases were searched (January 2000 through June 2016) for articles on SMA among adults aged ≥18 years living in the Middle East. A hand search for relevant citations and key journals was also performed. RESULTS: Twenty-two studies were found. The prevalence of SMA ranged from 19% to 82%...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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