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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458088/antibiotics-use-among-palestine-refugees-attending-unrwa-primary-health-care-centers-in-jordan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maysun Al Baz, Michael R Law, Rawan Saadeh
The irrational use of antibiotics is increasing in Jordanian refugee camps and consequently so too is bacterial resistance. About one-third of health expenditures at UNRWA health centers in Jordan are attributed to antibiotics. OBJECTIVE: We studied knowledge, attitude and behaviour of Palestine refugees attending UNRWA health centers in Jordan regarding antibiotic use in order to plan public health interventions accordingly. METHODS: A cross-sectional, interviewer-administered survey among 250 adult Palestine refugees at four different health centres was conducted...
February 16, 2018: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457491/critical-care-pharmacists-and-medication-management-in-an-icu-recovery-center
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Joanna L Stollings, Sarah L Bloom, Li Wang, E Wesley Ely, James C Jackson, Carla M Sevin
BACKGROUND: Many patients experience complications following critical illness; these are now widely referred to as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). An interprofessional intensive care unit (ICU) recovery center (ICU-RC), also known as a PICS clinic, is one potential approach to promoting patient and family recovery following critical illness. OBJECTIVES: To describe the role of an ICU-RC critical care pharmacist in identifying and treating medication-related problems among ICU survivors...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456149/impact-of-a-universal-medication-schedule-on-rationalising-and-understanding-of-medication-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Eimear McManus, Suzanne McCarthy, Raymond Carson, Laura J Sahm
BACKGROUND: Patients frequently encounter difficulty understanding their prescription drug labels. This problem is more common in patients with limited health literacy (HL). Patients are not always counselled on their medicines by their doctor or pharmacist, therefore this label can be an important source of information. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a Universal Medication Schedule (UMS) on the knowledge and consolidation of a prescription drug regimen compared to standard pharmacy labelling...
February 10, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453677/changes-in-medicine-prescription-following-a-medication-review-in-older-high-risk-patients-with-polypharmacy
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Marian Z M Hurmuz, Sarah I M Janus, Jeannette G van Manen
Background The more (inappropriate) drugs a patient uses, the higher the risk of drug related problems. To reduce these risks, medication reviews can be performed. Objective To report changes in the prescribed number of (potentially inappropriate) drugs before and after performing a medication review in high-risk polypharmacy patients. A secondary objective was to study reasons for continuing potentially inappropriate drugs (PIDs). Setting Dutch community pharmacy and general medical practice. Methods A retrospective longitudinal intervention study with a pre-test/post-test design and follow-up of 1 week and 3 months was performed...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448243/impact-of-health-authority-control-measures-aimed-at-reducing-the-illicit-use-of-anabolic-androgenic-steroids
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Raquel Vázquez-Mourelle, Eduardo Carracedo-Martinez, Adolfo Figueiras
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate two interventions on anabolic-androgenic-steroids (AAS) dispensation in retail pharmacies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in a north-western region of Spain. Data were the AAS supplied by wholesale drug distributors to retail pharmacies over a period of 102 months. It is designed as an ecological time-series study; the dependent variables were daily defined doses per 1,000 inhabitants per day of each drug. The two interventions evaluated were: (1) an inspection program intended for those retail pharmacies where there was an irregular dispensation and (2) a regulation put forth forcing these pharmacies to carry out additional registers...
February 15, 2018: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445304/prevalence-of-medication-errors-in-primary-health-care-at-bahrain-defence-force-hospital-prescription-based-study
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Fatema Aljasmi, Fatema Almalood, Ahmed Al Ansari
Background: One of the important activities that physicians - particularly general practitioners - perform is prescribing. It occurs in most health care facilities and especially in primary health care (PHC) settings. Objectives: This study aims to determine what types of prescribing errors are made in PHC at Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital, and how common they are. Methods: This was a retrospective study of data from PHC at BDF Hospital...
2018: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439927/characterization-of-pharmacists-interventions-in-asthma-management-a-systematic-review
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Carmen Crespo-Gonzalez, Fernando Fernandez-Llimos, Inajara Rotta, Cassyano J Correr, Shalom I Benrimoj, Victoria Garcia-Cardenas
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacists have adopted an active role in asthma management. This review aimed to analyze the intervention dose, understood as the "amount of program delivered," and core components of the intervention provided by pharmacists in asthma management. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was conducted in December 2016 using PubMed. STUDY SELECTION: A 2-stage approach was used. At the first stage, systematic reviews of pharmacists' interventions in asthma management were identified...
February 10, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438547/effectiveness-of-general-practitioner-online-training-and-an-information-booklet-for-parents-on-antibiotic-prescribing-for-children-with-respiratory-tract-infection-in-primary-care-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anne R J Dekker, Theo J M Verheij, Berna D L Broekhuizen, Christopher C Butler, Jochen W L Cals, Nick A Francis, Paul Little, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Lucy Yardley, Nicolaas P A Zuithoff, Alike W van der Velden
Objectives: Antibiotics are too often prescribed in childhood respiratory tract infection (RTI), despite limited effectiveness, potential side effects and bacterial resistance. We aimed to reduce antibiotic prescribing for children with RTI by online training for general practitioners (GPs) and information for parents. Methods: A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care. The intervention consisted of online training for GPs and an information booklet for parents...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436465/impact-of-a-pharmacy-team-led-intervention-program-on-the-readmission-rate-of-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure
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Pamela M Moye, Pui Shan Chu, Teresa Pounds, Maria Miller Thurston
PURPOSE: The results of a study to determine whether pharmacy team-led postdischarge intervention can reduce the rate of 30-day hospital readmissions in older patients with heart failure (HF) are reported. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients 60 years of age or older who were admitted to an academic medical center with a primary diagnosis of HF during the period March 2013-June 2014 and received standard postdischarge follow-up care provided by physicians, nurses, and case managers...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435911/efficacy-of-a-telephone-based-intervention-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-pharmacy-practice
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Amir Sarayani, Mojgan Mashayekhi, Marzieh Nosrati, Zahra Jahangard-Rafsanjani, Mohammadreza Javadi, Navid Saadat, Sheyda Najafi, Kheirollah Gholami
Background Pharmacists' interventions to improve outcomes of diabetes management have been promising. However, evidence on using telephone-based interventions in pharmacy practice are limited, particularly in developing countries. Objective To evaluate the efficacy of a telephone-based intervention to improve care and clinical outcomes in type-2 diabetes. Setting A referral community pharmacy and drug information center. Method We conducted a two-armed randomized controlled trial on 100 patients with type-2 diabetes...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433948/adherence-barriers-in-pediatric-epilepsy-from-toddlers-to-young-adults
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Ana M Gutierrez-Colina, Aimee W Smith, Constance A Mara, Avani C Modi
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to examine the continuity of adherence barriers across stages of development in pediatric epilepsy and to assess the differential influence of barriers on several important clinical outcomes from early childhood to young adulthood, including adherence, seizures, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHOD: A developmentally representative sample of youth 2-25years with epilepsy was obtained by combining data from five different studies...
February 9, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428578/treatment-practices-of-households-and-antibiotic-dispensing-in-medicine-outlets-in-developing-countries-the-case-of-ghana
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Mary-Anne Ahiabu, Pascal Magnussen, Ib Christian Bygbjerg, Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic resistance, associated with inappropriate drug use, is a global public health threat. The pharmaceutical sectors in developing countries are poorly regulated leading to antibiotic sales and use without a prescription. The study documents the treatment of acute illnesses in households and the antibiotic dispensing practices of medicine sales outlets in Eastern region, Ghana. METHOD: Twice-weekly illness recall visits were made to 12 households in three rural communities over eight consecutive weeks...
February 7, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426612/pharmacist-prescriptive-authority-for-smoking-cessation-medications-in-the-united-states
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Alex J Adams, Karen Suchanek Hudmon
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the status of state laws regarding the expansion of pharmacists' prescriptive authority for smoking cessation medications and to summarize frequently asked questions and answers that arose during the associated legislative debates. DATA SOURCES: Legislative language was reviewed and summarized for all states with expanded authority, and literature supporting the pharmacist's capacity for an expanded role in smoking cessation is described...
February 6, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425664/topical-testosterone-therapy-adherence-and-outcomes-among-men-with-primary-or-secondary-hypogonadism
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Michael Grabner, Zsolt Hepp, Amit Raval, Fang Tian, Mohit Khera
BACKGROUND: Men with primary or secondary hypogonadism (HG) prescribed testosterone therapy (TTh) who terminate treatment early might not obtain the benefit of symptom relief. AIM: To estimate adherence to topical TTh and to compare baseline characteristics and follow-up outcomes between adherent and non-adherent patients in a population of commercially insured US men with primary or secondary HG. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of adult men with primary or secondary HG and initiating topical TTh from 2007 through 2014, with continuous coverage during 12-month baseline and follow-up periods, was identified from a large US health plan...
February 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425226/randomized-controlled-trial-on-promoting-influenza-vaccination-in-general-practice-waiting-rooms
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Christophe Berkhout, Amy Willefert-Bouche, Emmanuel Chazard, Suzanna Zgorska-Maynard-Moussa, Jonathan Favre, Lieve Peremans, Grégoire Ficheur, Paul Van Royen
BACKGROUND: Most of general practitioners (GPs) use advertising in their waiting rooms for patient's education purposes. Patients vaccinated against seasonal influenza have been gradually lessening. The objective of this trial was to assess the effect of an advertising campaign for influenza vaccination using posters and pamphlets in GPs' waiting rooms. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Registry based 2/1 cluster randomized controlled trial, a cluster gathering the enlisted patients of 75 GPs aged over 16 years...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422042/scoping-out-the-literature-on-mobile-needle-and-syringe-programs-review-of-service-delivery-and-client-characteristics-operation-utilization-referrals-and-impact
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REVIEW
Carol Strike, Miroslav Miskovic
BACKGROUND: Needle and syringe program (NSP) service delivery models encompass fixed sites, mobile services, vending machines, pharmacies, peer NSPs, street outreach, and inter-organizational agreements to add NSP services to other programs. For programs seeking to implement or improve mobile services, access to a synthesis of the evidence related to mobile services is beneficial, but lacking. METHODS: We used a scoping study method to search MEDLINE, PSYCHInfo, Embase, Scopus, and Sociological for relevant literature...
February 8, 2018: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412494/the-rising-tide-of-acanthamoeba-keratitis-in-auckland-new-zealand-a-7-year-review-of-presentation-diagnosis-and-outcomes-2009-2016
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James McKelvie, Moaz Alshiakhi, Mohammed Ziaei, Dipika V Patel, Charles Nj McGhee
IMPORTANCE: Acanthamoeba is an increasingly prevalent cause of vision-threatening microbial keratitis. BACKGROUND: To assess the incidence, clinical presentation, diagnosis and outcomes of patients with Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in Auckland, New Zealand over a 7-year period. DESIGN: Retrospective observational consecutive case series. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-eight eyes of 52 patients diagnosed with AK. METHODS: All cases of AK were identified using a cross-referenced search of clinical, laboratory and pharmacy records from March 2009 to May 2016...
February 7, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404780/pharmaceutical-interventions-on-prescribed-medicines-in-community-pharmacies-focus-on-patient-reported-problems
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Karen A Maes, Kurt E Hersberger, Markus L Lampert
Background While dispensing prescribed medicines, pharmacists frequently encounter technical and clinical problems that require a pharmaceutical intervention. Objective To describe the pharmaceutical interventions performed by community pharmacists while dispensing prescribed medicines and to investigate, in-depth, the patient-reported problems with the prescribed medicines that triggered pharmaceutical interventions. Method Twenty-one pharmacists each collected 30 prescriptions requiring a pharmaceutical intervention on five selected days within a five-week period...
February 5, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403295/knowledge-of-community-pharmacists-about-antibiotics-and-their-perceptions-and-practices-regarding-antimicrobial-stewardship-a-cross-sectional-study-in-punjab-pakistan
#19
Muhammad Rehan Sarwar, Anum Saqib, Sadia Iftikhar, Tayyaba Sadiq
Objective: To evaluate the knowledge of community pharmacists about antibiotics, and their perceptions and practices toward antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in Punjab, Pakistan. Materials and methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among community pharmacists in Punjab, Pakistan from April 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017. A self-administered and pretested questionnaire was used for data collection. A simple random-sampling method was used to select community pharmacies...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403267/assessment-of-medication-adherence-and-responsible-use-of-isotretinoin-and-contraception-through-belgian-community-pharmacies-by-using-pharmacy-refill-data
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Natacha Biset, Mélanie Lelubre, Christelle Senterre, Karim Amighi, Olivier Bugnon, Marie P Schneider, Carine De Vriese
Purpose: The aims of the study were to evaluate medication adherence and the influencing factors for isotretinoin and contraception (oral, patches, and rings) and to evaluate the concomitant use of contraception and isotretinoin. Methods: Reimbursed prescription data from January 2012 to August 2015 of all patients in Belgium were received from Pharmanet-National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance. Medication adherence was measured according to the medication possession ratio...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
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