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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735077/opioid-medication-misuse-among-unhealthy-drinkers
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Gerald Cochran, Rebecca McCarthy, Adam J Gordon, Ralph E Tarter
BACKGROUND: Combining opioid medications and alcohol has serious implications for patient health, including overdose. Information regarding those who use/misuse opioid medications and engage in unhealthy alcohol use is limited to pharmacological and epidemiological descriptions. This study presents opioid medication misuse and behavioral, mental, and physical health characteristics of persons filling opioid medications that are engaged in unhealthy alcohol use. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey at 5 community pharmacies in Southwestern, Pennsylvania among patients filling opioid medications...
July 14, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733156/a-structured-patient-identification-model-for-medication-therapy-management-services-in-a-community-pharmacy
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Gina M Pagano, Brigid K Groves, Catherine H Kuhn, Kyle Porter, Bella H Mehta
OBJECTIVES: To describe the development and implementation of a structured patient identification model for medication therapy management (MTM) services within traditional dispensing activities of a community pharmacy to facilitate pharmacist-provided completion of MTM services. DESIGN: A daily clinical opportunity report was developed as a structured model to identify MTM opportunities daily for all MTM-eligible patients expecting to pick up a prescription. Pharmacy staff was trained and the standardized model was implemented at study sites...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733155/implementation-of-a-health-information-exchange-into-community-pharmacy-workflow
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Kenneth C Hohmeier, Christina A Spivey, Samantha Boldin, Tara B Moore, Marie Chisholm-Burns
OBJECTIVES: To explore the feasibility and report preliminary outcomes of the integration of a health information exchange (HIE) into community pharmacy workflow clinical service delivery. SETTING: Independent pharmacy in eastern Tennessee. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: The pharmacy offers medication reconciliation services via HIE access, as well as other clinical pharmacy services. The average number of prescriptions filled weekly is 1900, and staffing included 3...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722299/cost-and-health-care-utilization-implications-of-bariatric-surgery-versus-intensive-lifestyle-and-medical-intervention-for-type-2-diabetes
#4
Souvik Banerjee, Louis P Garrison, David R Flum, David E Arterburn
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the cost and health care utilization of patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) randomized into either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery or an intensive lifestyle and medical intervention (ILMI). METHODS: This analysis (N = 745) is based on 2-year follow-up of a small randomized controlled trial (RCT); adult patients with obesity and T2DM were recruited between 2011 and 2012 from Kaiser Permanente Washington...
July 19, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720919/delivering-tobacco-cessation-content-in-the-middle-east-through-interprofessional-learning
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Alla El-Awaisi, Ahmed Awaisu, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Bayan Alemrayat, Ghadir Al-Jayyousi, Norman Wong, Mohamud A Verjee
Objective. To explore the attitudes of pharmacy, pharmacy technician, medical, and public health students before and after an IPE activity that focused on smoking cessation in the Middle East. Methods. A pre-post intervention research design using the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) was used for this study. The tool contained 20 items, categorized under the following subscales: teamwork and collaboration, professional identity, and patient-centeredness. Results. A total of 47 out of 50 students from four different health disciplines in Qatar (medicine, pharmacy, pharmacy technician, and public health) who participated in the activity completed a pre- and post-intervention pre-validated questionnaire (94% response rate)...
June 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720915/evaluation-of-the-use-of-a-virtual-patient-on-student-competence-and-confidence-in-performing-simulated-clinic-visits
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Catherine A Taglieri, Steven J Crosby, Kristin Zimmerman, Tulip Schneider, Dhiren K Patel
Objective. To assess the effect of incorporating virtual patient activities in a pharmacy skills lab on student competence and confidence when conducting real-time comprehensive clinic visits with mock patients. Methods. Students were randomly assigned to a control or intervention group. The control group completed the clinic visit prior to completing virtual patient activities. The intervention group completed the virtual patient activities prior to the clinic visit. Student proficiency was evaluated in the mock lab...
June 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720557/comparing-mobile-health-strategies-to-improve-medication-adherence-for-veterans-with-coronary-heart-disease-mobile4meds-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-study
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Linda G Park, Eileen G Collins, Janet K Shim, Mary A Whooley
BACKGROUND: Adherence to antiplatelet medications is critical to prevent life threatening complications (ie, stent thrombosis) after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), yet rates of nonadherence range from 21-57% by 12 months. Mobile interventions delivered via text messaging or mobile apps represent a practical and inexpensive strategy to promote behavior change and enhance medication adherence. OBJECTIVE: The Mobile4Meds study seeks to determine whether text messaging or a mobile app, compared with an educational website control provided to all Veterans, can improve adherence to antiplatelet therapy among patients following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or PCI...
July 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720121/the-effectiveness-of-daily-sms-reminders-in-pharmaceutical-care-of-older-adults-on-improving-patients-adherence-to-antihypertensive-medication-sppa-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zuzana Haramiova, Michal Stasko, Martin Hulin, Tomas Tesar, Magdalena Kuzelova, Donald M Morisky
BACKGROUND: Despite a variety of efficient and cost-effective antihypertensive medication, hypertension remains a serious health and economic burden. High consumption of cardiovascular drugs in the Slovak Republic does result neither in better hypertension control nor in significant decrease in cardiovascular mortality. At the same time, Slovakia has alarmingly low patients' adherence to medication intake. Studies have shown the efficiency of short messaging service (SMS) reminders to improve patients' adherence and health outcomes at low costs...
July 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714040/perspectives-of-pharmacy-staff-on-dispensing-subtherapeutic-doses-of-antibiotics-a-theory-informed-qualitative-study
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Mohamed Ezzat Khamis Amin, Amira Amine, Mohammad Shoukry Newegy
Background Injudicious dispensing of antibiotics in subtherapeutic doses is common in many developing countries. In Egypt, as in many developing countries, a few pills of common cold products are offered under the name cold group (CG). A cold group may contain one or more pills of antibiotics. A pharmacy client may obtain subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics upon direct request or as part of a CG. Objective To examine factors associated with the unwarranted dispensing of subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics in community pharmacies as part of a CG or upon direct request from patients among community pharmacy staff...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712738/a-technology-supported-collaboration-between-a-health-plan-and-a-community-pharmacy-to-improve-blood-pressure-control
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Caitlin K Frail, Susan Cooper, Tim Gallagher, Josh Sarkis, Laura Topor, Richard J Bruzek
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a health plan and community pharmacy partnership to improve blood pressure control. SETTING: A midwestern health plan and a regional community pharmacy chain. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Health plan members with a hypertension diagnosis and attributed to the pharmacy chain based on prescription claims were invited to participate. Interested patients enrolled in the program at their pharmacies and were assigned a "smart card" for use with a blood pressure kiosk in the pharmacy...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707507/marketplace-clinics-complementing-diabetes-care-for-urban-residing-american-indians
#11
Robert Rick, Robert E Hoye, Raymond W Thron, Vibha Kumar
INTRODUCTION: For several decades, the Minneapolis American Indian population has experienced limited health care access and threefold diabetes health disparity. As part of an urban health initiative, the marketplace clinics located in nearby CVS, Target, and Supervalu stores committed financial support, providers, certified educators, and pharmacy staff for a community-based diabetes support group. OBJECTIVES: To measure the extent to which collaborating marketplace clinics and the community-based support group expanded diabetes care and provided self-management education for this largely urban Indian neighborhood...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707421/safer-and-more-appropriate-opioid-prescribing-a-large-healthcare-system-s-comprehensive-approach
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Jan L Losby, Joel D Hyatt, Michael H Kanter, Grant Baldwin, Denis Matsuoka
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: The United States is in the midst of a public health epidemic with more than 40 people dying each day from prescription opioid overdoses. Health care systems are taking steps to address the opioid overdose epidemic by implementing policy and practice interventions to mitigate the risks of long-term opioid therapy. Kaiser Permanente Southern California launched a comprehensive initiative to transform the way that chronic pain is viewed and treated. Kaiser Permanente Southern California created prescribing and dispensing policies, monitoring and follow-up processes, and clinical coordination through electronic health record integration...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704478/involvement-of-community-pharmacists-in-public-health-priorities-a-multi-center-descriptive-survey-in-ethiopia
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Daniel Asfaw Erku, Amanual Getnet Mersha
Located in the heart of the community and widely distributed geographically, community pharmacies provide a platform for a more proactive involvement in public health services. So far, little information has been gathered in Ethiopia on community pharmacists' level of involvement in public health services. The aim of the present study was, therefore, to document the level of involvement of community pharmacy professionals in the provision of public health services and the barriers to such involvement. This study employed a self-administered questionnaire based survey, which asked participants to indicate their frequency and level of involvement in providing public health services and their perceived barriers in providing such services...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700788/optimal-medical-therapy-for-known-coronary-artery-disease-a-review
#14
Raymond J Gibbons, Todd D Miller
Importance: This review examines the current state-of-the-art optimal medical therapy (OMT) for patients with known coronary artery disease. This therapy, which is sometimes labeled as secondary prevention, is effective in preventing recurrent events and is recommended by the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guidelines. Optimal medical therapy is of recognized public health benefit. Observations: The available evidence from broad patient populations, contemporary randomized trials, and multiple recent studies with pharmacy records indicates that the delivery of OMT is far from ideal...
July 12, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697054/medication-simulation-affects-health-provider-students-attitudes-about-adherence-and-concordance
#15
Tamara O Perdue, J Todd Jackson, Christine Herring, Kathryn Garren, R Anthony Yocum, Melvin Swanson, Ann Marie Nye
INTRODUCTION: Assisting polypharmacy patients with complex health regimens is a part of health provider responsibilities. The concepts of adherence and concordance contrast the traditional emphasis on patient compliance. However, health provider students may not be able to empathize with polypharmacy patients. The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of a medication simulation on medical, nursing, and pharmacy students' beliefs about adherence and concordance. METHODS: A prospective, quasi-experimental, pretest, and posttest design was used with institutional review board approval...
July 10, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692617/impact-of-pharmacy-students-on-a-level-ii-trauma-center
#16
Lindsey Smith, Kathryn Samai, Stephanie Peshek, Brian Kimbrell
This study aims to quantify the benefits of allowing advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) students to make medical interventions while on rotation by analyzing their interventions made and the resulting cost avoidance. This retrospective, observational cohort study was completed using self-reported data of APPE student interventions made at a Level II trauma center, under the supervision of a clinical pharmacist. Interventions were analyzed for their impact on patient care and cost avoidance through a comprehensive literature search and online Quantifi reference...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690697/challenges-in-the-management-of-community-pharmacies-in-malaysia
#17
Boon P Kho, Mohamed A Hassali, Ching J Lim, Fahad Saleem
BACKGROUND: The provision of professional pharmacy services by community pharmacists continues to be limited, particularly in low and middle income countries. It was postulated that multiple management challenges faced by community pharmacists contribute to this situation. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of the research was to determine the challenges faced in the management of community pharmacies in Sarawak (the largest state in Malaysia), and practical strategies to cope and overcome the challenges...
April 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689305/assessment-of-drug-related-problems-in-pediatric-ward-of-zewditu-memorial-referral-hospital-addis-ababa-ethiopia
#18
Mequanent Kassa Birarra, Tigist Bacha Heye, Workineh Shibeshi
Background Although medications play a vital role in the cure, palliation, and inhibition of disease, they also expose patients to drug-related problems (DRPs). DRPs are common in hospitalized patients. Specifically, pediatrics population are easily affected by DRPs, as dynamic and kinetic behaviors of drugs in this population are usually different than  in adults. Objectives To assess the prevalence of DRPs and associated factors in a pediatric setting in Ethiopia. Setting Pediatric ward of Zewditu Memorial Referral Hospital, Addis Abbeba, Ethiopia...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685179/management-of-common-ailments-requiring-referral-in-the-pharmacy-a-mystery-shopping-intervention-study
#19
Jack Charles Collins, Carl Richard Schneider, Renee Faraj, Frances Wilson, Abilio Cesar de Almeida Neto, Rebekah Jane Moles
Background Pharmacists can play a key role in managing ailments through their primary roles of supplying over-the-counter (non-prescription) medicines and advice-giving. It must be ensured that pharmacy staff practise in an evidence-based, guideline-compliant manner. To achieve this, mystery shopping can be used as an intervention to assess and train pharmacy staff. Objective To determine if repeated student pharmacist mystery shopping with immediate feedback affected the outcome of scenarios requiring referral to a medical practitioner...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684916/simulated-interprofessional-learning-activities-for-rural-health-care-services-perceptions-of-health-care-students
#20
Selina Taylor, Yaqoot Fatima, Navaratnam Lakshman, Helen Roberts
BACKGROUND: The literature on interprofessional learning (IPL) has limited empirical evidence on the impact of simulated IPL sessions in promoting collaborative health care services in rural settings. This study aims to explore health care students' perception of the relevance of simulated IPL for rural health care services. METHODS: Three focus group interviews were held with pre-registration medical, pharmacy, and allied health students (n=22). Students worked together to manage complex simulation scenarios in small interprofessional teams...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
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