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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934403/improving-inpatient-medication-adherence-using-attendant-education-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-uganda
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Patricia Alupo, Richard Ssekitoleko, Tracy Rabin, Robert Kalyesubula, Ivan Kimuli, Benjamin E Bodnar
Quality problem: Although widely utilized in resource-rich health care systems, the use of quality improvement (QI) techniques is less common in resource-limited environments. Uganda is a resource-limited country in Sub-Saharan Africa that faces many challenges with health care delivery. These challenges include understaffing, inconsistent drug availability and inefficient systems that limit the provision of clinical care. Initial assessment: Poor adherence to prescribed inpatient medications was identified as a key shortcoming of clinical care on the internal medicine wards of Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda...
August 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932539/optimal-cut-off-value-and-clinical-usefulness-of-the-adherence-starts-with-knowledge-12-in-patients-with-asthma-taking-inhaled-corticosteroids
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Masaya Takemura, Masayuki Nishio, Kensuke Fukumitsu, Norihisa Takeda, Hiroya Ichikawa, Takamitsu Asano, Hiroki Tomita, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Kosho Yoshikawa, Akio Niimi
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to inhalation regimens is common in asthmatic patients. The Adherence Starts with Knowledge-12 (ASK-12) survey was developed to detect and address patient-specific barriers to medication adherence. Our objective is to investigate the clinical usefulness of the ASK-12 for assessing and addressing adherence to inhalation therapy in asthma. METHODS: The ASK-12 was administered to 138 asthmatic patients. Using pharmacy-refill data, we examined the cut-off value of the ASK-12 to identify patients who were non-adherent to inhalation regimens and identify factors associated with non-adherence...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929979/pharmacists-as-care-providers-for-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review
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Jade E Basaraba, Michelle Picard, Kirsten George-Phillips, Tania Mysak
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists have become an integral member of the multidisciplinary team providing clinical patient care in various healthcare settings. Although evidence supporting their role in the care of patients with other disease states is well-established, minimal literature has been published evaluating pharmacist interventions in stroke patients. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize the evidence evaluating the impact of pharmacist interventions on stroke patient outcomes...
September 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928339/influence-of-pharmacy-students-on-the-attitudes-of-medical-students-following-an-interprofessional-course
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Fatemeh Dabaghzadeh, Bahare Zihayat, Farhad Sarafzadeh
BACKGROUND: Clinical interprofessional education (IPE) can promote mutual understanding of other health professions and respectful behaviors among health-care professionals. The aims of this study were to evaluate the effects of IPE on the attitudes of medical and pharmacy students in an inpatient hospital setting and, in particular, the influence of pharmacy students on the attitudes of medical students. METHODS: The 6th year doctor of pharmacy students and medical students were enrolled in a prospective cohort study...
May 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928183/assessing-the-extent-of-drug-interactions-among-patients-with-multimorbidity-in-primary-and-secondary-care-in-the-west-midlands-uk-a-study-protocol-for-the-mixed-methods-multimorbidity-study-mimms
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Ruth Backman, Philip Weber, Alice M Turner, Mark Lee, Ian Litchfield
INTRODUCTION: The numbers of patients with three or more chronic conditions (multimorbidity) are increasing, and will rise to 2.9 million by 2018 in the UK alone. Currently in the UK, conditions are mainly managed using over 250 sets of single-condition guidance, which has the potential to generate conflicting recommendations for lifestyle and concurrent medication for individual patients with more than one condition. To address some of these issues, we are developing a new computer-based tool to help manage these patients more effectively...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924472/the-effect-of-antibiotic-use-on-prevalence-of-nosocomial-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-an-ecologic-study
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Cornelius Remschmidt, Michael Behnke, Axel Kola, Luis A Peña Diaz, Anna M Rohde, Petra Gastmeier, Frank Schwab
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are among the most common antimicrobial-resistant pathogens causing nosocomial infections. Although antibiotic use has been identified as a risk factor for VRE, it remains unclear which antimicrobial agents particularly facilitate VRE selection. Here, we assessed whether use of specific antimicrobial agents is independently associated with healthcare-associated (HA) VRE rates in a university hospital setting in Berlin, Germany. METHODS: We conducted the study between January 2014 and December 2015 at the Charité-university hospital of Berlin, Germany...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921763/implementation-and-preliminary-clinical-outcomes-of-a-pharmacist-managed-venous-thromboembolism-clinic-for-patients-treated-with-rivaroxaban-post-emergency-department-discharge
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Baely M DiRenzo, Daren M Beam, Jeffrey A Kline, Karishma S Deodhar, Christina M Davis, Zachary A Weber, Todd A Walroth
OBJECTIVE: To describe the implementation, work flow, and differences in outcomes between a pharmacist-managed clinic for the outpatient treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) using rivaroxaban versus care by a primary care provider. INTERVENTIONS: Patients in the studied health system that are diagnosed with low-risk VTE in the emergency department are often discharged without hospital admission. These patients are treated with rivaroxban and follow up either in a pharmacist-managed VTE clinic or with their primary care provider...
September 16, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918483/effects-of-multidisciplinary-teams-and-an-integrated-follow-up-electronic-system-on-clinical-pharmacist-interventions-in-a-cancer-hospital
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Muhammad Tahir Aziz, Tofeeq Ur Rehman, Sadia Qureshi, Sidrah Andleeb
Background The aim of drug therapy is to attain distinct therapeutic effects that not only improve patient's quality of life but also reduce the inherent risks associated with the therapeutic use of drugs. Pharmacists play a key role in reducing these risks by developing appropriate interventions. Whether to accept or reject the intervention made by the pharmacist is a relevant consultant's decision. Objective To evaluate the impact of electronic prompts and follow-up of rejected pharmacy interventions by clinical pharmacists in an in-patient setting...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900583/the-daniel-k-inouye-college-of-pharmacy-scripts-precision-medicine-through-the-use-of-pharmacogenomics-current-status-and-barriers-to-implementation
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Anita E Ciarleglio, Carolyn Ma
The precision medicine initiative brought forth by President Barack Obama in 2015 is an important step on the journey to truly personalized medicine. A broad knowledge and understanding of the implications of the pharmacogenomic literature will be critical to the achievement of this goal. While a great amount of data has been published in the areas of pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics, there are still relatively few instances in which the need for clinical intervention can be stated without doubt, and which are widely accepted and practiced by the medical community...
September 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898593/biosimilars-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Robert M Rifkin, Susan R Peck
In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first biosimilar, filgrastim-sndz, a biosimilar of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor filgrastim. Since that time, the FDA has approved four additional biosimilar tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors, and, in May 2017, the Oncology Drug Advisory Committee voted in favor of approval of an epoetin alfa biosimilar. The patents of several widely used biologic cancer therapies (including trastuzumab, rituximab, bevacizumab, cetuximab, and pegfilgrastim) are recently expired or due to expire in the near future, so the introduction of biosimilars into the oncology treatment armamentarium is imminent...
September 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895766/adherence-persistence-and-inpatient-utilization-among-adult-schizophrenia-patients-using-once-monthly-versus-twice-monthly-long-acting-atypical-antipsychotics
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Dominic Pilon, Matthew Alcusky, Yongling Xiao, Philippe Thompson-Leduc, Marie-Hélène Lafeuille, Patrick Lefebvre, Carmela Benson
AIMS: We compared healthcare resource utilization (HRU), healthcare costs, adherence, and persistence among adult patients with schizophrenia using once-monthly (OM) versus twice-monthly (TM) atypical long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic (AP) therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A longitudinal retrospective cohort study was conducted using Medicaid claims data. Patients initiated on aripiprazole or paliperidone palmitate were assigned to the OM cohort; risperidone-treated patients were assigned to the TM cohort...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894314/home-care-pharmacy-practice-in-canada-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-services-provided-remuneration-barriers-and-facilitators
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Sherilyn Houle, Linda MacKeigan
BACKGROUND: As the population ages, and individuals desire to remain in their homes as long as possible, the need for in-home care is expected to increase. However, pharmacists have rarely been included in studies of in-home care, and little is known about the prevalence or effectiveness of pharmacists' home-based services in Canada. OBJECTIVE: To identify pharmacy practices in Canada that regularly provide in-home patient care and to identify specific services provided, remuneration obtained, and barriers and facilitators influencing the provision of home-based care...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894309/reliability-of-best-possible-medication-histories-completed-by-non-admitted-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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Nicole MacDonald, Leslie Manuel, Haley Brennan, Erin Musgrave, Richard Wanbon, George Stoica
BACKGROUND: Accreditation standards have outlined the need for staff in emergency departments to initiate the medication reconciliation process for patients who are at risk of adverse drug events. The authors hypothesized that a guided form could be used by non-admitted patients in the emergency department to assist with completion of a best possible medication history (BPMH). OBJECTIVE: To determine the percentage of patients in the non-acute care area of the emergency department who could complete a guided BPMH form with no clinically significant discrepancies (defined as no major discrepancies and no more than 1 moderate discrepancy)...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893729/expansion-of-inpatient-clinical-pharmacy-services-through-reallocation-of-pharmacists
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Amanda J Sowell, Emily C Pherson, Virna I Almuete, Jennifer V Gillespie, Vi Gilmore, Megan Jensen, Ravi Nehra, Kimberly M Durand, Todd W Nesbit, Meghan D Swarthout, Leigh E Efird
PURPOSE: The redesign of an inpatient pharmacy practice model through reallocation of pharmacy resources in order to expand clinical services is described. METHODS: A pharmacy practice model change was implemented at a nonprofit academic medical center to meet the increasing demand for direct patient care services. In order to accomplish this change, the following steps were completed: reevaluation of daily tasks and responsibilities, reallocation of remaining tasks to the most appropriate pharmacy staff member, determination of the ideal number of positions needed to complete each task, and reorganization of the model into a collection of teams...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891393/improving-ambulatory-care-resident-training-preparing-for-opportunities-to-treat-mental-illness-in-the-primary-care-setting
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Nada M Farhat, Jolene R Bostwick, Stuart D Rockafellow
PURPOSE: The development of an outpatient psychiatry clinical practice learning experience for PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residents in preparation for the treatment of psychiatric disorders in the primary care setting is described. SUMMARY: With the increased prevalence of psychiatric disorders, significant mortality, and limited access to care, integration of mental health treatment into the primary care setting is necessary to improve patient outcomes. Given the majority of mental health treatment occurs in the primary care setting, pharmacists in patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are in a unique position with direct access to patients to effectively manage these illnesses...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890020/the-national-cost-of-asthma-among-school-aged-children-in-the-united%C3%A2-states
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Patrick W Sullivan, Vahram Ghushchyan, Prakash Navaratnam, Howard S Friedman, Abhishek Kavati, Benjamin Ortiz, Bob Lanier
BACKGROUND: Recent research has quantified the national health care resource use (HCRU) and health care expenditure (HCE) burden associated with adult asthma; however, estimates specific to school-aged children are more than 2 decades old. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the national HCRU and HCEs attributable to asthma among school-aged children in the United States. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional retrospective analysis of school-aged children (aged 6-17 years) in the nationally representative 2007-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...
September 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887349/population-health-management-an-independent-physician-organization-approach
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Jeanette L Altavela, Kathryn M Dorward, Thomas A Sorrento, Katherine M Diehl, Cori A Wyman
PURPOSE: The role of clinical pharmacists and their impact on population health and value-based contracts within a multidisciplinary care management team are described. SUMMARY: The Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association (GRIPA) has promoted high-quality, value-based care since its foundation 20 years ago. One of several ways that GRIPA enables its physicians to succeed in shared-savings agreements is by providing a community-based multidisciplinary care management team...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887345/design-and-implementation-of-population-based-specialty-care-programs
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Sheila R Botts, Michael T Gee, Christopher C Chang, Iris Young, Logan Saito, Alfred E Lyman
PURPOSE: The development, implementation, and scaling of 3 population-based specialty care programs in a large integrated healthcare system are reviewed, and the role of clinical pharmacy services in ensuring safe, effective, and affordable care is highlighted. SUMMARY: The Kaiser Permanente (KP) integrated healthcare delivery model allows for rapid development and expansion of innovative population management programs involving pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacists have assumed integral roles in improving the safety and effectiveness of high-complexity, high-cost care for specialty populations...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887344/medication-therapy-disease-management-geisinger-s-approach-to-population-health-management
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Laney K Jones, Gerard Greskovic, Dante M Grassi, Jove Graham, Haiyan Sun, Michael R Gionfriddo, Michael F Murray, Kandamurugu Manickam, Douglas C Nathanson, Eric A Wright, Michael A Evans
PURPOSE: Pharmacists' involvement in a population health initiative focused on chronic disease management is described. SUMMARY: Geisinger Health System has cultivated a culture of innovation in population health management, as highlighted by its ambulatory care pharmacy program, the Medication Therapy Disease Management (MTDM) program. Initiated in 1996, the MTDM program leverages pharmacists' pharmacotherapy expertise to optimize care and improve outcomes. MTDM program pharmacists are trained and credentialed to manage over 16 conditions, including atrial fibrillation (AF) and multiple sclerosis (MS)...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887338/asthma-clinics-combine-pediatric-care-pharmacy-student-education
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Kate Traynor
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September 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
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