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International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

Rebecca Rajan, Sunita Pawar, Vivek Dantkale
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May 7, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Gotlhe Letswee, Hellen Kamau, Razia Gaida, Ilse Truter
OBJECTIVES: Identify the incidence of haematological adverse effects associated with linezolid. METHODS: Medical records of 27 hospitalised patients in South Africa with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and prescribed linezolid therapy were retrospectively reviewed. KEY FINDINGS: Approximately a quarter (n = 7) of patients experienced haematological adverse effects. These included anaemia (14.8%; n = 4), low haemoglobin (7.4%; n = 2) and macrocytosis (3...
May 6, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Albert Wertheimer
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April 26, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Paul Dillon, Susan M Smith, Paul Gallagher, Gráinne Cousins
AIMS: Methods that enable targeting and tailoring of adherence interventions may facilitate implementation in clinical settings. We aimed to determine whether community pharmacy refill-adherence metrics are useful to identify patients at higher risk of healthcare utilisation due to low antihypertensive adherence, who may benefit from an adherence intervention. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study, recruiting participants (n = 905) from 106 community pharmacies across the Republic of Ireland...
April 10, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Roland N Okoro
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of educational intervention on final-year pharmacy students' views on professional attitudes and actions required for the present day pharmacy practice. METHODS: Final-year pharmacy students (Class 2018) of the largest faculty of pharmacy in north-east Nigeria were enrolled in this study. Interventional lecture and students small group discussions on situational dilemmas in pharmacy practice, highlighting the application of the Oath of Pharmacist and the Pharmacists' Code of Ethics, were instituted...
April 10, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Stephanie K Nothelle, Ritu Sharma, Allison Oakes, Madeline Jackson, Jodi B Segal
OBJECTIVES: Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in older adults is a prevalent problem associated with poor health outcomes. Understanding drivers of PIM use is essential for targeting interventions. This study systematically reviews the literature about the patient, clinician and environmental/system factors associated with PIM use in community-dwelling older adults in the United States. METHODS: PRISMA guidelines were followed when completing this review...
April 9, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Lama Soubra, Mohamed Issa
OBJECTIVES: To determine patterns of proton pump inhibitor (PPIs) prescribing for gastrointestinal bleeding prophylaxis (GIBP) in the Lebanese outpatient setting, to assess their compliance with guidelines for approved GIBP indications and to delineate independent factors that are associated with non-compliance. METHODS: A community-based multicentre cross-sectional study was conducted. Eligible patients were those who presented to the community pharmacy setting with a PPI prescription for GIBP...
April 3, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Narumol Jarernsiripornkul, Pacharaporn Phueanpinit, Juraporn Pongwecharak, Janet Krska
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore practices among healthcare professionals in nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) information provision. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with orthopaedic physicians (OPs), hospital and community pharmacists (CPs) in northeastern Thailand. Ten hospitals and 20 pharmacies in five provinces were purposively selected. Interviews followed a topic guideline, were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using a framework approach...
March 26, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Chris Gillette, Melissa M Dinkins, Rebecca Bliss, Michele Pfaff, Elizabeth Maupin, Aseel Badran, Michael Manolakis, Lisa Smith, Melissa Sweetman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes toward interprofessional, team-based care in first-year health professions students. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire was administered to all first-year health professions students in their first semester at one university using the Interprofessional Attitudes Scale (IPAS). Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to analyze the data. KEY FINDINGS: Results indicated only two significant differences among students in IPAS subdomains: teamwork (χ2  = 13...
March 26, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Frances Lowrie, Lauren Gibson, Ian Towle, Richard Lowrie
OBJECTIVES: To illustrate and review this new service and to describe the demographics of the patient group and the typology of interventions made by the pharmacist prescribers. METHODS: Pharmacists provided pop-up, drop-in (no appointment needed) health clinics to various homeless support venues in Glasgow City Centre. Data from pharmacists' interventions (n = 52) and patient demographics were gathered from clinical records. Data were then extracted, transcribed and analysed...
March 8, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Jessica L Lorenson, Michael C Cusumano, Anna M Stewart, Michael G Buhnerkempe, Devang Sanghavi
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether hypoglycaemia incidence during management of adult diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) differed following transition from a fixed-rate insulin protocol to a protocol using an empiric insulin rate reduction after normoglycaemia. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed charts from adult patients managed with a DKA order set before and after order set revision. In cohort 1 (n = 77), insulin rate was 0.1 unit/kg/h with no adjustments and dextrose was infused at 12...
March 8, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Julia Tisdall, Michelle Edmonds, Alana McKenzie, Centaine L Snoswell
OBJECTIVES: To measure the effectiveness of pharmacy-led ward-based education sessions for pharmaceutical waste. METHODS: A pharmacy technician delivery pharmaceutical waste education in 2017. To measure the impact, results from pharmaceutical wastage audits from 2016 and 2018 were compared. KEY FINDINGS: Pharmacy-led ward-based education reduces pharmaceutical waste and saves money. It was calculated that the cost of medication wastage was reduced by $1715...
March 3, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Sabrina Anne Jacob, Anne C Boyter
OBJECTIVES: To determine the current structure of experiential learning (EL) in Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) programmes in UK universities, and assess how they meet the standards specified by the General Pharmaceutical Council. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of staff in charge of EL in MPharm programmes was conducted, utilising a 31-item online survey, consisting of both open-ended and close-ended questions. Variables of interest were administrative aspects and structure of the EL component, tutor issues and placement sites...
February 22, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Bosco Wan, Patrick Ball, David Jackson, Gregg Maynard
OBJECTIVES: (1) To identify any demographic characteristics, which predict medicines adherence by reporting Necessity-Concern Differential (NCD) and Self-Reported Health (SRH) scores among Hong Kong hospital outpatients. (ii) To investigate any association between SRH and NCD in this cultural group. METHODS: A total of 709 outpatients completed a questionnaire consisting demographic information, SRH and Belief about Medicines Questionnaire. Findings were analysed statistically...
February 20, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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April 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Ross Tsuyuki, Christine Bond
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April 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Esther Kuipers, Michel Wensing, Peter A G M De Smet, Martina Teichert
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore pharmacists' barriers and facilitators regarding participation in pharmacy practice research. METHODS: We conducted an online cross-sectional survey in 1974 community pharmacies in the Netherlands. KEY FINDINGS: A total of 252 pharmacists completed the questionnaire. The majority agreed that participation in research should be part of daily practice. Efficient time investment and a clear benefit for general professional knowledge, patient care and pharmacy organisation were the most important facilitating factors...
February 19, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Beniamino Palmieri, Carmen Laurino, Maria Vadalà
OBJECTIVES: Our main aim was to investigate the short-term therapeutic effects, safety/tolerability and potential side effects of the cannabis galenical preparation (Bedrocan) in patients with a range of chronic conditions unresponsive to other treatments. METHODS: In this retrospective, 'compassionate use', observational, open-label study, 20 patients (age 18-80 years) who had appealed to our 'Second Opinion Medical Consulting Network' (Modena, Italy), were instructed to take sublingually the galenical oil twice a day for 3 months of treatment...
February 15, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Jonathan C Cho, Kathleen Galeano, Natalia Sillas, Rebecca L Dunn
OBJECTIVE: To determine the benefit of a residency preparedness elective course and assess the ability of the course to provide students with the knowledge and experiences needed to competitively apply for residency programmes. METHODS: A pre-/postsurvey study on a 2-credit hour elective course for third-year pharmacy students. This course was designed to provide them with the knowledge and experiences needed to competitively apply for pharmacy residency programmes...
February 13, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Maresca Attard Pizzuto, Liberato Camilleri, Lilian M Azzopardi, Anthony Serracino-Inglott
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the perception of Maltese pharmacists to prescribe a selected number of antibiotics. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire entitled 'Antibiotic Prescribing by Pharmacists' was developed to study pharmacist perception to prescribing a selected number of antibacterial agents. The questionnaire was validated by a two-round Delphi technique and disseminated to all practising pharmacists (N = 930) during a 3-month period. KEY FINDINGS: Two hundred and nine pharmacists answered the questionnaire...
February 13, 2019: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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