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Identifying the core concepts of pharmacology education.

Paul J White, Elizabeth A Davis, Marina Santiago, Tom Angelo, Alison Shield, Anna-Marie Babey, Barbara Kemp-Harper, Gregg Maynard, Hesham S Al-Sallami, Ian F Musgrave, Lynette B Fernandes, Suong N T Ngo, Tina Hinton,

Pharmacology education currently lacks an agreed knowledge curriculum. Evidence from physics and biology education indicates that core concepts are useful and effective structures around which such a curriculum can be designed to facilitate student learning. Building on previous work, we developed a novel, criterion-based method to identify the core concepts ... Read more >>

Pharmacol Res Perspect (Pharmacology research & perspectives)
[2021, 9(4):e00836]

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The P.O.S.T Guidelines for Nutrition Blogs: A Modified e-Delphi Study.

Rebecca Mete, Jane Kellett, Rachel Bacon, Alison Shield, Kristen Murray,

<h4>Background</h4>Blogs are being used increasingly to disseminate nutrition information to consumers, including by registered dietitians (RDs). Guidelines in authoring blogs are important for dietetics professionals so that they effectively communicate evidence-based nutrition information in this format.<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this study was to obtain consensus from experts comprising RDs with active ... Read more >>

J Acad Nutr Diet (Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
[2021, 121(7):1219-1230]

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Pharmacist-led medication reviews in aged care residents with dementia: A systematic review.

Nicole McDerby, Sam Kosari, Kasia Bail, Alison Shield, Greg Peterson, Mark Naunton,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To evaluate outcomes associated with pharmacist-led medication reviews in residential aged care facility (RACF) residents with dementia.<h4>Methods</h4>Six scientific databases were searched. All study designs investigating pharmacist-led medication reviews in RACF residents with dementia were considered. The protocol was registered with PROSPERO (CRD42019121681).<h4>Results</h4>One randomised controlled trial (RCT) and five observational studies ... Read more >>

Australas J Ageing (Australasian journal on ageing)
[2020, 39(4):e478-e489]

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Understanding medication safety and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: a patient perspective.

Astrid V Socha Hernandez, Louise S Deeks, Alison J Shield,

Background Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a common inherited neuropathy where patients may be sensitive to adverse effects of certain medicines; however, information about medication safety in this group of people is limited. Objective This study aimed to investigate the experience of Australian individuals with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease in using medications, including perceived ... Read more >>

Int J Clin Pharm (International journal of clinical pharmacy)
[2020, 42(6):1507-1514]

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Exploring pharmacists' views on an in-pharmacy medication review program in Australia using a mixed-methods design.

Vera H Buss, Alison Shield, Sam Kosari, Gregory M Peterson, Mark Naunton,

Background MedsCheck is an in-pharmacy medication review program funded by the Australian Government. It is intended to improve patient understanding of medicines and resolve adherence issues. Objective To explore MedsCheck from the community pharmacists' perspective, focusing on the perceived effectiveness of the program, barriers to its optimal delivery, and the ... Read more >>

Int J Clin Pharm (International journal of clinical pharmacy)
[2020, 42(6):1385-1395]

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Residential Aged Care Pharmacist: An Australian Pilot Trial Exploring the Impact on Quality Use of Medicines Indicators.

Nicole McDerby, Sam Kosari, Kasia Bail, Alison Shield, Gregory Peterson, Mark Naunton,

<h4>Background</h4>This pilot study aimed to assess whether an on-site pharmacist could influence indicators of quality use of medicines in residential aged care. <b>Methods:</b> A pharmacist was embedded in a residential aged care home for six months. A similar control site received usual care. Polypharmacy, drug burden index, antipsychotic and benzodiazepine ... Read more >>

Medicines (Basel) (Medicines (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 7(4):]

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The role of a residential aged care pharmacist: Findings from a pilot study.

Nicole C McDerby, Sam Kosari, Kasia S Bail, Alison J Shield, Gregory Peterson, Richard Thorpe, Mark Naunton,

<h4>Objective</h4>To explore the feasibility of integrating a residential care pharmacist and describe the activities they subsequently undertake in an established residential aged care facility.<h4>Methods</h4>A residential care pharmacist was integrated part-time (15 hours per week) into a 104-bed residential aged care facility in the Australian Capital Territory, for 6 months. The pharmacist documented ... Read more >>

Australas J Ageing (Australasian journal on ageing)
[2020, 39(3):e466-e471]

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Reframing healthy food choices: a content analysis of Australian healthy eating blogs.

Rebecca Mete, Jayne Curlewis, Alison Shield, Kristen Murray, Rachel Bacon, Jane Kellett,

<h4>Background</h4>Blogs are widely being used by health professionals and consumers to communicate and access nutrition information. There are numerous benefits for dietitians to establish and contribute to healthy eating blogs. In particular, to disseminate evidence-based nutrition information to promote healthier dietary practices. The aim of this study was to explore ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2019, 19(1):1711]

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Canaries in the coalmine: Stakeholder perspectives of medication management reviews for residents with dementia.

Nicole McDerby, Kasia Bail, Sam Kosari, Alison Shield, Greg Peterson, Paresh Dawda, Mark Naunton,

<h4>Background</h4>Residential medication management reviews (RMMRs) are the primary strategy enabling collaborative and individualised medication reviews in Australian residential aged care homes (RACHs). Residents with dementia often have complex health needs and care goals, which makes them a useful benchmark of health service efficacy.<h4>Objective</h4>To analyse perspectives of pharmacists, general practitioners (GPs) ... Read more >>

Res Social Adm Pharm (Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP)
[2020, 16(9):1220-1227]

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What is healthy eating? A qualitative exploration.

Rebecca Mete, Alison Shield, Kristen Murray, Rachel Bacon, Jane Kellett,

<h4>Objective</h4>The present study aimed to explore how healthy food choices are translated into everyday life by exploring definitions of healthy food choices, perceptions of own food choice, and healthy food choice drivers (facilitators) and barriers.<h4>Design</h4>An exploratory qualitative study design was employed using semi-structured face-to-face interviews. Convenience sampling was used to ... Read more >>

Public Health Nutr (Public health nutrition)
[2019, 22(13):2408-2418]

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The effect of a residential care pharmacist on medication administration practices in aged care: A controlled trial.

Nicole McDerby, Sam Kosari, Kasia Bail, Alison Shield, Gregory Peterson, Mark Naunton,

<h4>What is known and objective</h4>With the ageing of the population also comes increasing comorbidities and the use of multiple medications and administration methods, along with greater susceptibility to adverse drug reactions. Dosage form modification to facilitate drug administration in older adults can be potentially problematic as altering the original licensed ... Read more >>

J Clin Pharm Ther (Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics)
[2019, 44(4):595-602]

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Pharmacist-led influenza vaccination services in residential aged care homes: A pilot study.

Nicole C McDerby, Sam Kosari, Kasia S Bail, Alison J Shield, Tamra MacLeod, Gregory M Peterson, Mark Naunton,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The feasibility of pharmacist-led influenza vaccination services in residential aged care homes has not previously been studied. The primary objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of this service. The secondary objective was to assess the effect of the service on employee vaccination rates.<h4>Methods</h4>An in-house pharmacist-led vaccination ... Read more >>

Australas J Ageing (Australasian journal on ageing)
[2019, 38(2):132-135]

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Analytical quality and effectiveness of point-of-care testing in community pharmacies: A systematic literature review.

Vera H Buss, Louise S Deeks, Alison Shield, Sam Kosari, Mark Naunton,

<h4>Background</h4>Point-of-care tests are characterised through the ability of conducting them near the patient's side without the necessity of a laboratory. They can be applied in different healthcare settings to improve patients' access to testing.<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the effectiveness and analytical quality of point-of-care tests performed in the community pharmacy.<h4>Methods</h4>Six electronic databases ... Read more >>

Res Social Adm Pharm (Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP)
[2019, 15(5):483-495]

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Quality Use of the Pathology Data in Home Medicines Reviews: A Retrospective Evaluation.

Vera H Buss, Alison Shield, Sam Kosari, Mark Naunton,

BACKGROUND:Laboratory tests can be important tools for the assessment of pharmacotherapy. Nonetheless, there are no previous studies that have explicitly focused on the role of pathology data in Home Medicines Reviews (HMR), an Australian medication review program. OBJECTIVE:Evaluate pharmacists' recommendations regarding laboratory testing in the medication review process. METHODS:This retrospective ... Read more >>

Ann Pharmacother (The Annals of pharmacotherapy)
[2018, 52(10):992-999]

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Feasibility of Integrating Residential Care Pharmacists into Aged Care Homes to Improve Quality Use of Medicines: Study Protocol for a Non-Randomised Controlled Pilot Trial.

Nicole McDerby, Mark Naunton, Alison Shield, Kasia Bail, Sam Kosari,

Older adults are particularly susceptible to iatrogenic disease and communicable diseases, such as influenza. Prescribing in the residential aged care population is complex, and requires ongoing review to prevent medication misadventure. Pharmacist-led medication review is effective in reducing medication-related problems; however, current funding arrangements specifically exclude pharmacists from routinely participating ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2018, 15(3):]

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Why does the need for medication become a barrier to breastfeeding? A narrative review.

Alyson K McClatchey, Alison Shield, Lynn H Cheong, Sally L Ferguson, Gabrielle M Cooper, Gregory J Kyle,

PROBLEM:The need for medication during lactation can contribute to the early cessation of breastfeeding. BACKGROUND:Breastfeeding women may require medication for acute or chronic health conditions. For some women this need for medication can become a barrier to breastfeeding; this is despite the fact that the majority of medications are considered ... Read more >>

Women Birth (Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives)
[2018, 31(5):362-366]

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Move it or Lose it. Is it Reasonable for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis to Continue to Use Paracetamol in Order to Maintain Physical Activity?

Kayla Lee, Julie Cooke, Gabrielle Cooper, Alison Shield,

Osteoarthritis is a common progressive disease in older adults, and those affected often have impaired physical function, co-existing disease states, and reduced quality of life. In patients with osteoarthritis, pain is reported as a primary cause of mobility limitation, and guidelines recommend a mix of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies for ... Read more >>

Drugs Aging (Drugs & aging)
[2017, 34(6):417-423]

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Glutathione transferase kappa deficiency causes glomerular nephropathy without overt oxidative stress.

Anneke C Blackburn, Marjorie Coggan, Alison J Shield, Jean Cappello, Angelo Theodoratos, Tracy P Murray, Melissa Rooke, Claire Z Larter, Mark E Koina, Jane E Dahlstrom, Klaus I Matthaei, Philip G Board,

Glutathione transferase kappa (GSTK1-1) is a highly conserved, mitochondrial enzyme potentially involved in redox reactions. GSTK1-1-deficient mice were generated to further study the enzyme's biological role. Reduced and total glutathione levels in liver and kidney were unchanged by GSTK1-1 deficiency and NADPH quinone oxidoreductase 1 expression was not elevated indicating ... Read more >>

Lab Invest (Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology)
[2011, 91(11):1572-1583]

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Polymorphisms in the human glutathione transferase Kappa (GSTK1) promoter alter gene expression.

Alison J Shield, Tracy P Murray, Jean Y Cappello, Marjorie Coggan, Philip G Board,

The level of glutathione transferase Kappa (GSTK1-1) has been correlated with obesity (Liu et.al. 2008 PNAS 105: 18302-7) and a polymorphism in the hGSTK1 promoter has been associated with insulin secretion and fat deposition (Gao et al 2009 Endocr J 56: 487-94). We searched for additional polymorphisms that may influence ... Read more >>

Genomics (Genomics)
[2010, 95(5):299-305]

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Functional characterisation of ganglioside-induced differentiation-associated protein 1 as a glutathione transferase.

Alison J Shield, Tracy P Murray, Philip G Board,

Mutations in the ganglioside-induced differentiation-associated protein 1 (GDAP1) gene have been linked with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. This protein, and its paralogue GDAP1L1, appear to be structurally related to the cytosolic glutathione S-transferases (GST) including an N-terminal thioredoxin fold domain with conserved active site residues. The specific function, of GDAP1 remains ... Read more >>

Biochem Biophys Res Commun (Biochemical and biophysical research communications)
[2006, 347(4):859-866]

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A recombinant model for assessing the role of GSTM1 in styrene-7,8-oxide toxicity and mutagenicity.

Alison J Shield, Barbara J S Sanderson,

Styrene-7,8-oxide (SO) is a highly reactive epoxide able to undergo reactions with endogenous nucleophiles, such as DNA. SO is inactivated by glutathione-S-transferase M1 (GSTM1). This detoxification enzyme is absent in approximately one-half of Caucasian (49%) populations. A GSTM1 recombinant human lymphoblastoid cell line (FB7) was generated from a GSTM1 negative ... Read more >>

Toxicology (Toxicology)
[2004, 195(1):61-68]

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