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Medication reconciliation in the geriatric unit: impact on the maintenance of post-hospitalization prescriptions.

Maeva Montaleytang, Florian Correard, Charlotte Spiteri, Philippe Boutier, Stéphane Gayet, Stéphane Honore, Patrick Villani, Aurélie Daumas,

Background Medication reconciliation prevents medication errors at care transition points. This process improves communication with general practitioners regarding the reasons for therapeutic changes, allowing those changes to be maintained after hospital discharge. Objective To investigate the impact of medication reconciliation in geriatrics on the sustainability of therapeutic optimization after hospital ... Read more >>

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Community pharmacist's professional adaptation amid Covid-19 emergency: a national survey on Italian pharmacists.

Corrado Giua, Giovanni Paoletti, Luigi Minerba, Giacomo Malipiero, Giulio Melone, Enrico Heffler, Assunta Pistone, Enrico Keber, ,

Background Italy has been the first non-Asian country affected by Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic. Community pharmacies are essential services authorized to continue their activity during the emergency. To date, a clear image is lacking of the critical issues Italian community pharmacists had to face and of how they responded ... Read more >>

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Gender differences in the adverse events associated with cardiovascular drugs in a spontaneous reporting system in South Korea.

Han-Heui Park, Ju Hwan Kim, Dongwon Yoon, Hyesung Lee, Ju-Young Shin,

Background Studies on disease-related gender differences in pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are prevalent; however, gender differences in the drug-related adverse events have not been systemically described. Objective To explore gender differences in the adverse events associated with cardiovascular drugs using a spontaneous reporting system. Setting This study was conducted using the ... Read more >>

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Risk factors for nephrotoxicity associated with polymyxin B therapy in Chinese patients.

Jiali Zhang, Yanting Hu, Xuping Shen, Xiuping Zhu, Jie Chen, Haibin Dai,

Background The widespread application of Polymyxin B, an active agent against multidrug resistance and extensive drug resistance Gram-negative bacteria, is majorly impeded by nephrotoxicity. Studies on the safety of polymyxin B in Chinese patients have not been widely reported. Objective This study aimed to explore the risk factors for polymyxin ... Read more >>

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Guideline-led prescribing to ambulatory heart failure patients in a cardiology outpatient service.

Seif El Hadidi, Carl Vaughan, David Kerins, Stephen Byrne, Ebtissam Darweesh, Margaret Bermingham,

Background Guidelines recommend heart failure (HF) patients be treated with multiple medications at doses proven to improve clinical outcomes. Objective To study guideline-led prescribing in an Irish outpatient HF population. Setting Cardiology Outpatient Clinic, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. Methods Guideline-led prescribing was assessed using the Guideline Adherence Index (GAI-3), ... Read more >>

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The role of a clinical pharmacist in spurious Penicillin allergy: a narrative review.

Rashmeet Bhogal, Abid Hussain, Ariyur Balaji, William H Bermingham, John F Marriott, Mamidipudi T Krishna,

Background A label of penicillin allergy is held by 6-10% of the general population and 15-20% of inpatients. > 90% of these labels are found to be spurious after formal allergy assessment. Carrying an unnecessary label of penicillin allergy is not benign. Such patients may receive second line, more expensive antibiotics, representing ... Read more >>

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Prophylactic antiemetic effects of dexamethasone versus 5-HT3 receptor antagonists in ear surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Hsin-Ming Liu, Jin-Hua Chen, Chiehfeng Chen, Cher-Ming Liou,

Background The optimal strategy for reducing the high incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after otologic surgical procedures remains inconclusive. Aim of the review This study compared the prophylactic antiemetic effects of dexamethasone with 5-hydroxytryptamine 3 receptor antagonists (5-HT3-RAs) in ear surgery. Method PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were ... Read more >>

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Duloxetine for the reduction of opioid use in elective orthopedic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Mark W Branton, Thomas J Hopkins, Eric C Nemec,

Background Duloxetine is currently approved for chronic pain management; however, despite some evidence, its utility in acute, postoperative pain remains unclear Aim of the review This systematic review and meta-analysis is to determine if duloxetine 60 mg given perioperatively, is safe and effective at reducing postoperative opioid consumption and reported pain ... Read more >>

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Training pharmacy residents as transitions of care specialists: a united states perspective.

Tina Joseph, Genevieve M Hale, Cynthia Moreau,

Transitions of care has emerged as a point of vulnerability in global health care systems, which can lead to potential avoidable medical errors. In the United States, pharmacist-led transitions of care programs are increasing in number, with many hospitals offering discharge prescription services. However, the required training for these positions ... Read more >>

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Gabapentinoid misuse, abuse and non-prescribed obtainment in a United States general population sample.

Kirk E Evoy, Jordan R Covvey, Alyssa M Peckham, Kelly R Reveles,

Background Reports of gabapentinoid (gabapentin and pregabalin) misuse are on the rise, but few studies have assessed this within the general US population. Objective Describe lifetime misuse/abuse/non-prescribed obtainment of gabapentinoids and descriptive characteristics associated with such actions in a US general population sample. Setting This cross-sectional questionnaire was administered online ... Read more >>

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Answers to the authors of the "Letter to the Editor": A comparative study between non colistin based combinations for treatment of infections caused by extensive drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: comments.

Mohamed Ahmed Elarabi,

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Prescribing patterns of psychotropic medications in psychiatric disorders: a descriptive study from Palestine.

Suhaib Hattab, Layth Qasarweh, Malek Ahmaro, Yazid Atatre, Yasin Tayem, Mazen Ali, Haitham Jahrami,

Background The practice patterns of psychiatrists have changed over the last two decades. Objectives This study describes the pattern of prescribing psychotropic drugs in treating common psychiatric disorders, and investigates the rate of polypharmacy and potential drug-drug interactions. Setting Psychiatry governmental outpatient clinic in the north of West Bank, Palestine. ... Read more >>

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Cancer pain management and the roles of pharmacists in China.

Chengliang Zhang, Jian Xiao, Zaoqin Yu, Shusen Sun, Dong Liu,

Pain management impacts cancer treatment and patients' quality of life. This commentary describes the current state of cancer pain management in China. Areas of focus include creating the Good Pain Management model wards at hospitals and exploring pharmacy pain management clinics for community-dwelling cancer patients. ... Read more >>

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Factors affecting the effectiveness of oral ibuprofen in the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants.

Chaohui Ye, Qin Lyu, Linyan Jiang, Li Yu, Yinquan Xu, Jie Zhang, Xiaodong Lu,

Background Data on the effectiveness of oral ibuprofen treatment for patent ductus arteriosus are limited, and the factors affecting its effectiveness remain unclear. Objective The aim was to identify the potential factors affecting the clinical effectiveness of oral ibuprofen in preterm infants. Setting Neonatal intensive care unit in a prefecture-level ... Read more >>

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Turkish community pharmacists' behavioral determinants in provision of pharmaceutical care to elderly patients.

Betul Okuyan, Ecehan Balta, Vildan Ozcan, Ozge Durak Albayrak, Meltem Turker, Mesut Sancar,

Background It is crucial to develop and implement community pharmacist-led pharmaceutical care services in primary care that could prevent and detect potentially inappropriate prescribing and promote medication adherence in older patients. Objective The aim of this study was to determine community pharmacists' perceived barriers and facilitators face during the provision ... Read more >>

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Trends in the consumption of antibiotics in the Lebanese community between 2004 and 2016.

Nathalie Lahoud, Rana Rizk, Mira Hleyhel, Maryo Baaklini, Rouba Karen Zeidan, Nahi Ajaka, Deema Rahme, Patrick Maison, Nadine Saleh,

Background Antibiotic resistance has reached an alarming rate globally especially in middle-income countries such as Lebanon. The development of antibiotic resistance is strongly linked to the increased population's injudicious consumption of antibiotics. Objective This study aims to explore the trends of antibiotics consumption in the Lebanese community, between 2004 and ... Read more >>

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A message from the new Editor-in-Chief.

Derek Stewart,

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Perspectives of community pharmacists in Pakistan about practice change and implementation of extended pharmacy services: a mixed method study.

Furqan Hashmi, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem, Hamid Saeed, Muhammad Islam, Usman Rashid Malik, Naveel Atif, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar,

Background Community pharmacists' role in the primary health care, patient-centered services, beyond traditional dispensing services is well established in the developed world. However, this role is not fully established in low-middle-income countries including Pakistan. Objective To explore community pharmacists' perspectives and preparedness about practice change and associated facilitators and barriers ... Read more >>

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A comparative study between non‑colistin based combinations for treatment of infections caused by extensive drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: comments.

Roghayeh Savary, Maryam Taghizadeh-Ghehi, Aarefeh Jafarzadeh Kohneloo, Samira Chaibakhsh,

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Effectiveness of ibuprofen plus paracetamol combination on persistence of acute musculoskeletal disorders in primary care patients.

Alessandra Bettiol, Ettore Marconi, Alfredo Vannacci, Monica Simonetti, Alberto Magni, Claudio Cricelli, Francesco Lapi,

Background General practitioners often deal with patients suffering acute musculoskeletal disorders. Paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and opioids are the most prescribed medications, according to pain intensity and patient's features. Combinations of different analgesics can be adopted to enhance pain relief, but only one fixed-dose combination has been recently launched to ... Read more >>

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Stroke patients' support: evaluation of knowledge, practices and training needs of French community pharmacists.

Sophie Khettar, Marie Viprey, Julie Haesebaert, Sophie Jacquin-Courtois, Jacques Luauté, Laura Mechtouff, Laurent Derex, Gilles Rode, Claude Dussart, Audrey Janoly-Dumenil,

Background Stroke represents a major Public Health issue in industrialized countries because of its frequency and severity. In secondary stroke prevention, treatment efficacy is correlated to medication adherence. However, it remains suboptimal in stroke patients. Community pharmacists, in light of their positioning in the care pathway and proximity to patients, ... Read more >>

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Therapeutic optimization through goal-oriented prescription in nursing homes.

N Molist-Brunet, D Sevilla-Sánchez, J González-Bueno, V Garcia-Sánchez, L A Segura-Martín, C Codina-Jané, J Espaulella-Panicot,

Background People living in nursing homes are highly vulnerable and frail. Polypharmacy and inappropriate prescription (IP) are also common problems. Objectives The objectives of the study are (i) to study the baseline situation and calculate the frailty index (FI) of the residents, (ii) to assess the results of routine clinical ... Read more >>

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Impact of dehydroepiandrosterone on thyroid autoimmunity and function in men with autoimmune hypothyroidism.

Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień,

Background Testosterone administration was found to have a protective effect on thyroid autoimmunity in men with autoimmune (Hashimoto's) thyroiditis. Objective The present study was aimed at assessing whether oral dehydroepiandrosterone affects thyroid autoimmunity and hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis activity in men with subclinical hypothyroidism induced by Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Setting The study was ... Read more >>

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Assessment of community pharmacy management towards self-medication requests of tetracyclines for pregnant women: a simulated client study in Upper Egypt.

Abdelrahman G Tawfik, Abdullah I Abdelaziz, Mohamad Omran, Khaled A Rabie, Al-Shaimaa F Ahmed, Adel Abou-Ali,

Background Self-medication is a worldwide phenomenon of using medications without medical supervision. It is even more prevalent in low-income countries, where individuals seek community pharmacies because of accessibility and affordability. Although self-medication is associated with an increased risk of medication errors, few studies have been conducted to examine the quality ... Read more >>

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Study comparing the efficacy and renal safety for patients with diabetes switching from dapagliflozin to empagliflozin.

Ai-Yu Yang, Hung-Chun Chen,

Background Previously, dapagliflozin was limited to patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥ 60 mL/min/1.73 m<sup>2</sup>, while empagliflozin can be used for those with an eGFR ≥ 45 mL/min/1.73 m<sup>2</sup>. Therefore dapagliflozin was switched to empagliflozin in many patients when eGFR decreased. However, the clinical efficacy and safety of these switcfhes are not clear. Objective In ... Read more >>

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