International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

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List of Papers (Total 197)

Informational needs of general practitioners regarding discharge medication: content, timing and pharmacotherapeutic advices

Objective To investigate the needs of Dutch general practitioners on discharge medication, both regarding content, timing and the appreciation of pharmacotherapeutic advices from clinical pharmacists. Setting A general teaching hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Method A prospective observational study was performed. A questionnaire with regard to the content, optimal timing...

Development of an evidence-based checklist for the detection of drug related problems in type 2 diabetes

Objective To develop an evidence-based checklist to identify potential drug related problems (PDRP) in patients with type 2 diabetes. Setting The evidence based checklist was applied to records of ambulatory type 2 diabetes patients in New South Wales, Australia. Method After comprehensive review of the literature, relevant medication groups and potential drug related problems in...

The preparation and administration of intravenous drugs before and after protocol implementation

Objectives This paper reports on a pilot study examining the incidence of nurses’ errors in preparation and administration of intravenous drugs. Furthermore, the study aimed to evaluate the short-term effects of implementation of a new protocol for preparation and administration of intravenous drugs. Setting Two nursing departments of internal medicine at a 953 beds University...

Recruitment of participants through community pharmacies for a pharmacogenetic study of antihypertensive drug treatment

Objective To describe the design, recruitment and baseline characteristics of participants in a community pharmacy based pharmacogenetic study of antihypertensive drug treatment. Setting: Participants enrolled from the population-based Pharmaco-Morbidity Record Linkage System. Method We designed a nested case-control study in which we will assess whether specific genetic...

A method to include the environmental hazard in drug prescribing

Objective Environmental classification systems for medicines have been proposed. It is important that these systems are integrated into clinical practice. Numerous studies have shown that feedback to healthcare professionals of their prescribing patterns is effective in changing behaviour. The aim of this study was to develop a method to incorporate an environmental...

Psychological determinants of the intention to educate patients about benzodiazepines

Objective General practitioners and pharmacists do not properly educate their patients about the disadvantages of benzodiazepines. In order to increase and improve education, this study will investigate which psychological factors (i.e., beliefs, outcome expectation, social norm and self-efficacy) predict the intention to educate. Methods A cross-sectional survey study was...

The general pharmacy work explored in The Netherlands

Objective To determine the frequency and nature of general pharmacy work at three Dutch community pharmacies. Methods In a purposive and convenience sample of three Dutch community pharmacies the general work was investigated. Multi-dimensional work sampling (MDWS) was used. The study took six weeks: two weeks at each pharmacy. Main outcome measure The number of care related...

The counter and consultation room work explored in the Netherlands

Objective To determine the frequency and nature of conversations at the counter and of private consultations at three Dutch community pharmacies. Methods In a purposive and convenience sample of three Dutch community pharmacies two work categories were investigated: counter work and consultation room work with self-reporting tally. The study took 6 weeks: 2 weeks at each pharmacy...

Quantity and quality of potential drug interactions with coumarin anticoagulants in the Netherlands

Objective Coumarin anticoagulants are prone to potentially life-threatening drug-drug interactions due to a combination of unfavorable properties. However, real life data on the actual occurrence are scarce. The aim of this study was to quantify and qualify potential drug interactions with coumarin anticoagulants in daily practice. Methods A cohort study including all users of...

Differences in the association between structural factors and diabetes self-monitoring support

Objective To determine if the association between the level of community pharmacy diabetes services and six of its reported determinants is influenced by the definition of these services. Method Cross-sectional survey among 97% of all Dutch community pharmacies (1,642) registered in 2004. Seven definitions of self-monitoring support (support to patients performing self-monitoring...

Fatal anaphylactoid reaction following ioversol administration

We report a fatal intravenous ioversol administration in a 60-year old male patient. Although the introduction of new low-osmolar non-ionogenic contrast media with a more favourable efficacy-toxicity balance has diminished the side-effects significantly, everyone involved in radiodiagnostic procedures should be aware of the potential life-threatening effects. Especially patients...

Minimising treatment-associated risks in systemic cancer therapy

Aim of the review To review the consequences of drug-related problems (DRP) in systemic cancer therapy and identify specific contributions of the pharmacist to minimise treatment-associated risks. Method Searches in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library were conducted. Bibliographies of retrieved articles were examined for additional references. Only papers in English between...

Understanding the meaning of medications for patients: The medication experience

Objective: To understand and describe the meaning of medications for patients. Methods: A metasynthesis of three different, yet complementary qualitative research studies, was conducted by two researchers. The first study was a phenomenological study of patients’ medication experiences that used unstructured interviews. The second study was an ethnographic study of pharmaceutical...