International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

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List of Papers (Total 176)

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 items ...

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. ...

When pharmacotherapeutic recommendations may lead to the reverse effect on physician decision-making

For long the medical literature has shown that patients do not always receive appropriate care, including pharmacotherapeutic treatment. To achieve improved patient care, a number of physician-oriented interventions are being delivered internationally in an attempt to implement evidence based medicine in routine daily practice of medical practitioners. The pharmacy profession has ...

Is melatonin helpful in stopping the long-term use of hypnotics? A discontinuation trial

Objective To find out if administration of melatonin facilitates discontinuation of benzodiazepine (BD) therapy in patients with insomnia. Method A placebo controlled trial in nine general practices in the Netherlands. Long-term users of benzodiazepines were asked by their GP to participate in a discontinuation program in combination with melatonin or placebo. The intervention and ...

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 ...

Providing feedback to hospital doctors about prescribing errors; a pilot study

Objective To assess the feasibility and acceptability of obtaining data on prescribing error rates in routine practice, and presenting feedback on such errors to medical staff. Setting One clinical directorate of a London teaching trust. Methods Ward pharmacists recorded all prescribing errors identified in newly written medication orders on one day each fortnight between February ...

Simultaneous prescribing of atypical antipsychotics, conventional antipsychotics and anticholinergics—a European study

Objective The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent atypical antipsychotics, conventional antipsychotics and anticholinergics are prescribed simultaneously in daily clinical practice in Europe. Method A pharmaco-epidemiological study was carried out in which hospital pharmacists from 45 hospitals in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Scotland ...

Determinants of potential drug–drug interaction associated dispensing in community pharmacies in the Netherlands

Objective: There are many drug–drug interactions (D–DI) of which some may cause severe adverse patient outcomes. Dispensing interacting drug combinations should be avoided when the risks are higher than the benefits. The objective of this study was to identify determinants of dispensing undesirable interacting drug combinations by community pharmacies in the Netherlands. Methods: A ...

Consumer behaviour in the waiting area

Objective of the study: To determine consumer behaviour in the pharmacy waiting area. Method: The applied methods for data-collection were direct observations. Three Dutch community pharmacies were selected for the study. The topics in the observation list were based on available services at each waiting area (brochures, books, illuminated new trailer, children’s play area, etc.). ...

Total body topical 5-fluorouracil for extensive non-melanoma skin cancer

Background Topical 5-fluorouracil 5% cream is one of␣the treatment modalities for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). There is a lack of suitable therapies to treat patients with extensive NMSC. In this paper we report two patients with extensive NMSC treated by total body application of topical 5-fluorouracil 5% cream. Observations Topical 5-fluorouracil 5% cream was applied twice ...

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