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Potential Of Biduri Fiber (Calotropis Gigantea) As Material For Oil Spill Absorbent, Anne Sukmawati, Wulan Septiani Jan 2023

Potential Of Biduri Fiber (Calotropis Gigantea) As Material For Oil Spill Absorbent, Anne Sukmawati, Wulan Septiani

Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF)

Biduri fiber (Calotropis gigantea) is a natural hollow fiber with hydrophobic and oleophilic properties potentially used as oil spilled sorbent from seawater. This study aims to determine the absorption capacity and efficiency of the Biduri fiber and membrane to fuel oil. Measurement of oil absorption to seawater was carried out at various fiber weights (0.5-1.5 g), fiber composition (50-95%), contact time (10-90 minutes), temperature (30 and 50°C), and compared with commercial products. The results showed that the fiber weight variation of 0.5-1.5 g has an average absorption efficiency of 96.67%, and the highest absorption was obtained in a weight of …


Influences Of Host Cytokine Signaling On Kshv Infection In Tonsil-Derived B Lymphocytes, Nedaa Alomari Jan 2023

Influences Of Host Cytokine Signaling On Kshv Infection In Tonsil-Derived B Lymphocytes, Nedaa Alomari

Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD) Dissertations

Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the etiologic agent of kaposi sarcoma. It is also associated with the B cell lymphoproliferative disorders, primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) and KSHV inflammatory cytokine syndrome (KICS). Existing research reveals that KSHV has developed numerous strategies to alter host cytokine signaling activities to facilitate viral persistence and escape host immune surveillance.

Despite three decades of research, there are still many questions in this field awaiting further investigation. This dissertation will investigate host cytokines as factors influencing the establishment of KSHV infection in the human tonsil. We have identified and characterized different cytokines …


Prg4/Cd44/Pp2a Signaling Axis: A Significant Regulator Of Gout Arthritis, Sandy Elsayed Jan 2023

Prg4/Cd44/Pp2a Signaling Axis: A Significant Regulator Of Gout Arthritis, Sandy Elsayed

Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD) Dissertations

Introduction: Gout is a common chronic arthritis caused by monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition in joints leading to activation of synovial resident macrophages and downstream production of interleukin-1b (IL-1b). Xanthine oxidase (XO) catalyzes purines into uric acid (UA) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that activate NLRP3 inflammasome. Protein phosphatase-2A (PP2A) may be involved in regulating inflammatory pathways in macrophages. Proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) and its receptor CD44 and its transducer PP2A signaling axis play a biologically significant role in regulating urate crystal inflammation.


Methods: Monocytes and macrophages were primed with TLR2 agonist and stimulated with MSU crystals. Fingolimod (PP2A …


Formulation Of Pectin-Based Double Layer-Coated Tablets Containing Dexamethasone And Probiotics For Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Erny Sagita, Ronaldo Ongki Winata, Raditya Iswandana Dec 2022

Formulation Of Pectin-Based Double Layer-Coated Tablets Containing Dexamethasone And Probiotics For Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Erny Sagita, Ronaldo Ongki Winata, Raditya Iswandana

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory condition in the colon that includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Dexamethasone is a steroid anti-inflammatory drug that can be used in IBD therapy. This study aims to obtain an optimum formulation of a dexamethasone drug delivery system for IBD treatment and to investigate its release profile based on an in vitro dissolution test. Dexamethasone was formulated as a double-coated tablet in combination with a probiotic L. acidophilus and B. longum mixture (1:1). The core tablets were produced using the wet granulation method, after which they were coated with pectin 4% b/v …


Antiproliferative Activity Of Philippine Marine Sediment-Derived Actinomycetes, Jon Ray M. Maglonzo, Edna M. Sabido, Cristina C. Salibay, Doralyn S. Dalisay, Jonel P. Saludes Dec 2022

Antiproliferative Activity Of Philippine Marine Sediment-Derived Actinomycetes, Jon Ray M. Maglonzo, Edna M. Sabido, Cristina C. Salibay, Doralyn S. Dalisay, Jonel P. Saludes

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research

The Philippine archipelago is rich in marine biodiversity and resources that are widely unexplored. Its marine sediments harbor marine microbes that possess secondary metabolites with potent bioactivities. This study aims to determine the antiproliferative activity of the crude extracts of selected Actinomycete isolates (DSD011, DSD017, and DSD042) from Islas de Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo. The antiproliferative screening was done using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model organism. Crude extracts of isolates that are active in inhibiting the growth of S. cerevisiae were determined using the broth microdilution method. Afterward, the active extract was tested using antiproliferative and budding yeast assays. With the …


Phytochemical Analysis, Antioxidant And Cytotoxic Activity Of Lannea Egregia Engl. & K. Krause Stem Bark Extracts, Seide M. Akoro, Mutiat A. Omotayo, Oyinlade C. Ogundare, Stemon A. Akpovwovwo, Gbemileke P. Bello Dec 2022

Phytochemical Analysis, Antioxidant And Cytotoxic Activity Of Lannea Egregia Engl. & K. Krause Stem Bark Extracts, Seide M. Akoro, Mutiat A. Omotayo, Oyinlade C. Ogundare, Stemon A. Akpovwovwo, Gbemileke P. Bello

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research

This study investigates the phytochemical contents, antioxidants and cytotoxic activities of Lannea egregia Engl. & K. Krause stem bark extracts. Secondary metabolites were extracted using n-hexane, ethyl acetate, and ethanol by successive maceration. The concentrated extracts were subjected to preliminary phytochemical screening using standard procedures. The crude flavonoid was obtained from the plant material using Harborne’s method and then profiled using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The antioxidant activities of the plant extract were assessed using reducing power assay and DPPH scavenging activity, while the cytotoxic activity was determined using the brine shrimp lethality assay. The crude extract of n-hexane or …


The Potential Application Of Clitoria Ternatea For Cancer Treatment, Anita Purnamayanti, Krisyanti Budipramana, Marisca Evalina Gondokesumo Dec 2022

The Potential Application Of Clitoria Ternatea For Cancer Treatment, Anita Purnamayanti, Krisyanti Budipramana, Marisca Evalina Gondokesumo

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research

The Clitoria ternatea flower, known as bunga telang in Indonesia, is commonly mixed with food and beverages to provide a natural blue colour. Aside from its popular culinary use, it is a traditional medicine in Indonesia for diseases in the eyes, urinary tract and skin, as well as functioning as an anti-toxin. Furthermore, recent advances in science and technology have revealed that the C. ternatea flower contains a high level of polyphenol compounds that possess anticancer activity, including saponins, tannins, steroids, triterpenoids, kaempferol, and quercetin. This review aims to identify and analyse recent articles regarding the phytochemical activities of C. …


Characterisation And Antibacterial Activity Of Green Tea Extract-Enriched Solid Goat’S Milk Soap, Uswatun Chasanah, Dian Ermawati, Dwi Putri Utami, Angela Nora Hayati Dec 2022

Characterisation And Antibacterial Activity Of Green Tea Extract-Enriched Solid Goat’S Milk Soap, Uswatun Chasanah, Dian Ermawati, Dwi Putri Utami, Angela Nora Hayati

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research

Solid goat’s milk soap is organic and beneficial for the health and appearance of the skin. One of the components in green tea known to display antibacterial activities is epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC). In this study, the effects of solid goat’s milk soap containing 1%, 2%, and 4% green tea extract on the growth of Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus epidermidis were examined. The soap was characterized for its organoleptic, pH, free fatty acid, alkalinity, water content, foam stability, and hardness. In addition, an in vitro antimicrobial test was performed utilising the well-diffusion method. The findings revealed that all the …


Evaluation Of The Practice Of Community Pharmacists In Amaran City In Yemen To Community Pharmacy Profession During The Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19) – A Field Study, Mohammed Qatinah, Abdulaziz Saran, Yasser Al-Salaway, Rasha Hobish, Munif Shaalan Dec 2022

Evaluation Of The Practice Of Community Pharmacists In Amaran City In Yemen To Community Pharmacy Profession During The Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19) – A Field Study, Mohammed Qatinah, Abdulaziz Saran, Yasser Al-Salaway, Rasha Hobish, Munif Shaalan

Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

The study aimed to assess the practice of community pharmacists in Amran City of the profession of community pharmacy during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The study used the descriptive approach, using a questionnaire that was distributed in October 2020, to a sample of (91) community pharmacists working in pharmacies in Amran City. The results of the study showed that the mean of the responses of the sample members about practicing the profession of community pharmacy amounted to (4.1262) with a standard deviation of (0.306) which is high, the mean of the axis of the precautionary measures reached (3.9135) with a …


Pneumococcal Vaccine Guidance 2022, Bona Shin, Michael Do, Elaina Lioudis Dec 2022

Pneumococcal Vaccine Guidance 2022, Bona Shin, Michael Do, Elaina Lioudis

Transformative Medicine (T-Med)

PCV15 and PCV20 received FDA approval in 2021. This article provides an overview of all pneumococcal vaccines - PPSV23, PCV13, PCV15, and PCV20 and their place in therapy. It provides a summary of pneumococcal disease burden in the U.S., vaccine spectrum of activity, indications, adult/pediatric dosing schedules, efficacy, and common adverse drug reactions.


Structure-Based Rational Design Of Small Α-Helical Peptides With Broad-Spectrum Activity Against Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens, Sandeep Lohan, Anastasia G. Konshina, Roman G. Efremov, Innokentiy Maslennikov, Keykavous Parang Dec 2022

Structure-Based Rational Design Of Small Α-Helical Peptides With Broad-Spectrum Activity Against Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens, Sandeep Lohan, Anastasia G. Konshina, Roman G. Efremov, Innokentiy Maslennikov, Keykavous Parang

Pharmacy Faculty Articles and Research

A series of small (7–12 mer) amphipathic cationic peptides were designed and synthesized to create short helical peptides with broad-range bactericidal activity and selectivity toward the bacterial cells. The analysis identified a lead 12-mer peptide 8b with broad-spectrum activity against Gram-positive (MIC = 3.1–6.2 μg/mL) and Gram-negative (MIC = 6.2–12.5 μg/mL) bacteria and selectivity toward prokaryotic versus eukaryotic cells (HC50 = 280 μg/mL, >75% cell viability at 150 μg/mL). The rapid membranolytic action of 8b was demonstrated by a calcein dye leakage assay and confirmed using scanning electron microscopy. According to circular dichroism and NMR spectroscopy, the peptides have an …


Potential Antihyperlipidemia Effect Of Lactoferrin In Hyperlipidemia-Induced Male Sprague–Dawley Rats, Louis Fabio Jonathan Jusni, Valencia Chandra, Tena Djuartina, Dion Notario, Zita Arieselia, Linawati Hananta Dec 2022

Potential Antihyperlipidemia Effect Of Lactoferrin In Hyperlipidemia-Induced Male Sprague–Dawley Rats, Louis Fabio Jonathan Jusni, Valencia Chandra, Tena Djuartina, Dion Notario, Zita Arieselia, Linawati Hananta

Makara Journal of Health Research

Background: Hyperlipidemia is a condition that is characterized as an increase in total cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lactoferrin is a protein that can serve as an antioxidant. This study aims to determine whether lactoferrin can reduce total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Methods: This study used 24 Sprague–Dawley rat strains, which were divided into six groups: normal group; negative control; positive control; and dose groups 1, 2, and 3. The normal group was given standard feed, whereas the other group was given high cholesterol and fat. The positive control group and dose groups 1, 2, and …


The Association Of Lower Medication Adherence And Increased Medical Spending, Ryan A. Fuchs Dec 2022

The Association Of Lower Medication Adherence And Increased Medical Spending, Ryan A. Fuchs

Capstone

Medical prescribing is a common occurrence in daily clinical practice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015-2016 45.8% of the U.S. population used prescription drugs in the past 30 days. (CDC, 2019) Although drug therapy can be effective in treating disease, full benefits are often not realized because many patients do not take their medications as prescribed. There is quite a bit of research out there about non-adherence to medication. Some studies focus on the financial impacts of non-adherence, but most of the studies examine the reasons for medication non-adherence. A gap exists in research about …


Personality Disorder Predisposing To Alcohol Dependence, Samarchitha S Ms., Venkatesh Babu Dr., Megha Sadashiv Dr., Sudeep Pk Mr. Dec 2022

Personality Disorder Predisposing To Alcohol Dependence, Samarchitha S Ms., Venkatesh Babu Dr., Megha Sadashiv Dr., Sudeep Pk Mr.

Digital Journal of Clinical Medicine

No abstract provided.


Use It Or Lose It: Impact Of Sepsis Order Set ​Utilization On The Severe Sepsis And Septic Shock Management Bundle Compliance, Alex Stabler, Ross Singletary, Shalyn Cox, Larry J Pineda Dec 2022

Use It Or Lose It: Impact Of Sepsis Order Set ​Utilization On The Severe Sepsis And Septic Shock Management Bundle Compliance, Alex Stabler, Ross Singletary, Shalyn Cox, Larry J Pineda

Articles, Abstracts, and Reports

No abstract provided.


Il-21 Signaling Promotes The Establishment Of Kshv Infection In Human Tonsil Lymphocytes By Increasing Differentiation And Targeting Of Plasma Cells, Nedaa Alomari, Jennifer Totonchy Dec 2022

Il-21 Signaling Promotes The Establishment Of Kshv Infection In Human Tonsil Lymphocytes By Increasing Differentiation And Targeting Of Plasma Cells, Nedaa Alomari, Jennifer Totonchy

Pharmacy Faculty Articles and Research

Introduction: Factors influencing Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) transmission and the early stages of KSHV infection in the human immune system remain poorly characterized. KSHV is known to extensively manipulate the host immune system and the cytokine milieu, and cytokines are known to influence the progression of KSHV-associated diseases. Our previous work identified the early targeting of plasma cells for KSHV infection. In this study, we examine whether IL-21, a cytokine known to profoundly influence plasma cell fate, influences the early stages of KSHV infection in B lymphocytes.

Methods: Using our unique model of ex vivo KSHV infection in tonsil lymphocytes, …


Comparison Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy And Pharmacologic Intervention In Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment, Analily Wong, Collin Owen, Meghan Vatave Dec 2022

Comparison Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy And Pharmacologic Intervention In Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment, Analily Wong, Collin Owen, Meghan Vatave

Symposium of Student Scholars

Background: Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a condition that can result in chronic health conditions that negatively impact a person’s life. Methods to treat AUD involve cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and pharmacologic intervention, including disulfiram (DIS), naltrexone (NTX), and acamprosate (ACA).

Objectives: The purpose of this review is to determine the efficacy of CBT compared to pharmacologic intervention within one year of treatment in adult patients who have been diagnosed with AUD.

Methods: A reference search was conducted using various databases to locate literature. Combined keywords and Boolean operators were utilized to reveal desired articles. A total of 10 …


Designing And Synthesizing A Warhead-Fragment Inhibitory Ligand For Ivyp1 Through Fragment-Based Drug Discovery, Samuel Moore Dec 2022

Designing And Synthesizing A Warhead-Fragment Inhibitory Ligand For Ivyp1 Through Fragment-Based Drug Discovery, Samuel Moore

Symposium of Student Scholars

Fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) is a powerful tool for developing anticancer and antimicrobial agents. Within this, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) provides a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative approach to screening and validating weak and robust binders with targeted proteins, making NMR among the most attractive strategies in FBDD. Inhibitor of vertebrate lysozyme (Ivyp1) of P. aeruginosa serves as an excellent target because of its active cellular location and implications in clinical prognosis for cystic fibrosis and immunocompromised patients. This study uses current NMR and biophysical techniques to develop a covalent, fragment-linked warhead inhibitor for Ivyp1 through synthetic methods, warhead linking, and …


Pregabalin May Reduce Neuropathic Pain In Burn Victims, Caroline Nikolaidis Dec 2022

Pregabalin May Reduce Neuropathic Pain In Burn Victims, Caroline Nikolaidis

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A clinical decision report using:

Gray P, Kirby J, Smith MT, et al. Pregabalin in severe burn injury pain: a double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial. Pain. 2011;152(6):1279-1288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2011.01.055

for a patient with burn injury pain.


Role Of Macrophages In Ocular Surface Fibrosis, Alyanna Corpuz Dec 2022

Role Of Macrophages In Ocular Surface Fibrosis, Alyanna Corpuz

Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS) Theses

The present study is designed to investigate whether irradiation as used for conditioning regimen to ablate recipient’s diseased bone marrow prior to transplantation could trigger macrophage activation and polarization and whether macrophages could cause the transdifferentiation of ocular surface fibroblasts into myofibroblasts, thus contributing to oGVHD-associated fibrosis.

Bone marrow cells were cultured in M-CSF to obtain M0 macrophages, which were subsequently polarized into M1 and M2 phenotypes using IFN-g + LPS and IL-4, respectively.

The macrophages were exposed to 7 Gy radiation. The effect of irradiation on macrophage activation markers, phagocytosis, and apoptosis was assessed using real-time PCR, confocal microscopy, …


Medication Use Evaluation Of Angiotensin Ii, Kevin Baumgartner Pharmd, Dustin D Linn Pharmd, Bcccp, Michael Todt Pharmd Dec 2022

Medication Use Evaluation Of Angiotensin Ii, Kevin Baumgartner Pharmd, Dustin D Linn Pharmd, Bcccp, Michael Todt Pharmd

Pharmacy

Poster presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition

Background: Angiotensin II is a vasopressor agent used for septic shock and has been found to effectively raise the blood pressure in patients who did not respond to other conventional high dose vasopressors. Angiotensin II’s wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) of $1800 per vial creates a significant financial burden for health care institutions. A limited warranty manufacturer program replaces angiotensin II vials in patients not achieving an increase in mean arterial pressure (MAP) of at least 10 mmHg or to >65mmHg within the first 3 hours of initiation.

Objective: Evaluate compliance …


Characterizing Appropriate Use Of Octreotide Continuous Infusions For Gastroesophageal Bleeding, Austin Harris Pharmd, Curtis Stump Pharmd, Luke Keller Pharmd, Bcps, Bcccp Dec 2022

Characterizing Appropriate Use Of Octreotide Continuous Infusions For Gastroesophageal Bleeding, Austin Harris Pharmd, Curtis Stump Pharmd, Luke Keller Pharmd, Bcps, Bcccp

Pharmacy

Poster Presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition.

Objective: To characterize the appropriate use of octreotide infusions for gastroesophageal bleeding at a community hospital system to pursue guideline-driven standardization of care.


Evaluation Of Intravenous Loop Diuretic Use In Acute Decompensated Heart Failure In A Community Hospital, Catherine Eichler Pharmd, Cole Luty Pharmd, Kris Howard Pharmd, Aacc Dec 2022

Evaluation Of Intravenous Loop Diuretic Use In Acute Decompensated Heart Failure In A Community Hospital, Catherine Eichler Pharmd, Cole Luty Pharmd, Kris Howard Pharmd, Aacc

Pharmacy

Poster presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition

Objective: To characterize the use of intravenous loop diuretics in patients hospitalized with fluid overload secondary to acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) within the heart failure service of a community hospital


Comparison Of Clinical Pharmacist Versus Nurse Led Medicare Annual Wellness Visits In The Primary Care Clinic Setting, Payton Waltz Pharmd, Erin Copi Pharmd, Bcacp, Rachel Steele Pharmd, Bcacp Dec 2022

Comparison Of Clinical Pharmacist Versus Nurse Led Medicare Annual Wellness Visits In The Primary Care Clinic Setting, Payton Waltz Pharmd, Erin Copi Pharmd, Bcacp, Rachel Steele Pharmd, Bcacp

Pharmacy

Poster presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition.

Objective: To characterize the impact of a primary care pharmacist completing Medicare Annual Wellness Visits by determining:

• Primary: The rate of overall care gap closure by pharmacist-led versus nurse-led visits.

• Secondary: The percentage of recommended care gap opportunities during pharmacist-led versus nurse-led visits and the number of pharmacist made medication interventions during AWVs.


Evaluation Of Therapies For Treatment Of Hyponatremia, Laura Fischer Pharmd Candidate, Jennifer Sposito Pharmd, Blake Burton Pharmd, Bcps, Jamie Gaul Pharmd, Bcps Dec 2022

Evaluation Of Therapies For Treatment Of Hyponatremia, Laura Fischer Pharmd Candidate, Jennifer Sposito Pharmd, Blake Burton Pharmd, Bcps, Jamie Gaul Pharmd, Bcps

Pharmacy

Poster presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition.

Objective: Characterize the use and assess the efficacy of tolvaptan and urea in the treatment of patients who were admitted to the hospital with chronic hyponatremia.


Characterization Of Vancomycin Use At A Community Hospital, Caleb Hoppe Pharmd Candidate, Jamie Gaul Pharmd, Bcps, Christina Ford Pharm, Bcpsd Dec 2022

Characterization Of Vancomycin Use At A Community Hospital, Caleb Hoppe Pharmd Candidate, Jamie Gaul Pharmd, Bcps, Christina Ford Pharm, Bcpsd

Pharmacy

Poster presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition.

Objective: To characterize the use of vancomycin medication therapy at a non-profit community hospital (Parkview Regional Medical Center) in preparation for a potential change to AUC:MIC dosing and monitoring.


Safety Of 10,000 Unit Unfractionated Heparin Boluses For Acute Myocardial Infarction In The Emergency Department, Emma Pastula Pharmd, Sarah Meeks Pharmd, Amber Ooley Pharmd, Bcps, Bcccp, Sarah Ferrell Pharmd Dec 2022

Safety Of 10,000 Unit Unfractionated Heparin Boluses For Acute Myocardial Infarction In The Emergency Department, Emma Pastula Pharmd, Sarah Meeks Pharmd, Amber Ooley Pharmd, Bcps, Bcccp, Sarah Ferrell Pharmd

Pharmacy

Poster presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition.

The purpose of this retrospective chart-review study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a 10,000 unit unfractionated heparin bolus in the emergency department prior to PCI. • The primary objective was percentage of ACT values within goal range of 250-300 seconds. • Secondary objectives included major bleeding rate, weight-based UFH bolus dose in comparison to guideline recommended bolus dose, percentage of initial ACT values within goal range, protamine use, and need for additional UFH boluses.


Evaluation Of Piperacillin/Tazobactam Utilization In Suspected Urinary Tract Infections At A Community Hospital, Adam P. Yagodinski, Jamie Gaul Pharmd, Bcps, Dana Lorber Pharmd, Bcps, Alissa Keillor Pharmd Dec 2022

Evaluation Of Piperacillin/Tazobactam Utilization In Suspected Urinary Tract Infections At A Community Hospital, Adam P. Yagodinski, Jamie Gaul Pharmd, Bcps, Dana Lorber Pharmd, Bcps, Alissa Keillor Pharmd

Pharmacy

Poster presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition.

Objective: Evaluate and characterize the utilization of piperacillin/tazobactam in patients with a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) at a community hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Continued Use Of Proton Pump Inhibitors And Risk For Recurrence Of Clostridium Difficile Infection-A Retrospective Study, Cecilia Schowe Pharmd Candidate, Breia Leavell Pharmd Candidate, Cole Luty Pharmd Dec 2022

Continued Use Of Proton Pump Inhibitors And Risk For Recurrence Of Clostridium Difficile Infection-A Retrospective Study, Cecilia Schowe Pharmd Candidate, Breia Leavell Pharmd Candidate, Cole Luty Pharmd

Pharmacy

Poster presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition.

Objective: To determine if the continued use of proton pump inhibitors leads to an increased risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.


Impact Of Pharmacist-Led Direct Oral Anticoagulant Monitoring On Appropriate Medication Use, Bhavika Patel Pharmd, Kenneth Wiley Pharmd, Bcacp, Alicia Sawmiller Pharmd, Bcacp Dec 2022

Impact Of Pharmacist-Led Direct Oral Anticoagulant Monitoring On Appropriate Medication Use, Bhavika Patel Pharmd, Kenneth Wiley Pharmd, Bcacp, Alicia Sawmiller Pharmd, Bcacp

Pharmacy

Poster presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition.

Background: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are the preferred treatment for patients with venous thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation and are an attractive alternative to vitamin K antagonists in multiple indications for long-term anticoagulation. Although DOACs require less frequent clinical monitoring than vitamin K antagonists and their standardized dosing is often more convenient for patients, these medications still require monitoring. Medication adherence, monitoring renal function, hepatic function and drug interactions are important safety concerns for managing patients on DOAC therapy. Previous studies have shown pharmacist can impact monitoring, dosing and adherence to …