International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy


Review Article of International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy ARTS AND SCIENCE OF PRESCRIBING AK MOHIUDDIN Assistant Professor, faculty of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh Prescribing patient is a mammoth task. It is recommended that healthcare professionals who prescribe medications exercise critical thinking skills to ensure the safe and effective use of therapeutic agents. It should be endowed with communication skills, diagnostic skills, knowledge of medicines, an understanding of the principles of clinical methodology, consecutive risk and uncertainty. In fact, clinicians prescribe in varied situations, often in the absence of patient, and rational prescribing decisions must be based on knowledge interpreted in the light of many other factors. Purpose of the study: Discussion and projection of drug prescribing among patients of both acute and chronic care. The pharmacists have a vital role to play which is thoroughly discussed. Findings: Prescribing is not just a piece giving patient a piece of paper and advising him to follow instructions. Many factors and necessary considerations are lying beneath. Materials and Methods: Research conducted a comprehensive year-round literature search, which included books, technical newsletters, newspapers, journals, and many other sources. Medicine and technical experts, pharma company executives and representatives were interviewed. Projections were based on estimates such as drug end users, providers or prescribers, general theories of rational use, implication and types of different prescribing methods. Research limitations: Very few articles found in matters regarding along with a very less interest paid by general people to talk about medicine use, prescription, pharmacists in counseling therapy, ADRs and their management. It was very difficult to bring out facts of irrational prescribing or different prescribing policy by the providers cause prescription holding patients rarely co-operates in this. Practical Implication: A good prescribing is the soul of patient compliance and safety along with well-being after a period of ...

The practice of counseling in Pharmacy: Patients’ perspectives

Research Article of International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy The practice of counseling in Pharmacy: Patients’ perspectives Laila A. Layqah1, Yousif S. Alakeel2, Jinan Z. Shamou3 1King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Research Office, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences KSAU-hs),King Abdul-Aziz Medical City(KAMC) – Ministry of National Guard–Health Affairs (MNGHA); 2 King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), College of Pharmacy/King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) –Ministry of National Guard–Health Affairs 3Medical Student / Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Aim: The objective of the study was to assess pharmacists’ counseling practices from the patient perspective using the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Medication Counseling Behavior Guidelines (MCBG) questionnaire. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted over 4 months in the outpatients section of the pharmacy department in two tertiary care hospitals: King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, and King Fahad Medical City. Participants were randomly selected to complete the USP-MCBG questionnaire, and gave their full consent to the data collector. USP-MCBG questionnaire is an interactive approach between the patient and the pharmacist, which takes into account the patient’s special needs, beliefs and perceptions about medication use .The questionnaire included 33 items with a two-point response scale. The questionnaire was divided into four sections corresponding to the four stages of the medication counseling process. Results: During the study period, 520 subjects were enrolled and of these, 486 responded to our questionnaire (response rate: 93%). The study population was gender balanced; most respondents (88%) were Saudi nationals, and 49% reported having at least high school education. There were no differences between the socio-demographic profiles of participants at the two study sites. The overall mean USP-MCBG score of satisfaction was 3.18 ± 0.11 (highest score is 5). Within subsections of the questionnaire, ‘Management of treatment’ ...

Art (Anti Retroviral Therapy) Induced Buffalo Hump: Case Report

Research Article of International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy Art (Anti Retroviral Therapy) Induced Buffalo Hump: Case Report G.Sravani1, D. Seethram babu1, T.S.Durga Prasad2 1Pharm D Intern, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Padmavathi School of Pharmacy, Tiruchanoor, Tirupati; 2Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Padmavathi School of Pharmacy, Tiruchanoor, Tirupati INTRODUCTION- Anti-retroviral therapy is used for the treatment of patients with HIV. This therapy may also lead to some of the adverse drug reactions among which Zidovudine induced Buffalo Hump is an uncommon adverse drug reaction. CASE REPORT- In this present study a 38 year old women diagnosed with HIV disease in November 2008 and on ZLN therapy. By 2017 December she developed Buffalo Hump in her dorsal cervical area which was not associated with pain and erythema but discomfort is being observed. Patients was suggested for surgical removal of buffalo hump adipose tissue, but she refused to that. Later after six months of follow up the stabilization of fat in cervical region was observed. CONCLUSION- Protease inhibitors induced Buffalo hump is common but Ziduvudine induced Buffalo hump is uncommon. Treatment options include surgical removal of fat and exercise in order to maintain body fat. Keywords: Buffalo Hump, Zidovudine, Adverse drug reaction, Anti-retroviral therapy ...

Assessment of risk factors for diabetic foot ulcer

Research Article of International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy Assessment of risk factors for diabetic foot ulcer Mona Hossein poor, Binai.K.Sankar Reddy college of pharmacy Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders of fat, carbohydrate, and protein metabolism that results from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. Ulceration of foot in diabetes is common, clinical presentations are variable and management requires early expert assessment. 73 years old patient, an old case of type 2 diabetes mellitus, smoker and on irregular medical treatment was admitted with history of diabetic feet bilateral. Patient also had foul smelling discharge from left foot and had auto amputation of 2nd to 4th toe left foot due to gangrene. On examination patient was restless. General condition was poor. Local examination of left foot revealed gangrene of heel, sole and auto amputation of 3rd and 4th toe. Right foot had superficial ulcers over dorsum of 2nd and 3rd toe. Patient was investigated and broad spectrum antibiotics started after wound debridement and dressing. Blood sugar levels varied between fasting 150mg% to 1701mg% and post prandial up to 234 mg%. Patient was advised aerobic exercises of upper limbs, diabetic diet and oral hypoglycemic agents and has improved. KEYWORDS: HbA1c, DFU, VLDL ...

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Dr. Saurabh Gupta 
Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Indore Institute of Pharmacy, Indore (M.P.), India; Principal Co-ordinator Scientist for outsources projects of industry, Indore institute of Pharmacy, Indore (M.P.), India,; Scientist Co-ordinator member of Institutional Animal Ethical Committee, Indore institute of Pharmacy, Indore.


Dr. Mohammed A. Islam
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, West Coast University School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Dr. Juseop Kang
Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, South Korea.

Dr. Mohamed Azmi Hassali
Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

Dr. Quanxi Mei 

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine,  Zhongshan,Guangdong, China.

Dr. Apollo James
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Nandha college of Pharmacy, Erode, Tamilnadu, India.

Dr. Iftikhar Ali
Department of Pharmacy, Northwest General Hospital and Research Center, Department of Pharmacy, University of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , Pakistan.

Dr Anthony David Hall
School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.

Dr Bhanukumar M
Department of General Medicine, JSS Hospital & Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, India.

Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar
Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, India.

Dr. Biswaranjan Paital
Department of Zoology, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, College of Basic Science and Humanities, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, India.

Dr. Vasiliki E. Kalodimou
Director at Flow Cytometry-Research & Regenerative Medicine Department, Athens, Greece.

Dr. Hale Z. Toklu
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Florida College of Medicine, 32610 Gainesville, FL, USA.

Dr. Fahad Saleem
Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains, Malaysia, Minden 11800, Penang, Malaysia

Dr. Ahamada Safna Mariyam.M
Dept of Pharmacy Practice, Acharya & B.M Reddy College of Pharmacy, Bangalore-107, India.

Dr. Ghada Ismail El Shahat Ali Attia
Literature of Pharmacognosy, Departments of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, TANTA University- Egypt

Dr. Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi
School Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Usm, Penang, Malaysia

Dr. Burton M. Altura

Physiology and Pharmacology Department, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY, USA.

Dr.  Yousif Abdu Asiri
Vice – Rector for Planning and Development, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, King Saud University,, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Amit K. Tiwari
Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Toledo – Health Science Campus, Toledo, OH, USA.

Dr. Saurabh Gupta
Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Indore Institute of Pharmacy, Indore (M.P.), India, Principal Co-ordinator Scientist for outsources projects of industry, Indore institute of Pharmacy, Indore (M.P.), India, Scientist Co-ordinator member of Institutional Animal Ethical Committee, Indore institute of Pharmacy, Indore.

Dr. Tyler Madere
University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy –Department of Pharmacotherapy, Fort Worth, TX,USA.

Dr. Xianquan Zhan
Professor and Deputy Director, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P.R. China

Dr. Fatima Suleman
Head of Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences of University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Dr. Mohamed Eddouks
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia, Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco.

Dr.  Syed A. A. Rizvi 
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Health Professions Division, Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA.

Dr. Carmela Saturnino 
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, SA, ITALY.

Dr. Taha Nazir
University of Sargodha, Sargodha 40100, Pakistan.

Dr. Fadi Alkhateeb
Pharmacy Administration, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Kingsville, Texas, USA.

Dr. Madhan Ramesh
Professor & Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, S S Nagar, Mysore.

Sushanta Kr. Das.
M. Pharm (Pharmacy Practice), Associate Professor and Pharm D Coordinator, CMR College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad

Dr. Mario Bernardo-Filho
Professor Titular, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

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