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  • The Excellence of Pharmacy Practice

    Over tOver the past 50 years, the role of pharmacists has evolved along with the health care needs of our population. In addition to dispensing medications and ensuring patient safety, today’s pharmacists are taking a larger role as medical counselors, educators and advocates. They are integral part of the health care team, and are among the most trusted and accessible health care professionals. This accessibility allows them to perform more patient care activities, including counseling, medication management, and preventive care screenings. Beyond the care provided to individual patients, pharmacists have expanded their reach to influence the public health of communities. A pharmacist is uniquely positioned to provide disease state management through appropriate medication therapy management that has been demonstrated to improve patient outcomes and decrease overall health care costs. This role is more important than ever as the environment is demanding new practice and payment models that are required to further optimize care and outcomes while addressing the unsustainable increases in health care costs.

  • Epidemiologic profile of diabetes mellitus in the state of pernambuco between 2002 and 2012

    Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases that affects humans in all stages of social and economic development, representing a big threat for the health of all the Brazilians. Objectives: Analyze epidemiologic profile of DM in the state of Pernambuco from 2002 to 2012 Methodology: It’s a retrospective study of epidemiologic nature with descriptive and quantitative approach. Data was provided by Hiperdia, avaiable at Departamento de Informática do Sistema Único de Saúde (DATASUS). The variables of this study are: Type of Diabetes, year, age, gender and amputation of diabetic foot. Results and Discussions: From 15.856 people with DM, 75,32% have DM Type2. The year of 2004 represented the lower occurrence rate of the disease for Type 1 (3,07%) and for Type 2 (3,86%). In the years of 2009 and 2002 the ocurrence number was higher, with 13,14% for Type 1 and 17,28% for Type 2. Both Types 1 and 2 represents de major occurrence in the age between 50 and 59 years old. However, Type 1 is less frequent in people with at least 80 years old while Type 2 is less frequent in the age between 15 and 19 years old. With respect to gender both Types are more common in women, with (61,96%) for Type 1 and (63,92%) for Type 2. In relation to people that suffered amputation of diabetic foot, 2,59% are Type 1 and 1,73% are Type 2, it brings the attention due to the fact that Type 2 DM is the most common Type. Conclusion: The understanding of DM epidemiologic scenario is important for acting directly at the most vulnerable social categories with efforts to promote and recover the health within completeness patterns.

  • The Changeover Pharmacy Care

    Medication-related issues are normal among home consideration patients who take numerous medications and have complex therapeutic narratives and medical issues. The objectives of home medicinal services administrations are to assist people with improving capacity and live with more noteworthy autonomy; to advance the customer’s ideal dimension of prosperity; and to help the patient to stay at home, evading hospitalization or admission to long haul care foundations. Home consideration is an arrangement of consideration given by gifted professionals to patients in their homes under the heading of a doctor. Home human services administrations incorporate nursing care; physical, word related, and discourse dialect treatment; and restorative social administrations. Doctors may allude patients for home social insurance administrations, or the administrations might be asked for by relatives or patients. The scope of home medicinal services benefits a patient can get at home is boundless. Contingent upon the individual patient’s circumstance, care can go from nursing care to particular restorative administrations, for example, research center workups. Basic judgments among home human services patients incorporate circulatory disease, heart disease, injury and poisoning, musculoskeletal and connective tissue disease and respiratory disease.