International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy


PASS Protocol Fever as basis of COVID-19 testing in Patient- A Union Therapy Initiative

Review Article of International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy PASS Protocol Fever as basis of COVID-19 testing in Patient- A Union Therapy Initiative Kanishk Kala, Rupinder Kaur Sodhi IK Gujral PTU Fever is the sole symptomatic measurement modality for Covid-19 screening which could be implemented easily all over the globe in with optimal utilization of resources. Being easy economical and easily reproducible, this has a potential to be a gold standard as well as simplicity of the procedure could help in its monitoring by patients itself and would operate an important element of patient involvement in treatment and would help in adherence in countries where health care staff are short and patient burden is high. This protocol will extend helping hands to health care worker and will involve patient participation in the treatment also. Keywords:COVID -19 , fever , Union Therapy , PASS protocol , Sayojya Chikitsa ...

Guidelines for Safe and Effective Use of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Patients

Review Article of International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy Guidelines for Safe and Effective Use of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Patients Hannah Ariel Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Queens College The emergent need to treat COVID-19 patient must be tempered with safe use of drugs. The guideline set forth provides parameters for dosing and monitoring hydroxychloroquine in this population, reducing the occurrence of adverse effects and improving overall pharmacotherapy. Keywords: Hydroxychloroquine, COVID-19 Patients, Safe and Effective Use ...

RETRACING RATIONALITY FOR COVID -19 – A UNION THERAPY INITIATIVE

Review Article of International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy RETRACING RATIONALITY FOR COVID -19 - A UNION THERAPY INITIATIVE Merging Mythological Scientific Clinical and Economical Aspects of Rationality to Optimize Utilization of Healthcare as a Comprehensively Holistic Model Kanishk Kala Rupinder Kaur Sodhi IK Gujral PTU Rationality is not a phenomena restricted to drugs It is also included in behavioral, psychological mythological spiritual and religious elements. Every aspect of health as per WHO health definition affects the treatment process of illness to restore health. This review is based on rationality as per the union therapy concept/ Sayojyachikitsa which aims to integrate various aspects of rationality and aims to integrate supernatural mythological and scientific aspects of rationality and devised 15 R to make treatment comprehensively holistic. This would make therapy accessible acceptable on global scale. This would help to use drugs in COVID -19 threat where in addition to clinical elements behavioral, psychological mythological spiritual and religious elements of rational drug use can play a vital role. Keywords: Union Therapy,  Covid 19 ...

PHARMACEUTICAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

Review Article of International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy PHARMACEUTICAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE Ortência Kelly Jacinto Rodrigues1, Adna Maria Tavares1, Cinthya Maria Pereira de Souza2 1Pharmacy student UNIFACISA; 2Mentor teacher UNIFACISA. Introduction: The pharmacist’s role in pharmaceutical care occurs especially in two axes: medication management and pharmaceutical care. Direct patient care is a challenge for the Brazilian health system, as this context provokes the construction of a new professional identity of the pharmacist: the clinic. Objective: To analyze a current panorama of the role of pharmaceutical professionals in primary health care. Methodology: This was a descriptive and exploratory literature review study with a qualitative approach. The descriptors “primary care”, “pharmacist” and “pharmaceutical care” were used, searched in an integrated way in the Scielo and Medline database. Results: The pharmacist still has a relevant role in management, but increasingly the system encourages the pharmacist to a more inclusive approach to patient care. There is consensus among the authors that the low number of pharmacists in primary care, coupled with the lack of perception of these professionals as part of the team and the lack of clarity about their attributions, contribute to the lack of recognition of this professional in the field of clinical practice. Conclusion: The incorporation of pharmaceutical clinical services has been shown to be an important strategy for resignification of the pharmacist in primary care. Actions involving clinical services need to be developed more frequently, so that the patient care bias is as explicit as the bureaucratic bias of pharmaceutical care. Keywords: Clinical Pharmacist, Primary Care, Pharmaceutical Care ...


Editor-in-chief: 
Dr. Fadi Alkhateeb 
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd, Office # 328, Tyler, TX 75799

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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.

Editors

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. 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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