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  • Prevalence of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria and the Antenatal Health Care Utilization for Prevention Among Pregnant Women in a Secondary Health Facility in Enugu State, Nigeria

    Prevalence of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria and the Antenatal Health Care Utilization for Prevention Among Pregnant Women in a Secondary Health Facility in Enugu State, Nigeria Maureen Ogochukwu Akunne*, Ebere Emilia Ayogu, Juliana Obianuju Idoko. Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, 410001 Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria Pregnant women in endemic areas are highly susceptible to malaria, and both the frequency and severity of the disease are higher in pregnant women than non- pregnant…

  • The New Era of Pharmacists in Ambulatory Patient Care

    The New Era of Pharmacists in Ambulatory Patient Care AK Mohiuddin Department of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Pharmacy is evolving from a product-oriented to a patient-oriented profession. This role modification is extremely healthy for the patient, the pharmacist, and other members of the health-care team. However, the evolution will present pharmacists with a number of new challenges. Now, more than in the past, pharmacists must make the acquisition of contemporary practice knowledge and skills a high priority, to…

  • Assessment of Drug Prescribing in Jordan Using World Health Organization Indicators

    Assessment of Drug Prescribing in Jordan Using World Health Organization Indicators Alaa R.Alkhatib1, Anwar M. Batieha2, Nour M. Abdo3, Hayel M.Obeidat4, and Abdul Hakeem M. Okour5. 1.Jordan Food and Drug Administration, Shafa Badran, Amman, Jordan 11181 Jordan. 2.Professor of epidemiology and public health, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine,Jordan University of Science and Technology. 3.Assistant Professor of public health, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 4.Director…

  • Pharmacovigilance and Managing ADRS in Bangladesh: Eccentric or Non-existent?

    Pharmacovigilance and Managing ADRS in Bangladesh: Eccentric or Non-existent? AK Mohiuddin Department of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh 151/8, Green Road Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh Bangladesh became the 120th member of the WHO’s International Drug Monitoring Center (WHO-UMC). Through this membership, Bangladesh has gained international recognition and access to early worldwide information about potential safety risks. It was introduced in Bangladesh in 1999. However, due to a shortage of manpower and a lack of financial support, the program became…

  • Patient-Provider Relationship: Compliance with Care

    Patient-Provider Relationship: Compliance with Care AK Mohiuddin Department of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh 151/8, Green Road Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh The Provider-Patient Relationship (PPR) is a novel concept of medical sociology in which patients voluntarily approach a doctor and thus become a part of a contract in which they tend to abide with the doctor’s guidance. It has been proposed that an ideal PPR has six components, namely voluntary choice, practitioner’s competence, good communication, empathy by the doctors,…

  • Pharmacovigilance: Present Scenario and Future Goals

    Pharmacovigilance: Present Scenario and Future Goals AK MOHIUDDIN Assistant Professor, faculty of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh Melon Pharmacovigilance is the science and activity relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products. Pharmacovigilance basically targets safety of medicine. Pharmacists have crucial role in health systems to maintain the rational and safe use of medicine for they are drug experts who are specifically trained in this field. The perspective of pharmacy students on pharmacovigilance…

  • Patient Safety: A Nobody’s Concern

    Patient Safety: A Nobody’s Concern AK MOHIUDDIN Assistant Professor, faculty of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh Patient safety is a global concern and is the most important domains of health-care quality. Medical error is a major patient safety concern, causing increase in health-care cost due to mortality, morbidity, or prolonged hospital stay. A definition for patient safety has emerged from the health care quality movement that is equally abstract, with various approaches to the more concrete essential components. Patient safety…

  • Patient Problem Solving and Preventive Care

    Patient Problem Solving and Preventive Care AK MOHIUDDIN Assistant Professor, faculty of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh Medications are powerful tools that, if used correctly, can prevent or treat disease. If used incorrectly, there is potential to cause great harm to people who take them. These unintended effects, called adverse effects, can occur from any medication. As health care teams, which include physicians, pharmacists, and other health care providers, are making decisions about using specific medications to treat an individual…

  • Framework for Patient Safety

    Framework for Patient Safety AK MOHIUDDIN Assistant Professor, faculty of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh Medication errors are common in general practice and in hospitals. Both errors in the act of writing (prescription/dispensing/administration errors) and prescribing faults due to erroneous medical decisions can result in harm to patients. Any step in the prescribing process can generate errors. Slips, lapses, or mistakes are sources of errors, as in unintended omissions in the transcription of drugs. Faults in dose selection, omitted transcription,…

  • ARTS AND SCIENCE OF PRESCRIBING

    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…