Review of Education on ACE Inhibitors in Congestive Heart Failure Treatment

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Primary Objective: To determine the effect of an in-hospital intervention in patients with congestive heart failure on the use of ACEIs. Secondary Objective: To determine the effect of a patient-centered support program started prior to hospital discharge in patients with CHF, by evaluating: ACEI persistence and discontinuation ACEI use ACEI dosage titration its economic implications […]

A Randomized Trial of a Community Pharmacist-Initiated Screening and Intervention Program for Osteoporosis – The OsteoPharm Study

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Study Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the effect of a community pharmacist-initiated multifaceted intervention on the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in patients at high risk of fracture. The primary outcome of this study is a composite endpoint reflecting improvement in the overall quality of osteoporosis care (performance of a formal […]

Capturing Outcomes of Clinical Activities Performed by a Rounding Pharmacist Practicing in a Team Environment

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This study is conducted by Dr. Mark Makowsky in partnership with Capital Health, Regional Pharmacy Services. The goal of the study is to assess the impact of addition of a clinical pharmacist to the in-hospital patient care team, on patient outcomes and process of care indicators. The two study pharmacists have been providing services to […]

BREATHE A Randomized Trial of a Community Based Asthma Education and Care Program

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Primary Objective: To determine the effect of an education and referral intervention program initiated by community pharmacists, working with high-risk asthma patients, family physicians and respiratory therapists, on asthma control, as measured by the Asthma Control Questionnaire (Juniper EF) Secondary Objective: To determine the effect of an education and referral intervention program by community on […]

Alberta Strategy to Help Manage Asthma

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Study Objective: ASTHMA is a quality improvement initiative that aims to enhance the overall effectiveness of care that is provided for Albertans with asthma by identifying barriers to optimal care and to implement strategies to overcome these barriers. Principal Investigators: Dr. Irvin Mayers, Dr. Robert Cowie Time Line: 1999 – 2005 Partners: The University of […]

RxAction: Rural Alberta Clinical Trial in Optimizing Hypertension

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Improving Hypertension Management Through Use of Community Pharmacists with Prescriptive Authority – A Randomized Trial Design Ross T. Tsuyuki, PharmD, MSc; Theresa L. Charrois, BSc(Pharm), MSc; Finlay A. McAlister, MD, MSc, Dale Cooney, BSP, MBA, Richard Z. Lewanczuk, MD, PhD, Norn RC Campbell, MD. Background Patients with hypertension continue to be poorly controlled. In a […]

The Women’s Recovery from Sternotomy (WREST) Study

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A randomized trial of a novel undergarment for women’s use following sternotomy Background splinting is a common strategy used to assist post-op patients move clinicians often suggest that women use a supportive and comfortable brassiere post-operatively to reduce tension on incision—thereby reducing pain and discomfort a foundation for this practice recommendation is based largely on […]

An Evaluation of the Impact of a Comprehensive Community Pharmacist Intervention Program on the Management of Patients at High-risk for Coronary Heart Disease

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Primary Study Objective: To determine the effect of a community-pharmacist intervention program on LDL-C in patients at high-risk for cardiovascular disease. Secondary Study Objectives: (1) efficacy of a web-based educational module (2) patient satisfaction with pharmacist services (3) patient compliance with lipid-lowering medications (4) proportion of patients achieving target LDL-C and TC:HDL ratio (5) cost […]

Improving Blood Pressure Management in Patients with Diabetes (SCRIP-HTN)

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Study Objective: The primary objective of this study is to determine the efficacy of a community-based multidisciplinary screening and intervention program on blood pressure control in patients with diabetes and elevated blood pressure. Secondary objectives include comparing intervention and usual care parameters (initiation or dose addition of antihypertensive drug therapy, blood pressure target achievement, proportion […]