Canadian Journal of Applied Sciences

ISSN: 1925-7430
Short Key Title: Can J App Sci
Start Year: 2011

Iftikhar Ali, Roheena Zafar, Aziz Ullah Khan
Department of Pharmacy Services ,Northwest General Hospital & Research Centre, Hayatabad, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Keywords: Drug related problems, pharmacist, drug interactions, and intervention

The purpose of this study was to evaluate pharmacotherapy provided, to identify drug related problems and to highlight the role of pharmacist at ward level in tertiary care hospitals. Drug related problems are quite common in hospitalized patients and can results in patient’s morbidity, mortality, and increase the expenditure of therapy and lengthen the hospital stay. A total of 30 patient’s case histories were recorded in medical Ward at Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar on the standard designed questionnaire. The percentage occurrence of different disease likediabetes mellitus (26.66%), Malaria (16.6%), COPD (10%), Stroke (10%), T.B (6.6%) and CHF (6.6%) were determined .Diabetes mellitus was higher among diseases. The drugs with potential drug interactions were dexamethasone, furosemide, omeprazole, aspirin, rifampicin.Interventions like addition of new drug was highest among the recorded interventions.With the focus on individual patient, extensive and responsible clinical pharmacy services will be a key segment of present-day health care.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:
First Page:90
Last Page:93
Publisher Id:CanJAppSci (2014 ). 4. 90-93
Article History:
Received:June 21, 2014
Accepted:August 12, 2014
Collection year:2014
First Published:October 20, 2014

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Xianghui Qi (PhD)
Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China


Dr. Xianghui Qi is working as Professor in the School of Food & Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, China. His research interests: Biosynthesis of high value-added chemicals by microbes and engineered strains; Discovery of novel genes, enzymes and new strains; Rational & Irrational design of microbial enzymes; Isolation, identification and evolution of microbes; Metabolic engineering & Pathway engineering of functional microbes, and biotransformation; Metabolic regulation based on the research of microbial omics; Application of high value-added products including functional sugar alcohols by biosynthesis and biotransformation based on microbial engineered strains.

Journal Highlights
Abbreviation: Can J Appl Sci
Frequency: Annual
Current Volume: 7 (2017)
Next scheduled volume: December, 2018  
Back volumes: 1-7
Starting year: 2011
Nature: Online
Submission: Online
Language: English

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  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics and Biometric
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  • Dentistry and Hygiene
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  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health Management
  • Medical Sciences
  • Molecular/ Cellular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Theoretical Models (health, life and clinical practice)
  • Veterinary, Fishery and Animal Biology

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