Magdalena Waszyk-Nowaczyk

Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Posen, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland

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Publications (4)3.51 Total impact

  • M. Waszyk-Nowaczyk, P. Nowaczyk, M. Simon
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    ABSTRACT: Implementation of pharmaceutical care (PC) in Poland is of great importance to patients, who, on the one hand, often follow complex pharmacological treatment regimens recommended by several physicians of different specialties, and, on the other one, take up the decision on self-treatment due to availability of OTC medications. The aim of the present study was to assess the opinion of both patients and physicians about implementation of PC service in Polish community pharmacies. A cross sectional study was carried out from September 2009 to September 2010 by a pharmacist (author of the study) on the basis of an anonymous questionnaire, where demand of physicians (n=104) and patients (n=202) for implementation of PC in a community pharmacy was assessed. The study was planned to determine the relationship between implementation of PC, cost and time of this service and patients’ and physicians’ socio-economic information. Responding patients (85.64%) and physicians (76.92%) unanimously confirmed the need for implementation of PC. Most people convinced of the service implementation were 88.89% of physicians under the age of 35 and all the respondents over 65 years of age (p=0.027), just as 93.33% with service shorter than 5 years and 73.68% of respondents working a maximum of 20 years (p=0.023). Mainly according to 90.00% of physicians with specialty in internal medicine and 92.59% of physicians of the group “Others” (p=0.012), PC should be implemented in pharmacies. Women more frequently than men reckoned that appointments with a pharmacist should last up to 15 minutes (p=0.012). According to 77.78% of the youngest physicians and 83.33% of the oldest ones, appointments should last from 5 to 15 minutes (p=0.049), and similar opinion was shared by 80.77% of physicians without specialty and 77.78% of physicians of the group “Others” (p=0.0009). According to patients, mean cost of the visit should be USD 7. Physicians the most often assessed mean cost of the appointment at USD 14 . This study provides new data about implementation of PC in Poland. The increased patients’ and physicians’ willingness to benefit from this service provides pharmacists with opportunities to develop PC in community pharmacies.
    Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal 01/2014; · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to assess sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) results in colon cancer (CC) regarding basic anthropometric features of the studied population and their derivatives calculated using mathematical formulas. One hundred three SLNBs in CC have been analysed. Various indicators were calculated for every patient using mathematical formulas: BMI, Roher's index, lean body weight, body fat percentage and body weight/ideal body weight for a given height ratios using the following formulas: Broca's, Broca's ideal weight, Broca-Brugsch, Lorenz's, Potton's, Devine's, Robinson's, Miller's and Hamwi. The results were compared with accuracy, sensitivity and false negative results percentage by means of ROC curves and the test for structure indicators (for determined cut-off points). No statistically significant relationship between the results and patients' sex or age were found. ROC curve analysis did not reveal statistically significant relationships between the obtained results and indicators calculated on the basis of growth and weigh (all p > 0.05). The analyses of sensitivity and accuracy with determined cut-off point, in spite of differences amounting to 19 % (analysis of lean body weight/weight ratio), showed no statistical significance for any of the relationships (all p > 0.05). No indicator with high diagnostic and prognostic value has been found. The problem of qualifying patients for SLNB in CC in regard of the anthropometric features of the population and body composition assessment formulas remains open and requires further analysis on larger populations.
    Langenbeck s Archives of Surgery 03/2012; 397(5):779-86. · 1.89 Impact Factor
  • Marek Simon, Magdalena Waszyk-Nowaczyk, Krzysztof Książek
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    ABSTRACT: Until recently it was thought that aging is a characteristic feature only of cells and organisms of eukaryotic origin. Recent studies on Caulobacter crescentus showed that their dimorphic life cycle associated with asymmetric cell division leads to a gradual increase in the time needed for the development of new bacteria generations, which may reflect aging of this organism. Moreover, as shown in Escherichia coli, accelerated exhaustion of proliferative capacity and bacteria death are caused by inheritance of certain structures from the mother cell during cell division. A similar phenomenon, called 'conditional senescence', has been observed during the stationary phase of growth in liquid cultures. The aim of this paper is to present the current state of knowledge on the causes, mechanisms and evolutionary significance of aging in bacteria. Some issues associated with bacterial aging will be discussed in the context of similar phenomena occurring in eukaryotic cells.
    Postępy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej (Advances in Hygiene and Experimental Medicine) 01/2011; 65:509-13.
  • Magdalena Waszyk-Nowaczyk, Marek Simon, Karolina Matwij
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    ABSTRACT: The pharmacist is an expert with the knowledge of drugs, who has a possibility to follow the patient's individual pharmacotherapy, which is the basis of the pharmaceutical care programme. The implementation of the Individual Medication Management System (IMMS) may be one of the proposals which will enable an analysis of the course of pharmacotherapy and elimination of drug problems, which are the chief goals of pharmaceutical care. In order to determine community pharmacy patients' degree of interest in the IMMS and to evaluate the degree of patients' discipline concerning the application of doctors' recommendations they were given an anonymous questionnaire. The research was done from August 2009 to May 2010 on a sample of 179 people selected at random. They were patients of community pharmacies in Poznań, where 70% were women and 30% were men, all of them aged between 20 and 85 years. The individual age groups were: 20-40 years--27.0%, 41-50 years--10.8%, 51-64 years--43.6%, 65 years or more--18.6%. The patients' education was as follows: primary--4.7%, vocational--8.0%, secondary--31.0%, incomplete university--12.0% and university--44.3%. The chi2 and Fisher-Freeman-Halton tests were used for statistical analysis of the results. Each time the level of statistical significance was assumed at p < 0.05. The collected results confirmed the fact that there is a higher number of specialists involved in patients' treatment with their age (p = 0.001), which indirectly leads to a higher number of prescribed drugs (p = 0.00000002). It was proved that more than 90% of the patients aged over 50 years take the prescribed drugs for more than a year (p = 0.00000002). The analysis confirmed the fact that there are mostly men which do not abide the indications concerning the dosage regimen (p = 0.049). The answers to the questions evaluating the patients' attitude to the IMMS revealed that 47.2% of the respondents indicate the advantages of the system. However, it was mostly women and respondents with university education that were the most interested in it. More than 50% of the patients aged 20-40 years and those aged over 65 years indicate the purposefulness of the systems. It is mainly the group aged 20-40 years that confirms facilitation in following the doctor's recommendations (p = 0.02). The respondents indicated their interest and confirmed the purposefulness of the IMMS mainly due to the fact that it helps to avoid drug-related problems resulting from omitting doses and helps to keep the dosage time and frequency in a long-term therapy. The research confirms the fact that individualized therapy will contribute to its higher efficacy, economy and safety.
    Acta poloniae pharmaceutica 69(5):971-8. · 0.67 Impact Factor

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3.51 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2012–2014
    • Poznan University of Medical Sciences
      Posen, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland