Che Suraya Zin

Che Suraya Zin
International Islamic University Malaysia | iium · Faculty of Pharmacy

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Self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) has become considerably common in developing countries, which is a critical factor for driving antibiotic resistance. Individuals involved in SMA generally do not have adequate knowledge regarding the appropriate use, indications and dosage of these drugs. The objective of the present study was to investigate...
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Background Despite evidence of their association with adverse drug events and mortality, benzodiazepines are still among the main choice for treating many psychiatric disorders and neurological conditions. To date, there is a meager data on the prescribing trends and patterns of benzodiazepines in Malaysia. Objective This study aimed to investigate...
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Background: Self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) is an important public health issue, which can result in the facilitated development of antibiotic resistance, and may increase the risk of inappropriate utilization of antibiotics. So, the objective of the present study was to estimate the prevalence rate of SMA and to also explore SMA practices...
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This study aimed to investigate the attitudes, perceptions, and experiences of side effects with the COVID-19 vaccines in Malaysia among participants in the National Vaccination Program. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among a sample of vaccine-eligible and vaccinated individuals in Malaysia between May and July 2021. A total of 428 responde...
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Background: Medical and pharmacy students are future healthcare professionals who will be on the forefront in dealing with antibiotics in hospitals or community settings. Whether the current medical and pharmacy education in Pakistan prepares students to take future roles in antibiotic use remains an under-researched area. Aim: This study aims t...
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Background: Vaccination programs are crucial in global efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Little has been reported regarding the attitudes and experiences of participants in the ongoing Malaysian vaccination program. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the attitudes, perceptions, and experiences of side effects with the COVID-19 vacci...
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Introduction: Accreditation standards for pharmacy students’ education include the requirement for experiential education (EE) and acknowledge, in building life-long learning skills, the need to develop students’ skills in analysing their practice-based performance. The goal of this qualitative study was to assess students’ ability to reflect on th...
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Citation: Mubarak, N.; Khan, A.S.; Zahid, T.; Ijaz, U.e.B.; Aziz, M.M.; Khan, R.; Mahmood, K.; Saif-ur-Rehman, N.; Zin, C.S.
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Medicine use review is a tool to improve medication adherence and safety. Current narrative review was planned to explore global policies and practices of medicine use review by community pharmacists in chronic diseases and its impact and way forward for low-and middle-income countries. Key words, such as ″medicine use review″, ″medication therapy...
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Background: There is a growing global interest in formulating such policies and strategic plans that help devise collaborative working models for community pharmacists (CPs) and general practitioners (GPs) in primary care settings. Objective: To conceptualize a stakeholder-driven framework to improve collaboration between CPs and GPs in Malaysia...
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Introduction: Stigmatising people with a history of substance use disorders (PHSUDs) is discriminatory, causes harm by hindering access to health services and promotes relapse. It jeopardises the preservation of Maqasid Al-Shariah, particularly the protection of life and well-being. Experiential education (EE) is a potential strategy to overcome st...
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Uncontrolled drug pricing in the private healthcare system in Malaysia leads to high drug prices; however, its impact on employee drug utilization and employer reimbursement coverage is unclear. This study examined patterns of drug pricing and drug utilization among employees covered by employer medical insurance. A drug price control mechanism was...
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Medicine use review is a tool to improve medication adherence and safety. The current narrative review was planned to explore global policies and practices of medicine use review by community pharmacists in chronic diseases, its impact and way forward for low-and middle-income countries. Key words, such as ″medicine use review″, ″medication therapy...
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Introduction: The clinical use of opioids for long-term for noncancer pain indications remains a controversy. More studies are needed for evidence-based guidelines in noncancer pain management involving opioids. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes of the short-term and long-term opioid use among patients wi...
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Introduction: Little is known whether the duration of opioid use influences the concentrations of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Objectives: This study examined the plasma concentration of pro-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin 6 (IL-6), and anti-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin 10 (IL-10), in short-, and long-term opioid users with non...
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The overuse of antibiotics has led to various healthcare problems such as the emergence of resistance in infectious microbes and mortality due to antibiotic resistant healthcare associated infections (HAIs). An antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program is the set of interventions used worldwide to enhance the rational use of antibiotics especially fo...
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The current scoping review is an attempt to explore the key reasons, determinants, patterns and prevalence related to self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) among the lay public. An online search was conducted using Google Scholar, Science Direct, ProQuest and PubMed. A two-phase mapping approach was used. In the first phase, studies were screened....
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It is well documented that injudicious antibiotic use and practicing self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) can lead to antibiotic resistance. The objective was to validate and develop an instrument in Bahasa Melayu to assess the awareness and practices towards SMA in the Malaysian population. A pilot study was conducted among 100 Malaysians partic...
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Self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) is a common global feature due to knowledge, choices, and alternatives when taking care of own health. However, this inappropriate practice generally leads towards antibiotic resistance. The aim of this study was to validate and develop an instrument in Bahasa Melayu to assess the awareness and to evaluate pra...
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Background Little is known about the different patterns of persistent opioid use and whether the patterns of clinical opioid use remain the same throughout long‐term opioid therapy. Aim This study explored the different patterns of persistent opioid use and changes in these patterns over time in patients with non‐cancer and cancer pain. Methods T...
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Limited data are available on the adherence to opioid therapy and the influence of different patient groups on adherence. This study examined the patterns of adherence in opioid naïve and opioid existing patients with varying age and gender. This retrospective cohort study was conducted using the prescription databases in tertiary hospital settings...
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Objective This study examined opioid prescription initiation patterns and their association with short-term and long-term opioid use among opioid-naïve patients. Design This study was designed as a retrospective cohort study. Setting and participants In this study, we analysed the prescription databases of tertiary hospitals in Malaysia. This stu...
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Objective: This systematic review aims to investigate the impact of collaborative practice between community pharmacist (CP) and general practitioner (GP) in asthma management. Methods: A systematic search was performed across 10 databases (PubMed, Medline/Ovid, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane central register of controlled trials, PsycART...
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Background The general problem is lack of inter-professional collaboration and the way private primary care responds to manage chronic diseases in Malaysia. Absence of prescription review, inadequate patient education, the highest percentage of prescribing errors and half of the chronic disease patients are nonadherent. Medicines are the most commo...
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This appendix includes section A to E containing database search flowchart, search strategy, examples of articles which laid foundation of survey, survey instrument validation and complete Delphi survey. (DOCX)
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This appendix includes section A to F containing tables regarding criteria of experts, qualitative comments, limitations, affiliations of experts and conflicted statements; and figures representing rating and ranking statements. (DOCX)
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This is a compressed file containing SPSS output files of median, IQR, Wilcoxon signed rank test and Kendall’s W test for both rounds. (ZIP)
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This is a compressed file containing SPSS output files of ICC test of both rounds (theme-wise). (ZIP)
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Purpose: This study evaluated the risk of opioid dose escalation as it relates to sex differences among patients receiving opioids for long-term therapy. Patients and methods: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in tertiary hospital settings in Malaysia using electronic prescription records. Opioid naïve patients, aged ≥18 years, who were...
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Objectives: This study examined the adherence to opioid therapy in patients with chronic noncancer pain (CNCP). The prevalence of opioid use and pain scores was also explored.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among patients with noncancer pain attending a pain clinic at a tertiary hospital in Malaysia from August 2016 to February 20...
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Purpose To examine the trends of analgesic prescribing at public tertiary hospital outpatient settings and explore the patterns of their utilization in nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), tramadol, and opioid patients. Patients and methods This cross-sectional study was conducted from 2010 to 2016 using the prescription databases of two...
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Purpose This study investigated the patterns of opioid co-prescription with benzodiazepine and other concomitant medications among opioid users. Opioid dose in each type of co-prescription was also examined. Patients and methods This cross-sectional study was conducted among opioid users receiving concomitant medications at an outpatient tertiary...
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Background: There are currently limited data available on the patterns of opioid prescribing in Malaysia. This study investigated the patterns of opioid prescribing and characterized the dosing and duration of opioid use in patients with noncancer and cancer pain. Methods: This retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted at an outpatient...
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Background This study evaluated the prescribing trends of four commonly prescribed strong opioids in primary care and explored utilization in non-cancer and cancer users.Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted from 2000 to 2010 using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Prescriptions of buprenorphine, fentanyl, morphine and oxycodon...
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Objective. This preliminary study assessed possible relationships between plasma and/or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of the pleiotropic cytokine, interleukin (IL)-6, the anti-inflammatory cytokine, IL-10, and levels of pain reported by patients receiving intrathecal (i.t.) opioids. Design. A prospective study quantifying IL-6 and IL-10...
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Unlabelled: The aim of this randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of pregabalin in combination with oxycodone or placebo, in patients with either postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) or painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). After a 7-day washout period, 62 patients were random...
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Neuropathic pain is a persistent pain condition that develops secondary to nerve injury. The two most common types of peripheral neuropathic pain are post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) and painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). Amitriptyline, nortriptyline, desipramine and imipramine are TCAs that have been shown to be effective for the symptomatic relief o...

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