Fernando Martínez-Martínez

Fernando Martínez-Martínez
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Physical Chemistry

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Background Self-perceived minor ailments might conceal other health conditions if patients are not appropriately assisted by health care professionals. The aim of the study was to evaluate the patient-related outcomes of a community pharmacy Minor Ailment Service (MAS) compared to usual pharmacist care (UC). Methods A cluster randomised controlled...
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Background There is an urgent need for health care systems to be more efficient and efficacious. An approach to integrate public and private provider organizations such as community pharmacies and public primary health care (PHC) merits consideration. The objective of this review was to identify the types of integration in health care settings and...
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Background Collaborative practice between community pharmacists and physicians is becoming increasingly common. Although tools and models to explore collaborative practice between both health care professionals have been developed, very few have been validated for their use in clinical practice. The objective of this study was to develop and valida...
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Introducción: La adherencia al tratamiento ha sido identificada como uno de los factores más importantes para conseguir valores de presión arterial adecuados en pacientes hipertensos. Objetivo: Describir cuál es la adherencia de los pacientes al tratamiento antihipertensivo determinada mediante los registros de retirada de medicamentos por prescrip...
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Community pharmacies and pharmacists predominantly operate in a retail environment independently of other health care providers, and they are not often viewed as an integral member of the healthcare team. Thus, they remain overlooked or excluded during integration processes of health care systems. At the same time, there are calls by the profession...
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Background Minor ailments are “self-limiting conditions which may be diagnosed and managed without a medical intervention”. A cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) was designed to evaluate the clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes of a Minor Ailment Service (MAS) in community pharmacy (CP) compared with usual care (UC). Methods The cRCT...
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Background: It is necessary to determine the cost utility of adherence interventions in chronic diseases due to humanistic and economic burden of non-adherence. Purpose: To evaluate, alongside a cluster-randomized controlled trial, the cost-utility of a pharmacist-led medication adherence management service (MAMS) compared with usual care in com...
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Background Collaborative practice between community pharmacists and physicians is becoming increasingly common. Although tools and models to explore collaborative practice between both health care professionals have been developed, very few have been validated for their use in clinical practice. The objective of this study was to develop and valida...
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Background Non-adherence to medications continues to be a burden worldwide, with significant negative consequences. Community pharmacist interventions seem to be effective at improving medication adherence. However, more evidence is needed regarding their impact on disease-specific outcomes. The aim was to evaluate the impact of a community pharmac...
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Background Implementation factors are hypothesised to moderate the implementation of innovations. Although individual barriers and facilitators have been identified for the implementation of different evidence-based services in pharmacy, relationships between implementation factors are usually not considered. Objectives To examine how a network of...
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Background: Medication review with follow-up (MRF) is a service where community pharmacists undertake a medication review with monthly follow-up to provide continuing care. The ConSIGUE Program assessed the impact and implementation of MRF for aged polypharmacy patients in Spanish Community Pharmacies. The present paper reports on the clinical impa...
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Background Minor ailments are “self-limiting conditions which may be diagnosed and managed without a medical intervention”. A cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) was designed to evaluate the clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes of a Minor Ailment Service (MAS) in community pharmacy (CP) compared with usual care (UC). Methods The cRCT w...
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Objectives: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative chronic inflammatory. Mutations in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene can substantially affect serum vitamin D levels or alter its functionality, and can consequently increase susceptibility to developing MS. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between polymorphisms...
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ABSTRACT Objectives: To evaluate an implementation programme of a community pharmacy medication review with follow- up (MRF) service using a hybrid effectiveness- implementation study design, and to compare the clinical and humanistic outcomes with those in a previously conducted cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT). Setting: Community phar...
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Treatment with interferon beta (IFNβ) is one of the first-line treatments for multiple sclerosis. In clinical practice, however, many patients present suboptimal response to IFNβ, with the proportion of non-responders ranging from 20 to 50%. This variable response can be affected by genetic factors, such as polymorphisms in the genes involved in th...
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From a political and governance perspective Spain is a decentralized country with 17 states [comunidades autónomas] resulting in a governmental structure similar to a federal state. The various state regional health services organizational and management structures are focused on caring for acute illnesses and are dominated by hospitals and technol...
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Background Non-adherence to antihypertensive treatment is currently considered one of the most significant risk factors in failure to achieve controlled blood pressure values. It is therefore extremely important to measure patient adherence to antihypertensive treatment. One way to measure adherence is through questionnaires. Numerous questionnaire...
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Background: To increase the collaboration between community pharmacists and medical practitioners working in primary care it is critical to have collaborative protocols in place. Minor ailments could be a good example where this collaboration would benefit patient care as patients are seeking treatment in both settings. These collaborative protocol...
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The general objective of the study was to evaluate the clinical, humanistic and economic impact of a protocolized pharmaceutical indication service in patients who come to the Community Pharmacy for a consultation on minor symptoms included (heartburn, headache, nasal congestion, acute diarrhea, sore throat , menstrual pain, cold sores, meteorism o...
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Objective: To assess the reliability and validity of a Spanish translation of the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) in people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus taking oral antidiabetic medications. Design: A cross sectional study. Location: Community pharmacies in Granada (Spain). Participants: 124 patients with Type 2 diabetes...
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Background Drug related problems have a significant clinical and economic burden on patients and the healthcare system. Medication review with follow-up (MRF) is a professional pharmacy service aimed at improving patient’s health outcomes through an optimization of the medication. Objective To ascertain the economic impact of the MRF service provid...
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Professional pharmaceutical services may impact on patient's health behaviour as well as influence on patients' perceptions of the pharmacist image. The Health Belief Model predicts health-related behaviours using patients' beliefs. However, health beliefs (HBs) could transcend beyond predicting health behaviour and may have an impact on the patien...
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Background Medication review with follow-up (MRF) is a professional pharmacy service proven to be cost-effective. Its broader implementation is limited, mainly due to the lack of evidence-based implementation programs that include economic and financial analysis. Objective To analyse the costs and estimate the price of providing and implementing MR...
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Background: The roles of community pharmacists are evolving to include provision of expanded professional pharmacy services, thus leading to an increased interest in pharmacist-patient interactions. Role theory can be used to explain the interaction between this pair of individuals, by focusing on the roles performed by each one. Objective: To d...
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Background Sufficient patient medication knowledge is essential for appropriate use. The dispensing service provided in community pharmacies is one method that may be used to educate patients on their medications. Objective To compare the effectiveness of protocolized dispensing (following a dispensing protocol that includes standardized patient ed...
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En la actualidad los conceptos de Problemas Relacionados con Medicamentos (PRM) y Resultados Negativos Asociados a la Medicación (RNM) ya consensuados, se encuentran bien integrados en la práctica farmacéutica, aunque se han detectado ciertas discrepancias en la interpretación de estos conceptos que precisan aclaración. En la presente nota clínica...
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Pharmacist-led medication review services are recognized as a key to medicines management. This case study describes the implementation process of a medication review with follow-up service in a community pharmacy setting then evaluates its initial outcomes. An Implementation-effectiveness hybrid study was undertaken in a community pharmacy setting...
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Objectives: To assess medication knowledge in adult patients and to explore its determinants. Method: Cross-sectional study. Medication knowledge was the primary outcome and was assessed using a previously validated questionnaire. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to explore the association between medication knowledge an...
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The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the impact of pharmacists' interventions on clinical asthma outcomes on adult patients and to identify the outcome indicators used. PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and Scielo were searched. Studies addressing pharmacists' interventions on adult asthma patients reporting clinical asthma outcomes...
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Objective: To examine the use of analgesics, from the perspective of the pharmacist community, and pharmaceutical practice in mild-moderate pain. Design: A cross-sectional, observational study was performed between April and September 2013. Setting: 696 community pharmacies in 20 Spanish provinces. Participants: Community pharmacists with a...
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Objective: To identify health care professional-patient relationship theoretical models and individual factors that may have an influence on this relationship and be relevant to community pharmacy practice. Methods: Using the recommended methodology by Prisma Statement, a search was undertaken in PubMed for health care professional-patient relat...
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Objetivo: El farmacéutico comunitario se ve obligado en numerosas ocasiones a atender las necesidades que los pacientes le plantean en demanda de soluciones, mediante actuaciones que la estricta observación de la legalidad vigente le impide realizar pero que su preparación profesional y su cercanía al paciente, avalan. El registro escrito de este t...
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Background: Despite many research studies demonstrating the benefit in clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes of professional pharmacy services, there is a paucity of evidence when these services become incorporated into the usual practice of a community pharmacy. Objective: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the clinical, e...
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When home blood pressure (HBP) measurements are taken, the readings can be registered manually by the patient and/or stored in the device's memory. The instructions provided by healthcare professionals would be particularly relevant to guarantee the reliability of manual blood pressure (BP) figures and enhance clinical decision making. The aim of t...
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Low adherence to pharmacological treatments is one of the factors associated with poor blood pressure control. Questionnaires are an indirect measurement method that is both economic and easy to use. However, questionnaires should meet specific criteria, to minimize error and ensure reproducibility of results. Numerous studies have been conducted t...
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The concept of pharmaceutical care is operationalized through pharmaceutical professional services, which are patient-oriented to optimize their pharmacotherapy and to improve clinical outcomes. The objective of this study was to estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of a medication review with follow-up (MRF) service for older a...
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The aim of this study was to assess the performance and feasibility of a protocol for screening type 2 diabetes in community pharmacy. Performance was primarily assessed by measuring stakeholders' adherence (pharmacists, patients and physicians) to the protocol's components. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
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Background: A sore throat is the reason behind 4 million visits to health care services per year in Spain. The management of these ailments is usually associated with an inappropriate use of medicines. Community pharmacists are often the first point of contact for patients under the healthcare system and play a major role in the management of mino...
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The scope of this article is to determine patients' knowledge about the medication they take. For this purpose, a cross-sectional, observational and descriptive study was conducted. Knowledge was measured by a valid and reliable questionnaire (CPM-PT-PT), given to the patients attending community pharmacies participating in the study, who had presc...
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Masked uncontrolled hypertension (MUCH) is associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. This condition is frequent in the community pharmacy (i.e., CP-MUCH), but there is no evidence on the factors associated with its presence in that setting. The aim of this analysis was to explore these factors. A sample of 98 treated hypertensive patients f...
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Objetivos: Se realizó una búsqueda en la Web de los Departamentos de Práctica Farmacéutica, Farmacia Social o Farmacia Administrativa con página web que incluyera alguna de esas denominaciones en el link (DPF), en todas las Facultades de Farmacia del Mundo en 2006. Método: Se utilizó el listado de la Federación Internacional Farmacétuica (FIP) en e...
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Introducción y justificación: La afección bucofaríngea, y más concretamente el dolor de garganta, por su prevalencia y relación con el uso inadecuado de medicamentos tiene una alta importancia en salud, el farmacéutico contribuye a que el usuario alcance una automedicación adecuada a través de los servicios de atención farmacéutica. Sin embargo, se...
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Background: Epilepsy is a complex chronic disorder which affects health-related quality of life (HRQOL), especially in women. Methods: This study is a pragmatic randomised controlled trial involving women with epilepsy (WWE) over 18 years of age. Results: One hundred eighty-two WWE entered the study and 144 (79.1%) completed it. The t-test for...
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Introduction: The lack of patient knowledge about their medication is considered to be one of the main reasons for an inappropriate use. Objective: This study the level of knowledge in patients about their prescribed antibiotic, and describes some of the factors related to this. Design: A cross-sectional, descriptive and observational study wi...
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Objective: To assess the effectiveness of an educational intervention on antibiotic adherence and patient-reported resolution of symptoms. Design: A controlled experimental study with systematic assignment to groups. Setting: A pharmacy in Murcia. Participants were patients who came to the pharmacy with a prescription for antibiotics. Intervention...
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Objetivo: Comparar las intervenciones farmacéuticas de educación sanitaria (ES) y seguimiento farmacoterapéutico (SFT) en pacientes con factores de riesgo cardiovascular (FRCV). Diseño: Estudio experimental aleatorizado. Emplazamiento: Farmacia Playa-Miramar (Valencia). Marzo del 2010-noviembre del 2011. Participantes: Pacientes con uno o más FRCV,...
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Background In Spain, hospital medicines are assessed and selected by local Pharmacy and Therapeutics committees (PTCs). Of all the drugs assessed, cancer drugs are particularly important because of their budgetary impact and the sometimes arguable added value with respect to existing alternatives. This study analyzed the PTC drug selection process...
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Objective: To explore opinions and perceptions of Practice Change Facilitator of their training and experiences in assisting in the implementation of Medication Reviews with follow- up in Spanish community pharmacy. Methods: A focus group of six Practice Change Facilitators was conducted at the headquarters of the Spanish General Council of Pharmac...
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To Design and pilot such a protocol for drugs dispensing. The study design was based on the aims and requirements set out in the Spanish Ministry of Health's Consensus Document on Pharmaceutical Care. A literature review was carried out and qualitative consensus seeking techniques were used. For the pilot trial, a cross-sectional study was conducte...
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Objetivo: Diseñar y pilotar un protocolo para el servicio de dispensación de medicamentos. Diseño: Se partió de los requisitos propuestos en el Consenso de Atención Farmacéutica del Ministerio de Sanidad, se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica y se aplicaron técnicas cualitativas de consenso. Para el pilotaje se realizó un estudio observacional tran...
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The scope of this study was the validation of a cross-culturally adapted questionnaire into Portuguese in five community pharmacies in Portugal. The discriminatory power of items, content and construct validity and factor analysis of the main components and their reliability and stability were determined. A high degree of semantic equivalence betwe...
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Validación de un cuestionario adaptado transculturalmente al portugués en cinco farmacias comunitarias de Portugal. Se determino la capacidad discriminante de los ítems, la validez de contenido y de constructo, análisis factorial de componentes principales, la fiabilidad y su estabilidad. Se observó un elevado grado de equivalencia semántica entre...
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Introduction The lack of patient knowledge about their medication is considered to be one of the main reasons for an inappropriate use. Objective This study the level of knowledge in patients about their prescribed antibiotic, and describes some of the factors related to this. Design A cross-sectional, descriptive and observational study with an...
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The objective of the present study was to quantify the relationship between the frequency of certain lifestyle habits and sleep quality in patients over 65 years of age in community pharmacies. A cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study was developed, including patients over the age of 65 who visited the community pharmacy for any reason....
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The scope of this work is to conduct the cross-cultural adaptation from Spanish to European Portuguese of a questionnaire to measure the degree of "Patient Knowledge about their Medications" (CPM-ES-ES). A method based on six steps was applied: 1. Translation into Portuguese, 2. Elaboration of the first consensus version in Portuguese; 3.Back-trans...
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Objectives: To identify opportunities for improving the available knowledge of health care professionals (particularly, physicians, pharmacists, and nurses) on crossed allergic reactions (CAR) to penicillins and NSAIDs. Method: Quasi-experimental prospective pre-exposure study at a 412-beds hospital. An assessment of the knowledge on CAR to peni...
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To analyze the cost effectiveness of implementing smart infusion pump technology in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). An observational, prospective, intervention study with analytical components was carried out. A drug library was developed and integrated into the Carefusion Alaris Guardrails(®) infusion systems. A systematic analysis of all...
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The impact of smart infusion pumps on the interception of errors in the programming of i.v. drug administrations on a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is investigated. A prospective observational intervention study was conducted in the PICU of a hospital in Madrid, Spain, to estimate the patient safety benefits resulting from the implementation...
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Aim of this study: The aim of this study is to calculate smoking prevalence among first, third and fifth-year pharmacy students in Spain, and to describe their attitude towards giving up smoking. Methods: Cross-sectional multi-center study using an ad hoc self-administered questionnaire in first, third and fifth-year pharmacy students at seven S...