Ross Tsuyuki

Ross Tsuyuki
University of Alberta | UAlberta · Department of Pharmacology

Doctor of Pharmacy

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Publications (581)
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Background Hypertension management remains a major public health challenge in primary care. Recent hypertension guidelines recommend the involvement of pharmacists for team-based care management of hypertension. Our objective is to systematically review the evidence of the impact of pharmacist care alone, or in collaboration, on BP amongst hyperten...
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Background Few studies describe acute kidney injury (AKI) burden during paediatric cisplatin therapy and post-cisplatin kidney outcomes. We determined risk factors for and rate of (1) AKI during cisplatin therapy, (2) chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension 2–6 months post-cisplatin, and (3) whether AKI is associated with 2–6-month outcomes.M...
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As the leading risk for death, population control of increased blood pressure represents a major challenge for all countries of the Americas. In the early 1990’s, Canada had a hypertension control rate of 13%. The control rate increased to 68% in 2010, accompanied by a sharp decline in cardiovascular disease. The unprecedented improvement in hypert...
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Background Care for People with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS) is increasingly complex, requiring innovations in care. Canada has high rates of MS; it is challenging for general neurologists to optimally care for PwMS with busy office practices. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of add-on Nurse Practitioner (NP)-led care for PwMS on depr...
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Introduction: Hypertension management remains a major public health challenge in primary care. Innovative interventions to improve blood pressure (BP) control are needed. One approach is through community-based models of care with the involvement of pharmacists and other non-physician healthcare professionals. Our objective is to systematically re...
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Objective The assessment of the implementation process of a clinical intervention in a community pharmacy setting can reveal useful insights for future implementation efforts. We aimed to examine the implementation of a community pharmacist-led prospective registry and practice tool (RxING) designed to reduce cardiovascular risk among patients with...
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Rationale & Objective Sick day medication guidance has been promoted to prevent adverse events for people with chronic conditions. Our aim was to summarize existing sick day medication guidance and the evidence base for the effectiveness of interventions for implementing this guidance. Study Design Scoping review of quantitative and qualitative st...
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Background Care for People with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS) is increasingly complex, requiring innovations in care. Canada has high rates of MS; it is challenging for general neurologists to optimally care for PwMS with busy office practices. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of add-on Nurse Practitioner (NP)-led care for PwMS on depr...
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Background Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world. Treatments and supports for people with MS (PwMS) have become increasingly complex, requiring individualized and adaptive care. Specialized NPs provide advanced skills to those with complex medical conditions, with potential to enhance the health, functioning, a...
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Background: Few studies have described associations between the AKI biomarkers urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) with AKI in cisplatin-treated children. We aimed to describe excretion patterns of urine NGAL and KIM-1 and associations with AKI in children receiving cisplatin. Methods: P...
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Background: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) often lead to suboptimal antibacterial use. Pharmacists are accessible primary care professionals who have an important role to play in antimicrobial stewardship. Our objective was to evaluate the appropriateness of pharmacists' antibacterial prescribing for patients with uncomplicated UTI. Methods: We...
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Background Pharmacists are often depicted as dispensers of medication as opposed to health professionals who provide patient care. Our objective was to identify how pharmacists’ roles were portrayed in images on Twitter for World Pharmacists Day (WPD) 2020. Methods A qualitative content analysis was undertaken to evaluate the images of pharmacists...
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Aims Patients with heart failure (HF) have poor outcomes, including poor quality of life, and high morbidity and mortality. In addition, they have a high medication burden due to the multiple drug therapies now recommended by guidelines. Previous reviews, including studies in hospital settings, provided evidence that pharmacist care improves outcom...
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Background In 2012, the Government of Alberta introduced a funding program to remunerate pharmacists to develop a comprehensive annual care plan (CACP) for patients with complex needs. The objective of this study is to explore patients’ perceptions of the care they received through the pharmacist CACP program in Alberta. Methods We invited 3442 pa...
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Background The uptake of clinical practice guidelines into practice is limited for many chronic conditions, including hypertension. The aim of this study was to ascertain the importance of the educational competencies for the development of the Hypertension Canada Professional Certification Program (HC-PCP) among frontline, primary care professiona...
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Background Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world. Treatments and supports for people with MS (PwMS) have become increasingly complex, requiring individualized and adaptive care. Specialized NPs provide advanced skills to those with complex medical conditions, with potential to enhance the health, functioning an...
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Background Maternal wellbeing and quality of life (QOL) are increasingly being recognized as important for healthy pregnancies. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a pharmacist consultation on pregnant women’s QOL focusing on nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP), and patient satisfaction. Methods For this intervention study in...
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Globally, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death. Viewed as a threat to the global economy, the United Nations included reducing non-communicable diseases including CVD in the 2030 sustainable development goals and the World Health Assembly agreed to a target to reduce non-communicable diseases 25% by the year 2025. In respons...
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Introduction: Involvement of community pharmacists in the detection and control of hypertension improves patient care. However, current guidelines do not provide recommendations on collaboration between pharmacists and physicians, especially when and how to refer patients with undetected or uncontrolled hypertension to a physician. Methods: The Ger...
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Objectives This pragmatic, cluster, stratified randomised controlled trial (RCT) compared the quantity and quality of adverse event (AE) reports after chiropractic manual therapy in children less than 14 years of age, using active versus passive surveillance reporting systems. Method Data were collected between November 2014 and July 2017 from 60...
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Background: Although recruitment is a major challenge for most randomized controlled trials, few report on the difficulties of recruitment, or how it might be enhanced. The objective of our study was to qualitatively explore the experiences of both patients and pharmacists related to recruitment for ACCESS, a large trial involving low-income senior...
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Background: The Assessing outcomes of enhanced Chronic disease Care through patient Education and a value-baSed formulary Study (ACCESS) is a randomized controlled trial evaluating two interventions targeting barriers to care among those at high risk of cardiovascular disease: copayment elimination for cardioprotective medications, and a tailored s...
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Objectives: To characterize the population of patients who received a pharmacist-billed comprehensive annual care plan (CACP) in Alberta and to evaluate any changes in health care use for such patients, including physician visits, hospitalizations, and emergency department (ED) visits. Methods: We used administrative data from Alberta Health to...
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Detection, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertension require accurate blood pressure assessment. However, in clinical practice, lack of training in or nonadherence to measurement recommendations, lack of patient preparation, unsuitable environments where blood pressure is measured, and inaccurate and inappropriate equipment are widespread and common...
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Pharmacists have a societal duty of care. How to best provide that type of care requires scientific study. Pharmacy practice is a scientific discipline that studies the different aspects of the practice of pharmacy, and its impact on health care systems, medicine use, and patient care. Its scope has expanded globally to encompass clinical, behaviou...
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Involvement of community pharmacists in the detection and control of hypertension improves patient care. However, current European or North‐American guidelines do not provide specific guidance how to implement collaboration between pharmacists and physicians, especially when and how to refer patients with undetected or uncontrolled hypertension to...
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Background: Dyspnea is a common symptom that has many causes, including obstructive airway disorders. We sought to examine previous diagnosis of obstructive airway disorders and other conditions in patients receiving treatment with inhaled medications for shortness of breath in a community setting. Methods: This cross-sectional study included co...
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Background: Liver cirrhosis is a leading cause of morbidity, premature mortality and acute care utilization in patients with digestive disease. In the province of Alberta, hospital readmission rates for patients with cirrhosis are estimated at 44% at 90 days. For hospitalized patients, multiple care gaps exist, the most notable stemming from i) th...
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Hypertension Canada’s 2020 guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, risk assessment, and treatment of hypertension in adults and children provide comprehensive, evidence-based guidance for health care professionals and patients. Hypertension Canada develops the guidelines using rigourous methodology, carefully mitigating the risk of bias in our pr...
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Importance Few multicenter pediatric studies have comprehensively described the epidemiologic characteristics of cisplatin-associated acute kidney injury using standardized definitions. Objective To examine the rate of and risk factors associated with acute kidney injury among children receiving cisplatin infusions. Design, Setting, and Participa...
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Objective To determine the relative effectiveness of dietary macronutrient patterns and popular named diet programmes for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor improvement among adults who are overweight or obese. Design Systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised trials. Data sources Medline, Embase, CINAHL, AMED, and CENTRAL...
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Background Hypertension continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disability. The objective of this study was to examine hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control for women and men in Canada over the last decade. Methods A nationally representative, cross-sectional study was conducted using the Canadian Health Mea...
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Aim: To assess randomized controlled trials evaluating the impact of nurse practitioner-led cardiovascular care. Background: Systematic review of nurse practitioner led-care in patients with cardiovascular disease has not been completed. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Tr...
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Introduction: In patients with symptoms suggestive of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) there is still a controversy of what is the best initial imaging strategy regarding outcomes and costs. Methods: In a single-centre pilot study, 173 symptomatic patients without a previous history of CAD were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1 ratio to one of the imaging...
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Nearly two-thirds of all deaths worldwide are from non-communicable chronic diseases, with a similar proportion in Canada. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, unhealthy eating is the leading risk for death and the second leading risk for disability in Canada. It is clear that to adequately address this major health issue, we need a com...
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Problem Hypertension is highly prevalent but remains poorly controlled, notably in European countries where control rates are frequently worse than in Canada and the United States. One innovative solution for improving hypertension management is team-based care (TBC) with the involvement of a pharmacist. Description of the problem We systematicall...
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Objective: One of the most challenging parts of running clinical trials is recruiting enough participants. Our objective was to determine which recruitment strategies were effective in reaching specific subgroups. Study design and setting: We assessed the efficacy and costs of the recruitment strategies used in the Assessing Outcomes of Enhanced...