Special Issue "Medications in Life Stages"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: clinical pharmacy; optimizing the benefits of medications; parenteral medications; pediatric/neonatal critical care; medication adherence in chronic disease; medication optimization in aged care/frailty; clinical nutrition; parenteral nutrition
Interests: clinical pharmacy; optimizing the benefits of medications; medication adherence in chronic disease; medication optimization in aged care/frailty; end of life care; mental health and mental health first aid; medication in custodial environments
Optimising medication use for different life-stages remains challenging. In most disease states, communicable and non-communicable, medication individualisation and therapy adherence remain major determinants of patient outcomes. Evidence suggests there is still a great deal of work required to achieve best practice in all life stages. The recent validation of practical bedside tools, usable by a range of professionals including pharmacists, for the diagnosis of delirium superimposed on dementia, provides a major opportunity in care of the elderly. Since delirium can mostly be effectively managed, this, coupled with the recent increased understanding of the role of anticholinergic burden opens major opportunities in reducing medication caused cognitively-impairment in the elders. There have been major developments in managing parenteral therapy in paediatric and neonatal intensive care, finding new ways to avoid precipitation risk within the infusion tubing. These are just two examples. In this Special Issue, we are seeking your contributions to share knowledge on innovative ways for tailoring medication use for the different life stages; neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, pregnancy and breastfeeding, elders and in the syndrome of frailty. All contributions on this subject will be considered; clinical trials, observational studies, reviews, topic case studies, monitoring tools and educational interventions. We hope this will provide an interesting and valuable reference source for better practice.Prof. Patrick A. Ball
Dr. Hana Morrissey
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- Clinical pharmacy
- Chronic diseases management
- Primary care
- Mental health
- Hospital at home
- Special populations care