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A study of use of fixed dose combinations in Ahmedabad, India
TLDR
FDCs are widely prescribed with seasonal influence in their use and FDCs containing banned or controversial ingredients are prescribed widely. Expand
An evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practices about prescribing fixed dose combinations among resident doctors
TLDR
There is need to improve knowledge about rationality, EML, usage and banned FDCs in post graduate medical students to promote the rational use of drugs. Expand
A Study of Drug Utilization Pattern According to Daily Define Dose in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)s at Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital, India
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Polypharmacy was observed in ICU and antimicrobials widely prescribed in ICUs, and Sensitivity of beta lactam along with beta lacatamase inhibitors was high. Expand
An analysis of drug induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome
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A retrospective analysis of the relationship between drug induced SJS, causative agents and the patients’ characteristics done in a tertiary care hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India finds that Mortality was observed more commonly in elderly patients in this study. Expand
Utilization of some newer oral antidiabetic agents in a tertiary care hospital
TLDR
Adequate management of diabetes mellitus is difficult to be achieved with a single oral agent and most of the patients require two or more drugs to achieve glycemic control. Expand
A study of medication errors in a tertiary care hospital
TLDR
There is a need to establish ME reporting system to reduce its incidence and improve patient care and safety, and assess rationality of prescription orders in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Expand
Self-medication for Acne among Undergraduate Medical Students
TLDR
Adequate knowledge and awareness about the appropriate use of medication will reduce the practice of self-medication and improve rational prescribing. Expand
A study of the use of drugs in patients suffering from psoriasis and their impact on quality of life
TLDR
Combination therapy (topical + systemic) is more efficacious and associated with significant improvement of QOL as compared to topical therapy alone and Methotrexate and cyclosporine are equally efficacious in treating and improving the QOL in patients suffering from psoriasis. Expand
An evaluation of impact of educational interventions on the technique of use of metered-dose inhaler by patients
TLDR
The inhalation technique for the use of MDI used by the patients is inappropriate and educational interventions such as demonstration or pictorial leaflet help ensure a better use of the MDI. Expand
Knowledge, attitude and practice about antimicrobial use and their resistance in health care professionals at civil hospital, Ahmedabad
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A KAP-survey regarding antimicrobial use and their resistance among health care professionals at Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad highlights the poor knowledge of the interns regarding use of AMAs, common causes of antimicrobial resistance and measures that can be adopted to reduce the resistance. Expand
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