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The practice of pharmacy and, consequently, pharmacy curricula have undergone significant changes over the past years in response to a rapidly changing economic, political, and social environment. Within this context, the pharmacist's role had expanded to include more direct interaction with the public in terms of the provision of health information and(More)
BACKGROUND The role of community pharmacists is very important due to their access to primary care patients and expertise. For this reason, the interaction level between pharmacists and patients should be optimized to ensure enhanced delivery of pharmacy services. OBJECTIVE To gauge perceptions and expectations of the public on the role of community(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the habits of use and home storage of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A pretested questionnaire was distributed to university students who represented 300 household units in different regions of the northern United Arab Emirates. Household chairs (parents) answered questions on various aspects(More)
The study explored the confusion in diabetes terminology as illustrated by the use of insulin in NIDDM. It is proposed that a new terminology for both types of diabetes be introduced. In order to investigate this proposal, we invited a total of 84 medical professionals to contribute their views via a one-page questionnaire, personally handed to the(More)
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the knowledge and gauge the level of understanding and attitudes of the public towards patients with epilepsy in Sharjah, UAE. A questionnaire-based survey was used, and a total of 400 surveys were distributed in several parts of the city. Among 388 (97%) returned surveys, 94.3% reported that they had(More)
Citation: Abduelkarem AR, El-Shareif HJ (2013) Assessment of diabetes-related knowledge among nursing staff in a hospital setting. 1. Nurses have a crucial role to play in the care of people with diabetes in hospital. 2. Diabetes-related knowledge was assessed among 116 nurses working in different hospital departments. 3. The study objective was to identify(More)
The new paradigm to pharmacy profession has changed the focus of pharmacists from product-centered to patient-oriented. This change has brought new set of beliefs and assumptions on the way services should be delivered to pharmacy clients. The main aim of this study was to explore the perception of community pharmacists on their current professional role in(More)
Pharmacy practice has passed several rounds of advancements over the past few years. It had changed the traditional positioning criteria of pharmacists as business people into patient-centered healthcare professionals. This worldwide shift is increasingly accumulating pressure on UAE pharmacists to turn up into better level of service providing accompanied(More)
The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the risk factors for acute myocardial infarction in patients attending Tripoli Medical Centre, Libya. Records were reviewed for 622 patients with a mean age of 58.3 (SD 12.9) years. Diabetes mellitus (48.2%), hypertension (35.7%) and smoking (50.6%) were among the risk factors reported. There were 110(More)