Ana Herranz-Alonso

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OBJECTIVES This retrospective, multicentre, observational study aimed to assess the mean annual doses and associated costs of three anti-tumour necrosis factor agents in daily clinical practice in rheumatoid arthritis patients, correlating these costs with disease activity. METHODS Adult rheumatoid arthritis patients were treated and followed at the(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the frequency of medication administration errors and their potential risk factors in units using a computerized prescription order entry program and profiled automated dispensing cabinets. DESIGN Prospective observational study conducted within two clinical units of the Gastroenterology Department in a 1537-bed tertiary teaching(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the association between starting early treatment with anti-TNF and effectiveness as well as the possibility of applying therapeutic spacing in daily practice in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Observational, retrospective study conducted in two universitary hospitals in Spain. RA patients who received the first(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To critically evaluate the causes of preventable adverse drug events during the nurse medication administration process in inpatient units with computerized prescription order entry and profiled automated dispensing cabinets in order to prioritize interventions that need to be implemented and to evaluate the impact of specific(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE one of the groups that can benefit most from healthcare applications, are cancer patients. However, not all applications have a sufficient level of evidence. Our objective is to analyze the characteristics of mobile healthcare applications for cancer patients and know the reliability of their information. MATERIAL AND METHODS a(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Prescribing errors (PE) are frequent, cause significant harm to patients and prove costly. Few studies demonstrate the impact of pharmacist interventions. The objectives of this study were to characterize the severity and cost of the potential outcome of PE that pharmacists can prevent and to develop an economic analysis. (More)
Background Self-administration of oral chemotherapy regimens in the home setting leading to new challenges in the health system. Objective To develop and evaluate a comprehensive pharmaceutical care program for cancer outpatients treated with oral antineoplastic agents. Setting A Spanish tertiary hospital. Methods During 2012, a comprehensive pharmaceutical(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary intervention to reduce the risk of bleeding associated with antithrombotic drugs in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS We designed a pre-post quasi-experimental intervention study using retrospective cohorts. The first cohort was analysed to detect(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence about the use of dolutegravir (DTG) and rilpivirine (RPV) as an antiretroviral therapy (ART) in treatment-experienced patients is scarce. OBJECTIVE To explore the effectiveness, safety, and costs of switching to a DTG plus RPV regimen in this population. METHODS This observational, prospective study included all treatment-experienced(More)
Background and objective Reducing bleeding events is a priority in patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The effectiveness of optimization measures for reducing abciximab-related bleeding was evaluated through the implementation of a pilot program developed by the Pharmacy and the Cardiology Departments at a tertiary-care hospital. Main(More)