Ann M Hamer

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OBJECTIVE The use of gabapentin, an antiepileptic agent, in a primary care setting was evaluated to determine (a) the conditions being treated, (b) specialties of the prescribers, (c) dose ranges, and (d) the extent of documentation and follow-up. METHODS A retrospective review of both claims data and patient charts was performed by a clinical pharmacist.(More)
The use of antipsychotic medications entails a difficult trade-off between the benefit of alleviating psychotic symptoms and the risk of troubling, sometimes life-shortening adverse effects. There is more variability among specific antipsychotic medications than there is between the first- and second-generation antipsychotic classes. The newer(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine a cohort of Medicaid patients with new prescriptions for atypical antipsychotic medication to determine the prevalence of subtherapeutic atypical antipsychotic medication use and to identify patient and prescribing provider characteristics associated with occurrence of subtherapeutic use. METHOD This observational cohort study(More)
To assess the readiness of mental health facilities in Oregon to implement medication algorithms using the Medication Management Approaches in Psychiatry toolkit (MedMAP) developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), researchers conducted interviews with 68 clinical and administrative employees of four inpatient and(More)
BACKGROUND One method to reduce drug costs is to promote dose form optimization strategies that take advantage of the flat pricing of some drugs, i.e., the same or nearly the same price for a 100 mg tablet and a 50 mg tablet of the same drug. Dose form optimization includes tablet splitting; taking half of a higher-strength tablet; and dose form(More)
BACKGROUND Academic detailing is an interactive, convenient, and user-friendly approach to delivering non-commercial education to healthcare clinicians. While evidence suggests academic detailing is associated with improvements in prescribing behavior, uncertainty exists about generalizability and scalability in diverse settings. Our study evaluates(More)
A sequence-specific assignment is presented for the eight low-field paramagnetically shifted cysteinyl ligand proton NMR resonances in the 2[Fe4S4] ferredoxin from Clostridium pasteurianum. The assignment is based upon comparison of chemical shifts in 1D and 2D NMR spectra of native oxidized protein and those of three mutants. The mutant proteins G12A and(More)
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