Anthony Serracino-Inglott

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge and awareness related to preconception care among Maltese women of reproductive age with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). METHODS Thirty-seven T1DM women, aged 12-30 years, were self-administered a questionnaire related to diabetes self-management and preconception care. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to draw up two protocols designed to help Maltese pharmacists care for consumers seeking treatment for headache and back pain and to subsequently use the protocols to assess pharmacists' management of the named conditions. METHOD The setting was a sample of 10 of the 207 community pharmacies in Malta. Two flow-chart(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Multimodal management has been proposed as key to any effective drug intervention in cachexia. This article attempts to reflect on clinical and regulatory considerations of multimodal management treatment as a regulatory requirement in anticachexia drug therapy. To date, no European Union (EU) regulatory guidelines have been published and(More)
CONTEXT Today, the use of herbal medicine for primary healthcare has increased considerably. Since local pharmacists graduate with little knowledge on herbal medicine, the majority are ill-equipped to provide pharmaceutical advice. AIMS To develop and evaluate a herbal medicine formulary to aid healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the prescribing,(More)
A rapid and sensitive HPLC-UV method for the determination of ciprofloxacin in human plasma is described. Protein precipitation with acetonitrile was used to separate the drug from plasma protein. An ACE(®) 5 C18 column (250 mm×4.6 mm, 5 μm) with an isocratic mobile phase consisting of phosphate buffer (pH 2.7) and acetonitrile (77:23, v/v) was used for(More)
INTRODUCTION Regulatory authorities have a legal mandate to implement and maintain a Pharmacovigilance System designed to monitor the safety of authorised medicinal products and detect any change to their risk-benefit balance. Areas covered: This review maps the implementation of pharmacovigilance activities in Malta since accession in the EU in mid 2004(More)
BACKGROUND Pharmacovigilance directive 2010/84/EU focused attention on medication errors and encouraged regulators to identify causing and contributing factors. OBJECTIVES (1) To study opinions of doctors/pharmacists on factors bearing a causal link to MEs as well as ways to minimise MEs (2) to test whether differences in opinion exist between subgroups(More)
European Directives and Regulations introduced between late 2010 and 2012 have substantially overhauled pharmacovigilance processes across the European Union (EU). In this review, the implementation of the pharmacovigilance legislative framework by EU regulators is examined with the aim of mapping Directive 2010/84/EU and Regulation EC No. 1235/2010 against(More)