Carol Anne Motycka

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The incidence of type 2 diabetes and obesity in children and adolescents has risen at staggering rates. Studies have shown that treating type 2 diabetes with oral medications in children may be more difficult than treating in adults. Compounding this problem is the fact that most of the medications available for treating type 2 diabetes have not been(More)
The primary objective of this study was to determine whether warfarin therapy monitoring by a pharmacist would benefit a long-term care facility, by maintaining patients within therapeutic INR range more consistently than the current practice of physician monitoring.Secondary objectives included whether adverse events resulting from non-therapeutic INR(More)
Orlistat (Xenical, Alli) Orlistat (Xenical, Roche) is one of only two medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of obesity. A lipase inhibitor, it prevents the breakdown of dietary triglycerides to fatty acids and monoglycerides. The prescribed dose of 120 mg three times daily is taken with meals and prevents approximately 30% of ingested fat from(More)
Self-assessment is an important skill necessary for continued development of a health care professional from student pharmacist throughout their professional career. This paper reviews the literature on student and practitioner self-assessment and whether this skill can be improved upon. Although self-assessment appears to be a skill that can be improved,(More)
For patients with low back pain, skeletal muscle relaxants are often initiated after failure of first-line analgesics. However, these medications (reviewed in this article) are controversial alternatives that carry risks of adverse effects and increased cost.
OBJECTIVE To redesign a pediatric elective pharmacotherapy course and determine whether the redesign resulted in changes in outcome measures. DESIGN Active learning activities were moved to an online format. Prerecorded lectures continued to be used. Peer evaluation was incorporated to give the students more feedback on their performance. ASSESSMENT;(More)
In the pediatric population, type 2 diabetes has become a growing concern. A correlation appears to exist among type 2 diabetes in children, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. If obesity and diabetes are left untreated, conditions such as cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, and retinopathy may result as well. These conditions indicate the incredible(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare burnout among students: (1) assigned to the founding campus and those assigned to distance campuses and (2) in different academic years of the curriculum. The third objective was to determine the relative ability of each factor to predict burnout among pharmacy students. METHODS Students in Gainesville (founding campus) and the(More)
cardiovascular risk in patients with type-2 diabetes were not well defined. Many thought that the elevation of blood glucose alone was the major contributing factor, whereas others believed that additional mechanisms were involved.2 Two pivotal studies—The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study(More)