Fernando Martínez-Martínez

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OBJECTIVE Our aim was to estimate the prevalence of medicine-related problems, understood as negative clinical outcomes, that result in hospital emergency department (ED) visits and to establish relationships among risk factors and the appearance of pharmacotherapy negative outcomes. METHODS Methods A stratified two-stage probabilistic sampling approach(More)
BACKGROUND Admission to an emergency department (ED) is a key vulnerable moment when patients are at increased risk of medication discrepancies and medication histories are an effective way of ensuring that fewer errors are made. This study measured whether a pharmacist-acquired medication history in an ED focusing on a patient's current home medication(More)
Information about dosing adjustments in patients with chronic kidney disease is important to avoid toxicity for several medicines. The aim of our study was to assess the clinical relevance of the instructions for dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment provided in the Summaries of Product Characteristics (SmPCs) approved by the European Medicines(More)
BACKGROUND Epilepsy is a complex chronic disorder which affects health-related quality of life (HRQOL), especially in women. METHODS This study is a pragmatic randomised controlled trial involving women with epilepsy (WWE) over 18 years of age. RESULTS One hundred eighty-two WWE entered the study and 144 (79.1%) completed it. The t-test for comparing(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the cost effectiveness of implementing smart infusion pump technology in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). MATERIAL AND METHODS An observational, prospective, intervention study with analytical components was carried out. A drug library was developed and integrated into the Carefusion Alaris Guardrails® infusion systems. A(More)
BACKGROUND Low adherence to pharmacological treatments is one of the factors associated with poor blood pressure control. Questionnaires are an indirect measurement method that is both economic and easy to use. However, questionnaires should meet specific criteria, to minimize error and ensure reproducibility of results. Numerous studies have been conducted(More)
As a determining factor in various diseases and the leading known cause of preventable mortality and morbidity, tobacco use is the number one public health problem in developed countries. Facing this health problem requires authorities and health professionals to promote, via specific programs, health campaigns that improve patients' access to smoking(More)
BACKGROUND Potential adverse drug events (PADEs) are defined as being potentially harmful unintentional medication discrepancies. Discrepancies regarding medication history (MH) often occur when a patient is being admitted to a hospital's emergency department (ED); they are clinically important and represent a significant source of data regarding adverse(More)
BACKGROUND In Spain, hospital medicines are assessed and selected by local Pharmacy and Therapeutics committees (PTCs). Of all the drugs assessed, cancer drugs are particularly important because of their budgetary impact and the sometimes arguable added value with respect to existing alternatives. This study analyzed the PTC drug selection process and the(More)
The results of analyses of patients’ health problems related to medication use have been highly variable due to various factors, such as different study methodology, diverse variables determined, fields of study. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence and preventability of negative clinical outcomes of medication (NCOMs). This was a(More)
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