Joseph D. Ma

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AIM This national dissemination study evaluated pharmacy students' self-reported overall ability, self-efficacy and attitudes toward applying pharmacogenomics and perceptions of Pharmacogenomics Education Program, a shared pharmacogenomics curriculum. PATIENTS & METHODS Following a series of train-the-trainer programs for pharmacy faculty, pre- (n = 2674)(More)
OBJECTIVE To educate pharmacists about principles and concepts in pharmacogenomics, clinical applications of pharmacogenomic information, and the social, ethical, and legal aspects of pharmacogenomics and to describe a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-supported pharmacogenomics education program for pharmacists and other health(More)
Diazepam is often used as an adjuvant to pain therapy. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 and 2C19 metabolize diazepam into the active metabolites: nordiazepam, temazepam and oxazepam. Owing to diazepam's side-effect profile, mortality risk and potential for drug-drug interactions with CYP 3A4 and/or CYP 2C19 inhibitors, urine drug testing (UDT) could be a helpful(More)
Drug transporters are involved in clinically relevant drug-drug interactions. P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is an efflux transporter that displays genetic polymorphism. Phenotyping permits evaluation of real-time, in vivo P-gp activity and P-gp-mediated drug-drug interactions. Digoxin, fexofenadine, talinolol and quinidine are commonly used probe drugs for P-gp(More)
UNLABELLED A previous study reported a 2- and 3-timepoint limited sampling strategy (LSS) model accurately predicted oral midazolam area under the concentration time curve (AUC), and thus cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A activity. OBJECTIVE This study evaluated whether the LSS models predict midazolam AUC during CYP3A baseline, inhibition and(More)
Genetic polymorphisms of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes are one of the factors that contribute to the pharmacokinetic (PK) variability of drugs. PK variability is observed in the bimodal distribution between extensive metabolizers (EMs) and poor metabolizers (PMs). PK variability may also exist between individuals genotyped as homozygous EMs and heterozygous(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a bloodborne infection that is one of the leading causes of liver disease. If left untreated, HCV can lead to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and death. The current standard of care for HCV is a combination of pegylated-interferon (peg-IFN) and ribavirin (RBV) in which the goal of treatment is to decrease complications and(More)
OBJECTIVE Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are first-line treatment for neuropathic pain. Despite widespread use, many health care providers do not know which patients are currently taking TCAs. The objective of this retrospective data analysis was to determine adherence rates to amitriptyline, nortriptyline, or imipramine. The rate at which patients used(More)
UNLABELLED Phenotyping intestinal and hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A activity with oral midazolam can be limited by midazolam-induced central nervous system (CNS) side effects. Determining methods to minimize CNS side effects optimizes use of midazolam as a CYP3A probe. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the effect of intravenous(More)
PURPOSE Advance care planning (ACP) in hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) is challenging, given the potential for cure despite increased morbidity and mortality risk.The aim of this study was to evaluate ACP and palliative care (PC) integration for patients who underwent HSCT. METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted and data were(More)