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Intensive care unit drug utilization in a teaching hospital in Nepal.
OBJECTIVES The intensive care unit (ICU) is a setting where a large number of drugs are administered to patients and the costs of hospitalization and drug treatment are high. Information on drugExpand
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Health professionals' knowledge, attitude and practices towards pharmacovigilance in Nepal
Background Pharmacovigilance can be helpful in protecting consumers from harmful effects of medicines. Healthcare professionals should consider Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reporting as theirExpand
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A study on rational drug prescribing and dispensing in outpatients in a tertiary care teaching hospital of Western Nepal.
OBJECTIVES To analyze the prescriptions of out-patients for rational prescribing and dispensing and to evaluate the patient's knowledge regarding use of drugs, using INRUD indicators. METHODS AExpand
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Prescribing patterns among paediatric inpatients in a teaching hospital in western Nepal.
INTRODUCTION Infants and children constitute a large proportion of the population in developing countries. In Nepal, studies on drug use patterns in the paediatric age group are lacking in hospitalsExpand
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Adherence is associated with the quality of professional-patient interaction in Directly Observed Treatment Short-course, DOTS.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between the behaviour of health professionals as reported by patients, the quality of communication, patients' communication about their disease, andExpand
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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about Diabetes among DiabetesPatients in Western Nepal -
Objectives: To study the demographic details of diabetes patients and their knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) regarding diabetes in Nepal. Methods: The KAP of the diabetes patients visitingExpand
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Pattern of adverse drug reactions due to cancer chemotherapy in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Nepal.
Use of cancer chemotherapeutic drugs is associated with several adverse drug reactions (ADRs) ranging from mild nausea to fatal myelosuppression. Data regarding safety profile of cancer chemotherapyExpand
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Drug Utilization with special Reference to Antimicrobials in a Sub-health post in Western
Introduction Antibiotics are a group of drugs with the most potential impact on morbidity and mortality in the developing world. Misuse of antibiotics is a crucial factor in the genesis of microbialExpand
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Teaching pharmacovigilance to medical students and doctors
The World Health Organisation defines pharmacovigilance as 'the pharmacological science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or anyExpand
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Initiating and strengthening medical student research: time to take up the gauntlet.
Self-directed learning and evidence-based medicine are becoming increasingly important in medical education. Medical student research projects can enable students to learn research methodologies andExpand
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