Roberto Frontini

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BACKGROUND The effectiveness of inhaled salbutamol in routine care depends particularly on prescribed dosage and applied inhalation technique. To achieve maximum effectiveness and to prevent drug-related problems, prescription and administration need to work in concert. METHODS We performed a controlled intervention pilot study with 4 consecutive groups(More)
BACKGROUND The acronym LASA (look-alike sound-alike) denotes the problem of confusing similar- looking and/or sounding drugs accidentally. The most common causes of medication error jeopardizing patient safety are LASA as well as high workload. CASE PRESENTATION A critical incident report of medication errors of opioids for postoperative analgesia by(More)
OBJECTIVE Which effects has the interdisciplinary collaboration including pharmacists and psychologists in depressive patients? METHODS In a 3-arm (each N = 10) randomized pilot study, we compared SC (standard care by specialized physicians in a tertiary care center) with SC + pharmaceutical medication management and SC + psychological counselling in(More)
The objective of the PHAR-QA (Quality assurance in European pharmacy education and training) project was to investigate how competence-based learning could be applied to a healthcare, sectoral profession such as pharmacy. This is the first study on evaluation of competences from the pharmacists' perspective using an improved Delphi method with a large(More)
OBJECTIVE We performed a retrospective chart analysis in neonates routinely treated with levetiracetam (LEV) in a university setting. Patients and Methods We assessed clinical characteristics of the included neonates. Documented LEV doses and the duration of treatment were evaluated. To assess LEV effectiveness, we compared the need of any additional(More)
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