Rowa' J Al-Ramahi

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Adequacy of hemodialysis improves patient survival, quality of life and biochemical outcomes and minimizes disease complications and hospitalizations. This study was an observational cross-sectional study that was conducted in July 2012. Blood tests, weight and blood pressure were measured before and after hemodialysis. Single-pool Kt/V and urea reduction(More)
BACKGROUND Appropriate drug selection and dosing for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is important to avoid unwanted drug effects and ensure optimal patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE To assess the rate of inappropriate dosing in patients with CKD in a nephrology unit and to evaluate the impact on dose adjustment, adverse drug events (ADEs), and drug(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The use of herbal medicines during pregnancy is common worldwide due to physiological changes that lead to pregnancy related problems. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to measure the prevalence and predictors of herb use among a group of Palestinian pregnant women and the possible influence of herbal consumption on(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of correlation between the weight and the content of spilt-halves of lorazepam 2.5 mg tablets. Weight variation and drug content of lorazepam half-tablets were evaluated according to the European Pharmacopoeia tests. Only one individual mass of the 30 half tablets was outside the limits of 85-115% of the(More)
PURPOSE This research aims to describe the extent of self-medication, assess possible factors associated with it, identify patients' reasons for self-medication and their attitudes towards the role of pharmacists in self-care so that future interventions can be documented and planned. METHODS A cross-sectional study using a questionnaire was conducted.(More)
BACKGROUND Plants have been the primary source of medicines since life on earth; more than 50 % of existing cancer treatments are derived from plants. METHODS An ethnopharmacological survey of herbal remedies used in cancer treatment was carried out in the West Bank/ Palestine. A questionnaire was distributed to one hundred and fifty herbalists,(More)
To determine the medication prescribing patterns in hospitalized patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a Malaysian hospital, we prospectively studied a cohort of 600 patients in two phases with 300 patients in each phase. The first phase was carried out from the beginning of February to the end of May 2007, and the second phase was from the(More)
UNLABELLED Reading the patient package inserts (PPIs) is a key source of information about medications for patients. They should be clear and understandable to the general population. OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to obtain base-line data on the extent of reading PPIs by consumers and possible factors that might affect this; to explore the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess adherence of Palestinian hypertensive patients to therapy and to investigate the effect of a range of demographic and psychosocial variables on medication adherence. METHODS A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional descriptive study was undertaken at a group of outpatient clinics of the Ministry of Health, in addition to a group of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to find the prevalence of potential drug-herb interactions in patients with chronic diseases and identify factors associated with these interactions if present. METHOD The study was a questionnaire based cross-sectional study. It was conducted at a number of governmental primary healthcare centers which include(More)