Trish Chatterley

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BACKGROUND Phosphate binders (calcium-based and calcium-free) are recommended to lower serum phosphate and prevent hyperphosphataemia in patients with chronic kidney disease, but their effects on mortality and cardiovascular outcomes are unknown. We aimed to update our meta-analysis on the effect of calcium-based versus non-calcium-based phosphate binders(More)
OBJECTIVE To synthesise the literature on the effects of fish oil-docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)-on mortality and arrhythmias and to explore dose response and formulation effects. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library, PubMed, CINAHL, IPA, Web of Science, Scopus,(More)
BACKGROUND Expansion of scope of practice and diminishing revenues from dispensing are requiring pharmacists to increasingly adopt clinical care services into their practices. Pharmacists must be able to receive payment in order for provision of clinical care to be sustainable. The objective of this study is to update a previous systematic review by(More)
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are widely used to control hypertension. Previous work suggested that their use could increase heart failure (HF), which is 1 of the consequences of uncontrolled hypertension. Information about the effect of CCBs on incident HF in patients with hypertension is scarce. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate patients(More)
BACKGROUND Search filters are designed to increase efficiency of information retrieval and can be particularly useful in limiting the large numbers of articles retrieved for systematic reviews (SRs). Existing published prognosis search filters (or hedges) have lower sensitivity and precision values than their therapy counterparts. OBJECTIVES Taking into(More)
IMPORTANCE Educators use a variety of practices to train laypersons, medical students, residents, and primary care providers to diagnose skin lesions. Researchers have described these methods for decades, but there have been few attempts to catalog their scope or effectiveness. OBJECTIVE To determine the scope and effectiveness of educational practices to(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Studies on collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches to the management of hypertension published in the past 2 years are summarized. Expanding scopes of practice for nonphysician health professionals, a need to build capacity in the healthcare system, and a movement toward multidisciplinary care warrant an examination of the evidence(More)
BACKGROUND Pharmacists worldwide require improved patient-centered communication skills as they transition from a dispensing role to enhanced involvement in patient care. Researchers have studied pharmacist communication through audio and video recordings of patient-pharmacist encounters. A meta-narrative review of research using these recordings will offer(More)
BACKGROUND The administration of injections has become an increasingly common addition to pharmacists' scope of practice. Four Canadian provinces, all US states and a number of other countries have regulations allowing pharmacists to administer injections. However, the extent to which such services are remunerated is unknown. METHODS We contacted(More)