Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Personalizing Medical Management
Gary N. Elsasser, Pharm.D, BCPS, Michael Greene, MD, FAAFP, NaureenB Rafiq, MD, FAAFP and Ravneet Kaur, MD
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/12/7
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a prevalent condition among elderly men, impacting their quality of life. Traditional treatments primarily targeted bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) through alpha-blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. Recent additions, such as muscarinic receptor antagonists and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (PDE-5I) tadalafil, provide more options. The 2021 American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines emphasize individualized management. ...
The Impact of Pharmacists Satisfying Quality Measures to Increase CMS Star Ratings
Ashani McDonald, PharmD, AAHIVP, Raechel Moore, PharmD, BCACP, Kim Finley, PharmD, BCACP, Bailey Scism, PharmD, BCACP and John Handshaw, PharmD
Article Type: Commentary Article | First Published: 2023/07/14
Quality, cost, and access are the three primary metrics of the healthcare system. In recent years, the healthcare system has begun to feel a greater push to provide a higher quality of care as payors have adopted Quality-Based metrics and incentive measures. With an expected shortage of up to 48,000 physicians by 2034 , a multidisciplinary approach will be crucial in continuing the push to provide high quality care. As the role of a pharmacist continues to evolve towards direct patient care, ...
The Role of Stigma and Revenge in HIV Prevalence
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/06/30
Many people are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) every year. Due to the unique properties of this virus, no effective vaccine has been approved to prevent this virus. HIV is transmitted to a healthy person in various ways, such as sex, using an infected syringe, etc. So far, various ways have been proposed to prevent the spread of this virus, however, the number of people infected with this virus continues to increase every year. Various factors play a role in this process of dis...
Role of LDL and Triglycerides in Hyperlipidemia in Diabetes Mellitus
Bethelli S and Oroszi T
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/06/25
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the diseases affecting people worldwide, regardless of region, race, blood type, and many more. So, the management of DM has been a challenging issue all over. Hyperlipidemia or Dyslipidemia is one of the main root causes of DM, leading to severe cardiovascular diseases. Behavioral therapies like diet and exercise can improve diabetic Dyslipidemia; however, most patients require drug therapy to meet treatment objectives....