Pharmacists as Members of the Multidisciplinary Care Team
Jacob Reyes, PharmD
Article Type: Letter to Editor | First Published: May 18, 2022
The article by González-Ballesteros, et al. demonstrated improved diabetes control utilizing a multidisciplinary team. Although the results were positive, it would have been ideal to include a clinical pharmacist in the therapy program as well. Several publications illustrate that clinical pharmacists significantly benefit patient care, particularly in diabetes management. Clinical pharmacists are an important member of the care team. This was reiterated in an article by Halalau, et al. where a...
Addressing HIV Drug Shortage in Kenya: A Crucial Action
Oladunni Amos Abimbola, Olajide Edward Olorunfemi, Alaka Hassan Olayemi, Odususi Oluwatomisin Dara, Haruna Usman Abubakar, Bamidele Opeyemi Olufunso and Jackson Safari Kilonzo
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: April 24, 2022
HIV/AIDS is one of the major public health concerns worldwide. The African region is the most affected worldwide, with Kenya being the joint sixth largest epidemic in the region. Kenya’s health system is characterized by donor reliance and donor concentration. As a result, key national strategic programs including HIV program are significantly funded by foreign aid. While the challenge of insufficient internal funding has relatively being cushioned by external support, Kenya’s transition fro...
Patients' Satisfaction with Health Care Services in Selected Secondary Health Care Facilities in Ondo State, Nigeria
Oyebola Helen Babatola, MSc, Rabiu O. Popoola, PhD, Matthew Idowu Olatubi, MSc and Folasade Rukayat Adewoyin, MSc
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 07, 2022
This study assessed patient’s satisfaction with health care services, and identifies factors associated with the satisfaction of patients in selected health care facilities in Ondo State. Descriptive cross-sectional research design was utilized in three selected hospitals in Ondo State. Multistage random sampling was used to recruits 121 patients from three hospitals. Structured Questionnaire whose validity and reliability was established was used for data collection. Data were analyzed using ...
Neurological Localisation in Clinical Practice
Roy G Beran
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 16, 2022
Neurological localisation is dependent on history and physical examination and demands that the clinician is aware of those features, encompassed within the clinical setting, that define the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology that defines the focus of any neurological lesion. The paper to follow provides an approach to the neurological evaluation of patients that employs the traditional methods of history, stylised physical examination, incorporating: Higher centres; cranial nerves; and peripheral...