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dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-28T16:23:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-28T16:23:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10915/20237
dc.description.abstract The present study was designed to evaluate the prescribing trend among the tuberculosis (TB) patients in different hospitals of Pakistan. In this study under directly observed therapy (DOT) programme, 38 patients including adults and children of both sexs who admitted suffering with either pulmonary or extra pulmonary TB, were selected. The majority of the patients were from rural areas (64 %) and the rest of patients from urban cities. The selected patients included both of initial phase (39 %) and continuation phase (61 %) and were receiving once daily dosing of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol combination (RHZE), and ethambutol and isoniazid (EH), respectively. Two patients (5 %) were of category 2 (relapsed patients) while thirty six patients (95 %) were of category 1 (new cases). Family history, medication errors, and prescribing trends were observed and compared the treatment plan with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Pakistan Chest Society (PCS) guidelines. It was observed that WHO and PCS guidelines were followed in the hospitals and all the prescription trend was found rationale with no drug-drug interaction but yet the treatment period was more than 6 months due to poor patient compliance to the anti tuberculosis medication and ineffective DOT program in Pakistan. en
dc.format.extent p. 764-766 es
dc.language en es
dc.title Evaluation of prescription behavior of tuberculosis patients in comparison with WHO guidelines en
dc.type Articulo es
sedici.identifier.uri http://www.latamjpharm.org/resumenes/31/5/LAJOP_31_5_2_6.pdf es
sedici.identifier.issn 0326-2383
sedici.creator.person Tariq, Imran es
sedici.creator.person Saeed-El-Hassan, Syed es
sedici.creator.person Mateen, Omer es
sedici.creator.person Karim, Sabiha es
sedici.creator.person Atif Raza, Syed es
sedici.creator.person Farhan Sohail, Muhammad es
sedici.subject.materias Farmacia es
sedici.subject.decs Tuberculosis es
sedici.subject.decs Prescripciones es
sedici.subject.keyword DOT en
sedici.subject.keyword prescription en
sedici.subject.keyword tuberculosis en
sedici.subject.keyword WHO en
sedici.description.fulltext false es
mods.originInfo.place Colegio de Farmacéuticos de la Provincia de Buenos Aires es
sedici.subtype Comunicacion es
sedici.description.peerReview peer-review es
sedici.relation.journalTitle Latin American Journal of Pharmacy es
sedici.relation.journalVolumeAndIssue vol. 31, no. 5 es


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