Abstract— Objective: Acute coronary syndrome is a clinical condition encompassing ST segments elevation myocardial infraction, Non ST segment is elevation myocardial infraction and un stable angina is characterized by ruptured coronary plaque, stress and myocardial injury. angina pectoris is a pressure like pain in the chest that is induced by exertion or stress and relived with in the minute after cessation of effort or using sublingual nitroglycerin. The present research was undertaken to study the drug utilization pattern of antiplatelet drugs for the ischemic heart disease in a tertiary care hospital. Method: The present study is retrospective drug utilization study and study period is 6months. The data is collected from the discharge case sheet of general medicine department from medical department Rajiv Gandhi institute of medical sciences, Kadapa. The tentative sample size fixed was 250 patients. out of 250cases 19 cases was excluded because of unrelated data. Results: A total of 250 prescriptions were collected for the study according to the inclusion criteria 233 prescriptions were diagnosed with ischemic heart disease 17 prescriptions were excluded due to unrelated information. out of 233 prescriptions 128 are male (54.9%) and 105 patients are were female (45%). according to the gender distribution ,the prevalence of ischemic heart disease in males are 90(70.31%) and females are (39(37.1%).in the same way the prevalence of ischemic heart disease along with cerebrovascular disease in males are (39(29.6%)and females are (66(62.6%). Conclusion: we found that 94.8%of drug utilization of antiplatelet drugs was achieved in th...
... middle of paper ...
...dapa and it was supported by Ghosh et al  conducted drug utilization studies in patients with acute coronary syndrome at a tertiary care hospital Kolkata shows 90% drug utilization of antiplatelet drugs and other cardiovascular drugs was observed.
We found that 94.8% of drug utilization of antiplatelet drugs was achieved in the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa from 2011-2013. Aspirin and Clopidogrel are the commonly used antiplatelet drugs in the RIMS hospital. Our study provides an idea for conducting drug utilization on antiplatelet drugs in RIMS and future studies are needed for the improvement in more antiplatelet drug use.
The author thanks to Management, Annamacharya College of Pharmacy, Rajampet and Director, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa for the kind support to complete this research work
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Assessment of drug utilization and Pharmacoeconomic analysis in the Inpatients of pediatric department of a tertiary care teaching hospital. INTRODUCTION The world health organization WHO (defines drug utilization study as “the marketing, distribution, prescription and use of the drug in society, with special emphasis on the resulting medical, social and economic consequences.(1)There are also many people who have access to drugs but do not get the right drug in the right dosage when they need it.(2) survival of prescriptions and drug utilization studies could identify the associated problems and provide feedback to prescribers (3) Developing nations have limited funds resources for health... [tags: Medicine, Pharmacology, Illness]
825 words (2.4 pages)
- Introduction: In Australia, there is a considerable prevalence of drug use during pregnancy, which largely accounts for adverse perinatal and hospital outcomes in infants born to these mothers. A substantial number of these infants are in need of diagnosis and treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).1 NAS is a multifaceted and incompletely understood spectrum of signs of neonatal behavioral dysregulation.2,3 NAS reflects dysfunction in four domains: state control and attention, motor and tone control, sensory integration, and autonomic functioning.... [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Infant, Cohort study]
707 words (2 pages)
- The current unprecedented skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs is a historic event in healthcare. The privatization of healthcare has arguably moved the health care system from patient-centric to money-centric. The recent unsettling examples of price hikes for drugs that combat AIDs as well as EpiPen brand epinephrine have left many consumers wondering why these prices are so arbitrary. The conversation between Government and big pharmaceuticals is not promising when looking for reprieve in the cost of life saving drugs.... [tags: Medicine, Pharmacology, Pharmaceuticals policy]
1064 words (3 pages)
- Introduction: Adenomyosis is a myometrial lesion characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrium with hyperplasia of the surrounding myometrium and leiomyomas are benign myometrial neoplasms. Commonly reported symptoms of adenomyosis are menorrhagia, chronic pelvic pain, and dysmenorrhea; whereas, menorrhagia, pain, pelvic pressure, and bowel and urinary tract complaints are reported in leiomyomas. However, adenomyosis and leiomyomas commonly coexist and therefore attributing symptoms to either of the condition is problematic.... [tags: disease, leiomyomas, method, results]
562 words (1.6 pages)
- Drug Study (PDS). The HRS was launched in 1992 and is a nationally representative population study of more than 20,000 Americans older than age 50 designed to assess the relationship between health and retirement. According to Bakk (2015), “It is essential to recognize whether the Medicare Part D coverage gap is a barrier to medication adherence for older women and Blacks, particularly given the relationship between CRN and adverse health events, including myocardial infarction, stroke, deterioration in health status, and preventable hospitalizations (Heisler et al.,2004).... [tags: Pharmacology, Prescription drug, Drugs]
1292 words (3.7 pages)
- For years the force has been dealing with drug problems within our communities trying to end it, but it seems like the problem will never end. There are many forces working against drugs but being that teens are the main users there is only so much that can be done to prevent the situation from growing. Many communities have their own drug prevention program problem is, many don’t have the funding or support they need to make a change. The problem isn’t just drug usage it’s also drug dependency and drug sales which is growing and finding its ways into our schools and children’s lives.... [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Benzodiazepine]
1007 words (2.9 pages)
- Placing a drug addict in prison will not cure their addiction. Addicts need rehabilitation and proper treatment, something they are not receiving in prison. Drug addicts need a drug-free place to cure their addiction, and that is not what they receive. With billions of tax dollars being set aside to fund prisons, only the smallest fraction is spent providing substance abuse treatment to those who really need it. More attention needs to be brought to individuals with drug addictions in prison. If improved substance abuse treatment was provided, addicts would not be getting arrested and coming back to prison, or living off government subsidies and using millions of government tax dollars.... [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Prison]
1074 words (3.1 pages)
- A. Article # 1 Title: Community policing and the Utilization of “Stop” and Frisk” Thesis Statement: The application of “Stop” and Frisk” as an evidence based practice will hinder trust of community policing among communities. Bibliography Rengifo, A. F., & Slocum, L. A. (2016). Community Responses to “Stop-and-Frisk” in New York City. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 27(7), 723-746. Methodology Rengifo & Slocum (2016) concentrated on community policing procedure that was implemented in New York City known as “Stop-and Frisk,” also known as “Terry Stop.” Stop-and Frisk” was a method that was implemented by the New York City Police Department in which an officer stops a pedestrian and ask... [tags: Police, Crime, Race, Search and seizure]
1025 words (2.9 pages)
- There is a certain fascination in life when humans at a certain time become retrospective. The Renaissance or rebirth in Italy during the Quattrocento period epitomized this phenomenon. Throughout history and only during Renaissance have humans been able to embed a sense of urgency to relearn the ideas and culture of antiquity. Among the city-states on the Italian Peninsula, the Florentine Republic was on the verge of being the most prominent center of the Renaissance. Many contributing factors such as the influential families, the various guilds, politicians, and learned men propelled Florence to new heights of achievement; these include artistic expression, philosophical views—not seen sin... [tags: The Renaissance]
1212 words (3.5 pages)
- Retrospectives I selected three autobiographical pieces and one analytical for the portfolio. The order is: "Multi-Threaded ThingTM," an autobiographical paper which took inspiration from the form of Susan Griffin's "Our Secrets," and represented my life by pseudocode written in different computer programming languages; "Autobiographical Comparison," which was a partially successful attempt to compare and contrast my beliefs with those of James Baldwin; "Virginia Woolf: Assertive or Introspective," an analytical assessment of Virginia Woolf's motives while writing her memoir A Sketch of the Past; and "The ideal Life," an autobiographical response to the fantasy life portrayed in Maxi... [tags: Autobiographies Education Essays]
1425 words (4.1 pages)