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LM Pinto Pereira

Evaluation of Asthma Control using Patient Based Measures and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate

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214–18
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Patients over-estimate asthma control. Approximately 80% of patients attending specialist care in Trinidad have uncontrolled asthma. The Asthma Control Test and the Royal College of Physicians ‘three questions test’ evaluated disease control comparably. Formal evaluation of asthma control is recommended.

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Objective: Asthma control has not been formally evaluated in the Caribbean. This study evaluated disease control on The Asthma Control Test (ACT), The Royal College of Physicians “Three questions” for Assessing Asthma Control (RCP), peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and patients’ self-assessment of control.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Drug Utilization Patterns in Pregnant Women: A case study at the Mount Hope Women’s Hospital in Trinidad, West Indies

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561–6
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The study was conducted to explore drug utilization in pregnant women attending a tertiary healthcare institution. It was a cross-sectional study in 506 women. There were 200 (39.5%) primigravidae, 306 (60.5%) multigravidae and 59.1% (299) of women were in the third trimester. More women with higher educational level take over-the-counter paracetamol, iron/folic acid and vitamin supplements while herbal supplements are rarely used.

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Objective: To explore drug (prescription, over-the-counter and herbal) utilization in pregnant women attending a public sector tertiary healthcare institution.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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