PSG College of Pharmacy

PHARMACOTHERAPY CONSIDERATIONS IN PALLIATIVE CARE – A REVIEW

{ DOWNLOAD AS PDF }

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Akash kurian
Clinical Pharmacist,
PSG College of Pharmacy
akash.kurian8@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are the leading cause of mortality in the world. According to world health organization, In India The probability of dying between ages 30 and 70 years from the 4 main Non-Communicable Diseases (Cancers, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, Chronic Respiratory Diseases) is 26 %   in the year  2014 [1] .

The WHO defined palliative care as “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual [2]. It has been considered both a general approach to patient care and a practice specialty. A palliative care approach can be applied at any point during the course of illness and should not be confused with hospice care, which incorporates the philosophies of palliative care, but is typically provided to patients with life expectancies of 6 months or less. The purpose of this review article is to focus on pharmacotherapy decisions of chronically ill patients during the later part of life and pharmacists responsibilities in hospice and palliative care.

A REVIEW ON PHARM.D EDUCATION IN INDIA

{ DOWNLOAD AS PDF }

About Authors:
Gayathri Krishnamoorthy, Kanaka Durga Vadlapatla, Rini Susan Varghese, Britto Duraisingh*
Department of Pharmacy Practice,
PSG College of Pharmacy,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
*brittopharmaco@gmail.com

Abstract:
The intention behind this piece of review work is to enable every single individual thoroughly understand this emerging field in Indian pharmacy that is Pharm.D, newly introduced in 2008 by the Pharmacy Council of India. It gives a direct doctorate degree after five years of college and one year internship in a hospital. This paper highlighted all the information regarding the prospectus of this field in India, colleges offering this course, scope, roles and responsibilities and feedback from student, intern and clinical pharmacist. Pharm.D is already well recognised in United States of America and majority of the gulf countries. Let’s look forward for an eye-opening future in India!!!!

PROBIOTICS - A REVIEW

{ DOWNLOAD AS PDF }

About Authors:
V.Sankar1*, Akash kurian2
*1Department of Pharmacy Practice, PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore.
2PHARM.D Intern, PSG College of Pharmcy, Coimbatore.
*akash.kurian8@gmail.com

Abstract:
The objective of review is to outline the probiotics use in medicine and to give insight in to the field for different applications. The use of probiotics in treatment regimen is increasing. Probiotics are live organisms and prebiotics are components of food that are not otherwise easily digested by humans and these food components essentially feed beneficial bacteria in the gut. Probiotics can be formulated to many different types of products including drugs, foods and dietary supplements. Species of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium are most commonly used as probiotics. Probiotics are intended to assist the body’s naturally occurring gut mitochondria. Some probiotic preparations have been used to prevent diarrhea caused by antibiotics or as part of treatment for antibiotic related dysbiosis. This article focus on the probiotics use,  clinical trials and its future.