2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 10 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 48 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 38mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 13th with 96 views. The most popular post that day was Buku Saku Pharmaceutical Care.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, google.co.id, mail.yahoo.com, tunggulpharmacist.blogspot.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for pio depkes, software pio, pusat informasi obat, makalah tentang pharmaceutical care, and “isfi” “software”.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Buku Saku Pharmaceutical Care March 2010
6 comments

2

Software Pusat Informasi Obat (PIO) March 2010
5 comments

3

Software Pusat Informasi Obat (PIO) March 2010
3 comments

4

Merubah Bentuk Sediaan Obat Pada Lansia Dengan Dysphagia (Kesulitan Menelan) April 2010
1 comment

5

POLUSI CAHAYA March 2010
1 comment

Simple Things for Big Difference (lesson learned from issue of anticholinergic adverse effect of the drug(s) in elderly )

The case: Mrs. Y (70 years old) developed a chest cold that rapidly progressed to pneumonia. She required a week in the intensive care unit of her local hospital and two more weeks of hospitalization. Even then, it was several months before she could return to her normal. At first glance, one would attribute this episode to an unfortunate confluence of bacteria and fragile elderly patient. But there’s more to the story. Subsequent investigations determined that she contracted pneumonia because she was malnourished. She became malnourished because she stopped eating. She stopped eating because of  her difficulty to swallow, due to her dry-mouth condition. On the review from her medication, she has been taking nifedipine, furosemide, celecoxib, and ranitidine for number of years, and six months ago paroxetine was added to her medication.

The point to this story is that no one, not her physician, not her nurse, not her pharmacist, thought to ask her about her discomfort symptom (loss the appetite in this case) generated by her drugs. These health professionals simply forgot, even just “how are you ?” greeting, as an opening question to further reveal patient condition and their preferences. This story had happy ending. She recovered, and she is back to her usual,  but now her physician and pharmacist closely monitor her medication. Of course, there was a cost. Medicare paid a handsome sum of money to the hospital and physician who cared for her during her stay. Her family (not to mention Mrs. Y herself) paid a substantial emotional toll as a result of her battle with a life-threatening illness. All this financial and emotional cost and suffering could have been avoided if someone, some health professional, had looked upon her as a person who was taking the drug(s) with anticholinergic effect and if that someone had been concerned enough to worry about Mrs. Smith’s theraupetic outcomes and ask a few simple questions periodically and especially whenever she renewed her prescription.

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Merubah Bentuk Sediaan Obat Pada Lansia Dengan Dysphagia (Kesulitan Menelan)

Salam Sehat…

Pasien lansia/geriatrik merupakan kelompok pasien yang mempunyai kemungkinan untuk mengalami dysphagia (kesulitan untuk menelan). Kejadian ini bisa disebabkan karena faktor penyakit (Parkinson, Alzheimer, stroke, kanker), ataupun karena faktor penuaan yang menyebabkan menurunnya fungsi kelenjar saliva untuk menghasilkan air liur. Apalagi dengan kondisi penyakit yang kompleks, seringkali pasien lansia akan mendapatkan obat yang bermacam-macam. Seperti kita tahu, sebagian besar obat untuk orang dewasa adalah dalam bentuk solid/padat (tablet atau kapsul), sehingga dysphagia adalah salah satu kondisi penyulit pada kelompok pasien ini dalam menggunakan obat. Sebagai solusinya, seringkali pasien membuka kapsul atau menggerus tablet untuk mempermudah mereka menelan obat tersebut. Pertanyaannya adalah, apakah praktek seperti itu dapat dibenarkan ?

Selengkapnya di sini

Polusi Cahaya

Jika selama ini kita mengenal polusi udara, air, atau tanah, maka polusi yang satu ini mestinya juga jangan kita anggap remeh. Polusi ini berkaitan dengan penggunaan cahaya (cahaya artifisial/buatan, seperti lampu) yang tidak efisien yang berdampak buruk bagi kesehatan manusia dan juga makhluk hidup lainnya (1).

Apakah bentuk dampak buruk dan mengapa dampak tersebut dapat terjadi ?

(gambar diambil dari referensi 2; untuk memperbesar, silahkan klik pada gambar )

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Software Pusat Informasi Obat (PIO)

Salam..

Satu lagi karya anak bangsa yang luar biasa dan pantas kita apresisasi, khusunya untuk meningkatkan pelayanan kefarmasian demi meningkatnya kualitas hidup pasien. Software PIO ini adalah hasil karya Ditjen Bina Farmasi dan Alat Kesehatan, Direktorat Bina Farmasi Komunitas dan Klinik, Departemen Kesehatan 2007. Software ini dibuat dalam bentuk Compact Disc (CD) dan Website dalam rangka peningkatan mutu pelayanan kefarmasian yang lebih baik menuju pelayanan kesehatan yang paripurna. …..selengkapnya di sini.

Sampel artikel kiriman dari Medscape (provokasi mode on)

… membedakan tujuan dari: 1. pencarian artikel langsung lewat general search engine (google, yahoo, bing, dll), maupun scientific-based atau health-specific database (pubmed, embase, googlescholar, science direct, dll), dengan, 2. teregistrasi pada data base atau jurnal tertentu (misal: medscape, Nature, SAGE, NEJM, dll) untuk mendapatkan artikel atau topik yang sedang hangat secara pasif,tentu saja setelah anda mengaktifkan fasilitas “email alert” pada database atupun jurnal ybs. …
….Artikel ful text tersebut berjudul “Key Articles Related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease: part 1″, dari jurnal Pharmacotherapy……

selengkapnya di sini

Acceptable Duration of Room-Temperature Storage for Medications Labeled for Refrigeration

Tiba-tiba lemari es di rumah sakit/apotek anda rusak ?, atau seperti yang sekarang sering terjadi di negara kita, suplai listrik putus karena pemadaman bergilir ? padahal ada sekian banyak obat-obatan dalam refrigerator dengan harga yang tidak murah ? haruskah kita membuang obat-obat tadi karena terpapar suhu kamar ? temukan jawabannya di sini

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