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Investigating the incidence, nature, severity and potential causality of medication errors in hospital settings in Qatar. (2020)
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THOMAS, B., PALLIVALAPILA, A., EL KASSEM, W., AL HAIL, M., PAUDYAL, V., MCLAY, J., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2021. Investigating the incidence, nature, severity and potential causality of medication errors in hospital settings in Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 43(1), pages 77-84. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01108-y

Background: Medication errors are a major public health concern that negatively impact patient safety and health outcomes. Effective and efficient medication error reporting systems and practices are imperative in reducing error incidence and severit... Read More about Investigating the incidence, nature, severity and potential causality of medication errors in hospital settings in Qatar..

Views and experiences of decisionā€makers on organisational safety culture and medication errors. (2020)
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STEWART, D., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., DIJKSTRA, A., WILBUR, K., WILBY, K., AWAISU, A., MCLAY, J.S., THOMAS, B., RYAN, C., EL KASSEM, W., SINGH, R. and AL HAIL, M.S.H. 2020. Views and experiences of decision-makers on organisational safety culture and medication errors. International journal of clinical practice [online], 74(9), article ID e13560. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13560

Background: In 2017, the World Health Organization published 'Medication Without Harm, WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge,' to reduce patient harm caused by unsafe medication use practices. While the five objectives emphasise the need to create a fr... Read More about Views and experiences of decisionā€makers on organisational safety culture and medication errors..

Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. (2019)
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THOMAS, B., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., MCLAY, J., EL KASSEM, W., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2019. Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 75(9), pages 1269-1282. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-019-02689-y

Purpose: The aim was to critically appraise, synthesise and present the evidence of medication errors amongst hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries, specifically prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. Methods: CINAHL, Emba... Read More about Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors..

Exploring facilitators and barriers to medication error reporting among healthcare professionals in Qatar using the theoretical domains framework: a mixed-methods approach. (2018)
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STEWART, D., THOMAS, B., MACLURE, K., WILBUR, K., WILBY, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., DIJKSTRA, A., RYAN, C., EL KASSEM, W., AWAISU, A., MCLAY, J.S., SINGH, R. and AL HAIL, M. 2018. Exploring facilitators and barriers to medication error reporting among healthcare professionals in Qatar using the theoretical domains framework: a mixed-methods approach. PLoS one [online], 13(10), article ID e0204987. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204987

There is a need for theory-informed interventions to optimise medication reporting. This study aimed to quantify and explain behavioural determinants relating to error reporting of healthcare professionals in Qatar, as a basis of developing intervent... Read More about Exploring facilitators and barriers to medication error reporting among healthcare professionals in Qatar using the theoretical domains framework: a mixed-methods approach..

Perspectives of healthcare professionals in Qatar on causes of medication errors: a mixed methods study of safety culture. (2018)
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STEWART, D., THOMAS, B., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., EL KASSEM, W., AWAISU, A., MCLAY, J.S., WILBUR, K., WILBY, K., RYAN, C., DIJKSTRA, A., SINGH, R. and AL HAIL, M. 2018. Perspectives of healthcare professionals in Qatar on causes of medication errors: a mixed methods study of safety culture. PLoS one [online], 13(9), article ID e0204801. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204801

Background: There is a lack of robust, rigorous mixed methods studies of patient safety culture generally and notably those which incorporate behavioural theories of change. The study aimed to quantify and explain key aspects of patient safety cultur... Read More about Perspectives of healthcare professionals in Qatar on causes of medication errors: a mixed methods study of safety culture..

Overview of pharmacovigilance practices at the largest academic healthcare system in the State of Qatar. (2018)
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AL HAIL, M., ELKASSEM, W., HAMAD, A., PALLIVALAPPILA, A., THOMAS, B. and STEWART, D. 2018. Overview of pharmacovigilance practices at the largest academic healthcare system in the State of Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 40(4), pages 769-774. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0629-5

Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) are major global concern, adversely impacting patient safety and health outcomes. ADRs cause significant morbidity and mortality among hospitalised patients, causing greater length of hospital stay, increased healthcare... Read More about Overview of pharmacovigilance practices at the largest academic healthcare system in the State of Qatar..

Knowledge and practice characteristics of pharmacists in Qatar towards medication use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey. (2018)
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ABDUL ROUF, P., THOMAS, B., ELKASSEM, W., TARANNUM, A., AL SAAD, D., GASIM, M.M. and AL HAIL, M. 2018. Knowledge and practice characteristics of pharmacists in Qatar towards medication use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey. Eastern Mediterranean health journal [online], 24(2), pages 137-145. Available from: https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.2.137

Background: Medication use during pregnancy is common. Pharmacists have an important role in improving medication use during pregnancy. There is a lack of empirical evidence on pharmacists’ knowledge and practice characteristics towards medication us... Read More about Knowledge and practice characteristics of pharmacists in Qatar towards medication use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey..

Misoprostol for miscarriage management in a woman with previous five cesarean deliveries: a case report and literature review. (2017)
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ALSAAD, D., ALOBAIDLY, S., ABDULROUF, P., THOMAS, B., AHMED, A., ALHAIL, M. 2017. Misoprostol for miscarriage management in a woman with previous five cesarean deliveries: a case report and literature review. Therapeutics and clinical risk management [online], 13, pages 625-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S132294

Background: Misoprostol is an effective medical method for the management of pregnancy loss. However, data on its efficacy and safety in women with previous cesarean deliveries are limited. Case presentation: We report a 36-year-old patient, gravida... Read More about Misoprostol for miscarriage management in a woman with previous five cesarean deliveries: a case report and literature review..

A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis. (2016)
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THOMAS, B., MOHAMED, M., AL HAIL, M., AWWAD, F.A.Y., WAHBA, R.M., HASSAN, S.B., OMAR, K., EL KASSEM, W. and ABDUL ROUF, P. 2016. A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis. Clinical pharmacology: advances and applications [online], 8, pages 199-202. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/CPAA.S106234

We report a case of 22-year-old primigravida presented to Women's Hospital - Hamad Medical Corporation emergency with severe epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. On admission, she was dehydrated with remarkably worsening symptoms. Laboratory findin... Read More about A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis..

A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar. (2016)
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ALSAAD, D., ELSALEM, S., ABDULROUF, P., THOMAS, B., ALSAAD, T., AHMAD, A. and ALHAIL, M. 2016. A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar. Therapeutics and clinical risk management [online], 12, pages 155-160. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S96298

Background: Breastfeeding is considered as gold standard for infant nutrition and should be interrupted only when a compelling indication exists. Certain medical conditions such as abortion, stillbirth, HIV infection, or infant galactosemia and certa... Read More about A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar..