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ERIC Number: EJ830526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Isoniazid Completion Rates for Latent Tuberculosis Infection among College Students Managed by a Community Pharmacist
Hess, Karl; Goad, Jeffery; Wu, Joanne; Johnson, Kathleen
Journal of American College Health, v57 n5 p553-556 Mar-Apr 2009
Objective: The authors' objective was to document 9-month and previously recommended 6-month treatment completion rates for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in a pharmacist-managed LTBI clinic in a community pharmacy on a college campus, and to describe patient characteristics. Participants: Participants were university students diagnosed with LTBI. Methods: The authors conducted a retrospective review of pharmacy records from 2000 to 2006. Main outcome measures included 6-month and 9-month LTBI treatment completion rates, total isoniazid (INH) tablets taken, characteristics of completers versus noncompleters, average time to treatment completion, and reported adverse drug events. Results: The 9-month completion rate was 59%, and the 6-month completion rate was 67%. Among those not completing treatment, 15.2% experienced fatigue and 2.2% experienced a rash (p = 0.04 and p = 0.03, respectively). Conclusion: LTBI clinics are a unique niche for community pharmacies and can provide individualized patient care to ensure LTBI treatment adherence, monitoring for disease progression, and safety of INH.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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