Research

To submit research for this site, please email Karen Dahri.

For LMPS Residency Research projects, please visit their
website.

Presented Posters

Title: A Survey of Perceptions of Staff Pharmacists on Clinical Research
Staff Involved:
Dr. Karen Dahri
Dr. Tim Lau
Date: March 2016

Title: Utilization of Mobile Computing Devices by Pharmacists
Staff Involved:
Dr. Karen Dahri
Date: May 2015

Title: Impact of Ciprofloxacin Prophylaxis on Antimicrobial Resistance in Neutropenic Leukemia/Stem Cell Transplant Patients at a Major Canadian Teaching Hospital
Staff Involved:
Dr. Dawn Warkentin
Ms. Katie Lacaria
Dr. Tim Lau
Date: May 2015

Title: The Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme (ASPIRES) at Vancouver Coastal Health: A collaborative approach in optimizing anti-infective use
Staff Involved:
Dr. Tim Lau
Dr. Daljit Ghag
Date: November 2015

Title: Evaluation of the Clostridium difficile Infection Quality Assurance Initiative at Vancouver General Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, and Richmond Hospital
Staff Involved:
Dr. Tim Lau
Dr. Nilu Partovi
Date: November 2015

Title: Development of Anti-infective Comparison and Common Infections Treatment Cards at Vancouver General Hospital
Staff Involved:
Dr. Tim Lau
Dr. Nilu Partovi
Date: November 2015

Title: A Targeted Pharmacist Intervention to Reduce Medication Related Readmissions
Staff Involved:
Dr. Karen Dahri
Dr. Nilu Partovi
Date: February 2016

Title: Implementation and Evaluation of a Reserved Antibiotic Drug Pre-printed Order at Vancouver General Hospital
Staff Involved:
Ms. Jane Day
Dr. Daljit Ghag
Dr. Tim Lau
Dr. Cesilia Nishi
Dr. Nilu Partovi
Date: February 2016

Title: Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Initiative: The Impact of Prescription Audit and Feedback Interventions on Antibiotic Utilization at Vancouver Coastal Health
Staff Involved:
Dr. Tim Lau
Dr. Daljit Ghag
Date: Feburary 2016


Publications

Hussaini T. Paritaprevir/ritonavir-ombitasvir and dasabuvir, the 3D regimen for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection: a concise review. Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/HMER.S72429

Page MJ, Shamseer L, Altman DG, Tetzlaff J, Sampson M, Tricco AC, Catala-Lopez F, Li L, Reid EK, Sarkis-Onofre R, Moher D.Epidemiology and Reporting Characteristics of Systematic Reviews of Biomedical Research: A Cross-Sectional Study. PLOS Medicine 2016. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002028

Smith CR, Pogany L, Auguste U, Steben M, and Lau TTY.  Does suppressive antiviral therapy for Herpes simplex virus in an HIV positive population prevent HSV transmission?: A systematic review.  Canada Communicable Disease Report 2016;42-2:37-44

Kew KM, Dahri K.  Long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) added to combination long-acting beta2-agonists and inhaled steroids (LABA/ICS) versus LABA/ICS for adults with asthma.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016 Jan 21; 1: CD011721.doi:  10.1002/14651858.CD011721.pub2.Review.  PMID:  26798035

Kew KM, Dahri K.  Long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) added to combination long-acting beta2-agonists and inhaled corticosteroids (LABA/ICS) versus LABA/ICS for adults with asthma (Protocol).  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 5.  Art. No.:  CD011721. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011721

Dahri K, Gong Y, Loewen P.  A Quantitative and qualitative assessment of the utilization of mobile computing devices by clinical pharmacists.  Health Policy and Technology 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2016.03.007

Yeung SST, Yeung J, Lau TTY, Saran M, Forrester LA, Steiner T, Bryce E. 
Evaluation of a Clostridium difficile Infection Management Policy with Clinical Pharmacy and Medical Microbiology Involvement at a Major Canadian Teaching Hospital.  Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 2015;40(6):655–60. DOI: 10.1111/jcpt.1

Aeng ESY, Shalansky K, Lau TTY, Zalunardo N, Li G, Bowie WR, Duncan CP. 
Acute Kidney Injury with Tobramycin-Impregnated Bone Cement Spacers in Prosthetic Joint Infections.  Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2015;49(11):1207-13.  doi: 10.1177/1060028015600176

Bryce E, Grant J, Scharf S, Dempster L, Lau TTY, Laing F, Shajari S, Forrester L. 
Horizontal Infection Prevention Measures and a Risk-Managed Approach to Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci: An Evaluation American Journal of Infection Control.  American Journal of Infection Control 2015;43(11):1238-43.  doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.06.003

Wilby KJ, Black EK, MacLeod C, Wiens M, Lau TTY, Paiva MA, Gorman S. 
Critical appraisal of clinical practice guidelines in pediatric infectious diseases.  International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2015;37(5):799-807.  doi:10.1007/s11096-015-0123-2

Reardon J, Lau TTY, Ensom MHH.
Vancomycin Loading Doses: A Systematic Review.  Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2015;49(5):557-65.  doi:10.1177/1060028015571163

Zuberi DM, Ptashnick MB, Collet JC, Lau TTY, Mirzanejad Y, Thomas EE. 
Mobilising for Safer Care: Addressing Structural Barriers to Reducing Healthcare-associated Infections in Vancouver, Canada.  Health Sociology Review 2015;24(2):137-151.  doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2015.10047


Ongoing Research

Title: A Pictogram Based Medication Calendar for Use in Hospital Inpatients
Staff Involved:
Dr. Karen Dahri

Title: ASPIRES. Point-prevalence Antibiotic Appropriateness Quality Assurance Study at St. Paul’s Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital
Staff Involved:
Dr. Daljit Ghag
Dr. Tim Lau

Title: Clinical Decision Support Applications – A Framework for Evaluation and Clinical Application
Staff Involved:
Dr. Karen Dahri

Title: Evaluating the Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Prospective Audit-and-Feedback Intervention in Patients with Malignant Haematological Diseases.
Staff Involved:
Dr. Tim Lau
Dr. Dawn Warkentin

Title: Evaluation of Inpatient Ceftazidime Monotherapy in Leukemia/Bone Marrow Patients with Febrile Neutropenia at a Major Canadian Teaching Hospital: A Quality Assurance Study.
Staff Involved:
Dr. Trana Hussaini
Dr. Tim Lau
Dr. Janice Yeung
Dr. Dawn Warkentin

Title: Evaluation of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Staff Involved:
Dr. Karen Dahri
Dr. Mildred Tang

Title: Identification of Risk Factors for the Relapse of Nosocomially-Acquired Clostridium difficile Infection at a Major Canadian Teaching Hospital.
Staff Involved:
Dr. Tim Lau

Title: Outpatient Management of Fever and Neutropenia in Adults with Hematologic Malignancies: A Single Center Experience
Staff Involved:
Ms. Katie Lacaria

Title: Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors at a Large Tertiary Care Centre
Staff Involved:
Dr. Karen Dahri
Dr. Katelyn Halpape

Title: Utilization of Health Literacy Assessment Tools to Tailor Patient Counselling
Staff Involved:
Dr. Karen Dahri



Research Resources

Online Courses
I Heart Stats NotreDameX: SOC120x I Heart Stats: Learning to Love Statistics:
https://www.edx.org/course/i-heart-stats-learning-love-statistics-notredamex-soc120x

Statistics in Medicine (Stanford)
https://medstats.class.stanford.edu/

Writing in the Sciences (Stanford)
http://sciwrite.class.stanford.edu/


General Online Resources
Which statistical test to use:
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/whatstat/

Chi Squared test:
http://math.hws.edu/javamath/ryan/ChiSquare.html

Background readings on statistical tests:
http://www.surgicalcriticalcare.net/Statistics/


Local Workshops
FH Department of Research and Evaluation:
http://research.fraserhealth.ca/education/workshops/
e.g. Surveys 101, Posters and Oral Presentations, Analyzing Research Data Using Excel

UBC Research Commons Workshops
http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/graduate-student-workshop-series/
e.g. Best Practices for Research Data Management, SPSS(linear regression, logistic regression, survival analysis), R

Cochrane Author Course (Systematic Reviews)
http://training.cochrane.org/authors


Research Resource Articles
Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy – Research Primer

Bond CM. The research jigsaw: how to get started. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2014; 67(1): 28-30.

Tully MP. Research: articulating questions, generating hypotheses, and choosing study designs. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2014; 67(1): 31-4.

Loewen P. Ethical issues in pharmacy practice research: an introductory guide. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2014; 67(2): 133-7.

Tsuyuki RT. Designing pharmacy practice research trials. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2014; 67(3): 226-9.

Bresee LC. An introduction to developing surveys for pharmacy practice research. Can J Hosp Pharm 2014; 67(4): 286-91.

Gamble JM. An introduction to the fundamentals of cohort and case-control studies. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2014; 67(5): 366-72.

Austin Z, Sutton J. Qualitative research: getting started. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2014; 67(6): 436-40.

Houle S. An introduction to the fundamentals of randomized controlled trials in pharmacy research. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2015; 68(1): 28-32.

Charrois TL. Systematic reviews: What do you need to know to get started? Can J Hosp Pharm. 2015; 68(2): 144-8.

Sutton J, Austin Z. Qualitative research: data collection, analysis, and management. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2015; 68(3): 226-31.

Cadarette SM, Wong L. An introduction to health care administrative data. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2015; 68(3): 232-7.

Simpson SH. Creating a data analysis plan: what to consider when choosing statistics for a study. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2015; 68(4): 311-7.






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