Publications by authors named "Marion Fourtage"

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Prescribing practices of lopinavir/ritonavir, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin during the COVID-19 epidemic crisis and pharmaceutical interventions in a French teaching hospital.

Eur J Hosp Pharm 2020 Nov 25. Epub 2020 Nov 25.

Service de Pharmacie, Hopitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Objective: The aims of this study were to describe prescribing practices of lopinavir/ritonavir, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin during the COVID-19 epidemic crisis (primary endpoint), then to characterise pharmaceutical interventions (PIs) targeted to these medications and evaluate the impact of these PIs on prescribers' practices (secondary end-points).

Methods: This retrospective observational study was carried out at the University Hospital of Strasbourg (France) from March to April 2020. The analysed population excluded patients from intensive care units but included all other adult patients with COVID-19 who received at least one dose of lopinavir/ritonavir combination, hydroxychloroquine or azithromycin, while inpatients. Analyses were performed by using data extracted from electronic medical records.

Result: During the study period, 278 patients were included. A rapid decrease in lopinavir/ritonavir prescriptions was observed. This was accompanied by an increase in hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin prescriptions until the end of March, followed by a decrease leading to the disappearance of these two medications in April. The pharmaceutical analysis of the prescriptions resulted in 59 PIs of which 21 were associated with lopinavir/ritonavir, 32 with hydroxychloroquine and 6 with azithromycin. Regarding the medication-related problems, the most frequent ones were incorrect treatment durations (n=32 (54.2%)), drug interactions with potential torsadogenic reactions (n=14 (23.7%)) and incorrect dosing (n=6 (10.2%)). From the 59 PIs, 48 (81.4%) were accepted and physicians adjusted the medication regimens in a timely manner.

Conclusion: This study demonstrated the value-even more meaningful in a crisis situation-of a strong synergy between physicians and pharmacists for patient-safety focused practices.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2020-002449DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7689541PMC
November 2020

The Good, the Bad, and the Hoax: When Publication Instantaneously Impacts Treatment Strategies for COVID-19.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2020 07 22;64(8). Epub 2020 Jul 22.

CHU de Strasbourg, Service de Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Fédération de Médecine Translationnelle de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.01127-20DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7526849PMC
July 2020

[Cardiovascular drugs and renal function: Pitfall of renal adaptation].

Nephrol Ther 2019 Apr 1;15(2):97-103. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Service de néphrologie-dialyse, hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, 1, place de l'Hôpital, 67000 Strasbourg, France.

Introduction: Chronic kidney disease is associated with a high likelihood of receiving cardiovascular drugs. The Haute Autoritéde santé in France still recommends the use of the Cockcroft and Gault formula for dosage adjustments, on the pretext that it is the main data available in the Vidal drug database. To verify this assumption, we conducted a systematic review of the Vidal database by looking for the method recommended for evaluating renal function for the purpose of dose adjustment of cardiovascular drugs.

Methods: Vidal files and SPC of Cardiovascular Drug (ATC classifications B01 and C) were analyzed and classified according to the method of evaluation or measurement of renal function recommended for dose adjustments.

Results: A total of 196 molecules were identified, of which 62.6% required dose adjustment to renal function. The most commonly used evaluation method was creatinine clearance (without precision about estimation or measurement) with a frequency of 35.5%. The frequency of use of the Cockcroft and Gault formula was 3.9% (8.4% after review of the literature concerning the molecules stating the clearance of creatinine, as the reference method).

Conclusion: The privileged use of Cockcroft and Gault formula for dose adjustment, as recommended by the Haute Autoritéde santé, does not seem to be justified. An overhaul of recommendations for pharmacokinetic studies and renal function assessment methods for dose adjustments appears necessary.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nephro.2018.11.005DOI Listing
April 2019

[Compliance and leaflet's reading, which link and which media? Results from a French population with chronic kidney disease].

Nephrol Ther 2016 Nov 28;12(6):443-447. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Service de néphrologie, hôpital universitaire de Strasbourg, nouvel hôpital Civil, 1, place de l'Hôpital, 67000 Strasbourg, France.

Leaflets inside drug boxes are complex and often poorly understood. Patients consulting in nephrology are mostly old and often suffer from multiple comorbidities. As so, they are often subject to various contra-indications and drug interactions. This paper aims to evaluate if patients actually read leaflets or other medical information on others medias such as Internet and whether this could, potentially, interfere with their observance. Results showed that leaflets were read by 65.1% of patients, leading to 12% of withdrawal or not taking drugs. Furthermore, compliance to medical guidance was deemed e-read by 65.1% of patients, leading to 12% of withdrawal or not taken drugs. Furthermore, this study showed no clear profile for non-compliant patients. Even the youngest patients (under 50 years old) have had a good compliance, with not more withdrawal or not taking pills. Nonetheless, youngest patients used more often to consult alternative medias and did not read much of the leaflets' information. Patients who were reading leaflets however, tended to search further information on other medias. This situation would create new challenges in health care, as it seems that data available on new medias are not systematically validated or adapted to the needs of the patients.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nephro.2016.05.006DOI Listing
November 2016