2017-18 Research Projects

ABBOTSFORD REGIONAL HOSPITAL

  1. Candy Lee – Arden Barry – Evaluation of sacubitril/valsartan use in a heart function clinic
  2. Priscilla Shum – Gord Klammer - Oral anticoagulant agent selection for atrial fibrillation in patients admitted to a community hospital coronary care unit

BC CHILDREN’S AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL

  1. Ryan Fung – Dean Elbe - Retrospective review of fluvoxamine-clomipramine combination in adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  2. Erika Jensen – Kendra Sih - An evaluation of second line drug therapy for severe asthma exacerbation management in children
  3. Yolanda Lin – Vanessa Paquette - An evaluation of domperidone use for increased milk production in breastfeeding women
  4. Shalini Singla – Roxane Carr - Evaluation of QTc Interval in Children Receiving Multiple Medications

BURNABY HOSPITAL

  1. Karen Ng – Mike Kammermayer - Impact of vitamin D level on patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) treated with disease modifying therapies (DMT)
  2. Jinglin Tang – Vince Mabasa - Validation of SLEEP-MAD: a mnemonic for improved sleep quality in the ICU setting

LION’S GATE HOSPITAL

  1. Erik van Amerongen – Suzanne Malfair - Evaluation of Return on Investment (ROI) for Pharmacy Technicians Performing Best Possible Medication Histories (BPMH Techs) for Admission Medication Reconciliation in the Emergency Department (ROI BPMH Techs)

LOWER MAINLAND PHARMACY SERVICES

  1. Elaine Tung – Aaron Tejani - Does Providing VTE prophylaxis to medical and surgical patients in hospital reduce the risk of VTE?

ROYAL COLUMBIAN HOSPITAL

  1. Rebecca Liang – Jennifer Haymond - Evaluation of use of antiepileptic agents for early seizure prophylaxis in severe traumatic brain injury

ST PAUL’S HOSPITAL

  1. Vivien Cao – Michelle Hinch – Assessing antibiotic usage for acute exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients admitted in the Emergency Department
  2. Julia Fan – Winnie Ma - Evaluation of acute postoperative pain management in opioid-naive elective total hip arthroplasty patients
  3. Nicole Giunio-Zorkin – Glen Brown - Real-life incidence of hypoglycemia and thrombocytopenia due to linezolid
  4. Adam Mah – Cindy San – Assessing vancomycin dosing practices in the emergency department
  5. Leo Leung – Erica Wang - Evaluation of the adverse effects of high-dose dexmedetomidine in a cardiac surgery intensive care unit
  6. Joshua Quisias – Mike Legal - Measuring the Impact of Pharmacy Learners on the Delivery of Patient Care by Clinical Pharmacists
  7. Jordan Torok – Victoria Su - Survey Study of Antibiotic Use for MRSA associated-Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbation
  8. Puneet Vashisht – Judith Marin - Evaluation of chronic kidney disease symptom algorithms/guidelines and patient information sheets in two kidney care clinics
  9. Brendan Woods – Mike Legal - Designing and Piloting an Opioid Stewardship Pharmacy Clinical Service

ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL/VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL

  1. Lindsay Kufta – Wynnie Lau & Karen Shalansky - Hepatitis B Vaccination Program at Two Tertiary Hemodialysis Centres

SURREY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

  1. Joyce Chang – Lora Wang - Review of meropenem regimen and efficacy in the neonatal intensive care
  2. Ricky Lee – Sandy Mok - Characterization of the Use of Cloxacillin and Gentamicin for Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcal Sepsis in the NICU at SMH
  3. Jasmine Mourh – Brandi Newby - Barriers and Strategies for Pharmacist transition from Student to Successful Clinician
  4. Sheliza Shivji – Rumi McGloin - Delirium Incidence and Management in a Medical and Surgical ICU
  5. Marco Yeung – Sandy Mok - Characterization of Red Man Syndrome in Pediatric Patients in Fraser Health
  6. Ruthdol Ywaya – Brandi Newby - Assessment of Empiric Vancomycin Regimen in NICU Patients in Fraser Health

VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL

  1. Karyn Bagri – Karen Dahri - Characterization and Perceptions of Drug Interactions by Hospital Pharmacists
  2. Michelle Durand – Katie Lacaria - Prescribing Practices of Hematologic Malignancy Practitioners for Cardiovascular Protection during Acute Leukemia Treatment
  3. Melissa Jassal – Karen Dahri - Improved Prescribing of Opiates in the Frail Elderly at Vancouver General Hospital
  4. Will Shum – Greg Egan - End-of-Life Care in Acute Medicine