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Ronald Castelino

Lecturer in Therapeutics

Room 4011, Pharmacy Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1032 (phone)

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Ronald.Castelino@utas.edu.au

Dr Ronald Castelino is a Lecturer in Therapeutics at the Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine. He is a registered pharmacist with a track record in translational research relevant to renal medicine. Dr Castelino leads a group of researchers and students focussed on quality use of medicines in kidney diseases. He also has a range of other interests which share a common focus on improving medication safety.

Dr Castelino primary teaching roles are in Therapeutics, Evidence-based Health Care and in the clinical education of pharmacy students, and is currently the Bachelor of Pharmacy Year 4 coordinator. He has received two Teaching Merit Certificates in 2013 and 2014 in recognition of his teaching excellence.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (Pharmacy Practice), University of Sydney, Australia, 2012. Thesis: Quality of Prescribing in Older People and the Impact of Home Medicines Reviews
  • Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice), Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, 2006. Thesis: Evaluation of Medication-related Problems in Nephrology
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India. 2003

Languages (other than English)

Hindi, Kannada, Konkani

Biography

Dr Ronald Castelino joined the Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine as a Lecturer in Therapeutics in December 2011 following the completion of his PhD from Sydney University. He completed his Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) and Bachelor of Pharmacy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India before migrating to Australia in July 2007.

Research Themes

Dr Castelino's work align with the University Theme of Better Health. Dr Castelino's main research interests are in the area of chronic disease state management especially kidney disease and health services research such as medication reviews.

Dr Castelino leads a group of researchers and students focussed on quality use of medicines in kidney diseases. He also has a range of other interests which share a common focus on improving medication safety.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Registered Pharmacist with Pharmacy Board of Australia
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Member of American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
  • Tasmanian Scientific Research Advisory Committee (TSRAC)

Administrative expertise

Dr Castelino is the Year 4 coordinator for the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Teaching

Therapeutics, Evidence-Based Practice, Pharmacotherapy

Teaching expertise

Dr Castelino has been involved in the teaching of following subjects in the Bachelor of Pharmacy since 2012.

Teaching responsibility

Dr Castelino teaches into several units within the Bachelor of Pharmacy program. 

Dr Castelino is also involved in teaching into the undergraduate medicine program Functional Clinical Practice (CAM305).

Research Appointments

 Dr Castelino is a member of the Tasmanian Scientific Research Advisory Committee (TSRAC)

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Expertise

  • Chronic disease management
  • Quality use of medicines
  • Health services research
  • Medication safety
  • Prescribing in renal impairment
  • Medication reviews

Collaboration

Dr Castelino has a number of current research collaborations and is currently leading a couple of research projects focussed on screening for chronic kidney disease via community pharmacies in Tasmania.

Current projects

Honours:

  • Medication Regimen Complexity in aged-care Residents
  • Impact of Residential Medication Management Reviews on Inappropriate Prescribing in Aged Care Residents
  • The Role of Dose and Serum Concentration of Vancomycin in the Treatment of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcal Infections

Masters:

  • Impact of self-management behaviours on the progression of kidney disease

Doctorate:

  • Quality use of Medicines in Renal Impairment
  • Improvement of Metformin Usage in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • A Retrospective Study of Adverse Drug Reactions Occurring in Elderly Patients at Tertiary Hospitals, Tasmania, Australia
  • Community Pharmacy Screening and Medication Management in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Role of Medication Regimen Complexity in determining concordance to prescribed medications, and use of Complementary and Alternative medications in Chronic Kidney Disease patients
  • A study to assess the impact of post-discharge hospital-initiated Homes Medicines Reviews on mortality, morbidity, re-admission rates and quality of life of at-risk patients
  • The Optimisation of Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Using Decision Support Tools

Research Fields

  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (111504)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (111502)
  • Nephrology and Urology (110312)
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (111599)

Research Impact

  • Health (929999)
  • Urogenital System and Disorders (920119)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Diabetes (920104)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)

Publications

Total publications

34

Journal Article

(31 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Castelino RL, Peterson GM, 'Prescribing of metformin based on estimated GFR rather than serum creatinine expands the eligible population and is likely safe', Evidence - Based Medicine (English Edition): for primary care and internal medicine ISSN 1356-5524 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1136/ebmed-2015-110351 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Peterson GM

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2016Frain BE, Castelino R, Bereznicki L, 'The Utilization of Antithrombotic Therapy in Older Australians With Atrial Fibrillation', Clinical and Applied Thrombosis - Hemostasis Article Epub ahead of print. ISSN 1076-0296 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1076029616637184 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Frain BE; Bereznicki L

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2016Ghimire Saurav, Peterson GM, Castelino RL, Jose MD, Zaidi STR, 'Medication Regimen Complexity and Adherence in Haemodialysis Patients: An Exploratory Study', American Journal of Nephrology, 43, (5) pp. 318-324. ISSN 0250-8095 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000446450 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jose MD; Zaidi STR

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2016McLarin PE, Peterson GM, Curtain CM, Nishtala PS, Hannan PJ, et al., 'Impact of residential medication management reviews on anticholinergic burden in aged care residents', Current medical research and opinion, 32, (1) pp. 123-131. ISSN 0300-7995 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1185/03007995.2015.1105794 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McLarin PE; Peterson GM; Curtain CM

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2016Nair N, Chalmers L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki BJ, Castelino RL, et al., 'Hospitalization in older patients due to adverse drug reactions - the need for a prediction tool', Clinical Interventions in Aging (Online), 11 pp. 497-505. ISSN 1178-1998 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/CIA.S99097 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Chalmers L; Peterson GM; Bereznicki BJ; Bereznicki LRE

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2016Peterson GM, Huang Weiyi, Castelino RL, 'Metformin: an old drug with clinical value and safety in old patients', Australian Pharmacist, (July 2016) pp. 36-38. ISSN 0728-4632 (2016) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Huang Weiyi

2016Gheewala PA, Peterson GM, Razi Zaidi ST, Bereznicki LRE, Jose MD, et al., 'A web-based training program to support chronic kidney disease screening by community pharmacists', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy ISSN 2210-7703 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-016-0330-5 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Gheewala PA; Peterson GM; Razi Zaidi ST; Bereznicki LRE; Jose MD

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2015Bernal DDL, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Castelino RL, Thompson A, et al., 'Medication adherence following acute coronary syndrome: does one size fit all?', American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, 16, (1) pp. 9-17. ISSN 1175-3277 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40256-015-0149-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bernal DDL; Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L; Thompson A; Peterson GM

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2015Ghimire S, Castelino RL, Lioufas NM, Peterson GM, Zaidi STR, 'Nonadherence to Medication Therapy in Haemodialysis Patients: A Systematic Review', PloS one, 10, (12) Article e0144119. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144119 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Zaidi STR

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2015Huang W, Castelino RL, Peterson GM, 'Adverse event notifications implicating metformin with lactic acidosis in Australia', Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 29, (8) pp. 1261-1265. ISSN 1056-8727 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2015.06.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Huang W; Peterson GM

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2015Huang W, Peterson GM, Zaidi STR, Castelino RL, 'Metformin utilisation in Australian community and aged care settings', Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 108, (2) pp. 336-341. ISSN 0168-8227 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2015.01.041 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Huang W; Peterson GM; Zaidi STR

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2015Khanal A, Peterson GM, Castelino RL, Jose MD, 'Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing of Renally Cleared Drugs in Elderly Patients in Community and Aged Care Settings', Drugs & Aging, 32, (5) pp. 391-400. ISSN 1170-229X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40266-015-0261-1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Khanal A; Peterson GM; Jose MD

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2015Robiyanto R, Zaidi STR, Shastri MD, Castelino RL, Wanandy T, et al., 'Stability of tigecycline in different types of peritoneal dialysis solutions', Peritoneal Dialysis International pp. 1-5. ISSN 0896-8608 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3747/pdi.2015.00170 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Zaidi STR; Shastri MD; Wanandy T; Jose MD; Patel RP

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2015Doody HK, Peterson GM, Watson D, Castelino R, 'Retrospective evaluation of potentially inappropriate prescribing in hospitalized patients with renal impairment', Current Medical Research and Opinion, 31, (3) pp. 525-535. ISSN 0300-7995 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1185/03007995.2015.1010036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Doody HK; Peterson GM

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2014Bernal D, Chalmers L, Bereznicki LRE, Castelino RL, Davidson PM, et al., 'An online person-centered education package for pharmacists delivering a home medication review service to patients following acute coronary syndromes', European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 2, (3) pp. 408-415. ISSN 2052-5656 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bernal D; Chalmers L; Bereznicki LRE; Davidson PM; Peterson GM

2014Gheewala PA, Peterson GM, Curtain CM, Nishtala PS, Hannan PJ, et al., 'Impact of the pharmacist medication review services on drug-related problems and potentially inappropriate prescribing of renally cleared medications in residents of aged care facilities', Drugs and Aging, 31, (11) pp. 825-835. ISSN 1170-229X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40266-014-0208-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Gheewala PA; Peterson GM; Curtain CM

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2014Huang W, Castelino RL, Peterson GM, 'Metformin usage in type 2 diabetes mellitus: are safety guidelines adhered to?', Internal Medicine Journal, 44, (3) pp. 266-272. ISSN 1444-0903 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/imj.12369 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Huang W; Peterson GM

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2014Khanal A, Castelino RL, Peterson GM, Jose MD, 'Dose adjustment guidelines for medications in patients with renal impairment: How consistent are drug information sources?', Internal Medicine Journal, 44, (1) pp. 77-85. ISSN 1444-0903 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/imj.12291 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Khanal A; Peterson GM; Jose MD

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2014Khanal A, Peterson GM, Castelino RL, Jose MD, 'Renal drug dosing recommendations: evaluation of product information for brands of the same drug', Internal Medicine Journal, 44, (6) pp. 591-596. ISSN 1444-0903 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/imj.12446 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Khanal A; Peterson GM; Jose MD

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2013Bereznicki L, Castelino R, 'Understanding randomised controlled trials', Australian Pharmacist, 32, (4) pp. 71-72. ISSN 0728-4632 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki L

2013Castelino R, Bereznicki L, 'Understanding non-randomised study designs', Australian Pharmacist, 32, (6) pp. 63-64. ISSN 0728-4632 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki L

2013Castelino RL, Bereznicki LRE, 'The basics of evidence-based medicine', Australian Pharmacist, 32, (2) pp. 72-74. ISSN 0728-4632 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

2013Castelino RL, Bereznicki LRE, 'How to read and interpret clinical trials', Australian Pharmacist, 32, (10) pp. 68-69. ISSN 0728-4632 (2013) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

2013Bereznicki LRE, Castelino RL, 'Understanding Systematic Reviews', Australian Pharmacist, (August) pp. 68-69. ISSN 0728-4632 (2013) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

2012Bernal DDL, Stafford L, Bereznicki LRE, Castelino RL, Davidson PM, et al., 'Home medicines reviews following acute coronary syndrome: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', Trials, 13, (30) pp. 1-17. ISSN 1745-6215 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-13-30 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bernal DDL; Stafford L; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

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2011Castelino RL, Sathvik BS, Parthasathrathi G, Gurudev KC, Shetty MS, et al., 'Prevalence of medication-related problems among patients with renal compromise in an Indian hospital', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 36 pp. 481-487. ISSN 0269-4727 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.2011.01266.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2010Castelino RL, Bajorek BV, Chen TF, 'Are interventions recommended by pharmacists during Home Medicines Review evidence-based?', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice pp. 1-7. ISSN 1356-1294 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01375.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30

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2010Castelino RL, Bajorek BV, Chen TF, 'Retrospective Evaluation of Home Medicines Review by Pharmacists in Older Australian Patients Using the Medication Appropriateness Index', The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 44, (12) pp. 1922-1929. ISSN 1060-0280 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1345/aph.1P373 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 22

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2010Castelino RL, Hilmer SN, Bajorek BA, Nishtala P, Chen TF, 'Drug Burden Index and Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Community-Dwelling Older People', Drugs and Aging, 27, (2) pp. 135-148. ISSN 1170-229X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2165/11531560-000000000-00000 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 28

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2009Castelino RL, Bajorek BV, Chen TF, 'Targeting Suboptimal Prescribing in the Elderly: A Review of the Impact of Pharmacy Services', The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 43, (June) pp. 1096-. ISSN 1060-0280 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1345/aph.1L700 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 45

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2006Castelino RL, Chen TF, Guddattu V, Bajorek BV, 'Use of evidence- based therapy for the prevention of cardiovascular events among older people', Evaluation and The Health Professions, 33, (3) pp. 276-301. ISSN 0163-2787 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Bernal D, Chalmers L, Castelino RL, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Home Medicines Review following acute coronary syndromes: Preliminary results from a randomised controlled trial', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bernal D; Chalmers L; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2015Bernal D, Chalmers L, Castelino RL, Peterson GM, 'Home Medicines Review following acute coronary syndromes: Preliminary results from a randomised controlled trial', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bernal D; Chalmers L; Peterson GM

2015Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Castelino RL, Peterson GM, et al., 'Development of a Score to Predict Hospitalisation due to Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Patients', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chalmers L; Bereznicki BJ; Peterson GM; Curtain CM; Connolly MJ; Bereznicki LRE

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$52,093

Projects

Investigating the physical and chemical Y-site incompatibility of injectable antifungals and parenteral nutrition solution (2016)$9,795
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($9,795)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wanandy ST; Patel RP; Razi Zaidi ST; Anderson T; Castelino RL
Year
2016
Point of care creatinine testing to screen for chronic kidney disease (2015)$15,523
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,523)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Castelino RL; Razi Zaidi ST
Year
2015
Impact of community pharmacy services on screening for chronic kidney disease (2014)$26,775
Description
This project aims to investigate if community pharmacy screening and intervention helps improve the management of kidney disease, which has been increasing steadily in Tasmania.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($26,775)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Castelino RL; Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Razi Zaidi ST; Jose MD
Year
2014

Research Supervision

Dr Castelino supervises a number of Honours, Masters and PhD students within the Discipline of Pharmacy. He is interested in supervising postgraduate students interested in chronic disease state management especially kidney disease and health services research such as medication reviews.

Current

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDImplementation of a Pharmacist Medication Review Clinic for Renal Disease Patients2012
PhDUsage of Metformin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus2012
PhDCommunity Pharmacy Screening and Medication Management in Chronic Kidney Disease2014
PhDRole of Medication Regimen Complexity in determining concordance to prescribed medications, and use of Complementary and Alternative medications in Chronic Kidney Disease patients2014
PhDImproving the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) for Antibiotics used in Surgical Prophylaxis in Public Hospitals of Tasmania2015