School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

  • Qualification

    PhD (USM), MPharm (Clin. Pharm.) (USM), B. Pharm (Ahmadu Bello University)

  • Senior Lecturer

    Discipline of Clinical Pharmacy

  • Professional Innovation Grant Coordinator

    Early Career Pharmaceutical Group, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

  • Room

    J01 Room 102

  • Contact

    +604-6577888 Ext. 5034

  • Email

Author ID

Abubakar Usman, Dr

  • Research Interest

    1. Clinical Pharmacy
    2. Antimicrobial Stewardship
    3. Treatment of Multidrug Resistant pathogens

    Ongoing Research

    1. Evaluation of the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Hospital-Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial Utilization among Hospitalized Patients in Malaysia
    2. An Insight into Co-infections, Secondary Infections, and the Pattern of Antibiotic Use Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in Malaysia
    1. Clinical Pharmacy
    2. Antimicrobial Stewardship
    1. Abubakar U, Lienarrubini S, Abdulkadir A, Mobolaji NA, Dzul AN, Nur Aizati AD, Hauwa KI, Hiba AAS. Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of Community Pharmacists towards Pharmacogenomics Services in Northern Nigeria: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice.
    2. Abubakar U, Mohamed HE, Abdulkareem MA, Syahrir Z, Abdul Rahman FN, Siti Hadijah S. Impact of a ‘Research in pharmacy’ course on students’ self-reported competence and confidence to conduct research: Findings from a Malaysian university. Pharmacy Education.
    3. Abubakar U, Mohammed N. Usman, Mohammed Baba, Aliyu Sulaiman, Mohammad Kolo, Fatima Adamu. Practices and perceptions of healthcare workers towards infection control measures during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional online survey from Nigeria. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries.
    4. Abubakar U, Tangiisuran B, Elnaem MH, Sulaiman SA, Khan FU. Mortality and its predictors among hospitalized patients with infections due to extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) Enterobacteriaceae in Malaysia: a retrospective observational study. Future Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2022;8(1):1-8.
    5. Ramatillah DL, Gan SH, Pratiwy I, Syed Sulaiman SA, Jaber AA, Jusnita N, Lukas S, Abubakar U. Impact of cytokine storm on severity of COVID-19 disease in a private hospital in West Jakarta prior to vaccination. PloS one. 2022;17(1):e0262438.
    6. Abubakar U. (2020). Antibiotic use among hospitalized patients in Northern Nigeria: A multicenter point-prevalence survey. BMC Infectious Disease. 20(1):86.
    7. Abubakar U. (2020). Point prevalence survey of hospital acquired infections in acute care hospitals in Northern Nigeria. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.
    8. Tham DW, Abubakar U, Tangiisuran B (2020). Prevalence and predictors of antibiotic use among children visiting the Emergency Department in a Tertiary Hospital in Malaysia. European Journal of Pediatrics. 1-6.
    9. Abubakar U and Tangiisuran Balamurugan. (2020). Knowledge and practices of community pharmacists towards non-prescription dispensing of antibiotics in Northern Nigeria. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.
    10. Abubakar U, Muhammad HT, Sulaiman SA, Ramatillah DL, Amir O. (2020) Knowledge and self-confidence of antibiotic resistance, appropriate antibiotic therapy, and antibiotic stewardship among pharmacy undergraduate students in three Asian countries. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.
    11. Abubakar, U and Tangiisuran Balamurugan. (2020). Nationwide survey of Pharmacist’s involvement in antimicrobial stewardship program in Nigerian Tertiary Hospitals. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance.
    12. Abubakar U, Zulkarnain AI, Samri F, Ros Hisham S, Alias A, Ishak M et al. (2020). Use of complementary and alternative therapies for the treatment of dysmenorrhea among undergraduate pharmacy students in Malaysia: A cross sectional study. BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, 20 (1). E-ISSN 2662-7671.
    13. Elnaem MH, Irwan NA, Abubakar U, Syed SSA, Elrggal ME and Cheema E (2020). Impact of medication regimen simplification on medication adherence and clinical outcomes in patients with long-term medical conditions. Patient Preference and Adherence, 2020 (14). pp. 2135-2145.
    14. Abubakar, U., Sulaiman, S. A. S., & Adesiyun, A. G. (2019). Impact of pharmacist-led antibiotic stewardship interventions on compliance with surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in obstetric and gynecologic surgeries in Nigeria. PloS one, 14(3), e0213395.
    15. Muhammad A., Humaira N., Muhammad H.T., Muhammad J.F., Abubakar U., Shahana K. & Hina A. (2019). Rational use of antibiotics in Intensive Care Unit (ICU): A retrospective study of the impact on clinical outcomes and mortality rate. Infection and Drug Resistance.
    16. Abubakar U., Sulaiman S.A.S and Adesiyun A.G. (2018). Utilization of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in obstetrics and gynaecology surgeries in Northern Nigeria. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.
    1. FEL473 Geriatric Pharmacy
    2. FAR453 Applied Therapeutics
    3. FAR342 Body Systems and Therapeutics (cardiovascular system and therapy)
    4. FAR453 Applied Therapeutics I
    5. FCP551 Pharmacotherapeutics I
    6. FCP560 Infectious Diseases Clerkship
    7. FEL508 Research And Dissertation
    1. Editorial Board Member of BMC Medical Education
    1. Remote Volunteer for International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
    2. Global Antimicrobial Resistance Education Survey

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
11800 Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

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