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Drugs—Real World Outcomes

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676983/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-use-and-the-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-general-german-population-a-nested-case-control-study
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Kathrin Thöne, Bianca Kollhorst, Tania Schink
INTRODUCTION: Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been associated with an increased relative risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but the label warnings refer particularly to patients with cardiovascular risk factors. The magnitude of relative AMI risk for patients with and without cardiovascular risk factors varies between studies depending on the drugs and doses studied. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to estimate population-based relative AMI risks for individual and widely used NSAIDs, for a cumulative amount of NSAID use, and for patients with and without a prior history of cardiovascular risk factors...
July 4, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646351/rare-cyclophosphamide-induced-hemorrhagic-cystitis-in-a-chinese-population-with-rheumatic-diseases
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Liuqin Liang, Donging Chen, Xiaodong Wang, Zheng Yang, Jun Zhou, Zhongping Zhan, Fan Lian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, severity, risk factors, and treatment outcomes of cyclophosphamide (CYC)-induced hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) in patients with rheumatic diseases. METHODS: We collected the clinical data from 1284 consecutive patients admitted to The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University who were treated with CYC between 2006 and 2016, and then conducted a retrospective analysis. RESULTS: The mean cumulative dose of CYC was 18...
June 23, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623615/use-of-antipsychotic-drugs-by-elderly-primary-care-patients-and-the-effects-of-medication-reviews-a-cross-sectional-study-in-sweden
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Cecilia Lenander, Patrik Midlöv, Nina Viberg, John Chalmers, Kris Rogers, Åsa Bondesson
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics form a class of drugs that should be used with caution among elderly people because of a high risk of adverse events. Despite the risks and modest effects, their use is estimated to be high, especially in nursing homes. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to explore the effects of medication reviews on antipsychotic drug use for elderly primary care patients and describe the extent of, and reasons for, the prescription of antipsychotics. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study in primary care in Skåne, Sweden, patients aged ≥75 years living in nursing homes or in their own homes with home care were included...
June 16, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600751/central-and-peripheral-nervous-system-disorders-following-ivermectin-mass-administration-a-descriptive-study-based-on-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-pharmacovigilance-system
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Didier Nzolo, Francis Anto, Sarah Hailemariam, Didier Bakajika, Daniel Muteba, Jean-Claude Makenga, Gautier Mesia, Celestin Nsibu, Samuel Mampunza, Gaston Tona
INTRODUCTION: The mainstay of onchocerciasis control currently is mass administration of ivermectin; however, this may be associated with serious adverse events, including deaths, when administered in areas where onchocerciasis and loiasis are co-endemic. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the current study was to describe the central and peripheral nervous system disorders that occurred after mass administration of ivermectin in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). METHODS: This is a retrospective descriptive study involving a review of data on adverse events related to mass administration of ivermectin...
June 9, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540507/treatment-satisfaction-during-sublingual-immunotherapy-with-a-five-grass-pollen-tablet-for-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis-a-prospective-non-interventional-study
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Udo Schäfer, Andrea Kienle-Gogolok, Meike Hadler, Efstrathios Karagiannis, Sylvia Schnitzer
BACKGROUND: Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a safe/well-tolerated alternative to allergen injection immunotherapy for allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (ARC). Patient adherence is essential and patient-related outcome measures including treatment satisfaction are informative/indicative of adherence. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess treatment satisfaction with five-grass pollen tablet SLIT under real-life conditions. METHODS: Treatment satisfaction among adults taking SLIT with a five-grass pollen tablet for grass pollen-related ARC was assessed with QUARTIS, a self-report questionnaire dedicated to the management of patients treated with SLIT for ARC...
June 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527149/characterisation-of-drug-related-problems-and-associated-factors-at-a-clinical-pharmacist-service-na%C3%A3-ve-hospital-in-northern-sweden
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Cecilia Peterson, Maria Gustafsson
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy and increased sensitivity to side effects cause adverse drug events, drug-drug interactions and medication errors in the elderly. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and type of drug-related problems and associated factors among patients admitted to a clinical pharmacist service-naïve medical ward in an inland hospital in northern Sweden. METHODS: During September-November 2015 and February-April 2016, clinical pharmacists working as part of a ward team on the medical ward conducted 103 medication reviews...
June 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516334/in-the-real-world-kids-use-medications-and-devices
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LETTER
Tamar Lasky
In the real world, we lack evidence guiding the use of medications and devices in children. This lack of evidence arose out of the challenges of conducting clinical trials in children and other vulnerable populations and the historical decision (reversed in recent decades) to exclude children from clinical trials. The recent focus on the potential of real-world evidence (RWE) to guide approval and use of new treatments may provide a much-needed solution. A broad definition of RWE includes prospective observational data and data from electronic health records and claims, as well as other sources...
June 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516333/risk-of-hip-fracture-in-older-people-using-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-other-psychoactive-medicines-concurrently-a-matched-case-control-study-in-australia
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Michael J Leach, Nicole L Pratt, Elizabeth E Roughead
BACKGROUND: Few studies have assessed the risk of hip fracture following concurrent use of psychoactive medicines, and none has investigated combinations with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. OBJECTIVES: To assess the risk of hip fracture in older people as a result of concurrent use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other psychoactive medicines. METHODS: A matched case-control design was employed. Cases were Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs beneficiaries aged over 65 years who experienced a hip fracture between 2009 and 2012...
June 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401493/characterization-of-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-among-patients-admitted-to-kenyatta-national-hospital-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Kenneth Irungu, David Nyamu, Sylvia Opanga
BACKGROUND: Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are severe cutaneous reactions. There is scant literature on the characteristics and causes of these conditions in Kenyatta National Hospital. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, risk factors, and etiologies of SJS/TEN among patients admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was done to find the characteristics and causes of severe cutaneous reactions among patients admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital...
June 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353157/spontaneously-reported-adverse-reactions-for-herbal-medicinal-products-and-natural-remedies-in-sweden-2007-15-report-from-the-medical-products-agency
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Erika Svedlund, Maria Larsson, Robert Hägerkvist
BACKGROUND: In relation to the extensive use of herbal medicinal products in self-care, the safety information is limited and there is a need for improvement. This study describes spontaneously reported adverse reactions related to herbal medicinal products and natural remedies in Sweden. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the characteristics and frequency of adverse events recorded by the Swedish Medical Products Agency, where herbal medicinal products and natural remedies were suspected as causative agents...
June 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070824/tolerability-of-an-immunologically-enhanced-subcutaneous-immunotherapy-preparation-in-patients-treated-with-concomitant-allergy-immunotherapy-a-non-interventional-observational-study
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Rainer Reiber, Hendrik Wolf, Jörg Schnitker, Eike Wüstenberg
BACKGROUND: For causal treatment by allergy immunotherapy (AIT) a single or few allergen products for the clinically most relevant allergens are applied to treat multiple allergies, but few data on the tolerability of multiple AIT applications are available. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to investigate safety and tolerability in patients treated by subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and concomitant SCIT or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) products. METHODS: In a non-interventional, observational study in Germany treatment of patients with a primary SCIT and concomitant AIT (SCIT or SLIT) was documented during the first 4 months of treatment...
March 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063028/her2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-pertuzumab-in-a-community-oncology-practice-setting-treatment-patterns-and-outcomes
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Nicholas J Robert, Hans-Peter Goertz, Pooja Chopra, Xiaolong Jiao, Bongin Yoo, Debra Patt, Vincent Antao
BACKGROUND: Pertuzumab (Perjeta(®)), a HER2/neu receptor antagonist, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in June 2012 for use in the first-line setting for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC). OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study investigated the clinical and demographic characteristics, treatment patterns, safety, and clinical outcomes for patients with HER2-positive mBC who received pertuzumab in the first-line setting in US community oncology practices...
March 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943058/association-between-statin-medications-and-copd-specific-outcomes-a-real-world-observational-study
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Mayank Ajmera, Chan Shen, Usha Sambamoorthi
BACKGROUND: Disease-modifying drugs are not yet available for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) have anti-inflammatory properties and are therefore being considered for use in the management of COPD. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to examine the association between statin use and COPD-specific outcomes in a real-world setting. METHODS: This was a retrospective longitudinal dynamic cohort study that used Medicaid claims data from multiple years (2005-2008) to identify patients with newly diagnosed COPD...
March 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933555/pharmacist-s-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-introduction-and-evaluation-at-elderly-patient-admission
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Faiza Rhalimi, Mounir Rhalimi, Alain Rauss
BACKGROUND: The role of the clinical pharmacist within the healthcare system remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to describe a pharmacist's comprehensive geriatric assessment (pCGA) at admission of elderly patients and to assess its relevance in terms of medication compliance and pharmacist interventions (PIs). METHODS: We conducted a prospective interventional study over 29 months in a 34-bed medical/rehabilitation geriatric ward in a French geriatric hospital...
March 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888478/examining-the-quality-of-medicines-at-kenyan-healthcare-facilities-a-validation-of-an-alternative-post-market-surveillance-model-that-uses-standardized-patients
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Francis Wafula, Amy Dolinger, Benjamin Daniels, Njeri Mwaura, Guadalupe Bedoya, Khama Rogo, Ana Goicoechea, Jishnu Das, Bernard Olayo
BACKGROUND: Promoting access to medicines requires concurrent efforts to strengthen quality assurance for sustained impact. Although problems of substandard and falsified medicines have been documented in low- and middle-income countries, reliable information on quality is rarely available. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate an alternative post-market surveillance model to complement existing models. METHODS: The study used standardized patients or mystery clients (people recruited from the local community and trained to pose as real patients) to collect medicine samples after presenting a pre-specified condition...
March 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888477/impact-of-pediatric-acute-otitis-media-on-child-and-parental-quality-of-life-and-associated-productivity-loss-in-malaysia-a-prospective-observational-study
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Bruce Crawford, Siti Sabzah Mohd Hashim, Narayanan Prepageran, Goh Bee See, Genevieve Meier, Keiko Wada, Cheryl Coon, Emmanuelle Delgleize, Michael DeRosa
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) affects both child and parental quality of life (QoL). Data on QoL associated with AOM in Malaysia is sparse, and the burden of indirect costs have not been previously reported. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of pediatric AOM on child and parental QoL in Malaysia and its economic impact (indirect costs). METHODS: We utilized a set of QoL questionnaires (PAR-AOM-QOL, OM-6, and EQ-5D) combined with questions addressing work/productivity loss and financial costs associated with caring for a child during his or her illness in an observational, multicenter, prospective study...
March 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864792/readmission-risk-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-comparative-study-of-nebulized-%C3%AE-2-agonists
#17
Vamsi Bollu, Annie Guérin, Geneviève Gauthier, Robert Hiscock, Eric Q Wu
BACKGROUND: Bronchodilators are used for managing the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and minimizing the risk of hospitalization and readmission. Hospital readmission is predictive of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to compare all-cause readmission risk in COPD patients receiving nebulized long-acting β2-agonists (neb-LABAs) versus nebulized short-acting β2-agonists (neb-SABA) following COPD-related hospitalization discharge...
March 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873285/prescription-drug-use-and-polypharmacy-among-medicaid-enrolled-adults-with-autism-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-analysis
#18
Rini Vohra, Suresh Madhavan, Usha Sambamoorthi, Claire StPeter, Susannah Poe, Nilanjana Dwibedi, Mayank Ajmera
BACKGROUND: A lack of gold standard treatment for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), no clear ASD management guidelines, and lack of evidence-based pharmacological interventions other than aripiprazole and risperidone elevate the risk of off-label prescribing and adverse effects among individuals with ASD, more so among adults. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify and compare the types of prescription drug use, rates of polypharmacy, and characteristics associated with polypharmacy among adults with and without ASD in a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of a three-state Medicaid Analytic eXtract database (2000-2008)...
December 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787771/patterns-of-drug-use-and-serum-sodium-concentrations-in-older-hospitalized-patients-a-latent-class-analysis-approach
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Richard J Woodman, Karen M Wood, Aline Kunnel, Maneesha Dedigama, Matthew A Pegoli, Roy L Soiza, Arduino A Mangoni
BACKGROUND: Several drugs may lower serum sodium concentrations (NaC) in older patients. However, distinguishing their individual effects is particularly difficult in this population because of the high prevalence of polypharmacy and disease states that are per se associated with hyponatremia. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to identify specific patterns of medication use in older hospitalized patients and determine whether these patterns were associated with serum NaC...
December 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757919/comparing-biologic-cost-per-treated-patient-across-indications-among-adult-us-managed-care-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tao Gu, Neel Shah, Gaurav Deshpande, Derek H Tang, Debra F Eisenberg
BACKGROUND: The relative cost of biologics in the treatment of autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis, is a key consideration for managed care payers. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to estimate biologic costs and treatment patterns in US managed care patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, and/or ankylosing spondylitis. METHODS: This retrospective study used administrative claims data from the HealthCore Integrated Research Database (HIRD(SM)) for adults with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, and/or ankylosing spondylitis who received abatacept, adalimumab, certolizumab, etanercept, golimumab, infliximab, rituximab, tocilizumab, or ustekinumab between 1 July 2009 and 31 January 2013...
December 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
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