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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30091458/sodium-valproate-versus-phenytoin-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-an-individual-participant-data-review
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Anthony G Marson, Jennifer Weston, Catrin Tudur Smith
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition in which abnormal electrical discharges from the brain cause recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is believed that with effective drug treatment up to 70% of individuals with active epilepsy have the potential to become seizure-free, and to go into long-term remission shortly after starting drug therapy with a single antiepileptic drug in monotherapy.Worldwide, sodium valproate and phenytoin are commonly used antiepileptic drugs for monotherapy treatment...
August 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552804/-evidence-based-chinese-medicine%C3%AF-theory-and-practice
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Jun-Hua Zhang, You-Ping Li, Bo-Li Zhang
The introduction and popularization of evidence-based medicine has opened up a new research field of clinical efficacy evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM), produced new research ideas and methods, and promoted the progress of clinical research of TCM. After about 20 years assiduous study and earnest practice, the evidence based evaluation method and technique, which conforms to the characteristics of TCM theory and practice, has been developing continuously. Evidence-based Chinese medicine (EBCM) has gradually formed and become an important branch of evidence-based medicine...
January 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540403/a-protocol-for-an-economic-evaluation-of-a-polypill-in-patients-with-established-or-at-high-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-a-uk-nhs-setting-rupee-nhs-study
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Catriona Crossan, Hakim-Moulay Dehbi, Hilarie Williams, Neil Poulter, Anthony Rodgers, Stephen Jan, Simon Thom, Joanne Lord
INTRODUCTION: The 'Use of a Multi-drug Pill in Reducing cardiovascular Events' (UMPIRE) trial was a randomised controlled clinical trial evaluating the impact of a polypill strategy on adherence to indicated medication in a population with established cardiovascular disease (CVD) of or at high risk thereof. The aim of Researching the UMPIRE Processes for Economic Evaluation in the National Health Service (RUPEE NHS) is to estimate the potential health economic impact of a polypill strategy for CVD prevention within the NHS using UMPIRE trial and other relevant data...
March 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063876/prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-and-hepatitis-c-virus-co-infection-in-india-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Prabha Desikan, Zeba Khan
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) have several important similarities including worldwide distribution, hepato-tropism, similar modes of transmission and the ability to induce chronic infection that may lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Since both viruses are individually known to cause the pathologies mentioned above, co-infection with both HBV and HCV would be expected to be linked with higher morbidity as well as mortality and impact healthcare resource utilisation. Precise estimate of the prevalence of HBV/HCV co-infection would be needed to formulate policy decisions and plan communal health interventions...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055811/access-to-treatment-with-controlled-medicines-rationale-and-recommendations-for-neutral-precise-and-respectful-language
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REVIEW
W Scholten, O Simon, I Maremmani, C Wells, J F Kelly, R Hämmig, L Radbruch
The European Pain Federation EFIC, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, International Doctors for Healthier Drug Policies, the Swiss Romandy College for Addiction Medicine, the Swiss Society of Addiction Medicine, and the World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence called on medical journals to ensure that authors always use terminology that is neutral, precise, and respectful in relation to the use of psychoactive substances. It has been shown that language can propagate stigma, and that stigma can prevent people from seeking help and influence the effectiveness of social and public-health policies...
December 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052427/the-joint-ispor-ispe-special-task-force-on-real-world-evidence-in-health-care-decision-making-an-interview-with-marc-berger
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Marc L Berger
Marc L Berger, MD, is a retired, part-time consultant. He recently became Chair of the Real World Evidence Advisory Board for SHYFT Analytics. Over a 25-year industry career, Marc has held senior-level positions at Pfizer, Inc., OptumInsight, Eli Lilly and Company, and Merck & Co., Inc. His professional activities have included serving on committees for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Drug Information Association (DIA), and the editorial advisory boards of several journals...
January 2018: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899145/bibliometric-analysis-of-publications-on-campylobacter-2000-2015
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Waleed M Sweileh, Samah W Al-Jabi, Ansam F Sawalha, Adham S AbuTaha, Sa'ed H Zyoud
BACKGROUND: Campylobacter species are widespread zoonotic pathogens. Campylobacter jejuni causes a form of gastroenteritis called campylobacteriosis. Campylobacter drug resistance is considered a serious threat. In order to better understand national and international research output on Campylobacter, we conducted this bibliometric overview of publications on Campylobacter. This study can be used to assess extent of interaction and response of researchers, food regulators, and health policy makers to global burden of campylobacateriosis...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27469429/the-evolution-of-the-cancer-formulary-review-in-canada-can-centralization-improve-the-use-of-economic-evaluation
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W Dominika Wranik, Liesl Gambold, Natasha Hanson, Adrian Levy
Public reimbursement of drugs is a costly proposition for health care systems. Decisions to add drugs to the public formulary are often guided by review processes and committees. The evolution of the formulary review process in Canada's publicly funded health system is characterized by increased centralization and systematization. In the past, the review of evidence and recommendation was conducted at the regional level, but was replaced with the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review in 2011. We assess the extent to which centralization and systematization of the review process have responded to past challenges, focusing on the use of economic evaluation in the process...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27094257/a-scoping-review-of-home-produced-heroin-and-amphetamine-type-stimulant-substitutes-implications-for-prevention-treatment-and-policy
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REVIEW
Evelyn Hearne, Jean-Paul Cornelius Grund, Marie Claire Van Hout, Jim McVeigh
Several home-produced substances such as krokodil and boltushka are prevalent in many Eastern European countries. Anecdotal reports of its use have been circulating in Germany and Norway; however, this has not been confirmed. Its use has also been reported by the media in the USA, although only one confirmed report of its use exists. Home-produced drugs are associated with high levels of morbidity and a number of complex health issues such as the spread of blood borne viruses, gangrene, and internal organ damage...
April 19, 2016: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26492528/the-case-for-mass-treatment-of-intestinal-helminths-in-endemic-areas
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REVIEW
Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel
Two articles published earlier this year in the International Journal of Epidemiology [1,2] have re-ignited the debate over the World Health Organization's long-held recommendation of mass-treatment of intestinal helminths in endemic areas. In this note, we discuss the content and relevance of these articles to the policy debate, and review the broader research literature on the educational and economic impacts of deworming. We conclude that existing evidence still indicates that mass deworming is a cost-effective health investment for governments in low-income countries where worm infections are widespread...
2015: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26425417/analyzing-collaboration-networks-and-developmental-patterns-of-nano-enabled-drug-delivery-nedd-for-brain-cancer
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Ying Huang, Jing Ma, Alan L Porter, Seokbeom Kwon, Donghua Zhu
The rapid development of new and emerging science & technologies (NESTs) brings unprecedented challenges, but also opportunities. In this paper, we use bibliometric and social network analyses, at country, institution, and individual levels, to explore the patterns of scientific networking for a key nano area - nano-enabled drug delivery (NEDD). NEDD has successfully been used clinically to modulate drug release and to target particular diseased tissues. The data for this research come from a global compilation of research publication information on NEDD directed at brain cancer...
2015: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26120345/personalized-medicine-across-disciplines-and-without-borders-vural-%C3%A3-zdemir-speaks-to-hannah-wilson-commissioning-editor
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Vural Özdemir
Vural Özdemir began his career as a medical doctor in Turkey in 1990, as a scientist at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (ON, Canada), where he obtained his MSc and PhD in clinical pharmacology (1998), and subsequently completed a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship in personalized medicine with the late Werner Kalow, a founding pioneer in the field of pharmacogenetics. Özdemir contributed to the conception and development of the repeated drug administration (RDA) method as a novel way of measuring pharmacological heritability, pharmacogenetics of psychiatric drugs and studying the clinical role of CYP2D6 genetic variations for endogenous neurotransmitter metabolism in the human brain...
2014: Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25875129/the-impact-of-cochrane-reviews-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-outputs-from-cochrane-review-groups-supported-by-the-national-institute-for-health-research
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Frances Bunn, Daksha Trivedi, Phil Alderson, Laura Hamilton, Alice Martin, Emma Pinkney, Steve Iliffe
BACKGROUND: The last few decades have seen a growing emphasis on evidence-informed decision-making in health care. Systematic reviews, such as those produced by Cochrane, have been a key component of this movement. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Systematic Review Programme currently supports 20 Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) in the UK and it is important that this funding represents value for money. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The overall aim was to identify the impacts and likely impacts on health care, patient outcomes and value for money of Cochrane Reviews published by 20 NIHR-funded CRGs during the years 2007-11...
April 2015: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25832619/industry-collaboration-and-primary-guest-authorship-of-high-impact-randomized-clinical-trials-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Nitin Roper, Deborah Korenstein
BACKGROUND: Journals have increased disclosure requirements in recent years, in part to deter guest authorship. The prevalence of guest authorship among primary authors (first and last) in the current era of increased disclosure requirements is unknown. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to examine the self-reported prevalence of guest authorship among primary authors from a sample of randomized clinical trials with and without industry funding and industry collaboration in the design, analysis or reporting of trials...
October 2015: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25406766/publication-practices-and-standards-recommendations-from-gsk-vaccines-author-survey
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Isabelle Camby, Véronique Delpire, Laurence Rouxhet, Thomas Morel, Christine Vanderlinden, Nancy Van Driessche, Tatjana Poplazarova
BACKGROUND: Evolving standards of good publication practice (GPP) and a survey conducted in 2009 of authors, who were investigators and researchers not employed by the company prompted changes to GSK Vaccines' publication practices. We conducted a follow-up survey in 2012 to assess the company's revised practices and to evaluate understanding of GPP among investigators and researchers who had previously authored at least one publication in collaboration with GSK Vaccines. METHODS: The 50-question web-based survey addressed authoring practices and transparency of decision-making...
2014: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25234510/long-term-use-and-cost-effectiveness-of-secondary-prevention-drugs-for-heart-disease-in-western-australian-seniors-wamach-a-study-protocol
#16
Anthony S Gunnell, Matthew W Knuiman, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Michael S T Hobbs, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Joseph Hung, Jamie M Rankin, Lee Nedkoff, Thomas G Briffa, Michael Ortiz, Malcolm Gillies, Anne Cordingley, Mitch Messer, Christian Gardner, Derrick Lopez, Emily Atkins, Qun Mai, Frank M Sanfilippo
INTRODUCTION: Secondary prevention drugs for cardiac disease have been demonstrated by clinical trials to be effective in reducing future cardiovascular and mortality events (WAMACH is the Western Australian Medication Adherence and Costs in Heart disease study). Hence, most countries have adopted health policies and guidelines for the use of these drugs, and included them in government subsidised drug lists to encourage their use. However, suboptimal prescribing and non-adherence to these drugs remains a universal problem...
2014: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25129135/perspectives-of-physicians-practicing-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-towards-generic-medicines-a-narrative-review
#17
REVIEW
Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Zhi Yen Wong, Alian A Alrasheedy, Fahad Saleem, Abdul Haniff Mohamad Yahaya, Hisham Aljadhey
OBJECTIVES: This review was conducted to document published literature related to physicians' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of generic medicines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and to compare the findings with high-income countries. METHODS: A systematic search of articles published in peer-reviewed journals from January 2001 to February 2013 was performed. The search comprised nine electronic databases. The search strategy involved using Boolean operators for combinations of the following terms: generic medicines, generic medications, generic drugs, generic, generic substitution, generic prescribing, international non-proprietary, prescribers, doctors, general practitioners, physicians, and specialists...
September 2014: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24835270/legitimacy-and-modernity-via-policy-transfer-the-utility-of-the-2003-afghan-national-drug-control-strategy
#18
David R Bewley-Taylor
Very much an exercise in historical reconstruction, this article is concerned with the development of the first version of the Afghan NDCS. It is hoped that this domain of enquiry will contribute to discussions around the 'governance of drug policy' in this special issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy by focusing on how different policy actors operate in influencing the policy process; or parts thereof. More specifically, exploration of the formulation of the Strategy does much to help us understand not only the origins and shifting nature of ownership of drug policy within Afghanistan but also the relationship between the NDCS and the broader normative expectations of what has been referred to as the global drug prohibition regime (Andreas & Nadelmann, 2006, p...
September 2014: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24747794/awareness-and-enforcement-of-guidelines-for-publishing-industry-sponsored-medical-research-among-publication-professionals-the-global-publication-survey
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Elizabeth Wager, Karen Woolley, Viv Adshead, Angela Cairns, Josh Fullam, John Gonzalez, Tom Grant, Stephanie Tortell
OBJECTIVE: To gather information about current practices and implementation of publication guidelines among publication professionals working in or for the pharmaceutical industry. DESIGN/SETTING: Web-based survey publicised via email and social media to members of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) and other organisations from November 2012 to February 2013. PARTICIPANTS: 469 individuals involved in publishing industry-sponsored research in peer-reviewed journals, mainly working in pharmaceutical or device companies ('industry', n=144), communication agencies ('agency', n=238), contract research organisations (CRO, n=15) or as freelancers (n=34)...
2014: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24237405/interview-health-technology-assessment-in-asia-an-emerging-trend
#20
Bong-min Yang
Bong-min Yang, PhD (in economics), is Professor and former Dean of the School of Public Health at the Seoul National University, South Korea. Professor Yang has led research and written many papers in health economics and healthcare systems in Korea and Asia. His recent research and publications focus on the field of economic evaluation and outcomes research. He played a key role in the introduction of a formal health technology assessment system within Korean healthcare. He is currently serving as Executive Director, Institute of Health and Environment, Seoul National University...
May 2012: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
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