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  • Increased overall drug utilization in patients with psoriasis: a case-control study based on Dutch general practitioner data.Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Medication use in patients with psoriasis has been studied mostly in the context of psoriasis comorbidities. OBJECTIVES: To investigate detailed drug utilization in patients with psoriasis compared with controls in a population-based saple. METHODS: This was a case-control study based on drug prescriptions derived from a Dutch general practitioner database where patients with psoriasis and controls without psoriasis were matched 1 : 1 for age, sex, general practitioner and duration offollow-up, between 2002 and 2012

    Dowlatshahi EA, Hollestein LM, Herings RM, Nijsten T, Wakkee M. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Mar; 176 634-642.
  • Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in the Netherlands: a population-based study on treatment patterns and outcomes.Abstract

    Information on treatment patterns for ovarian cancer (OC) is limited. The aim of this study was to describe current patterns of chemotherapy and other systemic treatments for OC in the Netherlands and evaluate survival outcomes following subsequentlines of treatment. Data from the Eindhoven Cancer Registry, including on newly diagnosed cancer patients, were linked to the PHARMO Database Network, including information on in- and out-patient drug use

    Houben E, van Haalen HG, Sparreboom W, Overbeek JA, Ezendam NP, Pijnenborg JM, Severens JL, van Herk-Sukel MP. Med Oncol. 2017 Apr; 34 50.
  • Patterns of antiplatelet drug use after a first myocardial infarction during a 10-year period.Abstract

    AIMS: The aims of the present study were to assess antiplatelet drug use patterns after a first myocardial infarction (MI) and to evaluate the determinants of antiplatelet nonpersistence. METHODS: The present study was conducted in 4690 patients frm the Utrecht Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetics cohort with a first MI between 1986 and 2010, who were followed for a maximum of 10 years

    Yasmina A, de Boer A, Deneer VH, Souverein PC, Klungel OH. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Mar; 83 632-641.
  • Asthma-Related Outcomes in Patients Initiating Extrafine Ciclesonide or Fine-Particle Inhaled Corticosteroids.Abstract

    PURPOSE: Extrafine-particle inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have greater small airway deposition than standard fine-particle ICS. We sought to compare asthma-related outcomes after patients initiated extrafine-particle ciclesonide or fine-particle IC(fluticasone propionate or non-extrafine beclomethasone)

    Postma DS, Dekhuijzen R, van der Molen T, Martin RJ, van Aalder en W, Roche N, Guilbert TW, Israel E, van Eickels D, Khalid JM, Herings RM, Overbeek JA, Miglio C, Thomas V, Hutton C, Hillyer EV, Price DB. Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2017 Mar; 9 116-125.
  • Characterization and cholesterol management in patients with cardiovascular events and/or type 2 diabetes in the Netherlands.Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical characteristics and cholesterol management of patients with cardiovascular events (CVEs) and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) > 1.8 mmol/L in the Netherlands. RSEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: From the PHARMO Database Network a cross-sectional cohort was constructed

    Heintjes E, Kuiper J, Lucius B, Penning-van Beest F, Kutikova L, Liem A, Herings R. Curr Med Res Opin. 2017 Jan; 33 91-100.
  • Asthma related medication use and exacerbations in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.Abstract

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the use of asthma medication and occurrence of asthma exacerbations up to 5 years before and after the onset of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in children and adolescents. METHODS: Children and adolescents younger than 1years with at least 2 insulin prescriptions between 1999 and 2009 classified as T1DM cohort (n = 915) and a 4 times larger reference cohort (n = 3,590) with the same age and gender were identified from the Dutch PHARMO Record Linkage System

    Ahmadizar F, Souverein PC, Arets HG, deBoer A, Maitland-van der Zee AH. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Nov; 51 1113-1121.
  • Drug dispensings among elderly in the year before colon cancer diagnosis versus matched cancer-free controls.Abstract

    WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The concomitant use of multiple drugs is common among the general population of elderly. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of which drugs are dispensed to elderly in the year before colon cancer diagnosisand to compare this with cancer-free controls. METHODS: Data from the Eindhoven Cancer Registry were linked to the PHARMO Database Network

    van Erning FN, Zander s MM, Kuiper JG, van Herk-Sukel MP, Maas HA, Vingerhoets RW, Zimmerman DD, deFeyter EP, van dePoll ME, Lemmens VE. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2016 Oct; 41 538-45.
  • Cardiovascular medication use and cardiovascular disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a population-based cohort study.Abstract

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the 5-yr prevalence and incidence rates of cardiovascular medication and cardiovascular disease before and after onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in children and adolescents. METHODS: Children and adolescents (<19 yr) with1D (n = 925), defined as those who received at least two insulin prescriptions, and a four times larger reference cohort (n = 3591) with the same age and gender in the Dutch PHARMO Record Linkage System (RLS) were studied in a retrospective cohort studybetween 1999 and 2009

    Ahmadizar F, FazeliFarsani S, Souverein PC, van der Vorst MM, deBoer A, Maitland-van der Zee AH. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016 Sep; 17 433-40.
  • Prescribing pattern of antipsychotic drugs during the years 1996-2010: a population-based database study in Europe with a focus on torsadogenic drugs.Abstract

    INTRODUCTION: Antipsychotic drugs (APDs) are used to treat several mental illnesses. Some APDs have long been known to be associated with QT prolongation, potentially leading to torsades de pointes (TdP) and sudden cardiac death (SCD). In 2005, thiridazine was withdrawn because of the risk of SCD, bringing further attention to the arrhythmogenic potential of APDs

    Oteri A, Mazzaglia G, Pecchioli S, Molokhia M, Ulrichsen SP, Peder sen L, Poluzzi E, DePonti F, Garbe E, Schink T, Herings R, Bezemer ID, Sturkenboom MC, Trifiro G. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Aug; 82 487-97.
  • Prescription behavior for gastroprotective drugs in new users as a result of communications regarding clopidogrel-proton pump inhibitor interaction.Abstract

    Safety concerns of the concomitant use of clopidogrel-proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were published in 2009 and 2010 by the medicines regulatory agencies, including a direct healthcare professional communication. We examined the association between various safety statements and prescription behavior for gastroprotective drugs in naive patients in the Netherlands during the years 2008-2011

    Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. July 18; 4 e00242.