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  • Long term trends in oral antidiabetic drug use among children and adolescents in the NetherlandsAbstract

    AIM: The aim of the study was to document long term trends in oral antidiabetic drug (OAD) use among children and adolescents in the Netherlands. METHODS: A population-based cohort study was conducted using the Dutch PHARMO Database Network. All paients younger than 20 years old with at least one OAD dispensing were identified

    FazeliFarsani S, Souverein PC, Overbeek JA, van der Vorst MM, Knibbe CA, Herings RM, deBoer A, Mantel-Teeuwisse AK. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Aug; 80 (2): 294-303.
  • Trends in paediatric macrolide use in five European countries-a population-based studyAbstract

    PURPOSE: The study aims to analyse overall as well as subgroup-specific outpatient paediatric macrolide use in five European countries, including time trends of macrolide prescription rates, and to provide potential targets for future interventionsaiming to promote judicious macrolide use. METHODS: Macrolide prescription rates per 1000 person years to paediatric outpatients (

    Holstiege J, Ender s D, Schink T, Innocenti F, Oteri A, Bezemer I, Kaguelidou F, Molokhia M, Poluzzi E, Puccini A, Ulrichsen SP, Sturkenboom MC, Trifiro G, Garbe E. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Aug; 71 (8): 991-9.
  • Chronic comorbidities in children with type 1 diabetes: a population-based cohort studyAbstract

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of chronic comorbidities among children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and to compare incidences with a group of children without diabetes. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. SETTING: Dutch PHARMO database (199-2010). PATIENTS: All patients (<19 years old) with T1D between 1999 and 2009 (T1D cohort) and a group of age- and sex-matched (ratio: 1-4) children without diabetes (reference cohort)

    FazeliFarsani S, Souverein PC, van der Vorst MM, Knibbe CA, deBoer A, Mantel-Teeuwisse AK. Arch Dis Child. 2015 Aug; 100 (8): 763-8.
  • Antibiotic use varies substantially among adults: a cross-national study from five European Countries in the ARITMO projectAbstract

    PURPOSE: To examine patterns of outpatient and community antibiotic use among adults in five European countries. METHODS: We used healthcare data of 28.8 million adults from six population-based ARITMO project databases to ascertain information onystemic antibiotic use in Denmark (2000-2008), the Netherlands (1999-2010), Italy (2000-2010), the UK (1996-2009), and Germany (2004-2008)

    Mor A, Froslev T, Thomsen RW, Oteri A, Rijnbeek P, Schink T, Garbe E, Pecchioli S, Innocenti F, Bezemer I, Poluzzi E, Sturkenboom MC, Trifiro G, Sogaard M. Infection. 2015 Aug; 43 (4): 453-72.
  • The role of electronic healthcare record databases in paediatric drug safety surveillance: a retrospective cohort studyAbstract

    AIM: Electronic healthcare record (EHR)-based surveillance systems are increasingly being developed to support early detection of safety signals. It is unknown what the power of such a system is for surveillance among children and adolescents. In tis paper we provide estimates of the number and classes of drugs, and incidence rates (IRs) of events, that can be monitored in children and adolescents (0-18 years)

    deBie S, Coloma PM, Ferrajolo C, Verhamme KM, Trifiro G, Schuemie MJ, Straus SM, Gini R, Herings R, Mazzaglia G, Picelli G, Ghirardi A, Peder sen L, Stricker BH, van der Lei J, Sturkenboom MC, consortium Eu-Adr. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Aug; 80 (2): 304-14.
  • Are metformin, statin and aspirin use still associated with overall mortality among colorectal cancer patients with diabetes if adjusted for one another?Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Metformin, statin and aspirin use seem associated with decreased mortality in cancer patients, though, without adjusting for one another. Independent associations of these drugs with overall mortality after colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnsis within glucose-lowering drugs (GLDs) users were assessed

    Zander s MM, van Herk-Sukel MP, Vissers PA, Herings RM, Haak HR, van dePoll-Franse LV. Br J Cancer. 2015 Jul 28; 113 (3): 403-10.
  • Dispensing of potentially teratogenic drugs before conception and during pregnancy: a population-based studyAbstract

    OBJECTIVE: To study the dispensing of potentially teratogenic drugs in the 12-month period before as well as during pregnancy in the Netherlands. DESIGN: Population-based study. SETTING: A cohort was constructed using a linkage between the PHARMO Dtabase Network and the Netherlands Perinatal Registry (PRN)

    Zomerdijk IM, Ruiter R, Houweling LM, Herings RM, Straus SM, Stricker BH. BJOG. 2015 Jul; 122 (8): 1119-29.
  • Long-term persistence with anti-osteoporosis drugs after fractureAbstract

    Long-term persistence with anti-osteoporosis drugs and determinants for discontinuation among fracture patients were examined. Persistence was 75.0 and 45.3 % after 1 and 5 years, respectively. Those aged >/=80 years were at increased risk of earlydiscontinuation. Within 1 year after discontinuation, 24

    Klop C, Welsing PM, Elder s PJ, Overbeek JA, Souverein PC, Burden AM, van Onzenoort HA, Leufkens HG, Bijlsma JW, deVries F. Osteoporos Int. 2015 Jun; 26 (6): 1831-40.
  • Impact of cancer on adherence to glucose-lowering drug treatment in individuals with diabetesAbstract

    AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Adherence to glucose-lowering drug (GLD) treatment regimens is crucial for metabolic control and improving prognosis. Because a diagnosis of cancer might have an impact on adherence to medication, this study explored changes in adhrence to GLDs following a cancer diagnosis. METHODS: All new users of GLDs between 1998 and 2011 who lived in the Eindhoven Cancer Registry-PHARMO Database Network catchment area were selected

    Zander s MM, Haak HR, van Herk-Sukel MP, van dePoll-Franse LV, Johnson JA. Diabetologia. 2015 May; 58 (5): 951-60.
  • Quick assessment of drug-related admissions over time (QUADRAT study)Abstract

    PURPOSE: To develop a computerized prescreening procedure for the identification of possible/probably Hospital Admissions potential Related to Medications (HARMs). METHOD: Pairs of drugs and reasons for hospitalization (generated automatically fromthe PHARMO record linkage database by using two data mining techniques) were assessed manually to determine whether they represented pharmacologically plausible adverse drug events (PP-ADEs)

    Warle-van Herwaarden MF, Valkhoff VE, Herings RM, Engelkes M, van Blijder veen JC, Roden burg EM, deBie S, Alsma J, van deSteeg-Gompel C, Kramers C, Meyboom RH, Sturkenboom MC, DeSmet PA. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015 May; 24 (5): 495-503.