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The role of electronic healthcare record databases in paediatric drug safety surveillance: a retrospective cohort study

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)

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Chronic comorbidities in children with type 1 diabetes: a population-based cohort study

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)

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Antibiotic use varies substantially among adults: a cross-national study from five European Countries in the ARITMO project

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)

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Long-term persistence with anti-osteoporosis drugs after fracture

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

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Quick assessment of drug-related admissions over time (QUADRAT study)

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)

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Impact of cancer on adherence to glucose-lowering drug treatment in individuals with diabetes

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

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