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AusPharm Research Roundup is a weekly column collated by Debbie Rigby that is designed to bring AusPharmers a summary of selected research papers published during the preceding week or two.

AusPharm Research Roundup

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  1. 18/08/2008 :

    Canadian Medical Journal: Use of proton pump inhibitors and risk of osteoporosis related fractures
    FDA: Combining Simvastatin with Amiodarone increases the risk for rhabdomyolysis
    Archives of Internal Medicine: 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and the Risk of Mortality in the General Population
    Family Practice: In-practice management versus quitline referral for enhancing smoking cessation in general practice: a cluster randomized trial.

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  2. 04/08/2008 :

    Pharmacy and Therapeutics: The Pharmacological Management of Migraine, Part I: Overview and Abortive Therapy
    Stroke: Low Vitamin D Levels Predict Stroke in Patients Referred to Coronary Angiography
    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Tea Drinking May Help Protect Against Cognitive Impairment and Decline
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Regular treatment with salmeterol for chronic asthma: serious adverse events.

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  3. 28/07/2008 :

    Pharmacotherapy: Potential Glucosamine-Warfarin Interaction Resulting in Increased International Normalized Ratio
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Regular treatment with salmeterol for chronic asthma: serious adverse events (Review)
    Neurology: Multimechanistic (sumatriptan-naproxen) early intervention for the acute treatment of migraine
    Future Lipidology: Statins in Stroke Prevention.

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  4. 21/07/2008 :

    New England Journal of Medicine: Weight Loss with a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet
    Canadian Medical Journal: Pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    BMJ: Gallbladder disease and use of transdermal versus oral hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women: prospective cohort study
    Medscape: Fluoroquinolones Earn Black Box Warning for Tendon-Related Adverse Effects.

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  5. 14/07/2008 :

    Medical Journal of Australia: Data-mining of medication records to improve asthma management
    British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology: Gastro-intestinal haemorrhage risks of selective serotonin receptor antagonist therapy: a new look
    Annals of Internal Medicine: Effects of Adding Salmeterol to Inhaled Corticosteroids on Serious Asthma-Related Events
    Pharmacotherapy: Potential Interaction Between Warfarin and High Dietary Protein Intake.

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  6. 07/07/2008 :

    Neurology: Nonadherence to antiepileptic drugs and increased mortality. Findings from the RANSOM Study
    Pharmacotherapy: Comparison of Drug Adherence Rates Among Patients with Seven Different Medical Conditions
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology: The Role of Aspirin in Cardiovascular Prevention
    BMJ: Adherence to Mediterranean diet and risk of developing diabetes: prospective cohort study.

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  7. 30/06/2008 :

    American Pharmacists Association 2008 Annual Meeting: Fibromyalgia: New Insights Into a Misunderstood Condition
    Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Their Lipid Effects: Physiologic Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Implications
    Archives of Opthalmology: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Lowers Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    JAMA: Effectiveness of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring, Web Communication, and Pharmacist Care on Hypertension Control.

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  8. 23/06/2008 :

    Archives of Internal Medicine: 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of myocardial infarction in men. A prospective study
    Rheumatology 2008: Strontium ranelate: short- and long-term benefits for post-menopausal women with osteoporosis
    Nutrition Bulletin 2008: Black tea and health
    Medscape 2008: Cranberries and Urinary Tract Infections.

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  9. 16/06/2008 :

    New England Journal of Medicine: Effects of Intensive Glucose Lowering in Type 2 Diabetes - ACCORD
    New England Journal of Medicine: Intensive Blood Glucose Control and Vascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - ADVANCE
    Archives of Internal Medicine: 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Men
    Australian Prescriber: Paediatric analgesia.

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  10. 10/06/2008 :

    Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine: Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency Among Healthy Infants and Toddlers
    Medical Journal of Australia: Decrease in breast cancer incidence following a rapid fall in use of hormone replacement therapy in Australia
    ADRAC Bulletin: Hepatic toxicity with nitrofurantoin
    ADRAC Bulletin: Statins and muscle disorders – be careful with the dose.

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  11. 02/06/2008 :

    British Medical Journal: Efficacy of self monitoring of blood glucose in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (ESMON study): randomised controlled trial
    Hypertension: Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
    Medpage Today: Bedtime Aspirin Lowers Blood Pressure
    American Journal Health-System Pharmacists: Antidopaminergic Therapy for Managing Comorbidities in Patients with Parkinson's Disease.

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  12. 26/05/2008 :

    British Medical Journal: Adherence to prescribed antihypertensive drug treatments: longitudinal study of electronically compiled dosing histories
    Archives of General Psychiatry: Low Levels of Serum 25(OH)D Linked With Depression in Elderly Patients
    Medscape: Urinary Incontinence More Common in Elderly Women Taking Certain Medications
    Medscape: The Skinny on Weight Loss Supplements: Fact or Fantasy?

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  13. 19/05/2008 :

    Allergy: House dust mite control measures for asthma: systematic review
    Neurology: A randomized placebo-controlled trial of Ginkgo biloba for the prevention of cognitive decline
    Neurology: Protective effects of NSAIDs on the development of Alzheimer disease
    MeReC Bulletin: The drug management of obesity.

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  14. 12/05/2008 :

    Archives of Internal Medicine: Use of Alendronate and Risk of Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Women
    Archives of Internal Medicine: Use of Thiazolidinediones and Fracture Risk
    Medpage: Long-Term Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Does Not Reduce Vitamin B12 Absorption
    Ophthalmology: Vitamin E and Age-Related Cataract in a Randomized Trial of Women.

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  15. 05/05/2008 :

    Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association: Evaluation of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation in Bisphosphonate Therapy
    Women's Health: Bioidentical Hormones for Menopausal Therapy
    Medical Journal of Australia: Metformin and lactic acidosis in an Australian community setting: the Fremantle Diabetes Study
    Neurology: Bone health in young women with epilepsy after one year of antiepileptic drug monotherapy.

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  16. 28/04/2008 :

    British Medical Journal: Efficacy of self monitoring of blood glucose in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (ESMON study): randomised controlled trial
    British Medical Journal: Cost effectiveness of self monitoring of blood glucose in patients with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes: economic evaluation of data from the DiGEM trial
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008: House dust mite control measures for asthma
    Rheumatology: Cod liver oil (n-3 fatty acids) as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sparing agent in rheumatoid arthritis.

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  17. 21/04/2008 :

    British Journal of Dermatology: Expert consensus: time for a change in the way we advise our patients to use topical corticosteroids
    Medscape: Examining the Fingernails When Evaluating Presenting Symptoms in Elderly Patients
    Annuals of Neurology: Impaired Sense of Smell May Be Early Indicator of Parkinson's Disease
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Antioxidant supplements for prevention of mortality in healthy participants and patients with various diseases.

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  18. 14/04/2008 :

    Medical Journal Of Australia: Liver failure associated with the use of black cohosh for menopausal symptoms
    Climacteric: Updated practical recommendations for hormone replacement therapy in the peri- and postmenopause
    Hypertension: Resistant Hypertension: AHA Committee Offers Recommendations
    Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine: Short sleep duration in infancy and risk of childhood overweight.

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  19. 07/04/2008 :

    New England Journal of Medicine: Treatment of Hypertension in Patients 80 Years of Age or Older
    Alternate and Complementary Medicine: Stress Management Versus Lifestyle Modification on Systolic Hypertension and Medication Elimination
    The Pharmaceutical Journal: Long term use of PPIs appears safe in children
    Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice: Type of antidepressant therapy and risk of type 2 diabetes in people with depression.

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  20. 03/04/2008 :

    This week Research Roundup appears on a Thursday instead of its usual Monday so that we can make space for all of our APP conference coverage. Research Roundup will return to its usual spot next Monday.

    Human Reproduction: Extra Folate for Men May Reduce Birth Defects
    Food and Drug Administration alert: Early Communication about an Ongoing Safety Review of Tiotropium
    New England Journal of Medicine: Cholesterol Lowering and Ezetimibe
    New England Journal of Medicine: Simvastatin with or without Ezetimibe in Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

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