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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. 25/03/2008 :

    Archives of Disease in Childhood: Vitamin D supplementation in early childhood and risk of type 1 diabetes
    Thorax: Randomised aspirin assignment and risk of adult-onset asthma in the womens health study
    American Family Physician: Common Dental Infections in the Primary Care Setting
    Annals of Internal Medicine: New Pharmacologic Guideline Issued for Treatment of Dementia.

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  2. 17/03/2008 :

    Menopause: Gabapentin for the treatment of menopausal hot flushes: a randomized controlled trial
    Psychopharmacology Bulletin: Understanding the Fibromyalgia Syndrome
    Journal of the American Medical Association: Health risks and benefits 3 years after stopping randomized treatment with estrogen and progestin
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: Vitamins Do Not Reduce Risk for Lung Cancer, and Vitamin E May Raise It.

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  3. 11/03/2008 :

    Medical Journal of Australia: Accuracy of packaging of dose administration aids in regional aged care facilities in the Hunter area of New South Wales
    Neurology: Does Gingko Biloba Affect Memory?
    Canadian Medical Association Journal: Cellphone contact dermatitis with nickel allergy
    Arthritis and Rheumatism: Tendinous disorders attributed to statins.

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  4. 03/03/2008 :

    Medical Journal of Australia: Persistence with antihypertensive medication: Australia-wide experience, 2004–2006
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) versus placebo for obsessive compulsive disorder
    Public Library of Science Medicine: Initial Severity and Antidepressant Benefits: A Meta-Analysis
    Journal of the American Medical Association: Switching to Another SSRI or to Venlafaxine With or Without Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents With SSRI-Resistant Depression

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  5. 25/02/2008 :

    American Family Physician: Reducing Tobacco Use in Adolescents
    Journal Neurology Neurosurgeon Psychiatry: Folate Deficiency May Triple Dementia Risk in the Elderly
    Heartwire: ADVANCE Does Not Confirm ACCORD Results
    Annals Internal Medicine: Effect of Glucosamine Sulfate on Hip Osteoarthritis

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  6. 18/02/2008 :

    Journal of the American Medical Association: Incidence of Death and Acute Myocardial Infarction Associated with Stopping Clopidogrel after Acute Coronary Syndrome
    Australian Prescriber: On the correct use of eye drops
    Archives of Internal Medicine: Systematic Review: Randomized, Controlled Trials of Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women
    Hypertension: Dietary Intake of Dairy Products, Calcium, and Vitamin D and the Risk of Hypertension in Middle-Aged and Older Women.

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  7. 11/02/2008 :

    British Medical Journal: Vascular events in healthy older women receiving calcium supplementation: randomised controlled trial
    American Family Physician: Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis
    Medical Journal of Australia: The prevention and management of herpes zoster
    Australian Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin: Interaction between glucosamine and warfarin.

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  8. 04/02/2008 :

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Hawthorn extract for treating chronic heart failure.
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Statins Cut Death Rates in Heart Failure.
    Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism: Vitamin D Added to Calcium Helps Prevent Hip-Bone Loss in Older Women.

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  9. 29/01/2008 :

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Over-the-counter medications for acute cough in children and adults in ambulatory settings
    American Journal of Health System Pharmacy: Clinical outcomes of patients with diabetes mellitus receiving medication management by pharmacists in an urban private physician practice
    Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics: Gastrointestinal Bleeding due to Interaction Between Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
    Medscape: Risks and Benefits of COX-2 Selective Inhibitors.

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  10. 21/01/2008 :

    American Family Physician: When not to use beta-blockers in seniors with hypertension
    BMJ: Survival times in people with dementia
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Addressing the health benefits and risks, involving vitamin D or skin cancer, of increased sun exposure
    Canadian Medical Journal: The science behind dietary omega-3 fatty acids.

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  11. 14/01/2008 :

    American Family Physician: Premenstrual Syndrome
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Shortage of Deep Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk
    Neurology: Association of restless legs syndrome and cardiovascular disease in the Sleep Heart Health Study
    JAMA: Lifestyle Intervention and Metformin for Treatment of Antipsychotic-Induced Weight Gain

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  12. 07/01/2008 :

    American Family Physician: Newborn Skin: Common Rashes
    American Family Physician: Herbal and Dietary Supplement-Drug Interactions in Patients with Chronic Illnesses
    BMJ: Overprescribing proton pump inhibitors
    Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise: Effect of Physical Activity on Menopausal Symptoms among Urban Women.

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  13. 30/12/2007 :

    This week’s Research Roundup focuses on the evidence around typical new year’s resolutions – more exercise and improved diet.

    American Journal of Cardiology: Brisk Daily Walk Improves Metabolic Profile
    BMJ: Comparison of energy expenditure in adolescents when playing new generation and sedentary computer games: cross sectional study
    The Lancet: The devil in the dark chocolate
    Neurology 2007: Physical activity and dementia risk in the elderly.

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  14. 24/12/2007 :

    National Asthma Council: Christmas tree choice makes a difference
    Champagne: the safer choice for celebrations
    Accuracy of comparing bone quality to chocolate bars for patient information purposes: observational study
    The Pharmaceutical Journal:
    Prescribers reflect on their first year

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  15. 17/12/2007 :

    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Calcium intake and hip fracture risk in men and women
    JAMA: Thiazolidinediones and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Older Patients With Diabetes
    JAMA: Active Smoking and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    Archives of Internal Medicine: Mediterranean Dietary Pattern and Prediction of All-Cause Mortality in a US Population

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  16. 10/12/2007 :

    New England Journal Medicine: Over the Counter but No Longer under the Radar - Pediatric Cough and Cold Medications
    MeReC Extra: Cardiovascular and gastrointestinal safety of NSAIDs
    JAMA: Antibiotics and Topical Nasal Steroid for Treatment of Acute Maxillary Sinusitis
    BMJ: Advice to use topical or oral ibuprofen for chronic knee pain in older people

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  17. 03/12/2007 :

    American Journal of Cardiology: Effect of Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation on Simvastatin-Induced Myalgia
    Canadian Medical Journal: Treatment of tobacco dependence: integrating recent progress into practice
    Archives of Internal Medicine: Focus on Big Picture to Promote Statin Adherence
    International Journal of Clinical Practice: Honey: Nutritional and Medicinal Value

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  18. 27/11/2007 :

    Rheumatology: The Vitamin D Paradox
    Annals of Internal Medicine: Systematic Review: Comparative Effectiveness and Harms of Disease-Modifying Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery: Nasal Irrigation Bests Saline Sprays for Stuffy Nose
    American Family Physician: Pet-Related Infections

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  19. 19/11/2007 :

    Archives of Internal Medicine: Group Exercise, Education, and Combination Self-management in Women With Fibromyalgia
    Neurology: Dietary patterns and risk of dementia
    BMJ: Long term pharmacotherapy for obesity and overweight: updated meta-analysis
    American Heart Association meeting: Simvastatin but Not Pravastatin Affects Sleep: Findings from the UCSD Statin Study

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  20. 12/11/2007 :

    Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Only 1 in every 3 children with eczema will develop asthma
    Annals of Internal Medicine: Systematic Review: Comparative Effectiveness of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers for Treating Essential Hypertension
    Neurology: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may protect against Parkinson disease
    Drug Safety Update: St John's wort: interactions with all antiepileptics

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