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  • Oral and inhaled corticosteroid use and risk of recurrent pulmonary embolismAbstract

    INTRODUCTION: Chronic inflammatory diseases predispose for development of a first pulmonary embolism (PE). Previous studies showed that corticosteroids, which are the mainstay of treatment for inflammatory diseases, enhance the risk of a first venos thromboembolism. Yet, it is unknown whether corticosteroids also predispose for recurrent events

    Sneeboer MM, Hutten BA, Majoor CJ, Bel EH, Kamphuisen PW. Thromb Res. 2016 Feb 12; 140 46-50.
  • Increasing trends in the incidence and prevalence rates of type 1 diabetes among children and adolescents in the NetherlandsAbstract

    OBJECTIVE: To assess the trends in the incidence and prevalence rates of type 1 diabetes (T1D) among children and adolescents in the Netherlands. METHODS: A population-based cohort study was conducted in the Dutch PHARMO record linkage system (19982011). All children and adolescents aged

    FazeliFarsani S, Souverein PC, van der Vorst MM, Knibbe CA, Herings RM, deBoer A, Mantel-Teeuwisse AK. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016 Feb; 17 (1): 44-52.
  • Use of oral contraceptives in three European countries: a population-based multi-database studyAbstract

    OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of oral contraceptive (OC) use, user characteristics and prescribing patterns by accessing health care databases of three European countries. METHODS: A retrospective study was performedfrom 2009 to 2010 in three general practice (GP) databases from the Netherlands, UK and Italy and in one database of linked pharmacy and hospitalisation data in the Netherlands

    Bezemer ID, Verhamme KM, Gini R, Mosseveld M, Rijnbeek PR, Trifiro G, Sturkenboom MC, Penning-van Beest FJ, Herings RM. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2016 Feb; 21 (1): 81-7.
  • Effectiveness of initiating extrafine-particle versus fine-particle inhaled corticosteroids as asthma therapy in the NetherlandsAbstract

    BACKGROUND: Most randomised clinical trials typically exclude a significant proportion of asthma patients, including those at higher risk of adverse events, with comorbidities, obesity, poor inhaler technique and adherence, or smokers. However, thee patients might differentially benefit from extrafine-particle inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)

    van der Molen T, Postma DS, Martin RJ, Herings RM, Overbeek JA, Thomas V, Miglio C, Dekhuijzen R, Roche N, Guilbert T, Israel E, van Aalder en W, Hillyer EV, van Rysewyk S, Price DB. BMC Pulm Med. 2016 16 (1): 80.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of heart failure in four European countries: nested case-control studyAbstract

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and estimate the risk of hospital admission for heart failure with use of individual NSAIDs. DESIGN: Nested case-control study. SETTING: Five poplation based healthcare databases from four European countries (the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom)

    Arfe A, Scotti L, Varas-Lorenzo C, Nicotra F, Zambon A, Kollhorst B, Schink T, Garbe E, Herings R, Straatman H, Schade R, Villa M, Lucchi S, Valkhoff V, Romio S, Thiessard F, Schuemie M, Pariente A, Sturkenboom M, Corrao G, SafetyofNon-steroidalAnti-inflammatoryDrugsProject Consortium. BMJ. 2016 354 i4857.
  • Pioglitazone use and risk of bladder cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes: retrospective cohort study using datasets from four European countriesAbstract

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between pioglitazone use and bladder cancer risk in patients with type 2 diabetes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using propensity score matched cohorts. SETTINGS: Healthcare databases from Finland, the Neherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Data comprised country specific datasets of linked records on prescriptions, hospitals, general practitioners, cancer, and deaths

    Korhonen P, Heintjes EM, Williams R, Hoti F, Christopher S, Majak M, Kool-Houweling L, Strongman H, Linder M, Dolin P, Bahmanyar S. BMJ. 2016 354 i3903.
  • Identifying Cases of Type 2 Diabetes in Heterogeneous Data Sources: Strategy from the EMIF ProjectAbstract

    Due to the heterogeneity of existing European sources of observational healthcare data, data source-tailored choices are needed to execute multi-data source, multi-national epidemiological studies. This makes transparent documentation paramount. Inthis proof-of-concept study, a novel standard data derivation procedure was tested in a set of heterogeneous data sources

    Roberto G, Leal I, Sattar N, Loomis AK, Avillach P, Egger P, van Wijngaarden R, Ansell D, Reisberg S, Tammesoo ML, Alavere H, Pasqua A, Peder sen L, Cunningham J, Tramontan L, Mayer MA, Herings R, Coloma P, Lapi F, Sturkenboom M, van der Lei J, Schuemie MJ, Rijnbeek P, Gini R. PLoS One. 2016 11 (8): e0160648.
  • Non-adherence to inhaled corticosteroids and the risk of asthma exacerbations in childrenAbstract

    BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) is a major risk factor for poor asthma control in children. However, little is known about the effect of adherence to ICS on the incidence of asthma exacerbations. The objective of this stdy was to examine the effect of poor adherence to ICS on the risk of exacerbations in children with asthma

    Vasbinder EC, Belitser SV, Souverein PC, van Dijk L, Vulto AG, van den Bemt PM. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2016 10 531-8.
  • The availability of information on impaired renal function in the community pharmacy, a descriptive pilot study.Abstract


    Smits E, Houben E, de Smet PAGM, Szerencsi K, van Herk-Sukel MPP, Herings RMC, Teichert M. J Nephrol Renal Ther. 2016 2 003.
  • Anticoagulant Treatment after VTE in the Netherlands: A Retrospective Cohort StudyAbstract

    Background: The aim of the study was to describe initial anticoagulant treatment after venous thromboembolism (VTE) and relate this to the underlying risk factors, guidelines and recurrence rates.

    Bezemer ID, van den Berg EJ, Herings RMC, Bamber L, Penning-van Beest FJA, Folkerts K, Coppens M. J J Hemato. 2016 2 (2): 030.