Mahyar Etminan

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Irritable bowel syndrome and drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives; a comparative-safety study
    Steven T Bird
    LT United States Public Health Service, DHHS FDA CDER OM CACP, BLDG 22 Rm 3425, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993, USA
    Curr Drug Saf 7:8-15. 2012
  2. pmc The association between drospirenone and hyperkalemia: a comparative-safety study
    Steven T Bird
    Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Management, CDER Academic Collaboration Program, Silver Spring, MD 20993, USA
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 11:23. 2011
  3. ncbi Quantifying adverse drug events : are systematic reviews the answer?
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    Drug Saf 27:757-61. 2004
  4. ncbi Intake of selenium in the prevention of prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, 1020 Pine Ave West, Montreal, Quebec H3A1A2, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1125-31. 2005
  5. ncbi Challenges and opportunities for pharmacoepidemiology in drug-therapy decision making
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Hosptial, 7th Floor, 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B C, Canada
    J Clin Pharmacol 46:6-9. 2006
  6. ncbi Do angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers decrease the risk of hospitalization secondary to community-acquired pneumonia? A nested case-control study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 26:479-82. 2006
  7. ncbi Intake of vitamin E, vitamin C, and carotenoids and the risk of Parkinson's disease: a meta-analysis
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Lancet Neurol 4:362-5. 2005
  8. ncbi Use of oral bisphosphonates and the risk of aseptic osteonecrosis: a nested case-control study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Rheumatol 35:691-5. 2008
  9. ncbi NSAID use and the risk of Parkinson's disease
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Hospital, 828 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 1:223-5. 2006
  10. ncbi Use of statins and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) and the risk of age-related macular degeneration: nested case-control study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver General Hospital, 7 Floor 828 West 10 Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 3:24-6. 2008

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. ncbi Irritable bowel syndrome and drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives; a comparative-safety study
    Steven T Bird
    LT United States Public Health Service, DHHS FDA CDER OM CACP, BLDG 22 Rm 3425, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993, USA
    Curr Drug Saf 7:8-15. 2012
    ..It is a spironolactone-derivative, and its antimineralocorticoid effects could irritate the gastrointestinal tract leading to symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  2. pmc The association between drospirenone and hyperkalemia: a comparative-safety study
    Steven T Bird
    Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Management, CDER Academic Collaboration Program, Silver Spring, MD 20993, USA
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 11:23. 2011
    ..It is conjectured that drospirenone, taken alone or concomitantly with spironolactone, may be associated with an increased risk of hyperkalemia...
  3. ncbi Quantifying adverse drug events : are systematic reviews the answer?
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    Drug Saf 27:757-61. 2004
    ..More rigourous standards of reporting ADEs in randomised trials, as well as better indexing of ADE terminology in medical databases, could one day make systematic reviews of ADEs a powerful tool for practising clinicians...
  4. ncbi Intake of selenium in the prevention of prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, 1020 Pine Ave West, Montreal, Quebec H3A1A2, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1125-31. 2005
    ..Because of these discrepant results we sought to explore the association between selenium intake and prostate cancer by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature...
  5. ncbi Challenges and opportunities for pharmacoepidemiology in drug-therapy decision making
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Hosptial, 7th Floor, 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B C, Canada
    J Clin Pharmacol 46:6-9. 2006
    ..We also discuss the potential problem of discordant results and urge pharmacoepidemiologists to develop good practice guidelines for the conduct of pharmacoepidemiologic studies...
  6. ncbi Do angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers decrease the risk of hospitalization secondary to community-acquired pneumonia? A nested case-control study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 26:479-82. 2006
    ..In addition, the putative protection against pneumonia may instead be related to general inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system...
  7. ncbi Intake of vitamin E, vitamin C, and carotenoids and the risk of Parkinson's disease: a meta-analysis
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Lancet Neurol 4:362-5. 2005
    ..We conclude that dietary vitamin E may have a neuroprotective effect attenuating the risk of PD. These results require confirmation in randomised controlled trials...
  8. ncbi Use of oral bisphosphonates and the risk of aseptic osteonecrosis: a nested case-control study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Rheumatol 35:691-5. 2008
    ..To determine whether use of oral bisphosphonates is associated with an increased risk of aseptic osteonecrosis (AON) among a cohort of elderly cardiovascular patients...
  9. ncbi NSAID use and the risk of Parkinson's disease
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Hospital, 828 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 1:223-5. 2006
    ..01]). This effect was not seen with past users (RR=1.18 [95% CI, 0.89-1.59]). Based on the results of our study current users of NSAIDs may be at a slightly higher risk of developing PD. More studies are needed to confirm this finding...
  10. ncbi Use of statins and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) and the risk of age-related macular degeneration: nested case-control study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver General Hospital, 7 Floor 828 West 10 Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 3:24-6. 2008
    ..We sought to further explore this association and also explore the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) with respect to the development of AMD...
  11. doi Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and the risk of Parkinson disease: a retrospective cohort study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Clin Neurosci 15:576-7. 2008
    ..A time-dependent Cox model was used to estimate adjusted rate ratios for users and non-users of NSAIDs. The results of our study did not show a protective effect of NSAIDs for PD (rate ratio 0.84, 95% CI 0.81-1.09)...
  12. doi Statin use and risk of epilepsy: a nested case-control study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Canada
    Neurology 75:1496-500. 2010
    ..To examine the potential efficacy of hydroxymethyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) in the prevention of epilepsy...
  13. pmc Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on risk of Alzheimer's disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
    Mahyar Etminan
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A1
    BMJ 327:128. 2003
    ..To quantify the risk of Alzheimer's disease in users of all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and users of aspirin and to determine any influence of duration of use...
  14. ncbi Reduction of morbidity and mortality by statins, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    G B John Mancini
    Division of Cardiology, Vancouver Hospital, Jack Bell Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2554-60. 2006
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  15. ncbi Uveitis risk following oral fluoroquinolone therapy: a nested case-control Study
    Farzin Forooghian
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Ocul Immunol Inflamm 21:390-3. 2013
    ..To determine the risk of uveitis associated with the use of oral fluoroquinolones...
  16. ncbi Isotretinoin and risk for inflammatory bowel disease: a nested case-control study and meta-analysis of published and unpublished data
    Mahyar Etminan
    Therapeutic Evaluation Unit, Child and Family Research Institute of British Columbia, University of British Columbia, 950W28th Ave, Room A4 195, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4, Canada
    JAMA Dermatol 149:216-20. 2013
    ..To examine the association between isotretinoin and the risk for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among women of reproductive age...
  17. pmc Use of lithium and the risk of injurious motor vehicle crash in elderly adults: case-control study nested within a cohort
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Ave, West Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMJ 328:558-9. 2004
  18. ncbi Pharmacoepidemiology I: a review of pharmacoepidemiologic study designs
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, and McGill Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 24:964-9. 2004
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  19. ncbi The role of tomato products and lycopene in the prevention of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:340-5. 2004
    ..To determine whether intake of tomato products reduces the risk of prostate cancer using a meta-analysis...
  20. doi Head injury and risk of Parkinson disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Siavash Jafari
    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Mov Disord 28:1222-9. 2013
    ..57 (95% CI, 1.35-1.83). The results of our meta-analysis indicate that a history of head trauma that results in concussion is associated with a higher risk of developing PD. © 2013 Movement Disorder Society. ..
  21. doi Combination therapy as initial treatment in glaucoma and suspected glaucoma
    Frederick S Mikelberg
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Ophthalmol 47:240-2. 2012
    ..To test this hypothesis, we examined the British Columbia Population DataBase to determine the frequency of prescription of combination eye drops as initial therapy in glaucoma patients or glaucoma suspects...
  22. pmc Oral contraceptives and the risk of gallbladder disease: a comparative safety study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 183:899-904. 2011
    ..We conducted a study to determine the magnitude of this risk compared with other formulations of oral contraceptives...
  23. pmc Inflammatory ocular adverse events with the use of oral bisphosphonates: a retrospective cohort study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Therapeutic Evaluation Unit, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme, The Child and Family Research Institute, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 184:E431-4. 2012
    ..There have been several published reports of inflammatory ocular adverse events, mainly uveitis and scleritis, among patients taking oral bisphosphonates. We examined the risk of these adverse events in a pharmacoepidemiologic cohort study...
  24. pmc Beta-blocker use and COPD mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mahyar Etminan
    Therapeutic Evaluation Unit, British Columbia Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Pulm Med 12:48. 2012
    ..Currently, no systematic review has examined the impact of beta-blockers on mortality in COPD...
  25. doi Oral fluoroquinolones and the risk of retinal detachment
    Mahyar Etminan
    Therapeutic Evaluation Unit, Child and Family Research Institute of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    JAMA 307:1414-9. 2012
    ..Fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics. Despite numerous case reports of ocular toxicity, a pharmacoepidemiological study of their ocular safety, particularly retinal detachment, has not been performed...
  26. doi Use of topiramate and risk of glaucoma: a case-control study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Canada
    Am J Ophthalmol 153:827-30. 2012
    ..To examine the possible link of acute-onset glaucoma with topiramate...
  27. ncbi Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the risk of cataracts: a nested case-control study
    Mahyar Etminan
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, Canada
    Ophthalmology 117:1251-5. 2010
    ..This study sought to quantify the risk of cataracts with SSRIs by conducting a pharmacoepidemiologic study using the linked administrative databases in the province of Quebec, Canada...
  28. doi The effect of statins on mortality from severe infections and sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Surinder Janda
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Crit Care 25:656.e7-22. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature on the effect of statins on mortality in patients with infection and/or sepsis...
  29. doi Statins in COPD: a systematic review
    Surinder Janda
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Chest 136:734-43. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature evaluating the effect of statin therapy on outcomes in patients with COPD...
  30. ncbi Inhaled corticosteroids and the risk of fractures in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mahyar Etminan
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Drug Saf 31:409-14. 2008
    ..Recent studies that have attempted to explore this risk have had conflicting results. We sought to explore the risk of ICS and fractures among older adults by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature...
  31. ncbi Risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    J Antonio Aviña-Zubieta
    University of British Columbia and Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1690-7. 2008
    ..To determine the magnitude of risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with the general population through a meta-analysis of observational studies...
  32. ncbi Macrolide therapy for Chlamydia pneumoniae in the secondary prevention of coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 24:338-43. 2004
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  33. ncbi Pharmacoepidemiology II: the nested case-control study--a novel approach in pharmacoepidemiologic research
    Mahyar Etminan
    Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 24:1105-9. 2004
    ..By using the principles of epidemiology, the nested case-control study allows for the control of confounding variables, as well as better quantification of time-dependent exposures...
  34. doi Acetaminophen use and the risk of asthma in children and adults: a systematic review and metaanalysis
    Mahyar Etminan
    Pharmacoepidemiology Unit, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Chest 136:1316-23. 2009
    ..Epidemiologic studies have identified an increased risk of asthma with acetaminophen use, but the results have been conflicting. We sought to quantify the association between acetaminophen use and the risk of asthma in children and adults...
  35. doi Tattooing and the risk of transmission of hepatitis C: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Siavash Jafari
    Community Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e928-40. 2010
    ..In this systematic literature review we sought to determine whether tattooing is a risk factor for the transmission of hepatitis C...
  36. ncbi Dental amalgam and multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Kevin K Aminzadeh
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    J Public Health Dent 67:64-6. 2007
    ..To explore and quantify the association between amalgam restorations and MS we have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature...
  37. ncbi Use of lipid-lowering agents for the prevention of age-related macular degeneration: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Jean Y Chuo
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:367-74. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of lipid-lowering agents in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through the techniques of meta-analysis...
  38. ncbi Exploring the association between atypical neuroleptic agents and diabetes mellitus in older adults
    Mahyar Etminan
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 23:1411-5. 2003
    ..To explore the suggested association between atypical neuroleptic use and the development of diabetes mellitus, with a focus on older adults...
  39. ncbi The role of lipid-lowering drugs in cognitive function: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Mahyar Etminan
    Pharmacoepidemiology Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 23:726-30. 2003
    ..To quantify the risk of cognitive impairment with use of lipid-lowering drugs...
  40. doi Breast cancer and use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: a meta-analysis
    Bahi Takkouche
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:1439-47. 2008
    ..The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be associated with reduced risk for breast cancer, but results from these studies of the association have been inconsistent...
  41. ncbi Bisphosphonates and ONJ
    Mahyar Etminan
    J Am Dent Assoc 139:535-6; author reply 536. 2008
  42. ncbi Comparison of the risk of adverse events with pramipexole and ropinirole in patients with Parkinson's disease: a meta-analysis
    Mahyar Etminan
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Drug Saf 26:439-44. 2003
    ..There is, however, uncertainty regarding differences in the adverse event profiles associated with each drug.Objective: To compare the adverse events of pramipexole and ropinirole as reported in the peer-reviewed medical literature...
  43. ncbi Statin therapy and risk of dementia in the elderly
    Mahyar Etminan
    Neurology 64:1319; author reply 1319. 2005
  44. ncbi Interaction between aspirin and ACE Inhibitors: resolving discrepancies using a meta-analysis
    Bahi Takkouche
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Drug Saf 25:373-8. 2002
    ..Results have been conflicting due, in part, to sub-optimal methods used to explore this interaction...
  45. ncbi Psychotropic medications and the risk of fracture: a meta-analysis
    Bahi Takkouche
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Drug Saf 30:171-84. 2007
    ..Many studies have examined the relationship between the use of psychotropic medications and the risk of fractures, but these studies have reported conflicting results...
  46. ncbi Statins and cancer: will we ever know the answer?
    Mahyar Etminan
    Epidemiology 13:607; author reply 607-8. 2002
  47. ncbi Efficacy of angiotensin II receptor antagonists in preventing headache: a systematic overview and meta-analysis
    Mahyar Etminan
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Department of Pharmacy, Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Med 112:642-6. 2002
    ..To determine whether angiotensin II receptor antagonists prevent headaches...
  48. ncbi Effect of ibuprofen on cardioprotective effect of aspirin
    Mahyar Etminan
    Lancet 361:1558-9; author reply 1559. 2003
  49. pmc Risk of ischaemic stroke in people with migraine: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
    Mahyar Etminan
    Division of Epidemiology, Royal Victoria and Vancouver Hospitals, Canada
    BMJ 330:63. 2005
    ..To explore the association between migraine and risk of ischaemic stroke...