Carlo A Marra

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Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Genomic testing to determine drug response: measuring preferences of the public and patients using Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE)
    Mehdi Najafzadeh
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:454. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Pharmacist-initiated intervention trial in osteoarthritis: a multidisciplinary intervention for knee osteoarthritis
    Carlo A Marra
    University of British Columbia and Providence Health Care Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:1837-45. 2012
  3. pmc Economic burden of asthma: a systematic review
    Katayoun Bahadori
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation C2E2, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Pulm Med 9:24. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life trajectories among adults with tuberculosis: differences between latent and active infection
    Carlo A Marra
    Collaboration for Outcome Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmacetical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Chest 133:396-403. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Introduction to economic modeling for clinical rheumatologists: application to biologic agents in rheumatoid arthritis
    Carlo A Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2146 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 30:S9-18. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Approval process and access to prescription drugs in Canada
    Carlo A Marra
    University of British Columbia, Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, 717 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1L8, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 55:9-11. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic use in children is associated with increased risk of asthma
    Fawziah Marra
    University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, 620 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pediatrics 123:1003-10. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a new interferon-based blood assay, QuantiFERON-TB Gold, in screening tuberculosis contacts
    F Marra
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:1414-24. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Improving osteoarthritis detection in the community: pharmacist identification of new, diagnostically confirmed osteoarthritis
    Carlo A Marra
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1238-44. 2007
  10. pmc Responses to comments of weis
    Na Guo
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation CORE, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:6. 2010

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Publications73

  1. pmc Genomic testing to determine drug response: measuring preferences of the public and patients using Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE)
    Mehdi Najafzadeh
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:454. 2013
    ..e. sensitivity and specificity of the test), invasiveness of the testing procedure, test cost, and the probability and severity of side effects associated with treatment...
  2. doi request reprint Pharmacist-initiated intervention trial in osteoarthritis: a multidisciplinary intervention for knee osteoarthritis
    Carlo A Marra
    University of British Columbia and Providence Health Care Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:1837-45. 2012
    ..Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a commonly undiagnosed condition and care is often not provided. Pharmacists are uniquely placed for launching a multidisciplinary intervention for knee OA...
  3. pmc Economic burden of asthma: a systematic review
    Katayoun Bahadori
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation C2E2, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Pulm Med 9:24. 2009
    ..It is also associated with the loss of future potential earnings related to both morbidity and mortality. The objective of the study is to determine the burden of disease costs associated with asthma...
  4. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life trajectories among adults with tuberculosis: differences between latent and active infection
    Carlo A Marra
    Collaboration for Outcome Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmacetical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Chest 133:396-403. 2008
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) remains a public health threat with significant annual impacts on morbidity and mortality. However, few studies have examined the impact of active and latent TB infection (LTBI) on health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
  5. doi request reprint Introduction to economic modeling for clinical rheumatologists: application to biologic agents in rheumatoid arthritis
    Carlo A Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2146 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 30:S9-18. 2011
    ..This paper attempts to explain the rationale for the use of economic modeling approaches to assess the value of biologics for RA using specific examples from the literature...
  6. ncbi request reprint Approval process and access to prescription drugs in Canada
    Carlo A Marra
    University of British Columbia, Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, 717 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1L8, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 55:9-11. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic use in children is associated with increased risk of asthma
    Fawziah Marra
    University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, 620 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pediatrics 123:1003-10. 2009
    ..Antibiotic exposure in early childhood is a possible contributor to the increasing asthma prevalence in industrialized countries. Although a number of published studies have tested this hypothesis, the results have been conflicting...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a new interferon-based blood assay, QuantiFERON-TB Gold, in screening tuberculosis contacts
    F Marra
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:1414-24. 2008
    ..Recent approval of interferon-gamma release assays that are more specific for Mycobacterium tuberculosis has given new options for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Improving osteoarthritis detection in the community: pharmacist identification of new, diagnostically confirmed osteoarthritis
    Carlo A Marra
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1238-44. 2007
    ..Our objective was to determine if pharmacists, using a simple screening questionnaire, can identify individuals with previously undiagnosed knee OA...
  10. pmc Responses to comments of weis
    Na Guo
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation CORE, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:6. 2010
    ..ABSTRACT: A response to Weis and Pasipanodya 'Measuring health-related quality of life in tuberculosis: a systemic review - Response'...
  11. doi request reprint After patients are diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, what do they do?
    Kelly A Grindrod
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:510-5. 2010
    ..To learn more about the health services and products that patients use after receiving a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis (OA), as well as the trajectory of their health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
  12. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of LTBI treatment for TB contacts in British Columbia
    Michael C Tan
    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Value Health 11:842-52. 2008
    ..Knowing the cost-effectiveness of LTBI therapy for specific TB contact subpopulations may improve the use of limited resources by reducing the treatment of persons at low TB risk...
  13. ncbi request reprint Are indirect utility measures reliable and responsive in rheumatoid arthritis patients?
    Carlo A Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Qual Life Res 14:1333-44. 2005
    ..Therefore, we examined the reliability and responsiveness of these measures and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life (RAQoL) and the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) in a sample of RA patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint A comparison of generic, indirect utility measures (the HUI2, HUI3, SF-6D, and the EQ-5D) and disease-specific instruments (the RAQoL and the HAQ) in rheumatoid arthritis
    Carlo A Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, 717 828 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1Y6
    Soc Sci Med 60:1571-82. 2005
    ..We conclude that the all of the preference-based utility measures that were evaluated appear to adequately discriminate across levels of RA severity...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cost-utility analysis of a multidisciplinary strategy to manage osteoarthritis of the knee: economic evaluation of a cluster randomized controlled trial study
    Carlo A Marra
    University of British Columbia and Providence Health Care Institute, Vancouver, and Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 66:810-6. 2014
    ..To determine if a pharmacist-initiated multidisciplinary strategy provides value for money compared to usual care in participants with previously undiagnosed knee osteoarthritis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Short-term influence of adalimumab on work productivity outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Wei Zhang
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Rheumatol 35:1729-36. 2008
    ..To evaluate the shortterm effect of adalimumab on work productivity in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  17. ncbi request reprint The validity of generic and condition-specific preference-based instruments: the ability to discriminate asthma control status
    Helen M McTaggart-Cowan
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, 7th Floor, 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5Z 1L8
    Qual Life Res 17:453-62. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the validity of generic and condition-specific preference-based instruments, in terms of their ability to distinguish asthma control...
  18. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of health state utility values in knee osteoarthritis
    Erin M Davis
    From the School of Pharmacy, Memorial University, St John s, Newfoundland and Labrador Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation CORE, and School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Arthritis Research Centre, and Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Providence Health Care Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Rheumatol 40:2075-82. 2013
    ..Therefore, we examined the responsiveness of the Health Utilities Index mark 3 (HUI3) and Paper Adaptive Test-5D (PAT-5DQOL) in a group of patients with knee OA...
  19. ncbi request reprint Health economic evaluation: a primer for the practicing rheumatologist
    Michael C Y Tan
    Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 55:648-56. 2006
  20. doi request reprint Risk of gastrointestinal events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis after withdrawal of rofecoxib
    Carlo A Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver, Canada
    J Rheumatol 39:910-5. 2012
    ..To examine the incidence of gastrointestinal (GI) events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after the removal of rofecoxib from the market...
  21. pmc Do visual analogue scale (VAS) derived standard gamble (SG) utilities agree with Health Utilities Index utilities? A comparison of patient and community preferences for health status in rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Amir Adel Rashidi
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:25. 2006
    ..The objective of this study is to assess the agreement between community preferences derived from the Health Utilities Index Mark 2 (HUI2) and Mark 3 (HUI3) systems, and patient preferences...
  22. doi request reprint Health state utilities in latent and active tuberculosis
    Na Guo
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Value Health 11:1154-61. 2008
    ..Numerous cost-effectiveness analyses of TB screening and treatment strategies have been recently published, but none have utilized quality-adjusted life-years as recommended because of the lack of utilities for TB health states...
  23. pmc Trends in asthma-related direct medical costs from 2002 to 2007 in British Columbia, Canada: a population based-cohort study
    Pierrick Bedouch
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e50949. 2012
    ..The objective of this work was to analyze direct asthma-related medical costs, and trends in total and per-patient costs of hospitalizations, physician visits, and medications...
  24. doi request reprint Evaluating societal preferences for human papillomavirus vaccine and cervical smear test screening programme
    Bridgette Oteng
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2146 East Mall, Vancouver V5Z163, British Columbia, Canada
    Sex Transm Infect 87:52-7. 2011
    ..Public preferences for HPV vaccines and smear test screening were determined using a discrete choice experiment...
  25. pmc Antibiotic consumption in children prior to diagnosis of asthma
    Fawziah Marra
    University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
    BMC Pulm Med 11:32. 2011
    ..Asthma is difficult to diagnose in children and at times misdiagnosis of an infection can occur. However, little is known about the magnitude and patterns of antibiotic consumption in children with asthma relative to those without asthma...
  26. pmc Measuring health-related quality of life in tuberculosis: a systematic review
    Na Guo
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:14. 2009
    ..The objectives of this study were to better understand the impact of tuberculosis and its treatment on people's quality of life, and to review quality of life instruments used in current tuberculosis research...
  27. pmc Effects of prescription adaptation by pharmacists
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:313. 2010
    ..We hypothesize this policy increased drug utilization and drug costs, increased patient adherence to medication, and reduced total healthcare resource use...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of oral appliances in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
    Sleep Breath 13:241-52. 2009
    ..Oral appliances (OA) are commonly prescribed for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea (OSAH), but there is limited evidence on their cost-effectiveness...
  29. pmc When patients have to pay a share of drug costs: effects on frequency of physician visits, hospital admissions and filling of prescriptions
    Aslam H Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 173:1335-40. 2005
    ..We investigated the effect of prescription drug cost-sharing on overall health care utilization among elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  30. pmc Cost-effectiveness of self-managed versus physician-managed oral anticoagulation therapy
    Dean A Regier
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 174:1847-52. 2006
    ..We sought to compare the incremental cost and health benefits of self-management with those of physician management from the perspective of the Canadian health care payer over a 5-year period...
  31. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of obstructive sleep apnea
    Nayef AlGhanim
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, and Respiratory Division, Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia, Canada
    Lung 186:7-12. 2008
    ..Governments, transportation agencies, industry, and insurance companies need to be better informed concerning the economic impact of untreated OSA and the benefits of therapy...
  32. doi request reprint Patient preference for latent tuberculosis infection preventive treatment: a discrete choice experiment
    Na Guo
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Value Health 14:937-43. 2011
    ..To quantify patient preferences when making decisions as to whether to accept latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) preventive treatment, using a discrete choice experiment (DCE)...
  33. pmc An economic evaluation of resistance training and aerobic training versus balance and toning exercises in older adults with mild cognitive impairment
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e63031. 2013
    ..Thus, we estimated the incremental cost-effectiveness of resistance training or aerobic training compared with balance and tone exercises in terms of changes in executive cognitive function among senior women with probable MCI...
  34. doi request reprint Cost effectiveness of herpes zoster vaccine in Canada
    Mehdi Najafzadeh
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation CORE, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 27:991-1004. 2009
    ..The lifetime risk of HZ is about 20-30% and the incidence increases with age. The protective effect of the HZ vaccine has been shown in a large clinical trial; however, the effectiveness of the vaccine decreased with age of vaccination...
  35. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of the impact of 9 medication classes on falls in elderly persons
    John C Woolcott
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 169:1952-60. 2009
    ..Our objective was to update a previously completed meta-analysis looking at the association of medication use and falling to include relevant drug classes and new studies that have been completed since a previous meta-analysis...
  36. doi request reprint Economic and humanistic burden of external genital warts
    Adam J N Raymakers
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 30:1-16. 2012
    ..Our study also highlights the dearth of information on the impact of EGW on the QOL and productivity of patients...
  37. pmc Physical activity as a mediator of the impact of chronic conditions on quality of life in older adults
    Richard Sawatzky
    Nursing Department, Trinity Western University, 7600 Langley, British Columbia, V2Y 1Y1, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:68. 2007
    ..We examined whether physical activity mediates the relationship between different chronic conditions and several health outcomes that are important to the quality of life of older adults...
  38. pmc Factors influencing quality of life in patients with active tuberculosis
    Carlo A Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:58. 2004
    ..The objective of our study was to identify areas of QoL that are affected by active TB using focus groups and individual interviews...
  39. ncbi request reprint A comparison of four indirect methods of assessing utility values in rheumatoid arthritis
    Carlo A Marra
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Med Care 42:1125-31. 2004
    ..It is not clear whether available instruments yield similar results or what domains of health are contributing to the overall score in a sample of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  40. doi request reprint Pharmacists' preferences for providing patient-centered services: a discrete choice experiment to guide health policy
    Kelly A Grindrod
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 44:1554-64. 2010
    ..In Canada, most pharmacists are not paid to provide patient-centered services. In other areas of the world these services have suffered from poor adoption by pharmacists...
  41. doi request reprint Dispensation of long-acting β agonists with or without inhaled corticosteroids, and risk of asthma-related hospitalisation: a population-based study
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Thorax 69:328-34. 2014
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of the addition of rituximab to CHOP chemotherapy in first-line treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in a population-based observational cohort in British Columbia, Canada
    Karissa M Johnston
    Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control ARCC, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Value Health 13:703-11. 2010
    ..Recently, the addition of rituximab to CHOP (CHOP-R) has been found to improve survival and trial-based results have suggested that it is a cost-effective alternative to CHOP...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of continuous positive airway pressure therapy for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea
    Najib T Ayas
    Department of Medicine and Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 166:977-84. 2006
    ..Common first-line therapy for OSAH is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). We assessed the cost-effectiveness of CPAP therapy vs none for the treatment of OSAH...
  44. doi request reprint Barriers to integrating personalized medicine into clinical practice: a best-worst scaling choice experiment
    Mehdi Najafzadeh
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Genet Med 14:520-6. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to elicit the preferences of physicians about regarding applying personalized medicine in their clinical practice as these strategies become available...
  45. ncbi request reprint Levofloxacin treatment of active tuberculosis and the risk of adverse events
    Fawziah Marra
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Chest 128:1406-13. 2005
    ..Despite increasing use of these agents, there is little information on their tolerance outside of clinical trial settings...
  46. pmc Falls-related self-efficacy is independently associated with quality-adjusted life years in older women
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Age Ageing 40:340-6. 2011
    ..Our primary objective was to determine whether falls-related self-efficacy is independently associated HRQL, measured by quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), in older women after accounting for known covariates...
  47. doi request reprint The economics of treatment in early rheumatoid arthritis
    Nick Bansback
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, BC, Canada
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 23:83-92. 2009
    ..With many services competing to spend often limited health-care budgets, information on the relative benefits and costs of new approaches for treating RA can be useful in deciding on efficient allocation and treatment decisions...
  48. ncbi request reprint Does antibiotic exposure during infancy lead to development of asthma?: a systematic review and metaanalysis
    Fawziah Marra
    Health Economics Program, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of BC, 828 W Tenth Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L8 Canada
    Chest 129:610-8. 2006
    ..To determine the association between antibiotic exposure in the first year of life and the development of childhood asthma...
  49. pmc Agreement between aggregate and individual-level measures of income and education: a comparison across three patient groups
    Carlo A Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:69. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the level of agreement between aggregate-level and individual-level measures of income and education among three distinct patient groups, specifically asthma, diabetes, and rheumatoid patients...
  50. doi request reprint A quantitative evaluation of the regulatory assessment of the benefits and risks of rofecoxib relative to naproxen: an application of the incremental net-benefit framework
    Larry D Lynd
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:1172-80. 2010
    ....
  51. doi request reprint A statistical method was used for the meta-analysis of tests for latent TB in the absence of a gold standard, combining random-effect and latent-class methods to estimate test accuracy
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:257-69. 2010
    ..However, statistical methods can be used to estimate the accuracy from the studies reporting the concordance among the tests...
  52. ncbi request reprint Practical pharmacogenetics: the cost effectiveness of screening for thiopurine s-methyltransferase polymorphisms in patients with rheumatological conditions treated with azathioprine
    Carlo A Marra
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Rheumatol 29:2507-12. 2002
    ..The analysis was conducted from a third party payer perspective over one year...
  53. ncbi request reprint Patterns of use and patients' attitudes toward complementary medications: a survey of adult general medicine patients at a major Canadian teaching hospital
    Troy Frederick Cook
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Can J Clin Pharmacol 9:183-9. 2002
    ..To characterize the preadmission and hospital utilization of, and patients' attitudes toward, complementary medications...
  54. doi request reprint Does physical activity reduce seniors' need for healthcare?: a study of 24 281 Canadians
    John C Woolcott
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Br J Sports Med 44:902-4. 2010
    ..Physical inactivity has been associated with significant increases in disease morbidity and mortality. This study assessed the association between physical activity and (1) health resource use and (2) health resource use costs...
  55. ncbi request reprint Abatacept: a novel treatment for moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis
    Jennifer Reynolds
    Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 27:1693-701. 2007
    ..However, additional clinical trials evaluating its long-term effect on patient safety and disease outcomes are needed...
  56. pmc The independent contribution of executive functions to health related quality of life in older women
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute VCHRI, 301 2647 Willow Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 3P1, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 10:16. 2010
    ..We calculated QALYs from the EQ-5D administered at baseline, 6 months and 12 months...
  57. ncbi request reprint Comparison of HRQL between unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty for the treatment of osteoarthritis
    Katie Sweeney
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Arthroplasty 28:187-90. 2013
    ..Adjusting for age and gender, there was no significant difference between UKA and TKA in HRQL over the first 6 months following surgery...
  58. ncbi request reprint De-escalation of therapy for pediatric medulloblastoma: Trade-offs between quality of life and survival
    Natalie Henrich
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Providence Health Care Research Institute, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 61:1300-4. 2014
    ..In this study, focus groups were conducted with parents and clinicians to explore their opinions about these trade-offs as well as the alignment/misalignment between parents and clinicians regarding the trade-offs...
  59. doi request reprint Is surgical fixation for stress-positive unstable ankle fractures cost effective? Results of a multicenter randomized control trial
    Gerard P Slobogean
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 26:652-8. 2012
    ..We sought to determine the cost-effectiveness of ORIF compared with nonoperative management of these isolated lateral malleolar fractures...
  60. doi request reprint The issue of comparators in economic evaluations of biologic response modifiers in rheumatoid arthritis
    Nicole W Tsao
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 26:659-76. 2012
    ..This article reviews three key areas where changes to the treatment paradigm challenges findings of existing economic evaluations...
  61. ncbi request reprint Infliximab treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease
    Ibrahim K Nahar
    Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 37:1256-65. 2003
    ..To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, and pharmacoeconomic impact of infliximab in the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  62. pmc Sustained economic benefits of resistance training in community-dwelling senior women
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1232-7. 2011
    ..To determine whether the health and cost benefits of resistance training were sustained 12 months after formal cessation of the intervention...
  63. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of intradermal versus intramuscular influenza vaccines: immunogenicity and adverse events
    Fawziah Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:584-603. 2013
    ..To determine immunogenicity and safety of intradermal (ID) influenza vaccines compared with intramuscular (IM) administration and effect of dose and age...
  64. doi request reprint The cost effectiveness of human papillomavirus vaccines: a systematic review
    Katherine Seto
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Drugs 72:715-43. 2012
    ..However, given the new indications for use of the vaccine in males, decision makers require information on the cost effectiveness of vaccinating males in order to make policy decisions on whether or not to fund such programmes...
  65. ncbi request reprint A case for rimantadine to be marketed in Canada for prophylaxis of influenza A virus infection
    Fawziah Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia and British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, Canada
    Can Respir J 10:381-8. 2003
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of amantadine and rimantadine, the first generation antivirals, for the prophylaxis of influenza virus...
  66. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial evaluating pictogram augmentation of HIV medication information
    Kyle Wilby
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 45:1378-83. 2011
    ..The use of pictograms on medication vials as a means of improving patients' understanding of medication information has been shown to positively influence understanding and adherence compared to those using text alone...
  67. ncbi request reprint Quality-of-life assessment in an outpatient parenteral antibiotic program
    Alan F Goodfellow
    Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Service Unit, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, British Columbia, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 36:1851-5. 2002
    ..To measure changes and to identify predictors of change of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for enrollees into an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) program...
  68. ncbi request reprint Parental perceived value of a diagnosis for intellectual disability (ID): a qualitative comparison of families with and without a diagnosis for their child's ID
    Nancy L Makela
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation CORE, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Med Genet A 149:2393-402. 2009
    ..Surprisingly, between the two groups there were no differences in the parents' perceptions or experiences related to the presence or absence of an etiological diagnosis for their child's ID...
  69. ncbi request reprint Influence of standardized orders on postoperative nausea and vomiting after gynecologic surgery
    Edith St Pierre
    Clinical Services Unit, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver General Hospital Site, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 36:210-7. 2002
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint An overview of economic evaluations for drugs used in rheumatoid arthritis : focus on tumour necrosis factor-alpha antagonists
    Nick J Bansback
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Drugs 65:473-96. 2005
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Evolution of clinical pharmacy in the practice of rheumatology
    Ayana K Rowley
    Department of Pharmacy, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 41:1705-7. 2007
  72. ncbi request reprint Evaluating health-related quality-of-life studies in paediatric populations: some conceptual, methodological and developmental considerations and recent applications
    Mirella De Civita
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 23:659-85. 2005
    ..In addition, many of the concerns in the development of HR-QOL instruments should also be applied to the utility scales such that they reflect adequately children's preferences for health states...
  73. pmc Willingness to pay to assess patient preferences for therapy in a Canadian setting
    Carlo A Marra
    Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Service Unit, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:43. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to elicit treatment location preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) from patients referred to an OPAT program...