Carlo Marra

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis: a primer for pharmacists
    Carlo Marra
    Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:S4-10. 2006
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint Need for speed: an efficient algorithm for calculation of single-parameter expected value of partial perfect information
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Value Health 16:438-48. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Using the health assessment questionnaire to estimate preference-based single indices in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Nick Bansback
    St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 57:963-71. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Health state utility values: a description of their development and application for rheumatic diseases
    Nick Bansback
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1018-26. 2008
  8. 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
  9. doi request reprint A quantitative benefit-risk analysis of isoniazid for treatment of latent tuberculosis infection using incremental benefit framework
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Collaboration for Outcome Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Value Health 16:66-75. 2013
  10. pmc An assessment of quality of sleep and the use of drugs with sedating properties in hospitalized adult patients
    Luciana Frighetto
    Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Service Unit, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:17. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis: a primer for pharmacists
    Carlo Marra
    Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:S4-10. 2006
    ..Traditional and newer scoring instruments to measure disease severity, progression, disability, and response to therapy are reviewed and introduced, respectively. The impact of RA on disability and quality of life (QOL) is also explored...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. doi request reprint Need for speed: an efficient algorithm for calculation of single-parameter expected value of partial perfect information
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Value Health 16:438-48. 2013
    ..We introduce an efficient, one-level simulation method for the calculation of single-parameter EVPPI...
  6. ncbi request reprint Using the health assessment questionnaire to estimate preference-based single indices in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Nick Bansback
    St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 57:963-71. 2007
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Health state utility values: a description of their development and application for rheumatic diseases
    Nick Bansback
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1018-26. 2008
  8. 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...
  9. doi request reprint A quantitative benefit-risk analysis of isoniazid for treatment of latent tuberculosis infection using incremental benefit framework
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Collaboration for Outcome Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Value Health 16:66-75. 2013
    ..We undertook a quantitative benefit-risk analysis of a targeted isoniazid (INH) therapy for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection for different groups of contacts of active TB cases...
  10. pmc An assessment of quality of sleep and the use of drugs with sedating properties in hospitalized adult patients
    Luciana Frighetto
    Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Service Unit, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:17. 2004
    ..The primary objectives of this study were to assess sleep disturbance and its determinants including the use of drugs with sedating properties...
  11. doi request reprint Technical note: acceptability curves could be misleading when correlated strategies are compared
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Med Decis Making 28:306-7. 2008
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint Comparative outcomes of leukotriene receptor antagonists and long-acting β-agonists as add-on therapy in asthmatic patients: a population-based study
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 132:63-9. 2013
    ..Recent evidence suggests that the use of leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) in addition to inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) in asthmatic patients provides comparable benefits to the addition of long-acting β-agonists (LABAs) to ICSs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of basiliximab for immunoprophylaxis in renal transplantation
    Paul Keown
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia and Syreon Corporation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    BioDrugs 17:271-9. 2003
    ..However, incorporation of basiliximab immunoprophylaxis into routine practice depends upon the demonstration of benefit across treatment regimens and quantitation of the treatment effect...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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)...
  18. 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...
  19. pmc Ontario's plunging price-caps on generics: deeper dives may drown some drugs
    Aslam Anis
    Health Economics in the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Open Med 5:e149-52. 2011
    ..Generic product substitution legislation is vital to reducing costs to provincial drug plans, yet lower and lower price-caps may undo some of the benefits of substitution legislation if generics find it difficult to survive...
  20. doi request reprint Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of human papillomavirus vaccine: a systematic review
    Fawziah Marra
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 27:127-47. 2009
    ....
  21. 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...
  22. doi 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...
  23. 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...
  24. doi request reprint The "Lost NNT" can be used to represent uncertainty surrounding number needed to treat
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2146 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:863-8. 2012
    ..However, it is not clear how the CI can help inform treatment decisions. We developed decision-theoretic measures of uncertainty for the NNT...
  25. doi request reprint An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: a cost-effectiveness analysis of incidentally detected aneurysms in functional MRI research
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Collaboration for Outcome Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Value Health 13:761-9. 2010
    ..We applied a decision-analytic approach to assess the benefit of various strategies for functional MRI (fMRI) studies using intracranial aneurysms (IA) as a model...
  26. ncbi request reprint An economic model of 2-hour post-dose ciclosporin monitoring in renal transplantation
    Paul A Keown
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 22:621-32. 2004
    ..A predictive decision model was used to determine if this approach also reduces total treatment costs in the first 12 months after renal transplantation...
  27. doi request reprint Reliability studies of diagnostic tests are not using enough observers for robust estimation of interobserver agreement: a simulation study
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Research CHEOS, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada V6Z 1Y6
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:722-7. 2008
    ..We attempted to study the effect of readers' variation on two measures of multireader reliability: pair-wise agreement and Fleiss' kappa...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. doi request reprint Two-level resampling as a novel method for the calculation of the expected value of sample information in economic trials
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Health Econ 22:877-82. 2013
    ..As such, we argue that this method, in addition to being consistent with the popular bootstrap method of RCT-based economic evaluations, is a flexible approach for EVPI and EVSI calculations...
  31. doi request reprint Failing bodies: body image and multiple chronic conditions in later life
    Laura Hurd Clarke
    School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Qual Health Res 18:1084-95. 2008
    ..We discuss how the participants view their bodies as both aesthetic and instrumental entities and how gender norms and discourses of successful aging and healthism shape their body evaluations...
  32. ncbi request reprint Considerations and preliminary proposals for defining a reference case for economic evaluations in ankylosing spondylitis
    Nick Bansback
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Rheumatol 34:1178-83. 2007
    ..Ten methodological issues are presented that will be important for future development of evaluations. Tentative proposals to define the issues in a reference case for AS are made, along with recommendations for further research...
  33. 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...
  34. doi 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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)...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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)...
  42. 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
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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)...
  49. 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
    ....
  50. 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)...
  51. doi 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. doi 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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
    ....
  57. 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...
  58. 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