Irfan A Dhalla

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Chlorthalidone versus hydrochlorothiazide for the treatment of hypertension in older adults: a population-based cohort study
    Irfan A Dhalla
    St Michael s Hospital and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 158:447-55. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and pulmonary arterial hypertension: a case-control study
    Irfan A Dhalla
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada
    Chest 141:348-53. 2012
  3. pmc Clustering of opioid prescribing and opioid-related mortality among family physicians in Ontario
    Irfan A Dhalla
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 57:e92-6. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing in Canada relative to the US
    Paula A Rochon
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Drugs Aging 21:939-47. 2004
  5. pmc Trends in opioid use and dosing among socio-economically disadvantaged patients
    Tara Gomes
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    Open Med 5:e13-22. 2011
  6. pmc Prescribing of opioid analgesics and related mortality before and after the introduction of long-acting oxycodone
    Irfan A Dhalla
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
    CMAJ 181:891-6. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Opioid dose and risk of road trauma in Canada: a population-based study
    Tara Gomes
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA Intern Med 173:196-201. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Opioid dose and drug-related mortality in patients with nonmalignant pain
    Tara Gomes
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, G Wing 106, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 171:686-91. 2011
  9. pmc Are broad-spectrum fluoroquinolones more likely to cause Clostridium difficile-associated disease?
    Irfan A Dhalla
    Department of Medicine, Unversity of Toronto, Ontario M4E 3E9, Canada
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:3216-9. 2006
  10. pmc Unplanned readmissions after hospital discharge among patients identified as being at high risk for readmission using a validated predictive algorithm
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada
    Open Med 5:e104-11. 2011

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Chlorthalidone versus hydrochlorothiazide for the treatment of hypertension in older adults: a population-based cohort study
    Irfan A Dhalla
    St Michael s Hospital and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 158:447-55. 2013
    ..Some evidence suggests that chlorthalidone may be superior to hydrochlorothiazide for the treatment of hypertension...
  2. doi request reprint Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and pulmonary arterial hypertension: a case-control study
    Irfan A Dhalla
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada
    Chest 141:348-53. 2012
    ..Animal and human studies suggest that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) might be useful for the prevention or treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension...
  3. pmc Clustering of opioid prescribing and opioid-related mortality among family physicians in Ontario
    Irfan A Dhalla
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 57:e92-6. 2011
    ..To examine whether variation in prescribing at the level of the individual physician is associated with opioid-related mortality...
  4. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing in Canada relative to the US
    Paula A Rochon
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Drugs Aging 21:939-47. 2004
    ..To explore the prescribing of potentially inappropriate drug therapy in Ontario, Canada where there is a restrictive drug formulary relative to the US where there is no single drug formulary...
  5. pmc Trends in opioid use and dosing among socio-economically disadvantaged patients
    Tara Gomes
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    Open Med 5:e13-22. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to examine trends in opioid utilization for nonmalignant pain among recipients of social assistance and to explore the relation between dose of analgesic and mortality...
  6. pmc Prescribing of opioid analgesics and related mortality before and after the introduction of long-acting oxycodone
    Irfan A Dhalla
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
    CMAJ 181:891-6. 2009
    ..Opioid-related mortality appears to be increasing in Canada. We examined the true extent of the problem and the impact of the introduction of long-acting oxycodone...
  7. doi request reprint Opioid dose and risk of road trauma in Canada: a population-based study
    Tara Gomes
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA Intern Med 173:196-201. 2013
    ..Use of opioids may predispose drivers to road trauma, yet the effect of opioid dose on this association is unknown...
  8. doi request reprint Opioid dose and drug-related mortality in patients with nonmalignant pain
    Tara Gomes
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, G Wing 106, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 171:686-91. 2011
    ..However, the risk-benefit ratio of high-dose opioid therapy is not well characterized. The objective of this study was to characterize the relationship between opioid dose and opioid-related mortality...
  9. pmc Are broad-spectrum fluoroquinolones more likely to cause Clostridium difficile-associated disease?
    Irfan A Dhalla
    Department of Medicine, Unversity of Toronto, Ontario M4E 3E9, Canada
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:3216-9. 2006
    ..difficile-associated disease requiring hospitalization among patients prescribed gatifloxacin or moxifloxacin compared to levofloxacin...
  10. pmc Unplanned readmissions after hospital discharge among patients identified as being at high risk for readmission using a validated predictive algorithm
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada
    Open Med 5:e104-11. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe medical patients identified using a recently published and validated algorithm (the LACE index) as being at high risk for readmission and to examine their actual hospital readmission rates...
  11. pmc Oral vitamin B12 therapy in the primary care setting: a qualitative and quantitative study of patient perspectives
    Jeff C Kwong
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W7, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 6:8. 2005
    ..We investigated patient perspectives on switching from injection to oral B12 therapy...
  12. pmc Dependence and addiction during chronic opioid therapy
    David N Juurlink
    Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
    J Med Toxicol 8:393-9. 2012
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  13. pmc Comparative effectiveness research in Ontario, Canada: producing relevant and timely information for health care decision makers
    Danielle M Whicher
    Center for Medical Technology Policy, University of Toronto, Canada
    Milbank Q 87:585-606. 2009
    ..As the United States begins to invest in comparative effectiveness, it would be wise to look at other functioning research networks to understand the infrastructure and funding required to support them...
  14. ncbi request reprint A comparison of Canadian medical students from rural and non-rural backgrounds
    Jeff C Kwong
    Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada
    Can J Rural Med 10:36-42. 2005
    ..Very little is known about medical students from rural areas currently enrolled in Canadian medical schools...
  15. doi request reprint Risks and benefits of importing prescription medications from lower-income countries
    Irfan A Dhalla
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 300:1453-5. 2008
  16. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing in Ontario community-dwelling older adults and nursing home residents
    Christopher J Lane
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:861-6. 2004
    ..To compare patterns of potentially inappropriate drug therapy prescribing in community-dwelling older adults and nursing home residents in Ontario, Canada...