Alexandra Ward

Summary

Affiliation: Caro Research Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc To what degree does cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease predict dependence of patients on caregivers?
    Jaime Caro
    Division of General Internal Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    BMC Neurol 2:6. 2002
  2. pmc Cost of managing an episode of relapse in multiple sclerosis in the United States
    Judith A O'Brien
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:17. 2003
  3. ncbi Describing cognitive decline of patients at the mild or moderate stages of Alzheimer's disease using the Standardized MMSE
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 14:249-58. 2002
  4. ncbi Health and economic consequences of an outbreak of pertussis among healthcare workers in a hospital in France
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:288-92. 2005
  5. ncbi Care needs and economic consequences after acute ischemic stroke: the Erlangen Stroke Project
    A Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Eur J Neurol 12:264-7. 2005
  6. pmc An international survey of patients with thalassemia major and their views about sustaining life-long desferrioxamine use
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA, USA
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 2:3. 2002
  7. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of oral hypoglycaemic agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, 336 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 6:601-8. 2005
  8. ncbi Compliance with refilling prescriptions for atypical antipsychotic agents and its association with the risks for hospitalization, suicide, and death in patients with schizophrenia in Quebec and Saskatchewan: a retrospective database study
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, USA
    Clin Ther 28:1912-21. 2006
  9. ncbi Modeling the economic and health consequences of managing chronic osteoarthritis pain with opioids in Germany: comparison of extended-release oxycodone and OROS hydromorphone
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:2333-45. 2007
  10. doi Economic and health consequences of managing bradycardia with dual-chamber compared to single-chamber ventricular pacemakers in Italy
    Huseyin Baris Deniz
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, USA
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:43-50. 2008

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc To what degree does cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease predict dependence of patients on caregivers?
    Jaime Caro
    Division of General Internal Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    BMC Neurol 2:6. 2002
    ..In this study, we investigated the relationship of cognitive function to dependence on caregivers before the patients reach a severe stage of the disease...
  2. pmc Cost of managing an episode of relapse in multiple sclerosis in the United States
    Judith A O'Brien
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:17. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the direct medical US cost of managing multiple sclerosis relapses...
  3. ncbi Describing cognitive decline of patients at the mild or moderate stages of Alzheimer's disease using the Standardized MMSE
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 14:249-58. 2002
    ..To describe the progression of patients with mild or moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) to a severe stage using the Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE)...
  4. ncbi Health and economic consequences of an outbreak of pertussis among healthcare workers in a hospital in France
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:288-92. 2005
    ..Bordetella pertussis is highly contagious, and because immunity wanes after vaccination, it continues to be a cause of cough among adults...
  5. ncbi Care needs and economic consequences after acute ischemic stroke: the Erlangen Stroke Project
    A Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Eur J Neurol 12:264-7. 2005
    ..Many patients were left requiring a substantial amount of care and the costs associated with providing institutional care has a major impact on the economic consequences of a stroke...
  6. pmc An international survey of patients with thalassemia major and their views about sustaining life-long desferrioxamine use
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA, USA
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 2:3. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate patients' reasons for missing iron chelation therapy with desferrioxamine, and the support to sustain life-long adherence to treatment...
  7. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of oral hypoglycaemic agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, 336 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 6:601-8. 2005
    ..However, additional treatment costs of achieving recommended glycaemic control levels are predicted to be at least partially offset in the long term by the reduction of diabetes-related complications and their related management costs...
  8. ncbi Compliance with refilling prescriptions for atypical antipsychotic agents and its association with the risks for hospitalization, suicide, and death in patients with schizophrenia in Quebec and Saskatchewan: a retrospective database study
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, USA
    Clin Ther 28:1912-21. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi Modeling the economic and health consequences of managing chronic osteoarthritis pain with opioids in Germany: comparison of extended-release oxycodone and OROS hydromorphone
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:2333-45. 2007
    ..This simulation compared managing chronic osteoarthritis pain with once-daily OROS hydromorphone with an equianalgesic dose of extended-release (ER) oxycodone administered two or three times a day...
  10. doi Economic and health consequences of managing bradycardia with dual-chamber compared to single-chamber ventricular pacemakers in Italy
    Huseyin Baris Deniz
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, USA
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:43-50. 2008
    ..Dual-chamber pacemakers lower the risk of developing atrial fibrillation and pacemaker syndrome...
  11. ncbi Impact of thalassemia major on patients and their families
    J Jaime Caro
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 07142, USA
    Acta Haematol 107:150-7. 2002
    ..To describe the burden of thalassemia major and its treatment, in terms of prevalence of iron-overload-related complications, direct and indirect costs, and the patient's physical and social well-being...
  12. ncbi Cost-benefit analysis of preventing sudden cardiac deaths with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator versus amiodarone
    J Jaime Caro
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Value Health 10:13-22. 2007
    ..To conduct a cost-benefit assessment of prevention of sudden cardiac deaths with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) versus amiodarone from the perspective of the health-care systems in the UK and France...
  13. ncbi Health and economic effects of adding nateglinide to metformin to achieve dual control of glycosylated hemoglobin and postprandial glucose levels in a model of type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Maribel Salas
    Caro Research Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 24:1690-705. 2002
    ..Improving glycemic control, as measured by monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, can reduce the rate of such complications...
  14. ncbi Assessing the health and economic impact of galantamine treatment in patients with Alzheimer's disease in the health care systems of different countries
    Jaime Caro
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Drugs Aging 21:677-86. 2004
    ..Cholinesterase inhibitors have been shown to improve cognitive function and improve or maintain global function...
  15. ncbi Economic analysis of galantamine, a cholinesterase inhibitor, in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease in the Netherlands
    J Jaime Caro
    Caro Research Institute, Boston, Mass, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 14:84-9. 2002
    ..The economic impact of dementia on the Dutch health and social services is substantial...
  16. ncbi Modelling the economic and health consequences of cardiac resynchronization therapy in the UK
    J Jaime Caro
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 22:1171-9. 2006
    ..This analysis assessed the economic and health consequences in the UK of implanting a CRT in patients with NYHA class III-IV heart failure...
  17. ncbi Anemia as an independent prognostic factor for survival in patients with cancer: a systemic, quantitative review
    J J Caro
    Division of General Internal Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 91:2214-21. 2001
    ..The objective of this study was to systematically review, to summarize, and to obtain an overall estimate of the effect of anemia on survival in patients with malignant disease...
  18. ncbi Healing and relapse rates in gastroesophageal reflux disease treated with the newer proton-pump inhibitors lansoprazole, rabeprazole, and pantoprazole compared with omeprazole, ranitidine, and placebo: evidence from randomized clinical trials
    J J Caro
    Division of General Internal Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Ther 23:998-1017. 2001
    ..The older proton pump inhibitor (PPI) omeprazole and the newer PPIs lansoprazole, rabeprazole, and pantoprazole are approved for the acute and maintenance treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
  19. ncbi Assessment of health economics in Alzheimer's disease (AHEAD) based on need for full-time care
    J J Caro
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Neurology 57:964-71. 2001
    ..To develop a framework for estimating the long-term health and economic consequences of AD based on patient characteristics at a given point in time...
  20. ncbi The risk of diabetes during olanzapine use compared with risperidone use: a retrospective database analysis
    J Jaime Caro
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, Mass, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:1135-9. 2002
    ..The relative risk of diabetes among patients undergoing risperidone treatment was compared with that of patients receiving olanzapine...
  21. pmc Are proton pump inhibitors the first choice for acute treatment of gastric ulcers? A meta analysis of randomized clinical trials
    Maribel Salas
    Caro Research Institute, 336 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 2:17. 2002
    ....
  22. ncbi Modelling the health benefits and economic implications of implanting dual-chamber vs. single-chamber ventricular pacemakers in the UK
    Jaime Caro
    Caro Research Institute, 336 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Europace 8:449-55. 2006
    ..To estimate the consequences of managing bradycardia due to sinoatrial node disease or atrioventricular block with dual-chamber vs. single-chamber ventricular pacemakers...
  23. ncbi Assessment of health economics in Alzheimer's disease (AHEAD): treatment with galantamine in the UK
    A Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:740-7. 2003
    ..To assess the long-term health and economic impact of treating mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) with galantamine (16 mg or 24 mg per day) compared to no cholinesterase therapy in the UK...
  24. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Alexandra Ward
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:1283. 2006