Alexandra Farag

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BACKGROUND Prescribing excessive doses of oral antibiotics is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and in this population is implicated in more than one-third of preventable adverse drug events. To improve the care of patients with CKD, many ambulatory laboratories now report estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). We sought to describe the rate of(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the 90-day risk of hospitalization with pneumonia among patients treated with different anti-hypertensive drug classes. DESIGN Population based cohort study using five linked databases. PARTICIPANTS Individuals over the age of 65 who filled a new outpatient prescription for one of four anti-hypertensive medications: ACE(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Survey research is an important research method used to determine individuals' attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors; however, as with other research methods, inadequate reporting threatens the validity of results. This study aimed to describe the quality of reporting of surveys published between 2001 and 2011 in the field of(More)
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