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Effectiveness of needle and syringe Programmes in people who inject drugs – An overview of systematic reviews
BackgroundNeedle and syringe programmes (NSP) are a critical component of harm reduction interventions among people who inject drugs (PWID). Our primary objective was to summarize the evidence on theExpand
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Overview of Pharmacoepidemiological Databases in the Assessment of Medicines Under Real-Life Conditions
The raison d’etre of these studies is to bridge the gap between the information generated by clinical pre-marketing trials and the real-world drug usage, since drugs often do not perform as well inExpand
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Health-related quality of life in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus starting with new glucose lowering drugs: An inception cohort study.
AIMS To assess baseline and change after 26-weeks in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) initiating one of the new glucose lowering drugs (GLD) inExpand
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Syringe Exchange Programmes in the Context of Harm Reduction
ARQUIVOS DE MEDICINA, 23(3):119-31 Injecting drug users (IDU) are particularly vulnerable to hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other bloodborne infections as result ofExpand
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Patterns of glucose lowering drugs utilization in Portugal and in the Netherlands. Trends over time.
AIMS To compare the temporal trends in the consumption patterns of glucose lowering drugs (GLD) between Portugal and the Netherlands from 2004 to 2013 and to examine possible reasons behind theExpand
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Syringe exchange in community pharmacies--The Portuguese experience.
BACKGROUND Since 1993 the participation of Portuguese pharmacies to the national Syringe Exchange Programme (SEP) has remained high. However, no national guidelines or standard procedures areExpand
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The Association Between Polypharmacy and Adverse health Consequences in Elderly Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients; a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
AIM To summarize the existing literature concerning the association between polypharmacy and adverse health consequences in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS We searched fourExpand
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Perfil terapêutico da hipertensão na Rede Médicos Sentinela - 12 anos depois
Objectives: To determine the treatment profile of hypertension in the Portuguese sentinel practice network and compare the results 12 years after an initial study. Study design: Cross-sectionalExpand
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Use of generic and essential medicines for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in Portugal
BackgroundThe successful control of cardiovascular diseases at the lowest possible cost requires the use of the most effective and affordable medicines. We aimed to describe the trends in theExpand
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