Daniele Ugo Tari

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To assess whether the prescribing pattern of lipid-lowering drugs (LLD) changed after reimbursement criteria revision in a general practice in southern Italy. From the Caserta-1 Local Health Service database, 93 general practitioners (GPs) who had consistently sent data about their patients during the years 2003-2005 were recruited. Prevalence of use and(More)
BACKGROUND The use of nephrotoxic drugs can further worsening renal function in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. It is therefore imperative to explore prescribing practices that can negatively affect CKD patients. AIM To analyze the use of nephrotoxic drugs in CKD patients in a general population of Southern Italy during the years 2006-2011. (More)
To explore the prescription patterns of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in four large Italian geographic areas, where different health policy interventions to promote biosimilar use in routine care are undertaken. A retrospective drug utilization study was conducted during the years 2009–2013. The data sources were the administrative databases of(More)
BACKGROUND Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) are known to be associated with renal damage. No clear evidence exists regarding differential risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), specifically, across various NSAIDs. AIM The aim of this population-based case-control study was to evaluate the association between use of individual NSAIDs and risk(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to analyze the prescribing pattern of both newer and older AEDs. METHODS A population of almost 150 000 individuals registered with 123 general practitioners was included in this study. Patients who received at least one AED prescription over 2005-2011 were identified. The 1 year prevalence and cumulative incidence of AED(More)
AIMS The aims of the study were to assess the trend of older and newer anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) in the elderly population and to analyze the effects of a health-policy intervention with regard to AED use in general practice in a setting in Southern Italy. METHODS Data were extracted from the 'Caserta-1' Local-Health-Unit Arianna database in the years(More)
AIM To analyse the prescribing pattern of newer and older antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during the years 2003-2005. METHODS From the Caserta-1 Local Health Service database, 93 general practitioners (GPs) were recruited. Among 127,389 individuals aged > or =15 years registered in the lists of these GPs, we selected patients who received at least one AED(More)
BACKGROUND Screening-based CKD estimates may not provide a sufficient insight into the impact of CKD on the use of healthcare resources in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of "medicalized" CKD, that is, CKD requiring healthcare services, in an outpatient setting. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASUREMENTS This(More)
Lowering blood cholesterol levels reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. However, the effect of interventions depends on the patients' adherence to treatment. Primary care plays an important role in the detection, treatment and monitoring of disease, therefore different educational programs (EP) have been implemented to improve disease management in(More)
Diabetic mastopathy represents an uncommon tumor-like proliferation of fibrous tissue of the breast that usually occurs in patients who suffered from type 1 diabetes mellitus for a long time. We report an uncommon case of diabetic mastopathy presenting in a type 2 non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus 61-year-old postmenopausal woman. Physical examination(More)