Juan Carlos Moncada

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INTRODUCTION Tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists (anti-TNFα) have shown an increasing consumption and generate a significant economic burden on health systems. OBJECTIVES The prescribing patterns of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists were determined in a patient population associated with the Sistema General de Seguridad Social en Salud in(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine patterns in antilipidemic drug prescriptions among a group of patients covered by the General Social Security System (Sistema General de Seguridad Social) in Colombia. METHODS A descriptive, observational study was conducted of 41 580 hyperlipidemics of both sexes, who were over 20 years of age, undergoing treatment from at least(More)
In Colombian populations older than 15 years, 12.6% suffer from hypertensive disease. Pharmacological therapies for hypertension and associated diseases were compared for 11,947 adult hypertensive patients of both sexes. All had been in treatment for more than 3 months (November/01-January/02), and were distributed among six Colombian cities. The data were(More)
Hypertension represents a high health cost because of its prevalence, its low level of diagnosis and control, and its role as a primary risk factor for other cardiovascular diseases. According to the JNC 7 report, hypertensive individuals have blood pressures of 140/90 mm Hg or higher; recommended treatment reduces these values to below 120/80 mm Hg.(More)
INTRODUCTION Medication errors outside the hospital have been poorly studied despite representing an important threat to patient safety. OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics of medication errors in outpatient dispensing pharmacists reported in a pharmaco-surveillance system between 2005 and 2013 in Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a(More)
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