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Recently, baclofen has been widely promoted for treatment of alcohol dependence in France. Our aim was firstly to describe the incidence of patients newly treated with baclofen for alcohol dependence in France from 2007 to 2011, and secondly to describe baclofen prescription patterns and prescribers. A retrospective cohort study of patients newly treated(More)
BACKGROUND Teaching of medication prescribing is a specific challenge in general practice curriculum. The aim of this study was to identify and rank the competencies required for prescribing medication for general practice residents in France. METHODS Qualitative consensus study using the nominal group technique. We invited different stakeholders of the(More)
Benzodiazepines are widely prescribed for the treatment of anxiety or insomnia, but their impact on mortality is still debated. This study investigated the impact of benzodiazepine use on short term mortality. Exposed-unexposed cohorts were constructed with the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) in the UK and with the General Sample of Beneficiaries(More)
BACKGROUND Drug-Drug Interactions between Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs), Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARBs) or diuretics can lead to renal failure and hyperkalemia. Thus, monitoring of serum creatinine and potassium is recommended when a first dispensing of NSAID occur in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse events result in longer hospital stays and increase costs and mortality. We aimed to assess incidence of adverse events occurring during hospitalization in a post-emergency unit and to describe their characteristics. METHODS All adverse events occurring in patients during their hospitalization in a post-emergency unit in a French(More)
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