Karin Martin-Latry

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PURPOSE To describe the reimbursement databases available in France for pharmacoepidemiological research and their use. METHODS France has a publicly funded health system that systematically covers the population. Within this system, three main insurance schemes provide health services to citizens in France and each have their own reimbursement database.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess if use of psychotropic drugs is associated with an increased risk of admission for heat-related pathologies during a heat wave period. METHOD We conducted a matched case-control study. Cases were defined as subjects admitted to an emergency department for heat-related pathology (hyperthermia or heat stroke) over the August 2003 heat(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated adherence to anti-inflammatory controller medication for asthma in a French population. METHODS This was an observational cohort study that employed data from the health insurance database for the Aquitaine region of France. Eligible subjects were aged between 15 and 45 years and had > or = 1 reimbursement claim for(More)
Reimbursement databases are potentially invaluable tools to develop and conduct pharmacoepidemiological studies on drug use. However, two types of factors that may influence the performance of a database can be distinguished: firstly, factors related to the constitution of the database, and secondly, factors related to the data. For the latter, we think(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics of off-label prescriptions of psychotropic drugs among patients hospitalised in psychiatry. METHODS A one-day cross-sectional study was used to explore off-label prescribing in patients hospitalised in four wards of a state psychiatric hospital. Information regarding patients and(More)
AIMS Current guidelines recommend the use of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAT) (aspirin+clopidogrel) for patients after acute myocardial infarction (MI). In relation to this, we sought to examine the adherence to this recommended treatment regimen in a population of patients admitted with MI and subsequent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND While the factors for poor adherence for treatment with statins have been highlighted, the impact of their combination on adherence is not clear. AIMS To estimate adherence for statins and whether it differs according to the number of cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS A cohort study was conducted using data from the main French national(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the association between death of older people and use of psychotropic drugs before and during the Western European August 2003 heatwave. METHOD A retrospective population-based case-control study was conducted using the French social security insurance national database. Exposure to psychotropic drugs in cases aged(More)
The prevalence of statin use is high but adherence low. For public health intervention to be rational, subpopulations of nonadherent subjects must be defined. To categorise statin users with respect to patterns of reimbursement, this study was performed using the main French health reimbursement database for the Aquitaine region of south-western France. The(More)
The reimbursement databases of the French health insurance systems are greatly used for pharmaceoepidemiological research. However, the terminology used to describe them in subsequent articles and abstracts vary greatly and thus lead to a problem of identification during bibliograhic research or during the process of indexation in medline. In this article(More)