Manny Papadimitropoulos

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PURPOSE To compare supportive care costs associated with second-line chemotherapy for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (advNS-NSCLC) in Chinese patients. METHODS This retrospective cohort study included patients receiving pemetrexed or docetaxel-based second-line chemotherapy for advNS-NSCLC in four Chinese hospitals from 2007 to 2012. The(More)
BACKGROUND Previously reported superior tumor response of pemetrexed in the second-line setting for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (advNS-NSCLC) has never been confirmed in real-world studies. Platinum-based doublet is frequently used in the second-line setting for advanced NSCLC in China. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was(More)
AIMS To evaluate clinical outcomes and allocation of hospital costs associated with empirical use of vancomycin or linezolid for hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) in the People's Republic of China. METHODS Hospital episodes including HAP treated by vancomycin or linezolid between 2008 and 2012 in a Chinese tertiary care hospital were retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND The ability to calculate the development costs for specific medicines and vaccines is important to inform investments in innovation. Unfortunately, the literature is predominated by non-reproducible studies only measuring aggregate level drug research and development (R&D) costs. We describe methodology that improves the transparency and(More)
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The opportunity cost of the capital invested in pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) to bring a new drug to market makes up as much as half the total cost. However, the literature on the cost of pharmaceutical R&D is mixed on how, exactly, one should calculate this "hidden" cost. Some authors attempt to adopt models from the field of finance,(More)
INTRODUCTION Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a chronic disease with waxing and waning of symptoms. This is the first comprehensive economic model developed to reflect the nature and course of GAD. METHODS An incidence-based probabilistic Markov model was developed reflecting nine GAD health states (HS): clinical assessments (three HS), maintenance(More)
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