Mirjana Huic

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A 14-month (1992/3) prospective study was performed in two departments of the University Hospital Centre (UHC) in Zagreb. The aim of the study was to assess the rate of drug-related hospitalizations, drugs that caused adverse drug reactions (ADRs), and all factors which could have been of importance for their appearance. One hundred and thirty (2.5%) of(More)
BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH QUESTION The authors address the question of whether vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (anti-VEGF) lead to better clinical outcomes than current treatments in patients with clinically manifest diabetic macular oedema (DMO), which is the leading cause of vision loss in the working age population in developed countries. (More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed the adequacy of randomized controlled trial (RCT) registration, changes to registration data and reporting completeness for articles in ICMJE journals during 2.5 years after registration requirement policy. METHODS For a set of 149 reports of 152 RCTs with ClinicalTrials.gov registration number, published from September 2005 to April(More)
The pharmacokinetics of furosemide (frusemide) in patients with oedema have been relatively well studied, but in many studies it is unclear whether the disease or the oedema per se has the major effect. The rate of absorption of oral furosemide in patients with oedema was decreased, but total bioavailability was almost unchanged. The peak serum(More)
This systematic literature review applies the GRADE approach to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL) for the treatment of (a) patients with obesity ≥ grade II (with comorbidities) and (b) patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus + obesity ≥ grade I. We included ten studies with a total of 342 patients that primarily(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to identify the possible barriers and critical success factors for the implementation of European collaboration in the field of relative effectiveness assessment (REA) of drugs. METHODS Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with representatives from eight European health technology assessment (HTA)(More)
The Croatian Medical Journal (CMJ) is a bimonthly scientific journal, that publishes mostly original articles. It is indexed in the Index Medicus/MEDLINE, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, and the Science Citation Index Expanded. Since the CMJ's 15th anniversary in 2007, our aim has been to assess the importance of the Journal through its impact factor(More)
Scholarly journals, especially in non-English-speaking countries, may perform very different functions depending on whether they are published for national or international audiences. A total of 466 academic physicians and non-academic general practitioners in Croatia were surveyed on their knowledge about two Croatian medical journals: Liječnički vjesnik(More)
OBJECTIVES High-quality clinical evidence is most often lacking when novel high-risk devices enter the European market. At the same time, a randomized controlled trial (RCT) is often initiated as a requirement for obtaining market access in the US. Should coverage in Europe be postponed until RCT data are available? We studied the premarket clinical(More)
The bioequivalence of two oral preparations of the diuretic furosemide, namely (i) a Croatian pharmaceutical product (test preparation A) and (ii) a reference preparation B, both in a dose of 500 mg was assessed in an open, cross-over, randomized trial in 15 healthy male volunteers, in whom the HPLC method with a fluorescent detector was used to determine(More)