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OBJECTIVES To identify risk factors predisposing to the development of flucloxacillin associated jaundice. DESIGN Case-control study. Medical records of cases and controls were reviewed and information recorded on standard data collection forms. SETTING Alfred Hospital recruiting subjects from Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. SUBJECTS Cases were(More)
The Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee (ADRAC) database collates notifications of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) from across Australia. The data were analysed for vaccines received between 1 January 2000 and 30 September 2002. Dose-based AEFI reporting rates were calculated using denominator data from the Australian Childhood(More)
We describe 2 patients with Parkinson's disease who developed hepatotoxicity associated with the use of entacapone, a novel, mainly peripheral acting inhibitor of catechol-D-methyltransferase. Hepatotoxicity resolved rapidly with discontinuation of the drug. Analysis of causality in a further case initially linked to entacapone exposure was confounded by(More)
BACKGROUND Herbal medicines may have significant adverse effects which are not suspected or recognized. CASE REPORT A 34-year-old female developed severe nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, prolonged QTc, and episodes of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia following self-administration of a herbal remedy, Passiflora incarnata L., at therapeutic doses. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify risk factors for the development of amoxycillin-clavulanic acid associated jaundice. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. Cases were selected from those reported to the Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee from the time of introduction of amoxycillin-clavulanic acid to Australia in 1986 until December 1993. SUBJECTS(More)
The clinico-pathological entity of flucloxacillin-associated cholestatic hepatitis is described and the recognition and documentation of cholestasis associated with flucloxacillin and with related isoxazolyl-penicillins (cloxacillin, dicloxacillin) is examined on an international basis, with particular reference to Australia. Data were obtained from the(More)
National voluntary reporting systems generate large volumes of clinical data pertinent to drug safety. Currently descriptive statistical techniques are used to assist in the detection of drug safety 'signals'. Australian data have been coded according to guidelines formulated almost 30 years ago and which have resulted in many drugs which are not associated(More)
The characteristics of liver damage associated with the use of diclofenac, a popular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, were investigated by reviewing adverse drug reaction reports for Australia. Twenty six patients were reported for whom diclofenac was the sole suspected drug cause of their liver damage. The average age of the patients was 64 years(More)