Efficacy of acarbose in different geographical regions of the world: analysis of a real-life database.

  title={Efficacy of acarbose in different geographical regions of the world: analysis of a real-life database.},
  author={Jianping Weng and Sidartawan Soegondo and Oliver Schnell and Wayne H-H. Sheu and Władysław Grzeszczak and Hirotaka Watada and Noriyuki Yamamoto and S. Harshneet Kalra},
  journal={Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews},
  volume={31 2},
BACKGROUND Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors are recommended in some international guidelines as first-line, second-line and third-line treatment options but are not used worldwide due to perceived greater effectiveness in Asians than Caucasians. METHODS Data from ten post-marketing non-interventional studies using acarbose, the most widely used alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, from 21 countries, provinces and country groups were pooled. Effects on glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c ) were analysed for four… CONTINUE READING
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