The effect of zanamivir treatment on influenza complications: a retrospective cohort study.

@article{Cole2002TheEO,
  title={The effect of zanamivir treatment on influenza complications: a retrospective cohort study.},
  author={J. Alexander Cole and Jeanne E Loughlin and Anuli N. Ajene and Daniel M Rosenberg and Suzanne E Cook and Alexander Muir Walker},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={1824-39}
}
BACKGROUND Complications of influenza are a major cause of morbidity and mortality during the influenza season. Clinical trials of zanamivir have reported a reduced incidence of influenza complications among high-risk patients. OBJECTIVES This retrospective study sought to determine whether the use of zanamivir lowers the risk of acute influenza complications in a broader population, based on an analysis of claims data from a large managed care organization. METHODS Medical and pharmacy… CONTINUE READING

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