Prescription medicines with potential for foetal harm: how often are they used during pregnancy in New Zealand?
Friday, 17 April 2020 11:03am
The use of prescription medicines during pregnancy that carry an increased risk of foetal harm was generally low, but increased in New Zealand over an 11-year period according to PhD candidate Dr Sarah Donald and other University of Otago researchers from the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network.
Adherence to metformin in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: results from the first New Zealand-wide study
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 2:08pm
In a national study, researchers from the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network at the University of Otago have found sub-optimal levels of adherence to metformin, the recommended first-line drug used to treat type 2 diabetes.
Prevention of acute coronary events: are people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease missing out?
Friday, 15 November 2019 4:57pm
There appears to be a particular reluctance to prescribe beta-blocker drugs to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who develop acute coronary syndrome (heart attacks and unstable angina) according to University of Otago researchers from the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network.
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 8:42am
For the second year in a row, Sarah Donald has received a prize in the Dunedin School of Medicine’s postgraduate poster competition.
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 3:52pm
PhD candidate Sarah Donald and her supervisory team have published the first paper from her PhD research.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:16am
New University of Otago research shows infants using popular anti-reflux medicines like omeprazole are not at increased risk of pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections, contrary to findings from other international studies.
Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:07pm
Sarah Donald has received a prize in the 2018 Dunedin School of Medicine postgraduate poster competition for a poster which outlines the process of generating a pregnancy cohort for medicine utilisation and safety studies in New Zealand.
Friday, 4 May 2018 10:40am
New Zealand prescribers do not always follow guidelines when prescribing other medicines to patients taking simvastatin, according to University of Otago researchers from the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network.
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 10:53am
University of Otago researchers have found that the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in New Zealand frequently does not conform to international guidelines.
Monday, 31 July 2017 3:37pm
New Zealanders taking a higher dose of simvastatin, one of the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, do not appear to have a higher risk of acute kidney damage than those taking a lower dose, according to University of Otago researchers from the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network.
Thursday, 15 June 2017 9:23am
The University of Otago’s Dr Lianne Parkin and colleagues will receive a Health Research Council grant to investigate whether particular drugs used to treat a common lung disease put people at greater risk of heart attacks.
Thursday, 4 May 2017 12:09pm
Off-label use of proton pump inhibitors is common among New Zealand infants, according to new University of Otago research.
Thursday, 2 March 2017 4:32pm
Researchers from University of Otago are among the first recipients of two new grants from PHARMAC and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC).
Friday, 23 September 2016 11:32am
There are significant demographic and regional disparities in the use of insulin pumps in New Zealand, according to new University of Otago research.