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Treatment Patterns Of Second-Line (2L) Metastatic Urothelial Cancer (MUC) In Spain

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OBJECTIVES:The primary objective was to understand the treatment patterns of patients receiving 2L therapy for mUC in Spain.METHODS:This study was a retrospective, non-interventional study conducted using a panel of 50 Spanish physicians. Patient characteristics, treatment patterns, and outcomes data were collected ...

Cost analysis of insulin degludec in comparison with insulin glargine u100 in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus in the Brazilian public health care system

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate direct costs of the use of insulin degludec (IDeg) in comparison to insulin glargine U100 (IGlar) in the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus patients in a basal-bolus regimen (T1DMB/B) in the Brazilian public healthcare system. METHODS: A one-year short-term model was developed to evaluate direct ...

Economic impact of dengue tourism in Brazil

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Dengue is an endemic disease that is rapidly growing worldwide. A recent study estimates that 390 million annual infections occur around the world. Dengue has become one of the major diseases affecting the Brazilian public health. The rising incidence of the disease and its unpredictable outbreaks result in a ...

Amino acid formula as a new strategy for diagnosing cow s milk allergy in infants: is it cost-effective?

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OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of a new strategy that uses an amino acid formula in the elimination diet of infants with suspected cow's milk allergy (CMA). METHODS: This pharmacoeconomic study was developed from the perspective of the Brazilian Public Healthcare System. The new strategy proposes using an amino acid formula in the ...

Government reimbursement values versus real chemotherapy costs in the Brazilian public health care system: another barrier to treatment access?

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OBJECTIVES:   Cancer therapy reimbursements in the Brazilian Public Healthcare System (SUS) are controlled by the Authorization for High Complexity Procedures (APAC) system. Each treatment-line has a specific code/reimbursement value that should cover a month of therapy. We aimed to compare real chemotherapy costs ...

Patient safety: an overview of the hospital accreditation process in Brazil

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OBJECTIVES: Patient safety (PS) is a serious public health issue worldwide. Estimates show that 1 in 10 patients are harmed while receiving hospital care due to errors or adverse events. Although literature is controversial on the impact of hospital accreditation (HA) on quality-of-care issues, it continues to grow globally. ...

Improving patient safety through communication: a Brazilian perspective

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OBJECTIVES: Ineffective communication among healthcare professionals is one of the leading causes of medical errors and patient harm. Several studies have shown that communication failures were implicated at the root of over 70% of sentinel events. Also, in the acute care setting, communication failures lead to increases in ...

Efficacy and safety of bevacizumab plus chemotherapy compared to chemotherapy alone in previously untreated advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of neoplasm-related death in the United States. Several studies analyzed the efficacy of bevacizumab combined with different chemotherapy regimens consisting on drugs such as 5-FU, capecitabine, irinotecan and oxaliplatin. ...

Real World Treatment Patterns in Metastatic and/or Unresectable Gastric Cancer Patients in Brazil

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OBJECTIVES: Little evidence is available on the management of patients with Advanced Gastric Cancer (AGC) after failure of 1st-line treatment. This study presents real-world data on patient characteristics and treatment patterns for these patients in Brazil. METHODS: Data from medical charts were collected from 5 centers. ...

Pharmacovigilance in Oncology: Knowledge and Perception on Adverse Events Reporting in Brazil

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Introduction: Pharmacovigilance represents an important tool to support the maintenance of drug safety through evaluation of spontaneous adverse events (AE) reporting. Oncoguia is an independent non-profit institution, with the mission of helping cancer patients to live better. The present study can contribute to identify barriers on AE ...