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  • Narayan, Sujita W.; Pearson, Sallie‐Anne; Litchfield, Melisa; Le Couteur, David G.; Buckley, Nicholas; McLachlan, Andrew J.; Zoega, Helga (Wiley, 2019-07-07)
    Aims: We investigated anticholinergic medicines use among older adults initiating dementia medicines. Methods: We used Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme dispensing claims to identify patients who initiated donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine or memantine ...
  • Cesta, Carolyn E; Cohen, Jacqueline M; Pazzagli, Laura; Bateman, Brian T; Bröms, Gabriella; Einarsdottir, Kristjana; Furu, Kari; Havard, Alys; Heino, Anna; Hernandez-Diaz, Sonia; Huybrechts, Krista F; Karlstad, Øystein; Kieler, Helle; Li, Jiong; Leinonen, Maarit K; Gulseth, Hanne L; Tran, Duong; Yu, Yongfu; Zoega, Helga; Odsbu, Ingvild (BMJ, 2019-11-01)
    Objective Diabetes in pregnancy and consequently the need for treatment with antidiabetic medication (ADM) has become increasingly prevalent. The prevalence and patterns of use of ADM in pregnancy from 2006 onward in seven different countries was ...
  • Reutfors, Johan; Cesta, Carolyn E.; Cohen, Jacqueline M.; Bateman, Brian T.; Brauer, Ruth; Einarsdóttir, Kristjana; Engeland, Anders; Furu, Kari; Gissler, Mika; Havard, Alys; Hernandez-Diaz, Sonia; Huybrechts, Krista F.; Karlstad, Øystein; Leinonen, Maarit K.; Li, Jiong; Man, Kenneth K.C.; Pazzagli, Laura; Schaffer, Andrea; Schink, Tania; Wang, Zixuan; Yu, Yongfu; Zoega, Helga; Bröms, Gabriella (Elsevier BV, 2020-06)
    Aim: To compare the prevalence and trends of antipsychotic drug use during pregnancy between countries across four continents. Methods: Individually linked health data in Denmark (2000−2012), Finland (2005–2014), Iceland (2004–2017), Norway (2005–2015), ...
  • Hálfdánarson, Óskar; Cohen, Jacqueline M.; Karlstad, Øystein; Cesta, Carolyn E.; Bjørk, Marte Helene; Håberg, Siri Eldevik; Einarsdóttir, Kristjana; Furu, Kari; Gissler, Mika; Hjellvik, Vidar; Kieler, Helle; Leinonen, Maarit K.; Nørgaard, Mette; Öztürk Essen, Buket; Ulrichsen, Sinna Pilgaard; Reutfors, Johan; Zoega, Helga (2022-05-01)
    BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics are increasingly used among women of childbearing age and during pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether children exposed to antipsychotics in utero are at increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ...
  • Bjørk, Marte Helene; Zoega, Helga; Leinonen, Maarit K.; Cohen, Jacqueline M.; Dreier, Julie Werenberg; Furu, Kari; Gilhus, Nils Erik; Gissler, Mika; Hálfdánarson, Óskar; Igland, Jannicke; Sun, Yuelian; Tomson, Torbjörn; Alvestad, Silje; Christensen, Jakob (2022-07-01)
    Importance: Women with epilepsy frequently need antiseizure medication (ASM) to prevent seizures in pregnancy. Risk of neurodevelopmental disorders after prenatal exposure to AMSs is uncertain. Objective: To determine whether children exposed prenatally ...
  • Bröms, Gabriella; Hernandez-Diaz, Sonia; Huybrechts, Krista F.; Bateman, Brian T.; Kristiansen, Eskild Bendix; Einarsdóttir, Kristjana; Engeland, Anders; Furu, Kari; Gissler, Mika; Karlsson, Pär; Klungsøyr, Kari; Lahesmaa-Korpinen, Anna Maria; Mogun, Helen; Nørgaard, Mette; Reutfors, Johan; Sørensen, Henrik Toft; Zoega, Helga; Kieler, Helle (2023-01-16)
    Objective: Most research on safety of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications during pregnancy concerns central nervous system stimulants, while little is known about the safety of atomoxetine, a primary treatment alternative. We ...
  • Vegrim, Håkon Magne; Dreier, Julie Werenberg; Alvestad, Silje; Gilhus, Nils Erik; Gissler, Mika; Igland, Jannicke; Leinonen, Maarit K.; Tomson, Torbjörn; Sun, Yuelian; Zoega, Helga; Christensen, Jakob; Bjørk, Marte Helene (2022-11-14)
    Importance: Women with epilepsy are recommended high doses of folic acid before and during pregnancy owing to risk of congenital anomalies associated with antiseizure medications. Whether prenatal exposure to high-dose folic acid is associated with ...
  • Favell, Dominique L.; Tang, Monica; Daniels, Benjamin; Vajdic, Claire M.; Zoega, Helga; Pearson, Salllie Anne (2020-06)
  • Schaffer, Andrea L.; Henry, David; Zoega, Helga; Elliott, Julian H.; Pearson, Sallie Anne (2022-06-15)
    Background Since COVID-19 was first recognised, there has been ever-changing evidence and misinformation around effective use of medicines. Understanding how pandemics impact on medicine use can help policymakers act quickly to prevent harm. We quantified ...
  • Calvert, Clara; Brockway, Meredith (Merilee); Zoega, Helga; Miller, Jessica E.; Been, Jasper V.; Amegah, Adeladza Kofi; Racine-Poon, Amy; Oskoui, Solmaz Eradat; Abok, Ishaya I.; Aghaeepour, Nima; Akwaowo, Christie D.; Alshaikh, Belal N.; Ayede, Adejumoke I.; Bacchini, Fabiana; Barekatain, Behzad; Barnes, Rodrigo; Bebak, Karolina; Berard, Anick; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A.; Brook, Jeffrey R.; Bryan, Lenroy R.; Cajachagua-Torres, Kim N.; Campbell-Yeo, Marsha; Chu, Dinh Toi; Connor, Kristin L.; Cornette, Luc; Cortés, Sandra; Daly, Mandy; Debauche, Christian; Dedeke, Iyabode Olabisi F.; Einarsdóttir, Kristjana; Engjom, Hilde; Estrada-Gutierrez, Guadalupe; Fantasia, Ilaria; Fiorentino, Nicole M.; Franklin, Meredith; Fraser, Abigail; Gachuno, Onesmus W.; Gallo, Linda A.; Gissler, Mika; Håberg, Siri E.; Habibelahi, Abbas; Häggström, Jonas; Hookham, Lauren; Hui, Lisa; Huicho, Luis; Hunter, Karen J.; Huq, Sayeeda; Kc, Ashish; Swift, Emma M. (2023-02-27)
    Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide. Changes in PTB rates, ranging from −90% to +30%, were reported in many countries following early COVID-19 pandemic response measures (‘lockdowns’). It is unclear whether this ...
  • Brett, Jonathan; Zoega, Helga; Buckley, Nicholas A.; Daniels, Benjamin J.; Elshaug, Adam G.; Pearson, Sallie-Anne (Springer Nature, 2018-12)
    Background The global Choosing Wisely campaign has identified the following psychotropic prescribing as low-value (harmful or wasteful): (1) benzodiazepine use in the elderly, (2) antipsychotic use in dementia and (3) prescribing two or more antipsychotics ...
  • Cohen, Jacqueline M.; Alvestad, Silje; Cesta, Carolyn E.; Bjørk, Marte Helene; Leinonen, Maarit K.; Nørgaard, Mette; Einarsdóttir, Kristjana; Engeland, Anders; Gissler, Mika; Karlstad, Øystein; Klungsøyr, Kari; Odsbu, Ingvild; Reutfors, Johan; Selmer, Randi M.; Tomson, Torbjörn; Ulrichsen, Sinna Pilgaard; Zoega, Helga; Furu, Kari (2022-12-12)
    Objective: This study was undertaken to examine the comparative safety of antiseizure medication (ASM) monotherapy in pregnancy with respect to risk of major congenital malformations (MCMs), overall and by MCM subtype. Methods: We conducted a ...
  • Frier, Emily M.; Lin, Chun; Reynolds, Rebecca M.; Allegaert, Karel; Been, Jasper V.; Fraser, Abigail; Gissler, Mika; Einarsdóttir, Kristjana; Florian, Lani; Jacobsson, Bo; Vogel, Joshua P.; Zoega, Helga; Bhattacharya, Sohinee; Krispin, Eyal; Pedersen, Lars Henning; Roberts, Devender; Kuhle, Stefan; Fahey, John; Mol, Ben W.; Burgner, David; Schuit, Ewoud; Sheikh, Aziz; Wood, Rachael; Gyamfi-Bannerman, Cynthia; Miller, Jessica E.; Duhig, Kate; Lahti-Pulkkinen, Marius; Hadar, Eran; Wright, John; Murray, Sarah R.; Stock, Sarah J. (2023-03-02)
    Background Antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) are widely prescribed to improve outcomes following preterm birth. Significant knowledge gaps surround their safety, long-term effects, optimal timing and dosage. Almost half of women given ACS give birth ...
  • Daniels, Benjamin; Pearson, Sallie Anne; Buckley, Nicholas A.; Bruno, Claudia; Zoega, Helga (2020)
    Background: Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most prescribed medicines worldwide and concern about their long-term use is growing. We used dispensing claims for every person in Australia dispensed publicly subsidized PPIs between 2013 and ...
  • Bruno, Claudia; Pearson, Sallie-Anne; Daniels, Benjamin; Buckley, Nicholas A; Schaffer, Andrea; Zoega, Helga (BMJ, 2020-04-20)
    Background Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is widespread. There have been increasing concerns about overuse of high-dose PPIs for durations longer than clinically necessary. Objective To evaluate the impact of national education initiatives on reducing ...
  • Sverrisson, Friðgeir A.; Bateman, Brian T.; Aspelund, Thor; Skúlason, Sigurgrímur; Zoega, Helga (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2018-11-21)
    Background Hypertensive disorders complicate up to 10% of pregnancies. Evidence suggests a potential association between maternal hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, particularly preeclampsia, and adverse neurodevelopment in the offspring, but ...
  • Schaffer, Andrea L.; Bruno, Claudia; Buckley, Nicholas A.; Cairns, Rose; Litchfield, Melisa; Paget, Simon; Zoega, Helga; Nassar, Natasha; Pearson, Sallie Anne (2022-02-16)
    BACKGROUND: Medicine prescribing for children is impacted by a lack of paediatric-specific dosing, efficacy and safety data for many medicines. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of medicine use among children and the rate of 'off-label' prescribing ...
  • Cohen, Jacqueline M.; Cesta, Carolyn E.; Furu, Kari; Einarsdóttir, Kristjana; Gissler, Mika; Havard, Alys; Hernandez‐Diaz, Sonia; Huybrechts, Krista F.; Kieler, Helle; Leinonen, Maarit K.; Li, Jiong; Reutfors, Johan; Schaffer, Andrea; Selmer, Randi; Yu, Yongfu; Zoega, Helga; Karlstad, Øystein (Wiley, 2020-06-03)
    Purpose: To describe recent international trends in antiepileptic drug (AED) use during pregnancy and individual patterns of use including discontinuation and switching. Methods: We studied pregnancies from 2006 to 2016 within linked population-based ...
  • Wang, Yue; Unnarsdóttir, Anna Bára; Magnúsdóttir, Ingibjörg; Fang, Fang; Thordardottir, Edda Bjork; Rúnarsdóttir, Harpa; Love, Thorvardur Jon; Kristinsson, Sigurður Yngvi; Pálsson, Runólfur; Jakobsdóttir, Jóhanna; Zoega, Helga; Ásbjörnsdóttir, Kristjana Hrönn; Song, Huan; Hauksdóttir, Arna; Aspelund, Thor; Valdimarsdóttir, Unnur Anna; Þórðardóttir, Edda Björk; Löve, Þorvarður Jón (2023-12-21)
    BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused major disruptions in healthcare services worldwide. Yet, little is known about the association between perceived disruption in healthcare services and socio-demographic factors, pre-existing health ...
  • Højlund, Mikkel; Gudmundsson, Larus S.; Andersen, Jacob H.; Saastamoinen, Leena K.; Zoega, Helga; Skurtveit, Svetlana O.; Wastesson, Jonas W.; Hallas, Jesper; Pottegård, Anton (2022-11-08)
    Use of benzodiazepines (BZ) and related drugs is subject to considerable debate due to problems with dependency and adverse events. We aimed to describe and compare their use across the Nordic countries. Data on the use of clonazepam, BZ-sedatives, ...