Publications (2)6.04 Total impact
Article: Communicating pharmacogenetic research results to breastfeeding mothers taking codeine: a pilot study of perceptions and benefits.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Sixty-two codeine-prescribed breastfeeding mothers from a pharmacogenetic study were interviewed regarding the communication of individual CYP2D6 genotype results and overall research findings. All participants wanted to receive the results of their individual genetic tests; however, individuals placed different values on the usefulness of this information toward future medical decisions. Receiving one's pharmacogenetic test results was not associated with a negative psychosocial impact. Thirty-three percent of the participants wished to withhold these results from their physicians. Participants' expectations seem to dictate the extent of transparency of pharmacogenetic research results.Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 12/2010; 88(6):792-5. · 6.04 Impact Factor
Article: Genotypic Approaches to Therapy in Children (GATC): using information technology to improve drug safety.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Current models of ADR surveillance have repeatedly demonstrated little pragmatic value to practicing clinicians. ADR reporting rates in the US and Canada suggest that only 5% of ADRs are reported. The Genotypic Approaches to Therapy in Children (GATC) network was established to identify and solve drug safety problems in paediatrics. We hypothesized that genetic polymorphisms underlie a significant portion of concentration-dependent ADRs in children. Our objective was to establish an ADR active surveillance network in paediatric hospitals across Canada. Surveillance clinicians evaluate clinical information from ADR cases and drug-matched controls, and collected DNA samples from all patients. The surveillance network will enable the identification of predictive genomic-markers for ADRs. With this knowledge, children at risk can be identified before therapy is initiated and enable personalized adjustments to therapy based on genetic make-up.Studies in health technology and informatics 02/2009; 143:209-14.