American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Evaluation of the Lack of Essential Information in Medical Literature

Muaed J. Alomar, Anas A. Hourani, Syed A. Sulaiman and Claire c. Strauch

DOI : 10.3844/ajptsp.2008.201.208

American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Volume 3, Issue 2

Pages 201-208

Abstract

Primary literature is a basic tool for medical knowledge and for future research. Every researcher relies at some point on the information available in published literature. Also, primary literature is utilized to develop guidelines for the medical use of medications in all kinds of diseases, accuracy is a must in this regard. To evaluate essential information regarding patients, drugs and diseases omitted from efficacy literature on antihypertensive drug safety. Data on antihypertensive adverse drug reactions we retrospectively collected from 219 medical articles using search engines IDIS Iowa Drug Information Services, ScienceDirect, Medscape, Pubmed, Ebscohost, Inside web, Proquest, Emerald and Medline. The data for the study was collected from primary literature carried out on antihypertensive medications in previous years. All of the available information regarding patients (patient

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© 2008 Muaed J. Alomar, Anas A. Hourani, Syed A. Sulaiman and Claire c. Strauch. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.