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Current Medical Research & Opinion

A MEDLINE-indexed, international journal that publishes research focused on new and existing drugs and therapies, best practices in patient care, developments in diagnostic medicine and medical technology, and innovations in medical and scientific publishing.
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Duration and onset of effect of incobotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of blepharospasm in botulinum toxin-naïve subjects D. Mitsikostasa et al
Direct cost and healthcare resource utilization of patients with migraine before treatment initiation with calcitonin gene-related peptide monoclonal antibodies by the number of prior preventive migraine medication classes S. Foster et al
Newly diagnosed iron deficiency anemia and subsequent autoimmune disease: a matched cohort study in Taiwan R. Chang et al
Current status of shared decision making for rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Japan: a web-based survey on physicians and patients I. Tomoko et al
Network meta-analysis comparing the effectiveness of a prescription digital therapeutic for chronic insomnia to medications and face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy in adults F. Forma et al
Readmissions, costs, and duration to subsequent outpatient visit after hospital discharge among Medicaid beneficiaries utilizing oral versus long-acting injectable antipsychotics in bipolar disorder or schizophrenia L. Tidmore et al
Clinical and economic burden of major depressive disorder with acute suicidal ideation or behavior in a US Veterans Health Affairs database C. Neslusen et al
Mapping author taxonomies and author criteria: good practices for thinking through complex authorship situations L. de Toro et al
Endoscopic mucosal healing and histologic remission in ulcerative colitis: a systematic literature review of clinical, quality-of-life and economic outcomes A. Pandey et al
Efficacy and safety/tolerability of pridinol: a meta-analysis of double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials in adult patients with muscle pain M. Uberall et al
Real world incidence and management of adverse events in patients with HR+, HER2− metastatic breast cancer receiving CDK4 and 6 inhibitors in a United States community setting G. L. Price et al
Putting plain language summaries into perspective C. Eggell et al
Impact of cardiovascular disease on health care economic burden and resource utilization: a retrospective cohort study in adults in the United States with type 2 diabetes with or without stroke, myocardial infarction, and peripheral arterial disease A. King et al
Real-world comparison of healthcare resource utilization and costs of [177Lu]Lu DOTA-TATE in patients with progressive neuroendocrine tumors in England: a matched cohort analysis using data from the Hospital Episode Statistics dataset T. Cox et al
Comprehensive analysis and prediction of long-term durability of factor IX activity following etranacogene dezaparvovec gene therapy in the treatment of hemophilia B J. Shah et al
Observing expert opinion of medical affairs pharmaceutical physicians on the value of their clinical experience to the pharmaceutical industry using the Jandhyala method R. Jandhyala et al

Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy

Publishes the latest research in cancer care including; diagnosis, biomarkers, tumor management, current and novel therapies, chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
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Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy

A MEDLINE-indexed journal delivering the latest research, publishing a variety of articles on all aspects involved in the treatment and management of infectious disease.
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Expert Review of Clinical Immunology

A MEDLINE-indexed, peer-reviewed journal providing the latest research on the performance of new therapeutic and diagnostic modalities in clinical immunology.
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Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism

Publishes research on endocrine control and metabolism, its clinical advancements, screening, diagnostics, therapeutics, molecular genetics and epidemiology.
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Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

A MEDLINE-indexed journal providing expert commentary on the use of drugs and medicines in clinical neurology and neuropsychiatry.
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Expert Review of Vaccines

A MEDLINE-indexed peer-reviewed journal providing expert commentary on the development, application, and clinical effectiveness of new vaccines. Topics include vaccine technology, vaccine adjuvants, prophylactic vaccines, and therapeutic vaccines.
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A systematic review of the burden of pertussis disease in infants and the effectiveness of maternal immunization against pertussis E. Bunge et al
Safety profile of Infanrix hexa - 17 years of GSK's passive post-marketing surveillance J. Dolhain et al
Immune interference (blunting) in the context of maternal immunization with Tdap-containing vaccines: is it a class effect? M. Angeles et al
Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in the era of conjugate vaccines: critical factors for successful eradication S. Esposito et al
A review of rotavirus vaccine use in Asia and the Pacific regions: challenges and future prospects P. Buchy et al
Measles, mumps, rubella prevention: how can we do better? F. Kauffmann et al
Fifteen years of experience with the oral live-attenuated human rotavirus vaccine: reflections on lessons learned B. Benninghoff et al
Can two different pneumococcal conjugate vaccines be used to complete the infant vaccination series? A randomized trial exploring interchangeability of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and the pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein D-conjugate vaccine D. Borys et al
Rotavirus vaccines performance: dynamic interdependence of host, pathogen and environment D. Saha et al
The need for pertussis vaccination among older adults and high-risk groups: a perspective from advanced economies of the Asia Pacific region M. Nissen et al
COVID-19 vaccines: concerns beyond protective efficacy and safety C. Lai et al
Bacterial nasopharyngeal carriage following infant immunization with pneumococcal conjugate vaccines according to a 2+1 schedule in children in South Africa: an exploratory analysis of two clinical trials D. Borys et al
Preferences for herpes zoster vaccination among adults aged 50 years and older in the United States: results from a discrete choice experiment B. Patterson et al
COVID-19 vaccines and thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome C. Lai et al
A systematic review of invasive pneumococcal disease vaccine failures and breakthrough with higher-valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in children L. Soumahoro et al
Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in the era of conjugate vaccines: critical factors for successful eradication M. Slack et al
Lifting non-pharmaceutical interventions following the COVID-19 pandemic – the quiet before the storm? K. OH et al
A Policy Review of the Introduction of the MenACWY Vaccine in Toddlers Across Multiple Countries C. Valmas et al

Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics

An international journal of vaccinology and immunotherapy that publishes all aspects of work in these fields.
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Vaccine confidence: the keys to restoring trust R. Adegbola et al
Towards adult vaccination in India: a narrative literature review A. Agrawal et al
Pertussis in high-risk groups: an overview of the past quarter-century V. Jenkins et al
The effect of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on otitis media from 2005 to 2013 in children aged <5 years: a retrospective cohort study in two Swedish regions B. Anell et al
Control of vaccine preventable diseases in Australian infants: reviewing a decade of experience with DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib vaccine J. Bayliss et al
Medical conditions at enrollment do not impact efficacy and safety of the adjuvanted recombinant zoster vaccine: a pooled post-hoc analysis of two parallel randomized trials R. Chlibek et al
Vaccination in preterm and low birth weight infants in India A. Agrawal et al
Safety of the AS04-adjuvanted human papillomavirus (HPV)-16/18 vaccine in adolescents aged 12-15 years: end-of-study results from a community-randomized study up to 6.5 years D. Apter et al
Perceptions of vaccine preventable diseases in Australian healthcare: focus on pertussis J. Bayliss et al
The adjuvanted recombinant zoster vaccine is efficacious and safe in Asian adults >50 years of age: a sub-cohort analysis of the ZOE-50 and ZOE-70 randomized trials A. Schuind et al
Post hoc analysis of reactogenicity trends between dose 1 and dose 2 of the adjuvanted recombinant zoster vaccine in two parallel randomized trials A. Cunningham et al
Rotavirus vaccine administration patterns in Italy: potential impact on vaccine coverage, compliance and adherence F. Fortunato et al
Systematic literature review on the safety and immunogenicity of rotavirus vaccines when co-administered with meningococcal vaccines B. Benninghoff et al
Exploring the evidence behind the comparable impact of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccines PHiD-CV and PCV13 on overall pneumococcal disease P. Izurieta et al
Trends in all-cause pneumonia and otitis media in children aged <2 years following pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction in Colombia D. Caceres et al
Established and new rotavirus vaccines: a comprehensive review for healthcare professionals B. Benninghoff et al
Efficacy of the AS04-adjuvanted HPV-16/18 vaccine in young Chinese women with oncogenic HPV infection at baseline: post-hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial D. Bi et al
Patient-reported outcomes in vaccines research: relevance for decision-making E. Cabrera et al
Endemicity change of hepatitis A infection necessitates vaccination in food handlers: An Indian perspective A. Agrawal et al
Need for hepatitis A prevention in patients with chronic liver disease in the changing epidemiological setting of India A. Agrawal et al
Hamster neogenin, a host-cell protein contained in a respiratory syncytial virus candidate vaccine, induces antibody responses in rabbits but not in clinical trial participants K. Maleux et al
Brand-specific enhanced safety surveillance of GSK's Fluarix Tetra seasonal influenza vaccine in England: 2017/2018 season R. Byford et al
Mass gatherings: a review of the scope for meningococcal vaccination in the Indian context V. Abitbol et al
Immunogenicity and safety of a combined DTPa-IPV/Hib vaccine administered as a three-dose primary vaccination course and a booster dose in healthy children in Russia: a phase III, non-randomized, open-label study L. Anaya et al
Lowering the recommended age for the free and active offer of influenza vaccination in Italy: clinical and economic impact analysis in the Liguria region D. Amicizia et al
Retrospective study of the use of an influenza disease two-tiered classification system to characterize clinical severity in US children L. Aukes et al

Journal of Medical Economics

Serving the international pharmacoeconomics and healthcare-research community, it publishes economic assessments of novel therapeutic and device interventions, along-side studies that measure therapeutic or preventative outcomes, and policy issues.
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Modification of Treatment-Sequence Model With a Customizable Number of Treatments to Better Reflect Contemporary and Future Clinical Practice in Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Y. Zhang
Clinical and economic burden of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the United States D. Cohen
Economic evaluation of polatuzumab-bendamustine-rituximab vs. tafasitamab-lenalidomide in transplant-ineligible R/R DLBCL M. Calamia
Economic evaluation using dynamic transition modeling of ebola virus vaccination in lower-and-middle-income countries M. Obeng-Kusi
Cost-effectiveness analysis of the Parkinson’s KinetiGraph and clinical assessment in the management of Parkinson's Disease K. R. Chaudhuri et al
Public health impact of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (BNT162b2) in the first year of rollout in the United States M. Di Fusco et al
Pricing of HPV tests in Italian tender-based settings F. Inturrisi et al
Real-world burden of chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression in patients with small cell lung cancer: a retrospective analysis of electronic medical data from community cancer care providers R. S. Epstein et al
Comparative value-based pricing of an Ebola vaccine in resource-constrained countries based on cost-effectiveness analysis M. Obeng-Kusi et al
Levalbuterol vs. albuterol for hospitalized patients with COPD in China: cost-utility and budget impact analysis L. Chen et al
The cost-effectiveness of abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®) and onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®) for managing spasticity of the upper and lower limbs, and cervical dystonia N. Danchenko et al
Impact of non-adherence to direct oral anticoagulants amongst Swedish patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: results from a real-world cost-utility analysis C. Blomström Lundqvista et al
Moving preinduction cervical ripening to a lower acuity inpatient setting using the synthetic hygroscopic cervical dilator S. J. Saunders et al
Clinical and economic evaluation of a proteomic biomarker preterm birth risk predictor: Cost-effectiveness modeling of prenatal interventions applied to predicted higher-risk pregnancies within a large and diverse cohort J. Burchard et al
Comparison of Utilization and Cost of Healthcare Services and Pharmacotherapy Following Implantation of Vagus Nerve Stimulation versus Responsive Neurostimulation or Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Epilepsy T. Vincent et al
Evaluating the impact of early vs delayed ofatumumab initiation and estimating the long-term outcomes of ofatumumab vs teriflunomide in relapsing multiple sclerosis patients in Spain U. Vudumula et al
The humanistic and economic burden of atopic dermatitis among adults and adolescents in Saudi Arabia B. Elezbawya et al
Informing a cost-effectiveness threshold for Saudi Arabia A. Hamdan Al-Jedai et al
Efficacy of abobotulinumtoxinA versus onabotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of refractory neurogenic detrusor overactivity: a systematic review and indirect treatment comparison F. Cruz et al
Annual indirect costs savings in patients with episodic or chronic migraine: a post-hoc analysis of phase 3 galcanezumab clinical trials in the United States O. J. Varnado et al
Adopting a portfolio of ultrasonic and advanced bipolar electrosurgery devices from a single manufacturer compared to currently used ultrasonic and advanced bipolar devices: a probabilistic budget impact analysis from a Spanish hospital perspective A. Piemontese et al
Productivity loss and productivity loss costs to United States employers due to priority conditions: a systematic review S. Rojanasarota et al
Increased use of 6-monthly gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist therapy for prostate cancer: a capacity and cost-minimization analysis for England P. Cornford et al
The effects of early initiation of aripiprazole once-monthly on healthcare resource utilization and healthcare costs in individuals with schizophrenia: real-world evidence from US claims data H. C. Waters et al
Burden of illness associated with overweight and obesity in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States: analysis of the premier healthcare database from April 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 N. Kim et al
Estimating health state utilities in primary hyperoxaluria type 1: a valuation study H. Freitas
Cost-utility and cost-benefit analysis of TAVR availability in the US severe symptomatic aortic stenosis patient population J. P. Selvilla et al
Burden of influenza in patients with cardiovascular disease who receive antiviral treatment for influenza M. Corral

Expert Review of Hematology

Publishes on vascular medicine & hematology, their diseases & therapeutic techniques including immunotherapy, stem cell transplantation & transfusion medicine. It offers accelerated publication.
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Expert Review of Medical Devices

A MEDLINE-indexed journal serving the device research community by providing commentary, analysis and debate for all professionals involved in research, development, testing, and clinical use of devices. It offers accelerated publication.
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Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics

Medline-indexed expert evaluation of molecular diagnostics and detection of molecular causes of disease and new diagnostic and prognostic technologies. It offers accelerated publication.
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