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Trends in major adverse cardiac events during the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta, Canada

Trends in major adverse cardiac events during the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta, Canada

Dr. Shaun Goodman, from the Division of Cardiology, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, and Canadian VIGOUR Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, presented a poster at the 2021 Scientific Sessions American Heart Association Virtual Conference focusing on trends in major ...
Disease Burden of Huntington’s Disease in a Canadian Setting Using Administrative Health Data

Disease Burden of Huntington’s Disease in a Canadian Setting Using Administrative Health Data

A real-world evidence study focusing on the burden of Huntington’s disease (HD) in Alberta, Canada will be presented at the virtual 28thAnnual Meeting of the Huntington Study Group (HSG) from November 4-6, 2021. This study was conducted by Medlior on behalf of Hoffmann-La Roche. A background ...
Virtual Canadian Congress of Cardiology Presentation: COVID-19 Pandemic Induced Disruptions in Troponin and Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Laboratory Test Volumes Across Alberta

Virtual Canadian Congress of Cardiology Presentation: COVID-19 Pandemic Induced Disruptions in Troponin and Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Laboratory Test Volumes Across Alberta

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization made the announcement that the coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) was officially characterized as a pandemic.1 As many healthcare resources were redeployed or redistributed to address the acute need of COVID-19, large impacts on health systems were ...
Virtual ISPOR 2021: Burden of Disease and Current Treatment Patterns for Migraine in Canada

Virtual ISPOR 2021: Burden of Disease and Current Treatment Patterns for Migraine in Canada

E-Poster Title: Epidemiology, Treatment Landscape, and Healthcare Resource Utilization for Patients with Migraine in Canada Migraine is a common, debilitating headache disorder that is the third leading cause of global disability and the leading cause of years lived with disability (YLDs) ...
COVID Vaccines in Canada

COVID Vaccines in Canada

COVID-19 has changed the entire world. In Medlior’s latest blog post, we look at vaccine development and approval in Canada, answering questions about how the vaccines could be developed so quickly, and what contributed to Canada’s slow start in rolling them out. Looking back, we can ...
Key Highlights From ISPOR 2021

Key Highlights From ISPOR 2021

The ISPOR 2021 annual conference was held last week. As usual, there were numerous insightful and thought-provoking sessions and workshops to attend, aimed at improving health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) research methods. Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic was a common theme ...
Epidemiology, Treatment Landscape, and Healthcare Resource Utilization for Patients with Migraine in Canada: A Literature Review

Epidemiology, Treatment Landscape, and Healthcare Resource Utilization for Patients with Migraine in Canada: A Literature Review

Synthetic Data and Real-World Evidence Studies

Synthetic Data and Real-World Evidence Studies

What is Synthetic Data? Synthetic data is the generation of realistic datasets that capture important relationships and information from real-world data. These datasets are created through random sampling models, such as Bayesian or neural networks, with the help of domain experts to validate ...
COVID-19 and Opioid Overdose Deaths: Insights from Alberta’s Substance Use Surveillance Data

COVID-19 and Opioid Overdose Deaths: Insights from Alberta’s Substance Use Surveillance Data

People who use drugs, particularly opioids, are a group that has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Safe consumption sites and homeless shelters are supports often relied upon by people who use drugs. During the pandemic, these supports have been, in some cases, ...
Medlior Publications

Medlior Publications

Explore a list of all of Medlior's recent publications including recent Medlior evidence generation publications and recent Medlior RWE publications. Recent Medlior RWE publications Scory T, Chen G, Farris M, Shih YH, Pinto L, Cowling T. Lipid-lowering therapy patterns and low-density ...
The effects of COVID-19 on Cancer screening

The effects of COVID-19 on Cancer screening

Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted healthcare delivery including: delays in elective or non-urgent surgeries and procedures, disruptions to cancer screening, and cessation of routine laboratory tests. In Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health ...
The Canadian Survey on Disability: An Underutilized Source for Measuring Burden of Illness

The Canadian Survey on Disability: An Underutilized Source for Measuring Burden of Illness

The Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD) is a repeated cross-sectional survey of Canadians 15 years of age and older living with disability.1 Conducted by Statistics Canada, CSD participants are recruited from individuals who reported having a long-term health related condition or difficulty on ...