Recent Submissions

  • Bioidentical Progesterone Cream for Menopause-Related Vasomotor Symptoms: Is it Effective? 

    Whelan, Anne Marie, Tannis M. Jurgens, and Melanie Trinacty. 2013. "Bioidentical Progesterone Cream for Menopause-Related Vasomotor Symptoms: Is it Effective?." Annals of Pharmacotherapy 47(1): 112-116.
    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of bioidentical progesterone cream in the treatment of menopause-related vasomotor symptoms. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search (from time of inception to September 2012) of PubMed, EMBASE, ...
  • Systematic review of the efficacy of bioidentical hormones in reducing symptoms of menopause. Part 1. progesterone and relief of menopause-related vasomotor symptoms. (NHPRS-P2- 02) 

    Jurgens, T. M., A. M. Whelan, and M. Trinacty. 2011. "Systematic review of the efficacy of bioidentical hormones in reducing symptoms of menopause. Part 1. progesterone and relief of menopause-related vasomotor symptoms. (NHPRS-P2- 02)." Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 14(3): 134.
    Objectives: Bioidentical hormones (BHs) are widely used, yet we don't have a clear definition of what they are and what the evidence of their efficacy is. The objectives of this project were to 1) clearly define nullbioidentical ...
  • Development and evaluation of an instrument for the critical appraisal of randomized controlled trials of natural products 

    Jurgens, T., A. M. Whelan, M. MacDonald, and L. Lord. 2009. "Development and evaluation of an instrument for the critical appraisal of randomized controlled trials of natural products." BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 9.
    Background: The efficacy of natural products (NPs) is being evaluated using randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with increasing frequency, yet a search of the literature did not identify a widely accepted critical appraisal ...
  • Development and evaluation of an instrument for the critical appraisal of randomized controlled trials of natural products 

    Jurgens, T. M., and A. M. Whelan. 2011. "Development and evaluation of an instrument for the critical appraisal of randomized controlled trials of natural products." Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 64(1): 68.
    Rationale: The efficacy of natural products (NPs) is being evaluated using randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with increasing frequency, yet a search of the literature did not identify a widely accepted critical appraisal ...
  • Advising patients on the use of natural health products to treat premenstrual syndrome 

    Jurgens, T., and A. M. Whelan. 2009. "Advising patients on the use of natural health products to treat premenstrual syndrome." Canadian Pharmacists Journal 142(5): 228-233.
    No abstract available.
  • Potential Toxicities of Herbal Therapies in the Developing Fetus 

    Jurgens, T. M.. 2003. "Potential Toxicities of Herbal Therapies in the Developing Fetus." Birth Defects Research Part B - Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology 68(6): 496-498.
    No abstract available.
  • Who should be providing information to patients about herbal medicine? 

    Jurgens, T.. 2001. "Who should be providing information to patients about herbal medicine?." Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 8(4): 186-187.
    No abstract available.
  • Hold the tofu? 

    Jurgens, T.. 2008. "Hold the tofu?." Canadian Pharmacists Journal 141(4): 208.
    No abstract available.
  • A systematic review of mechanisms by which natural products of plant origin evoke vasodilatation 

    McNeill, J. Robert, and Tannis M. Jurgens. 2006. "A systematic review of mechanisms by which natural products of plant origin evoke vasodilatation." Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology 84(8-9): 803-821.
    This article reviews the body of work aimed at elucidating the mechanisms of action by which natural products of plant origin exert a vasodilatory effect at the level of the vasculature. The search was restricted to 4 ...
  • Immunostimulant properties of Heracleum maximum Bartr. 

    Webster, Duncan, Pierre Taschereau, Timothy D. G. Lee, and Tannis Jurgens. 2006. "Immunostimulant properties of Heracleum maximum Bartr.." Journal of ethnopharmacology 106(3): 360-363.
  • Efficacy of Natural Health Products in Treating Osteoporosis: What is the Quality of Internet Patient Advice? 

    Whelan, Anne Marie, Tannis M. Jurgens, Susan K. Bowles, and Hayley Doyle. 2009. "Efficacy of Natural Health Products in Treating Osteoporosis: What is the Quality of Internet Patient Advice?." Annals of Pharmacotherapy 43(5): 899-907.
    BACKGROUND: With Canadians increasing their use of the Internet to find health-related information, especially regarding natural health products (NHPs), there is a need for high-quality, evidence-based information on Web ...
  • Natural health products in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials 

    Whelan, AM, TM Jurgens, and SK Bowles. 2006. "Natural health products in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials." Annals of Pharmacotherapy 40(5): 836-849.
    BACKGROUND: Consumers are increasingly looking to natural health products to manage specific diseases such as osteoporosis. As a result, healthcare providers need evidence-based information on which to base recommendations ...
  • Bioidentical hormone therapy: Nova Scotia pharmacists' knowledge and beliefs 

    Whelan, A. M., J. -P Thebeau, T. M. Jurgens, and E. Hurst. 2012. "Bioidentical hormone therapy: Nova Scotia pharmacists' knowledge and beliefs." Pharmacy Practice 10(3): 159-167.
    Objectives: To investigate Nova Scotia (NS) pharmacists' knowledge and beliefs regarding the use of bioidentical hormones (BHs) for the management of menopause related symptoms. Methods: Using Dillman's tailored design ...
  • Defining bioidentical hormones for menopause-related symptoms 

    Whelan, A. M., T. M. Jurgens, and M. Trinacty. 2011. "Defining bioidentical hormones for menopause-related symptoms." Pharmacy Practice 9(1): 16-22.
    In the last decade, the use of bioidentical hormones (BHs) to treat menopause-related symptoms has become increasingly popular. However, the many different definitions of BHs have led to a great deal of confusion often ...
  • Canadian pharmacy students' knowledge of herbal medicine 

    Johnson, T., H. Boon, T. Jurgens, Z. Austin, et al. 2008. "Canadian pharmacy students' knowledge of herbal medicine." American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 72(4).
    Objective. To determine fourth-year Canadian pharmacy students' knowledge of herbal medicine and whether that knowledge is associated with mandatory instruction in herbal medicine. Methods. Standardized multiple-choice ...
  • Identifying potential research focuses 

    Whelan, A. M., I. Sketris, D. Frail, B. Tuttle, et al. 1997. "Identifying potential research focuses." Canadian pharmaceutical journal 130(8): 404362-40; 43+62.
    No abstract available.
  • Evaluating the quality of randomized controlled trials that examine the efficacy of natural health products: a systematic review of critical appraisal instruments 

    Whelan, A. M., T. M. Jurgens, and L. Lord. 2009. "Evaluating the quality of randomized controlled trials that examine the efficacy of natural health products: a systematic review of critical appraisal instruments." Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM 6(4): 441-448.
    The purpose of this project was to conduct a systematic review to identify instruments designed to evaluate the quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of natural health products (NHPs). Instruments were examined ...
  • Effects of natural health products on blood pressure 

    Richard, CL, and TM Jurgens. 2005. "Effects of natural health products on blood pressure." Annals of Pharmacotherapy 39(4): 712-720.
    OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific literature to identify reports of the effects of natural health products (NHPs) on blood pressure. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases (MEDLINE [1965-May 2004] via PubMed, the Cochrane ...
  • Efficacy of Hoodia for weight loss: is there evidence to support the efficacy claims? 

    Whelan, A. M., T. M. Jurgens, and V. Szeto. 2010. "Efficacy of Hoodia for weight loss: is there evidence to support the efficacy claims?." Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics 35(5): 609-612.
    P>Increasing rates of adult obesity and its negative health consequences are likely to become an increasing burden to the Canadian health care system. Consumers are looking for treatment options and often try the natural ...
  • Herbs, vitamins and minerals in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: A systematic review 

    Whelan, A. M., T. M. Jurgens, and H. Naylor. 2009. "Herbs, vitamins and minerals in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: A systematic review." Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 16(3): 407429-e407; e429.

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