Conflicts of Interest From 1997 to 2008, Thierry Olivry has participated in NC State University-approved consulting activities for Novartis Animal Health Switzerland (distributors of ciclosporin, which is reviewed herein), Schering-Plough Animal Health USA, Sogeval USA and Janssen Animal Health, Belgium. From 1997 to 2008, he has obtained research funding from Corixa USA, Heska USA, Nosan Japan, Novartis Animal Health Global, Oligos USA, Searle (distributors of misoprostol discussed herein) USA, Schering-Plough Animal Health USA, Virbac France (distributors of Genesis triamcinolone spray mentioned herein) and Nippon Zenyaku (Zenoaq) Japan. Ralf Mueller has consulted for Novartis Animal Health Switzerland (distributors of ciclosporin reviewed herein) and Royal Canin France. He has obtained research funding from Bayer Animal Health Germany, Boehringer Ingelheim Denmark, Laboratoire de Dermo-Cosmétique Animale (LDCA) France, Pfizer Animal Health Germany, Procter & Gamble USA, TEVA Animal Health (previously DVM-IVX) USA and Virbac France (European distributors of Histacalmine hydroxyzine–chlorpheniramine combination, and whose US subsidiary distributes Genesis triamcinolone spray; both are reviewed in this paper). Chris Chesney consulted for Schering-Plough and Pfizer Animal Health UK. Neil McEwan has obtained research funding from Leo Denmark, Virbac France and Schering-Plough Animal Health UK, and he participated in a trial funded by Phytopharm UK. Prior to 2004, Aiden Foster acted as consultant to Merial Animal Health UK, Leo Animal Health UK and Pfizer Animal Health UK; for Novartis Animal Health Inc. and Phytopharm plc who manufacture ciclosporin and PO7P respectively. Before 2004, he obtained research funding from Merial, Novartis and the Heska Corporation. Hywel Williams does not have any conflicts of interest.
Interventions for atopic dermatitis in dogs: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
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Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 4–22, February 2010
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Olivry, T., Foster, A. P., Mueller, R. S., McEwan, N. A., Chesney, C. and Williams, H. C. (2010), Interventions for atopic dermatitis in dogs: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Veterinary Dermatology, 21: 4–22. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3164.2009.00784.x
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- Issue online: 28 JAN 2010
- Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2010
- Accepted 7 May 2009
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