Tag: Antipsychotic

1. In this cohort study, released prisoners in Sweden who received antipsychotics, psychostimulants, and medications used in addictive disorders were less likely to commit a violent crime. 2. The rates of violent crimes were similar between patients who received psychotropic medications and those who were administered prison-based psychological treatments. Evidence Rating...
A Decision Analysis of Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Relative to Novel and Traditional Oral Anticoagulation for Stroke Prevention in Patients with New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation There are no studies in the literature directly comparing the different treatment strategies for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Decision-analytic models may offer insight...
1. Almost half of UK primary care antipsychotic prescriptions were written for patients without a diagnosis of psychotic or bipolar disorder. 2. Anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and dementia were the most common non-psychotic mental health conditions for which primary care physicians prescribed antipsychotics. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Clinical guidelines...
1.   Atypical antipsychotics given to elderly patients in outpatient setting were associated with a 75% increased 90-day risk of hospitalization for acute kidney injury (AKI) when compared to untreated controls. 2.  Older patients taking atypical antipsychotics were nearly twice as likely to develop multiple severe complications, including death.  Evidence Rating Level:...
Image: PD  1. Children and adolescents prescribed antipsychotics were three times more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes.  2. The risk of diabetes increased in a dose dependent manner with increasing cumulative doses of medication.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This study found that the prescription of antipsychotics was associated with...
Image: PD 1. For ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation, no decrease in duration or incidence of delirium or coma was found with prophylactic haloperidol versus placebo. 2. Antipsychotic medications may reduce analgesic and hypnotic total dosage and days of treatment. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Delirium is an acute dysfunction in...