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By Gabriel Elias Correa de Oliveira Psychiatrist, acting as supervisor in a Psychiatric Emergency ward and in a First-Episode Psychosis ambulatory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586815/alcohol-withdrawal-syndrome-mechanisms-manifestations-and-management
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S Jesse, G Bråthen, M Ferrara, M Keindl, E Ben-Menachem, R Tanasescu, E Brodtkorb, M Hillbom, M A Leone, A C Ludolph
The alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a well-known condition occurring after intentional or unintentional abrupt cessation of heavy/constant drinking in patients suffering from alcohol use disorders (AUDs). AUDs are common in neurological departments with patients admitted for coma, epileptic seizures, dementia, polyneuropathy, and gait disturbances. Nonetheless, diagnosis and treatment are often delayed until dramatic symptoms occur. The purpose of this review is to increase the awareness of the early clinical manifestations of AWS and the appropriate identification and management of this important condition in a neurological setting...
January 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27307388/lithium-intoxication-incidence-clinical-course-and-renal-function-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Michael Ott, Bernd Stegmayr, Ellinor Salander Renberg, Ursula Werneke
When prescribing lithium, the risk of toxicity remains a concern. In this study, we examined a cohort of patients exposed to lithium between 1997 and 2013. The aims of this study were to determine the frequency of lithium intoxication and to evaluate the clinical course and changes in renal function. Of 1340 patients, 96 had experienced at least one episode of lithium levels ⩾1.5 mmol/L, yielding an incidence of 0.01 per patient-year. Seventy-seven patients available for review had experienced 91 episodes, of whom 34% required intensive care and 13% were treated with haemodialysis...
October 2016: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27400391/off-label-use-of-quetiapine-in-medical-inpatients-and-postdischarge
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Todd C Lee, Ploa Desforges, Jennifer Murray, Ramy R Saleh, Emily G McDonald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27349358/anxiety
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Michelle G Craske, Murray B Stein
Anxiety disorders (separation anxiety disorder, selective mutism, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and generalised anxiety disorder) are common and disabling conditions that mostly begin during childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. They differ from developmentally normative or stress-induced transient anxiety by being marked (ie, out of proportion to the actual threat present) and persistent, and by impairing daily functioning. Most anxiety disorders affect almost twice as many women as men...
June 24, 2016: Lancet
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