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BACKGROUND Relatively little is known about the relationships between medication adherence and long-term functional outcomes in the treatment of schizophrenia. To extend previous research, we prospectively examined the relationships between adherence with any antipsychotic medication and functional outcomes among schizophrenia patients treated over a 3-year(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively measure the link between depressive symptoms and functional outcomes in the long-term treatment of people with schizophrenia. METHODS Data were drawn from a large, multi-site, 3-year, prospective, naturalistic, observational study, in which subjects with schizophrenia were assessed at enrollment and at 12-month intervals(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the direct cost of relapse and the predictors of relapse during the treatment of patients with schizophrenia in the United States. METHODS Data were drawn from a prospective, observational, noninterventional study of schizophrenia in the United States (US-SCAP) conducted between 7/1997 and 9/2003. Patients with and without relapse in(More)
AIMS Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) have increased platelet reactivity and reduced platelet response to clopidogrel compared with patients without DM. Prasugrel, a more potent antiplatelet agent, is associated with greater reductions in ischaemic events compared with clopidogrel, particularly in patients with DM. The aim of this study was to perform(More)
BACKGROUND Antipsychotic monotherapy is recognized as the treatment of choice for patients with schizophrenia. Simultaneous treatment with multiple antipsychotics (polypharmacy) is suggested by some expert consensus guidelines as the last resort after exhausting monotherapy alternatives. This study assessed the annual rate and duration of antipsychotic(More)
OBJECTIVE Statins have been shown to impact international normalized ratio (INR) when coadministered with warfarin. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of pitavastatin compared with rosuvastatin on steady-state pharmacodynamics (PD) of warfarin by measuring INR in healthy adult subjects. METHODS Subjects received oral doses of warfarin 5 mg(More)
OBJECTIVE Investigators compared patient characteristics and antipsychotic use patterns between individuals with schizophrenia treated in usual care with first-generation depot antipsychotics and those treated with oral antipsychotics (first- or second-generation or both). METHODS Analyses used data from the U.S. Schizophrenia Care and Assessment Program,(More)
BACKGROUND There is an ongoing debate over whether atypical antipsychotics are more effective than typical antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia. This naturalistic study compares atypical and typical antipsychotics on time to all-cause medication discontinuation, a recognized index of medication effectiveness in the treatment of schizophrenia. (More)
OBJECTIVE This study compared the time to discontinuation for any reason of first-generation antipsychotics--in oral versus depot formulation--in the usual care of schizophrenia. METHODS This study used data from a three-year, prospective, nonrandomized, noninterventional, multisite study of schizophrenia. Participants initiated on oral haloperidol or(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet inhibition is critical in reducing both short- and long-term atherothrombotic risks after acute myocardial infarction (MI), especially among patients managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Currently available antiplatelet medications, including adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptor inhibitors, have demonstrated variability(More)