Caroline R Cahill

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BACKGROUND Clozapine is widely used for people with schizophrenia. Although agranulocytosis, weight gain, and cardiac problems are serious problems associated with its use, hypersalivation, sometimes of a gross and socially unacceptable quantity, is also common (30-80%). OBJECTIVES To determine the clinical effects of pharmacological interventions for(More)
The psychological problems and difficulties experienced by adults who report having been sexually abused in childhood are reviewed. These long-term effects include damage to the victims' emotional reactions and self-perceptions, relationship problems, problems with sexuality and difficulties in social functioning. Common presenting problems of victims of(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe the first 2 years of operation of an electronic system for reporting medication events in psychiatry (Medi-Event system). We have carried out a descriptive analysis of all medication events (errors, near misses and adverse drug reactions) reported between 1 March 2008 and 28 February 2010 at a large, specialist UK(More)
This review is concerned with the individual and group treatment of clients who present with a history of sexual abuse in childhood. Almost all of the literature regarding the individual treatment of these clients is based on clinical reports; very little is experimentally based. Most of the reports of group treatment are of a similar nature, although some(More)
This study investigates the efficacy of clozapine in treatment-resistant abused adolescents detained in a secure environment who present with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder and psychotic symptoms. All participants had received at least 2 trials of conventional neuroleptic medication prior to starting clozapine. Efficacy was assessed by using single(More)
Inpatient treatment can be quite effective for clients with severe or persistent eating disorders. A successful treatment program, however, requires extensive nursing participation. The author addresses specific clinical problems and system issues related to this population of clients. She stresses the importance of clinical expertise among nursing staff(More)
Lower back pain (LBP) is a widespread, expensive, and debilitating problem in Western industrialized countries. Though LBP can be caused by acute injuries, biomechanical discrepancies have also been indicated to cause chronic LBP. A possible link between podiatrical deviations and LBP has been established in the literature; yet, no comprehensive review(More)
During the last two years, the National Kidney Foundation's Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-DOQI) Anemia Work Group has been developing clinical practice guidelines for the management of anemia in patients with chronic renal failure. After an in-depth critical analysis of the scientific literature, with a consensus of "expert opinion" used to(More)
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