Catherine A Pierce

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the analgesic and antipyretic efficacy and safety of ibuprofen compared to acetaminophen in children and adults. DATA SOURCES Literature searches were performed using PubMed/MEDLINE (through August 2009) and EMBASE (through January 2008) and were restricted to the English language. In PubMed/MEDLINE, search terms used were ibuprofen,(More)
Like in the adult population, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are commonly used agents for their anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and analgesic effects in pediatrics. They are also used for some distinct indications in pediatrics such as Kawasaki disease, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure, and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). The(More)
A prospective survey was conducted on 155 consecutive subjects with manic symptoms admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility to identify possible reasons for rehospitalization. Approximately one third were previously hospitalized at the same facility within the past month. Over half (57%) of the sample were admitted because of aggressive episodes. On(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether initiating lithium with predictive dosing compared with empiric dosing improves outcome in patients with manic symptoms. DESIGN The study was a randomized, single-blind design and used the Modified Slattery predictive method. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Eighteen inpatients at an urban psychiatric hospital with a Mania Rating(More)
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