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OBJECTIVE A national cardiometabolic screening program for patients in a variety of public mental health facilities, group practices, and community behavioral health clinics was funded by Pfizer Inc. between 2005 and 2008. METHODS A one-day, voluntary metabolic health fair in the United States offered patients attending public mental health clinics free(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To characterize the effect of oral ziprasidone and haloperidol on the corrected QT (QTc) interval under steady-state conditions. Design. Prospective, randomized, open-label, parallel-group study. SETTING Inpatient clinical research facility. Patients Fifty-nine adults (age range 25-59 yrs) with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who(More)
Cognition, negative symptoms, and depression are potential predictors of disability in schizophrenia. We present analyses of pooled data from four separate studies (all n>169; total n=821) that assessed differential aspects of disability and their potential determinants. We hypothesized that negative symptoms would predict social outcomes, but not(More)
BACKGROUND The Management of Schizophrenia in Clinical Practice (MOSAIC), a disease-based registry of schizophrenia, was initiated in December 2012 to address important gaps in our understanding of the impact and burden of schizophrenia and to provide insight into the current status of schizophrenia care in the US. Recruitment began in December 2012 with(More)
BACKGROUND Antipsychotic agents have been associated with a prolonged QT interval. Data on the effects of ziprasidone and haloperidol on the QTc interval are lacking. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to characterize the effects of 2 high-dose intramuscular injections of ziprasidone and haloperidol on the QTc interval at T(max). METHODS This randomized,(More)
INTRODUCTION The long-term efficacy and tolerability of treatment with ziprasidone following a switch from prior antipsychotics was evaluated in outpatients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder in three open-label, flexible-dose, 1-year extension studies. METHODS These studies enrolled completers of 6-week trials in which subjects were switched(More)
OBJECTIVE We examine data from short-term placebo-controlled and comparator-controlled clinical trials of ziprasidone in schizophrenia to confirm the predictive capacity of early symptom changes for response. We pose the question of how early is too early to consider "stay or switch" and evaluate the predictive capability of a clinical measure in this(More)
BACKGROUND Prolongation of the corrected QT interval (QTc) is understood to be a predictor of risk for ventricular arrhythmia; consequently, data on QTc effects of drugs are used by regulatory bodies to evaluate potential safety risks. Clinical pharmacology studies in adults receiving oral ziprasidone demonstrated a dose-dependent mean increase (4.5-19.5(More)
Schizophrenia is a complex, heterogeneous, multidimensional disorder within which negative symptoms are a significant and disabling feature. Whilst there is no established treatment for these symptoms, some pharmacological and psychosocial interventions have shown promise and this is an active area of research. Despite the effort to identify effective(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the degree to which a proxy measure of remission in schizophrenia correlates with the criteria identified by the Remission in Schizophrenia Working Group, and how well early treatment response to ziprasidone predicts remission. METHODS Data from 10 ziprasidone studies were analyzed to determine rates of remission achieved with(More)