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OBJECTIVE Because of ethnic differences in metabolic syndrome (MS) criteria, this study aimed to investigate the MS prevalence among patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder in Taiwan. METHOD We recruited 650 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder from 36 psychiatric institutions. The MS prevalence was assessed based on the(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypotension is a common complication of spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. Atropine is a vagus nerve blocker that can antagonize vagus excitation to mitigate the reflex bradycardia. We aimed to assess the effect of methoxamine-atropine therapy in treating spinal anesthesia hypotension for cesarean section. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a(More)
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