David Schleifer

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OBJECTIVE Despite the increasing awareness of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults, there are a limited number of controlled pharmacologic studies of this disorder; most of the trials have focused on the psychostimulants. Because the tricyclic anti-depressant desipramine has been found to be effective in treating ADHD in pediatric(More)
OBJECTIVE Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) play an important role in the treatment of pediatric psychiatric disorders. Despite widespread clinical use, concerns about their possible cardiovascular risk have arisen following several published reports of sudden death associated with their use in children. Accordingly, available evidence concerning(More)
Previous research has found that American patients strongly believe that more testing and more treatment lead to better outcomes and, to a lesser extent, that newer treatments are more effective. We conducted five focus groups with privately insured, healthy, middle-aged Americans (n = 43) to explore these apparent preferences. Contrary to previous(More)
Nerve sheath tumors and meningiomas account for most intradural extramedullary (IDEM) tumors. These tumors are benign and amenable to complete surgical resection. In recent years, these surgeries are performed with intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) in order to minimize neurological injury, but the evidence for the statistical efficacy of(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the increasing recognition of juvenile mood disorders, few medications have been shown to be effective. Nefazodone is a novel antidepressant that remains untested in children. Seven cases are described, including four with bipolar depression, in which nefazodone was used for depression. METHOD The authors systematically studied the(More)
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