Dean H T Elbe

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OBJECTIVE To review published literature regarding aripiprazole in child and adolescent psychiatry. METHOD A literature review was conducted using the medline search term: 'aripiprazole' with limits: Human trials, English language, All Child (aged 0-18 years). Additional articles were identified from reference information and poster presentation data. (More)
OBJECTIVES 1) To review SSRI prescribing patterns for children and adolescents in our hospital and provincial prescription database and 2) To evaluate whether prescribing practices are consistent with expectations, based on published evidence and practice recommendations. METHODS A PubMed online search was conducted to obtain all randomized controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE To review published literature regarding ziprasidone in child and adolescent psychiatry. METHODS A literature review was conducted using the medline search term: 'ziprasidone' with limits: Human trials, English language, All Child (Age 0-18). Additional articles were identified from reference information and poster presentation data. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To report three cases of serum sickness-like reaction (SSLR) associated with bupropion ingestion. CASE SUMMARY A 27-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man, and a 43-year-old woman presented to our emergency department within a three-week period with symptoms consistent with SSLR. Symptoms consisted of pruritic skin rash, tongue swelling, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize and review published literature regarding lisdexamfetamine and its use in child and adolescent psychiatry. METHOD A LITERATURE REVIEW WAS CONDUCTED USING THE PUBMED SEARCH TERM: 'lisdexamfetamine' with limits: Human trials, English language, All Child (aged 0-18 years). Additional articles were identified from reference information(More)
BACKGROUND The use of moxifloxacin (Avelox) has increased at Vancouver General Hospital since its introduction onto the formulary in 2002. It is unclear, however, whether the use of the drug is optimal according to its indication. Hand-held electronic devices, such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), are novel tools that can be used during routine(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the background and mechanisms behind how certain psychotropic medications cause adverse drug reactions. METHODS A literature review pertaining to several interesting and unusual adverse drug reactions attributed to selected psychotropic medications was conducted. These include: 1) QTc interval prolongation secondary to ziprasidone,(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the basic pharmacology and published literature regarding use of guanfacine extended-release (GXR) for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. METHODS A LITERATURE REVIEW WAS CONDUCTED USING THE SEARCH TERMS: 'guanfacine', with limits set to: Human trials, English Language, and All Child(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the evidence for efficacy and metabolic effects of atypical antipsychotics (AAPs), and to propose a metabolic monitoring protocol for AAP use in children and adolescents. METHODS A PubMed search was performed to obtain all studies related to efficacy, metabolic side-effects, and monitoring in those less than 18 years of age. RESULTS(More)
This is a review of the empirical literature regarding what has been described anecdotally as patients who are 'rapid metabolizers' of stimulant medication. The authors propose that this is a misnomer used to describe two types of atypical pharmacokinetic patterns of response: high-dose responders, short-duration responders and two types of atypical(More)