Etienne Weisskopf

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INTRODUCTION Psychiatric disorders are among the leading causes of disability in Western societies. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most frequently prescribed antidepressant drugs during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Over the last decade, conflicting findings regarding the safety of SSRI drugs during pregnancy and lactation(More)
A high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) method was developed for the simultaneous, stereoselective quantification of the antidepressant citalopram and its active metabolite desmethylcitalopram in human plasma and breast milk. Sample preparation was performed by a two-step approach, including generic protein(More)
Following the thalidomide tragedy, pharmacological research in pregnant women focused primarily on drug safety for the unborn child and remains only limited regarding the efficacy and safety of treatment for the mother. Significant physiological changes during pregnancy may yet affect the pharmacokinetics of drugs and thus compromise its efficacy and/or(More)
Studies report that between 6 and 13% of women experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The abundant data available make selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) the first line treatment in pregnancy when a pharmacological treatment is required. Risks associated with the use of SSRIs during pregnancy are limited(More)
A bioanalytical method by high performance liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS), adapted from a previously published method in plasma, was validated in breast milk for the simultaneous quantification of all antidepressants belonging to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (citalopram, fluoxetine,(More)
Health management of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients should be maximized during pregnancy and breastfeeding because of its significant impact on the maternal and newborn outcomes. Thus, numerous drugs will have to be continued during pregnancy and lactation. Most of the drugs representing CF treatment lines cross the placenta or are excreted into human milk.(More)
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