Henry C. Ndukwe

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Consensus guidelines which are applicable in New Zealand and worldwide recommend that the duration of exposure to antipsychotics not exceed 12 weeks, unless justified for mental illnesses like schizophrenia and severe psychotic symptoms which require longer treatment. There has been limited information on time-to-first discontinuation (TTFD) for(More)
To examine and characterize overall donepezil and concomitant utilization with β-blockers, yearly, in older New Zealanders. Deidentified data from the Pharmaceutical claims database and the National Minimum Dataset were obtained for 2011 to 2013 from the Ministry of Health. Population-level data were extracted for donepezil and β-blockers utilization,(More)
BACKGROUND Donepezil is indicated for the management of mild to moderate dementia, particularly in Alzheimer's disease. Several studies have described low adherence rates with donepezil. AIM To examine and measure donepezil adherence, persistence and time to first discontinuation in older New Zealanders. METHODS An inception cohort of 1,999 new users of(More)
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