Jean-Daniel Sylvestre

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OBJECTIVE Many patients with severe recurrent mental illness are approaching late life; however, little is known about psychiatric re-hospitalization in this population. Our objective was to identify predictors of psychiatric re-hospitalization. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of all 226 geriatric patients (age ≥65 years) admitted to a(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to psychotropic agents, including lithium, antipsychotics and antidepressants, has been associated with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI). This is especially concerning in older adults already at risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypernatremia with advanced aging. This study investigates whether commonly performed(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects an estimated 20 % of adults aged 60 and over [1]. Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, even if asymptomatic, is independently associated with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, daytime somnolence, motor vehicle accidents, and an overall diminished quality of life [2]. Older adults(More)
He completed an honours degree, majoring in Government, at Har-vard University and then attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained an M.A. in Physiological Sciences. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at McGill University and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goldbloom's activities have been(More)
Many patients with severe mental illness are reaching old age and at high risk for medical comorbidities due to aging and factors related to severe psychiatric disorders, including poor diet, less exercise, substance abuse, oxidative stress, and psychotropic medication use [1, 2]. Despite this, there remains limited data about their acute nonpsychiatric,(More)
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