Kamlesh P. Patel

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OBJECTIVE To examine the population-wide overdose risk emerging from the prescription of methadone and buprenorphine for opioid substitution treatment in England and Wales. DESIGN Retrospective administrative data study. SETTING National databases for England and Wales. PARTICIPANTS/CASES Drug-related mortality data were drawn from the Office for(More)
BACKGROUND Neurological disorders are a significant cause of morbidity, mortality and adversely affect quality of life among pediatric patients. In India, more than 30% population is under 20 years of age, many of whom present late during the course of illness. Several drugs prescribed to pediatric population suffering from neurological disorders may be off(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The practice of emergency medicine has the primary mission of evaluating, managing and providing treatment to those patients with unexpected injury or illness. Instituting appropriate therapy is necessary for safety of the patients and to decrease mortality and morbidity. The objectives were to study the drug utilization pattern(More)
INTRODUCTION Off-label drug prescribing is very common in Psychiatry. US-Food and Drug Administration has defined off-label drug as "use of drugs for the indication, dosage form, regimen, patient or other use constraint not mentioned in the approved labeling." OBJECTIVE The objective was to evaluate off-label drug use in patients attending Outpatient(More)
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