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BACKGROUND Paliperidone extended-release tablet (paliperidone ER; Invega, Janssen L.P., Titusville, New Jersey) is an oral psychotropic for schizophrenia treatment. METHODS Efficacy and safety of once-daily paliperidone ER (6 and 12 mg) were assessed versus placebo in 444 patients with acute schizophrenia in a 6-week, multicenter, double-blind,(More)
BACKGROUND Paliperidone extended-release tablet (paliperidone ER) is an oral psychotropic agent developed for schizophrenia treatment. Paliperidone (9-OH-risperidone, metabolite of risperidone), when used with OROS technology has a unique pharmacokinetic profile undergoing limited hepatic metabolism. METHODS The efficacy and safety of once-daily(More)
IMPORTANCE Cerebral amyloid-β aggregation is an early pathological event in Alzheimer disease (AD), starting decades before dementia onset. Estimates of the prevalence of amyloid pathology in persons without dementia are needed to understand the development of AD and to design prevention studies. OBJECTIVE To use individual participant data meta-analysis(More)
A double-blind, randomized trial was conducted to compare the efficacy of intradiskal injection of chymopapain (Chymodiactin) with injection of placebo in patients with a herniated lumbar disk. Patients were randomly assigned to either placebo or drug regimens and followed up for six months. The primary measure of performance was agreement by patient and(More)
Thirteen patients who developed 15 ruptured tendons subsequent to injection of a depository steroid in or about the tendons are described. Eight were treated surgically. Ruptures were encountered in three Achilles tendons, two supraspinati, one lateral epicondylar attachment at the elbow, eight tendons of the long head of the biceps at the shoulder, and one(More)
Cholera continues to occur globally, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Oral cholera vaccines have been developed and have now been used for several years, primarily in traveller populations. The licensure in the European Union of a killed whole cell cholera vaccine combined with the recombinant B subunit of cholera toxin (rCTB-WC) has stimulated(More)