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BACKGROUND Weight gain is a common side effect of clozapine treatment and may expose patients to obesity-associated health risks. We proposed that concomitant treatment with an appetite suppressant such as phenylpropanolamine (PPA) would lead to a decrease in appetite and therefore loss of weight. METHOD This was a 12-week, double-blind, randomized,(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment with the atypical antipsychotic drug clozapine appears to be associated with an increased incidence of urinary incontinence (UI). We posited that the potent anti-alpha-adrenergic effects of clozapine were involved, and hence that an alpha-adrenergic agonist would reduce UI. We tested this hypothesis by using ephedrine, an approved(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of ziprasidone- and lithium-induced neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). CASE SUMMARY A 47-year-old white male with a history of schizoaffective disorder was admitted to the hospital due to an exacerbation of severe mania. He had been taking lithium 450 mg twice daily and divalproex sodium 750 mg/day. On hospital day 2,(More)
A novel alkyl-phospholipid with selective antitumor activity was isolated from an anticancer biopreparation cACPL (crude anticancer phospholipids) and from tissues of degenerating chick embryos. The alkyl-phospholipid was isolated and purified by chromatographic methods using silicic acid column chromatography and thin layer chromatography. The chemical(More)
Interoperability is the key concept for approaches on building future-proof EHR systems. Two-level modelling and archetypes methodologies bring this goal one step closer. The challenge lies in fully structuring medical documents as to not leave valuable information hidden when searching. A study for laboratory processes from the IHE was taken and refined(More)
The synthesis and properties of spherical radiopaque hydrogel particles designed for endovascular occlusion are reported. These particles were prepared by the hydroxyl acylation of low crosslinked poly (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) beads with a nontoxic radiopaque compound based on triiodobenzoic acid, without affecting their properties which are advantages(More)