Olubanke Dzahini

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OBJECTIVES Electronic healthcare records (EHRs) are a rich source of information, with huge potential for secondary research use. The aim of this study was to develop an application to identify instances of Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) from free text psychiatric EHRs. METHODS We used the GATE Natural Language Processing (NLP) software to mine instances of(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical trial outcomes are heavily influenced by the non-naturalistic clinical trial process. Observations of outcomes in clinical practice are a valuable adjunct to clinical trial results. HYPOTHESIS Our null hypothesis was that clinically indicated switching to paliperidone palmitate had no effect on hospital admissions or hospital bed days.(More)
Second generation antipsychotic long-acting injections have a greater cost than older depots. Their cost-effectiveness has yet to be established. We conducted a non-interventional, observational, follow-up of patients prescribed aripiprazole long-acting injection in two centres using a mirror image method. Data were available for 160 patients consecutively(More)
Our aim was to determine factors relating to continuation with treatment with paliperidone palmitate long-acting injection (PP) in a 2 year, non-interventional, observational study of the use of PP in consecutive patients treated in a secondary care environment. We followed-up 300 consecutive patients; 24 (8%) were lost to follow-up (7 deceased and 17 left(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to investigate the dose of lamotrigine when prescribed with an enzyme inhibitor or enzyme inducer in patients discharged from a mental health trust and to determine the corresponding lamotrigine plasma concentrations and the factors that may affect these. METHODS All patients discharged on lamotrigine between(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the risk of unexpected death in patients prescribed an antipsychotic. Unexpected death was defined as death occurring within 7 days of the onset of acute symptoms. METHOD A case-control study conducted on events occurring between July 2009 and January 2011 in a UK mental health trust providing in-patient and out-patient services. (More)
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