Ruth A. Dickson

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OBJECTIVE To report on a rigorous distribution and monitoring plan to track misoprostol for community-based distribution to reduce postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in rural Ghana. DESIGN Operations research. SETTING Rural Ghana. SAMPLE Women in third trimester of pregnancy presenting to primary health centres (PHCs) for antenatal care (ANC). METHODS(More)
This pilot longitudinal study using measures from parents and teachers evaluated the effects of flexible doses of atomoxetine (ATX) on neuropsychological and functional outcomes in 21 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (mean age, 8.0 +/- 1.3 years; inattentive subtype, 71.4%; combined subtype, 28.6%). Among 16 children completing(More)
BACKGROUND The potential rehabilitative and protective effect of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5-Is) on penile function after nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (NSRP) remains unclear. OBJECTIVE The primary objective was to compare the efficacy of tadalafil 5mg once daily and tadalafil 20mg on demand versus placebo taken over 9 mo in improving(More)
BACKGROUND The relatively short durations of the initial pivotal randomized placebo-controlled trials involving atomoxetine HCl for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) provided limited insight into the time courses of ADHD core symptom responses to this nonstimulant, selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. The aim of this(More)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with considerable impairment in health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). Atomoxetine has been found to improve HR-QoL in both children and adolescents. However, there is scarcity of data on gender differences in treatment responses to ADHD medications. This pooled analysis of five atomoxetine(More)
Background: A series of surveys were conducted to assess the attitudes of the public, and other groups, toward those with schizophrenia. The aim of these surveys was to aid in the planning and evaluation of the WPA anti-stigma initiative in Alberta, Canada. Method: A questionnaire was devised and administered via telephone to over 1,200 individuals in three(More)
Neuroleptic-induced hyperprolactinemia (NIHP) has been a 'cost' of traditional antipsychotic therapy. Because all of the traditional neuroleptics are capable of elevating serum prolactin, clinicians have had to accept the implications of NIHP along with the antipsychotic's efficacy. Accordingly, the clinical consequences of NIHP have received limited(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies comparing atomoxetine and methylphenidate to treat ADHD symptoms have been equivocal. This noninferiority meta-analysis compared core ADHD symptom response between atomoxetine and methylphenidate in children and adolescents. METHOD Selection criteria included randomized, controlled design; duration 6 weeks; and assessment of(More)
The authors describe the case of a patient with treatment-resistant schizophrenia who became pregnant after switching from conventional neuroleptic medications to clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic medication that does not cause hyperprolactinemia. Gestational diabetes, possibly exacerbated by clozapine, complicated management of her pregnancy.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the utility and tolerability of higher than standard atomoxetine doses to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHOD Two randomized, double-blind trials of atomoxetine nonresponders ages 6 to 16 years were conducted comparing continued treatment with same-dose atomoxetine to treatment using greater than standard(More)