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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 This pilot study investigates the dissolution profile, tolerability, and acceptability of an orally disintegrating olanzapine tablet in patients with schizophrenia. METHOD Eleven patients with schizophrenia stabilized on oral olanzapine (mean dosage 12.7 mg daily [SD5.2]) were given an orally disintegrating olanzapine tablet, rather than their(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the change in serum prolactin concentrations in elderly agitated nursing home patients with dementia who were newly initiated on olanzapine or switched to olanzapine treatment from either conventional antipsychotics or risperidone. METHODS During an 8-week open-label olanzapine efficacy trial in elderly nursing home patients(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)
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)
Neuroleptic-induced hyperprolactinemia can cause menstrual disorders, impaired fertility, galactorrhea, and sexual dysfunction, as well as hypoestrogenism secondary to disruption of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. The development of the prolactin-sparing atypical antipsychotic drugs offers prevention and resolution of these adverse reactions. Thus(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine physician-based ratings of patient preference, patient preference, partner preference and physician-based assessment of the reasons for patient preference for tadalafil or sildenafil citrate (sildenafil) as a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) in routine clinical practice. Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) are effective(More)
Serial verbal learning task (explicit long-term memory) and verbal fluency (generation of a response) are tests that are usually severely impaired in schizophrenia. Despite the growing literature supporting the clinical efficacy of olanzapine, psychiatrists still question its cognitive consequences. This study assessed the efficacy of olanzapine on(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)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to prospectively examine the effect of switching from risperidone to olanzapine on female schizophrenia patients who experienced menstrual disturbances, galactorrhea, and/or sexual dysfunction. METHOD Twenty female patients with DSM-IV schizophrenia who were taking risperidone and were suffering from menstrual(More)