S. Shaikh Saubiya Ahmed

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Weight gain is an important issue in the use of atypical antipsychotics, including olanzapine. A retrospective analysis of patterns of weight gain and possible covariates was performed for 1191 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who were treated with olanzapine for up to 52 weeks. Patients were dichotomized into 2 main groups(More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) or transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome is an acute cardiac syndrome characterized by transient wall motion abnormalities extending beyond a single epicardial vessel in the absence of significant obstructive coronary artery disease. AIM This study was to describe the clinical characteristics of TC(More)
CONTEXT No large-scale posttraumatic stress disorder drug trials have been conducted to evaluate treatment effects beyond 12 weeks outside of those with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of venlafaxine extended release (ER), a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, in posttraumatic stress disorder. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the long-term efficacy and safety of venlafaxine extended-release (ER) in preventing recurrence in patients with major depression. METHOD This multiple-phase study, entitled "Prevention of Recurrent Episodes of Depression With Venlafaxine for Two Years" (PREVENT), was conducted from December 2000 through July 2005 in patients with(More)
The original helical ArcCHECK (AC) diode array and associated software for 3D measurement-guided dose reconstruction were characterized and validated; however, recent design changes to the AC required that the subject be revisited. The most important AC change starting in 2014 was a significant reduction in the overresponse of diodes to scattered radiation(More)
There is substantial evidence to suggest that complement activation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy. Mesangial C3 deposition is seen in approximately 90% of patients and polymeric IgA has been shown to activate the alternative and lectin pathways. In addition there have been reports of deficiency and mutations in the serum(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the clinical characteristic of cardiac disease in patients with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). METHOD We identified published case series that reported cardiac manifestations of patients with MCTD by searching the PubMed database using the search terms "mixed connective tissue disease". We identified 11 case series that met(More)
Fig. 1. Pacemaker wire in the right ventricle close to the apex, also note moderate sized pericardial effusion. We thank Chen et al. [1] for their article regarding right ventricular septal perforation from an active fixation lead. This was very interesting, as usual for International Journal of Cardiology. We also recently had a 56-year-oldmalewhopresented(More)
The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of venlafaxine extended release (ER) on characteristics of resilience, measured by the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Data were evaluated from a randomized, 6-month, international, multicenter study of adult outpatients with a primary diagnosis of Diagnostic and(More)