Waist circumference is a sensitive screening tool for assessment of metabolic syndrome risk in children treated with second-generation antipsychotics.

@article{Panagiotopoulos2012WaistCI,
  title={Waist circumference is a sensitive screening tool for assessment of metabolic syndrome risk in children treated with second-generation antipsychotics.},
  author={Constadina Panagiotopoulos and Rebecca Ronsley and Boris Kuzeljevic and Jana Davidson},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={34-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in second-generation antipsychotic (SGA)-treated and SGA-naive children; and to explore the utility of clinical markers, such as waist circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI), as screening tools for MetS. METHODS Subjects were prospectively recruited from the Psychiatry Emergency Unit at British Columbia Children's Hospital. As part of a quality-assurance project, a metabolic monitoring protocol was… CONTINUE READING
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