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Experiences of medication adherence among people with schizophrenia: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence. The objective of this qualitative review is to synthesize the lived experiences of medication adherence among people with schizophrenia. The specific review question is: what are the experiences of taking prescribed medication among people with schizophrenia?
Olanzapine (ZypAdhera) - maintenance treatment of adult patients with schizophrenia Statement of use: No part of this recommendation may be reproduced without the whole recommendation being quoted in full and cited as: All Wales Medicines Strategy Group. Final Appraisal Recommendation – 1516: Olanzapine (ZypAdhera ® ) 210 mg, 300 mg, and 405 mg, powder and solvent for prolonged release suspension for injection. June 2016. Final Appraisal Recommendation Advice No: 1516 – June 2016 Olanzapine (...) of patients/patient carers (where available) and the lay member perspective. This recommendation has been ratified by the Minister for Health and Social Services and will be considered for review every three years. Recommendation of AWMSG Olanzapine (ZypAdhera ® ) is recommended as an option for restricted use within NHS Wales. Olanzapine (ZypAdhera ® ) is licensed for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with schizophrenia sufficiently stabilised during acute treatment with oral olanzapine
Fluphenazine (oral) versus atypical antipsychotics for schizophrenia. Fluphenazine is a typical antipsychotic drug from the phenothiazine group of antipsychotics. It has been commonly used in the treatment of schizophrenia, however, with the advent of atypical antipsychotic medications, use has declined over the years.To measure the outcomes (both beneficial and harmful) of the clinical effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of oral fluphenazine versus atypical antipsychotics (...) for schizophrenia.We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Studies (25 April 2013). For the economic search, we searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group Health Economic Database (CSzGHED) on 31 January 2014 SELECTION CRITERIA: All randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing fluphenazine (oral) with any other oral atypical antipsychotics.Review authors worked independently to inspect citations and assess the quality of the studies and to extract data. For homogeneous dichotomous data we calculated the risk
[The Effect of Tele-Nursing Practices to the Schizophrenia Patient Care: A Systematic Review]. This study is a systematic review that was conducted in an attempt to evaluate the tele-nursing interventions being used in the schizophrenia patient care and the efficiency of these interventions.The study was conducted by checking the Pubmed, Cinahl, Science Direct, Wiley Interscience, Ulakbim Medicine Database and the Turkish Medline database. The English keywords were translated with "nursing (...) extended the time spent by schizophrenia patients in society and decreased the duration of days being spent at the hospital after every rehospitalization and the number of applications for rehospitalization. It was also observed to increase the adherence to the psychiatric medication and social functioning, decrease the level of psychiatric symptoms after the discharge. Besides, the face-to-face interviews being conducted before the TIPS intervention were observed to develop the verbal communication
Cariprazine (Vraylar) for schizophrenia and acute manic or mixed episodes in bipolar I disorder Cariprazine (Vraylar) for schizophrenia and acute manic or mixed episodes in bipolar I disorder Cariprazine (Vraylar) for schizophrenia and acute manic or mixed episodes in bipolar I disorder HAYES, Inc. Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation HAYES, Inc (...) .. Cariprazine (Vraylar) for schizophrenia and acute manic or mixed episodes in bipolar I disorder. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Healthcare Technology Brief Publication. 2016 Authors' conclusions Description of Technology: Cariprazine (Vraylar) is an orally administered atypical antipsychotic agent used to treat patients with acute exacerbation of schizophrenia or acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder. Among antipsychotic drugs, the binding affinity profile of cariprazine is most similar
Chlorpromazine versus reserpine for schizophrenia. In the 1940s reserpine, refined from a plant extract that had been used for centuries, began to be used as a treatment for people with mental disorders and was one of the very first antipsychotic drugs. Its irreversible pharmacological potency and adverse effects meant that it has been withdrawn in the UK and its role has been superceded by 'newer' compounds. The effects of reserpine are of historical interest although there are some reports (...) of it still being used in highly specialist situations in psychiatry. Chlorpromazine is also an old drug but it is still used for treatment of people with schizophrenia.To investigate the effects of two old medications (reserpine and chlorpromazine) for people with schizophrenia. Reserpine is now rarely used while chlorpromazine remains on the essential list of drugs of the World Health Organization (WHO).We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Study-Based Register of Trials (24 March 2016).We
Risperidone (depot) for schizophrenia. Risperidone is the first new generation antipsychotic drug made available in a long-acting injection formulation.To examine the effects of depot risperidone for treatment of schizophrenia or related psychoses in comparison with placebo, no treatment or other antipsychotic medication.To critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the resource use, cost and cost-effectiveness of risperidone (depot) for schizophrenia.We searched the Cochrane (...) Schizophrenia Group's Register (December 2002, 2012, and October 28, 2015). We also checked the references of all included studies, and contacted industry and authors of included studies.Randomised clinical trials comparing depot risperidone with other treatments for people with schizophrenia and/or schizophrenia-like psychoses.Two review authors independently selected trials, assessed trial quality and extracted data. For dichotomous data, we calculated the risk ratio (RR), with 95% confidence interval (CI
Chlorpromazine versus atypical antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia. Chlorpromazine is an aliphatic phenothiazine, which is one of the widely-used typical antipsychotic drugs. Chlorpromazine is reliable for its efficacy and one of the most tested first generation antipsychotic drugs. It has been used as a 'gold standard' to compare the efficacy of older and newer antipsychotic drugs. Expensive new generation drugs are heavily marketed worldwide as a better treatment for schizophrenia (...) , but this may not be the case and an unnecessary drain on very limited resources.To compare the effects of chlorpromazine with atypical or second generation antipsychotic drugs, for the treatment of people with schizophrenia.We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Trials Register up to 23 September 2013.We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared chlorpromazine with any other atypical antipsychotic drugs for treating people with schizophrenia. Adults (as defined in each trial
Dietary advice for people with schizophrenia. People with serious mental illness have consistently higher levels of mortality and morbidity than the general population. They have greater levels of cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, diabetes, and respiratory illness. Although genetics may have a role in the physical health problems of these people, lifestyle and environmental factors such as smoking, obesity, poor diet, and low levels of physical activity play a prominent part.To review (...) the effects of dietary advice for schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychosis.We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Trials Register (September 09, 2013 and February 24, 2016).We planned to include all randomised clinical trials focusing on dietary advice versus standard care.The review authors (RP, KTP) independently screened search results but did not identify any studies that fulﬁlled the review's criteria.We did not identify any studies that met our inclusion criteria.Dietary advice has
Refugee migration and risk of schizophrenia and other non-affective psychoses: cohort study of 1.3 million people in Sweden. To determine whether refugees are at elevated risk of schizophrenia and other non-affective psychotic disorders, relative to non-refugee migrants from similar regions of origin and the Swedish-born population.Cohort study of people living in Sweden, born after 1 January 1984 and followed from their 14th birthday or arrival in Sweden, if later, until diagnosis of a non (...) sub-Saharan Africa had similarly high rates relative to the Swedish-born population.Refugees face an increased risk of schizophrenia and other non-affective psychotic disorders compared with non-refugee migrants from similar regions of origin and the native-born Swedish population. Clinicians and health service planners in refugee receiving countries should be aware of a raised risk of psychosis in addition to other mental and physical health inequalities experienced by refugees.Published
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[Scale for assessing negative symptoms in schizophrenia: A systematic review]. Negative symptoms are a fundamental dimension of schizophrenia despite their limited role in the international diagnostic classification. Although a consensual definition seems to be attempted regarding the main negative dimensions (anhedonia, alogia, social withdrawal, blunted affect, avolition), several standardized assessment scales have been created.The objective of this study was to identify a set (...) of unidimensional instruments which allows an assessment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia and also to identify their general characteristics and the items included.Inclusion criteria were: (a) the unidimensional assessment scales of negative symptoms of schizophrenia; (b) instruments in English (with French versions if possible); (c) all assessment instruments, the oldest and the most recent. The investigation ended in February 2013.Twelve unidimensional instruments were identified with only one of them
Social cognition interventions for persons with schizophrenia: evidence and clinical practice guidelines. Although most of the research conducted up to now has shown that interventions in social cognition are effective in the rehabilitation of persons with schizophrenia, there are still no clinical practice recommendations on the topic. Their development could facilitate the clinical work, resource management and the care provided to persons with such a disorder. This article addresses (...) this need and performs a systematic review of the identified high-quality scientific evidence and develops clinical practice recommendations. A total of 40 clinical trials and 1 meta-analysis evaluating the effects of social cognition interventions for persons with schizophrenia were selected for the present study. Taking into account the evidence available and its quality, the authors developed three clinical practice recommendations on the positive effects of these interventions. The analysis
Antioxidant treatments for schizophrenia. There is accumulating evidence that progressive changes in brain structure and function take place as schizophrenia unfolds. Among many possible candidates, oxidative stress may be one of the mediators of neuroprogression, grey matter loss and subsequent cognitive and functional impairment. Antioxidants are exogenous or endogenous molecules that mitigate any form of oxidative stress or its consequences. They may act from directly scavenging free (...) radicals to increasing anti-oxidative defences. There is evidence that current treatments impact oxidative pathways and may to some extent reverse pro-oxidative states in schizophrenia. The existing literature, however, indicates that these treatments do not fully restore the deficits in antioxidant levels or restore levels of oxidants in schizophrenia. As such, there has been interest in developing interventions aimed at restoring this oxidative balance beyond the benefits of antipsychotics
Mortality and Cumulative Exposure to Antipsychotics, Antidepressants, and Benzodiazepines in Patients With Schizophrenia: An Observational Follow-Up Study Although mortality related to psychotropic medications has received much attention in recent years, little is known about the relationship between risk of death and cumulative antipsychotic load, and even less about the relationship between mortality and cumulative exposure to antidepressants or benzodiazepines. The authors examined (...) these relationships using nationwide databases.The authors used prospectively collected nationwide databases to identify all individuals 16-65 years of age with a schizophrenia diagnosis (N=21,492) in Sweden. All-cause and cause-specific mortality rates were calculated as a function of cumulative low, moderate, and high exposure to antipsychotics, antidepressants, and benzodiazepines from 2006 through 2010.Compared with no exposure, both moderate (adjusted hazard ratio=0.59, 95% CI=0.49-0.70) and high (adjusted
Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a complex, heterogeneous behavioural and cognitive syndrome that seems to originate from disruption of brain development caused by genetic or environmental factors, or both. Dysfunction of dopaminergic neurotransmission contributes to the genesis of psychotic symptoms, but evidence also points to a widespread and variable involvement of other brain areas and circuits. Disturbances of synaptic function might underlie abnormalities of neuronal connectivity
Origin and schizophrenia in young refugees and inter-country adoptees from Latin America and East Africa in Sweden: a comparative study Migrants' socioeconomic adversity has been linked to schizophrenia.To investigate whether the more favourable socioeconomic situation of adoptees prevents them from the high risk of schizophrenia found in other migrants.Register study in a cohort of refugees and inter-country adoptees aged 16-40 years, born in East Africa (n=8389), Latin America (n=11 572 (...) ) and 1.2 million native Swedes. Cox-regression models estimated hazard ratios (HRs) of schizophrenia in data from psychiatric care.Despite diverse income levels, HRs for schizophrenia were similar for refugees and adoptees, with East Africans having the highest HRs: 5.83 (3.30-10.27) and 5.80 (5.03-6.70), followed by Latin Americans: HRs 3.09 (2.49-3.83) and 2.31 (1.79-2.97), compared with native Swedes. Adjustment for income decreased these risks slightly for refugees, but not for adoptees.This study
National clinical guideline for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia and complex treatment courses NATIONAL CLINICAL GUIDELINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA AND COMPLEX TREATMENT COURSES – PERSISTENT SYMPTOMS, ABUSE OR LOSS OF CONTACT WITH TREATMENT SERVICES Quick guide National clinical guideline for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia and complex treatment courses. Published by the Danish Health Authority, March 2016 Pharmacological treatment v In patients (...) with schizophrenia undergoing treatment with clozapine, it is good practice to adjust the dose according to clinical response and adverse reactions. The upper limit of the recommended therapeutic range may be exceeded, but such a choice should always lead to considerations about reducing the dose to minimise adverse reactions. ? Consider injection with long-acting antipsychotic in patients with schizophrenia with irregular medicine intake and persistent psychotic symptoms ( ? ???). ? SSRI products should only