Articles: Volume 20.04 July 2016

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A review of the efficacy and tolerability of antipsychotic long-acting injections

The formulation of long-acting injections (LAIs) as a method of delivering antipsychotics can be used to improve adherence, particularly in those unintentionally non-adherent. Here, the authors review the efficacy and tolerability of first-generation antipsychotic (FGA) and second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) LAIs, analyse drug cost, give guidance …

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Bridging the gap between research and clinical practice – a new initiative

Research is critical in advancing health care and improving outcomes for patients. The NHS constitution1 pledges to inform patients of research that they may be eligible to participate in. However, this often does not occur and can be particularly challenging in mental health services, with …

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Continuation of clozapine during chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant

Cancer incidence rates in the UK have increased by more than a third over the last four decades, so the likelihood of requiring concurrent chemotherapy and clozapine is increasing. In this situation clinicians are faced with a clinical conundrum: to stop clozapine and risk a …

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