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Flawed consensus statement for tardive dyskinesia

Intended as a statement of consensus to inform a standard of care in persons with tardive dyskinesia, this report, by authors of record Stanley Caroff, Les Citrome, and colleagues, published last spring in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (2020, March-April (81(2): 19cs12983), is presented as an investigational study, but it is not designed to test a null hypothesis, nor does … Read the rest

Pregabalin and gabapentin side effects differ

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“Gabapentinoid” differences hidden in plain view

The exposition of this epidemiologic survey of “gabapentinoids,” by an elite research collaboration that includes groups at the University of Oxford and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute (Yasmina Molero and colleagues, British Medical Journal 365: 12147, 2019 (published online on June 12, 2019)), seems to have hidden in plain view what may prove critical differences … Read the rest

Ketamine for analgesia in renal colic

More recently discussed as a drug that induces a mood-state change devolving to a longer-term augmentive antidepressant effect in persons with erstwhile treatment-resistant depression, ketamine has analgesic effects for acute and chronic pain that have been documented plenteously over nearly two decades in both children and adults. A recent study by Iranian clinical researchers (A. Forouzan and colleages, Review of Read the rest