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J Perinat Neonat Nurs 2004;18: ciated with elective termination of pregnancy among 312–28 Canadian and American women with nausea and vomit- 69. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 2001;22: tions associated with peripherally inserted central cath- 7–12 eter use during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 2004;104:467–76 cemia in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis receiving 82. Hyperemesis gravidarum: epidemiologic find- parenteral nutrition. Obstet Gynecol 2006;107:535–7 ings from a large cohort. Haemostasis in normal 811–14 pregnancy: a balancing act? Outcomes of pregnan- 428–32 cies complicated by hyperemesis gravidarum. Venous thrombo- Gynecol 2006;107:285–92 sis associated with the placement of peripherally inserted 84. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2000;11:1309–14 hyperemesis gravidarum and the effect of laboratory 73. J Obstet emesis in pregnancy: an evaluation of treatment strate- Gynaecol Res 2007;33:457–64 gies with maternal and neonatal outcomes. 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The definition of acute pelvic pain is arbitrary; often the duration is only a few hours, but it can be days. CLASSIFICATION It usually presents with a sudden onset, but may be insidious and the pain increasing with time. Gener- Classification of cases of pelvic pain is necessary as ally, any pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis lasting it highlights and provides rational consideration of less than 3 months is considered acute pelvic pain1,3. Different classifications of acute pelvic pain have Incidence been proposed1,4. A convenient and useful example classifies acute pelvic pain broadly as gynecological The incidence of the different etiologies varies and or non-gynecological pain (Figure 1; Table 1).

Two included only patients with acute coronary syndrome cheap 400mg indinavir mastercard. Patients enrolled in 3 other fair-quality trials included 50% or fewer patients with acute coronary 30-34 35 discount indinavir 400 mg on-line, 37 syndrome buy 400mg indinavir with amex. Patient histories included previous myocardial infarction (36. The mean age was 60 years and predominately male (77%). The primary endpoint consisted of major peripheral bleeding or complications, neutropenia or thrombocytopenia, or early discontinuation of study drug as the result of a noncardiac adverse event during the study-drug treatment period. All-cause mortality was not reported and there was a single cardiovascular death reported in the clopidogrel loading dose group. The relative risk of revascularization of ticlopidine compared with clopidogrel no load was 0. The diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome included patients with acute or rapidly worsening symptoms thought to be due to coronary artery disease as well as non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. All patients received aspirin 160 mg daily and GP IIb/IIIa infusion. During the 180 day follow-up, the relative risk of target vessel revascularization for ticlopidine compared to clopidogrel was 0. Three other studies were fair quality and included patients with stable or unstable angina 30-34 or post myocardial infarction as the reason for their stent placement. In a study with 4 weeks Newer antiplatelet agents 23 of 98 Final Update 2 Report Drug Effectiveness Review Project 33 of treatment, followed by 2. Over 28 months (24 months without treatment) the primary endpoint of cardiovascular mortality was significantly lower in patients assigned to receive ticlopidine compared to those taking clopidogrel (relative risk, 0. In addition, all-cause mortality was lower with ticlopidine compared with clopidogrel (relative risk, 0. Because treatment was not continued beyond 4 weeks, it is not clear how these results relate to results from other studies. In an open-label trial in a broad population of 1016 patients with successful implantation of a stent in a native coronary artery or in a coronary artery bypass graft, cardiac death at 30 days occurred more frequently in the ticlopidine group but did not reach statistical significance 34 (relative risk, 2. There was no difference in target vessel revascularization (relative risk, 0. Ticlopidine and clopidogrel were given for only the first 2 weeks of follow-up in this study. Follow-up was only 6 days and there was a nonsignficant increased rate in major clinical events (death, acute myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention, or bypass surgery) with ticlopidine compared with clopidogrel. Two additional studies were poor quality due to small sample size, lack of reporting the method for randomization, allocation concealment, and masking, or were 35, 37 unmasked. Both studies utilized doses of aspirin that are no longer used in clinical practice. Indirect evidence 38 The active-control study performed by Hall, et al. The primary aim of the study was to assess the antiplatelet effects of these various regimens. In that regard, ticlopidine plus aspirin was superior in terms of platelet aggregation parameters and platelet activation markers compared with aspirin or ticlopidine alone. The study randomization was inadequate, allocation was not concealed nor 40 was the outcome assessor masked, and the study was rated poor quality. It was rated poor because of unclear allocation concealment methods, unclear attrition, and small sample size. It also did not report all-cause mortality or cardiovascular mortality or major bleeding. Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack Direct evidence Three head-to-head trials provided moderate- to high-strength evidence of no significant differences between included antiplatelet agents in the most important effectiveness outcomes of 41-43 all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and recurrent stroke. The fixed-dose combination of aspirin 25 mg and extended-release dipyridamole 200 mg was compared with clopidogrel 75 mg in the Prevention Regimen for Effectively Avoiding Second Strokes Newer antiplatelet agents 24 of 98 Final Update 2 Report Drug Effectiveness Review Project 42 (PRoFESS) trial. The PRoFESS trial was rated good quality and included 20 332 patients who were 66. The PRoFESS trial was originally designed to test the superiority of the fixed-dose combination of extended-release dipyridamole plus aspirin, but the analysis plan was subsequently modified to include a sequential analysis, which first tested for the noninferiority of the fixed-dose combination of extended-release dipyridamole plus aspirin over clopidogrel. It was unclear when and why the analysis plan was modified. Similar rates of the primary outcome of recurrent stroke were found for the fixed-dose combination of extended-release dipyridamole plus aspirin compared with clopidogrel (9. However, because the upper limit of the confidence interval (1. Subgroup analyses found no significant differences between the fixed-dose combination of extended- release dipyridamole plus aspirin compared with clopidogrel in rates of recurrent stroke regardless of variation in history of stroke, stroke risk score, alcohol use, age, sex, ethnic group, obesity, status use, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor use, time since onset of qualifying stroke, Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment criteria, diabetes, hypertension, or baseline systolic blood pressure. Rates of various secondary and tertiary outcomes were also similar for the fixed-dose combination of extended-release dipyridamole plus aspirin and clopidogrel, including all-cause mortality (7. The only outcome for which the fixed-dose combination of extended-release dipyridamole plus aspirin demonstrated a significant advantage was in reducing the rate of new or worsening congestive heart failure (1. Two fair-quality randomized controlled trials compared the effectiveness and harms of 43 clopidogrel 75 mg and ticlopidine 200 mg in Japanese patients with prior stroke for 26 weeks 41, 43 and 52 weeks. Together, these trials included 1869 patients who were 64 years of age and 71% male. Time from the most recent stroke was less than 4 weeks for 26. When results of the 2 trials were combined, there was no significant difference in the rate of cerebral infarction between the clopidogrel (2. Regarding all-cause mortality, only those deaths considered to be related to study medication were reported and there were only 2 in each treatment group (0. There were no vascular deaths reported in either treatment group. Indirect evidence Indirect comparison meta-analysis Just prior to publication of the head-to-head trials discussed above that compared the fixed-dose combination of aspirin 25 mg and extended-release dipyridamole 200 mg with clopidogrel 75 42 41-43 mg and clopidogrel to ticlopidine, results of an indirect network meta-analysis were released which suggested that the combination of aspirin and dipyridamole were the “most powerful antiplatelet regimen in the prevention of serious vascular events after transient ischemia 44 attack or stroke. Although this meta-analysis possibly provided the highest level of evidence available prior to the publication of the head-to-head trials, we considered the finding that the fixed-dose combination of extended-release dipyridamole plus aspirin and clopidogrel are similar for the composite rate of vascular events (13. There are a number of reasons why the effect estimates varied between the indirect network meta-analysis and the head-to-head PRoFESS trial. First, empirical evidence on the validity of indirect meta-analysis is still limited in general. Second, in this network meta-analysis, there was at least some potential for biasing of the treatment effects due to the authors’ assumption of a class effect for thienopyridines (combined data from trials of 24 45, 46 clopidogrel compared to aspirin and ticlopidine compared to aspirin) and the combining of data from trials of immediate-release and extended-release formulations of dipyridamole. Comparisons to aspirin Indirect evidence from aspirin-controlled trials of newer antiplatelet agents was consistent with direct evidence from head-to-head trials in suggesting no significant differences in effectiveness between extended-release dipyridamole plus aspirin and clopidogrel or between clopidogrel and ticlopidine. The fixed-dose combination of extended-release dipyridamole plus aspirin was the only included newer antiplatelet agent with evidence of a statistically significant advantage over aspirin alone in significantly reducing risk of recurrent stroke. But, compared to aspirin, extended-release dipyridamole plus aspirin, clopidogrel, and ticlopidine, respectively, all had similar relative risks of stroke reduction (range of relative risks, 0.

TTP One case of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura was reported during clinical trials generic indinavir 400 mg with mastercard. Based on postmarketing data order cheap indinavir online, US physicians reported about 100 cases between 1992 and 1997 buy 400 mg indinavir with mastercard. Based on an estimated patient exposure of 2 million to 4 million, and assuming an event reporting rate of 10% (the true rate is not known), the incidence of ticlopidine-associated TTP may be as high as one case in every 2000 to 4000 patients exposed. Monitoring of clinical and hematological status Severe hematological adverse reactions may occur within a few days of the start of therapy. The incidence of TTP peaks after about 3 to 4 weeks of therapy and neutropenia peaks at approximately 4 to 6 weeks with both declining thereafter. Only a few cases have arisen after more than 3 months of treatment. Hematological reactions cannot be reliably predicted by any identified demographic or clinical characteristics. During the first 3 months of treatment, patients receiving ticlopidine hydrochloride must therefore be hematologically and clinically monitored for evidence of neutropenia or TTP. If any such evidence is seen, ticlopidine hydrochloride must be immediately discontinued. The detection and treatment of ticlopidine-associated hematological adverse reactions are further described under WARNINGS. Newer antiplatelet agents 74 of 98 Final Update 2 Report Drug Effectiveness Review Project Appendix C. Search strategies for Update 2 The searches were repeated in Jan 2011 to identify additional citations. Database: Ovid MEDLINE(R) <1996 to September Week 4 2010> Search Strategy: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 clopidogrel. Excluded studies for Update 2 The following full-text publications were considered for inclusion but failed to meet the criteria for this report. See previous versions of the report on Drug Effectiveness Review Project website for studies excluded previously. Exclusion codes: 2=ineligible outcome, 3=ineligible intervention, 4=ineligible population, 5=ineligible publication type, 6=ineligible study design Exclusion Excluded studies code Head-to-head trials Ahn Y, Jeong MH, Jeong JW, et al. Randomized comparison of cilostazol vs clopidogrel after drug-eluting stenting in diabetic patients--clilostazol for diabetic 3 patients in drug-eluting stent (CIDES) trial. Increased platelet inhibition after switching from maintenance clopidogrel to prasugrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes: 2 results of the SWAP (SWitching Anti Platelet) study. Early and late benefits of prasugrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a TRITON-TIMI 38 (TRial to Assess Improvement in Therapeutic 3 Outcomes by Optimizing Platelet InhibitioN with Prasugrel-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) analysis. Effect of combined aspirin and extended- release dipyridamole versus clopidogrel on functional outcome and recurrence in 2 acute, mild ischemic stroke: PRoFESS subgroup analysis. Comparison of ticagrelor with clopidogrel in patients with a planned invasive strategy for acute coronary syndromes (PLATO): a 3 randomised double-blind study. A prospective randomized antiplatelet trial of cilostazol versus clopidogrel in patients with bare metal stent. The PRoFESS trial: future impact on secondary stroke prevention. Diener H-C, Sacco R, Yusuf S, Steering C, Group PRS. Rationale, design and baseline data of a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial comparing two antithrombotic regimens (a fixed-dose combination of extended-release dipyridamole 2 plus ASA with clopidogrel) and telmisartan versus placebo in patients with strokes: the Prevention Regimen for Effectively Avoiding Second Strokes Trial (PRoFESS). Effects of aspirin plus extended-release dipyridamole versus clopidogrel and telmisartan on disability and cognitive function after recurrent stroke in patients with ischaemic stroke in the Prevention Regimen for 2 Effectively Avoiding Second Strokes (PRoFESS) trial: a double-blind, active and placebo-controlled study. RACTS: a prospective randomized antiplatelet trial of cilostazol versus ticlopidine in patients undergoing coronary stenting: long-term 3 clinical and angiographic outcome. Prasugrel versus clopidogrel in Asian patients with acute 5 Newer antiplatelet agents 81 of 98 Final Update 2 Report Drug Effectiveness Review Project Exclusion Excluded studies code coronary syndromes: design and rationale of a multi-dose, pharmacodynamic, phase 3 clinical trial. Cilostazol improves long-term outcomes after coronary 3 stent implantation. Comparison of ticagrelor, the first reversible oral P2Y(12) receptor antagonist, with clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes: Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics of the PLATelet inhibition 3 and patient Outcomes (PLATO) trial. Randomized comparison of cilostazol versus ticlopidine hydrochloride for antiplatelet therapy after coronary stent 3 implantation for prevention of late restenosis. Effects of cilostazol on the drug-eluting stent in native 3 coronary arteries. Effects of cilostazol on late lumen loss and repeat revascularization after Palmaz-Schatz coronary stent implantation. Comparison of cilostazol and clopidogrel after successful coronary stenting. Efficacy and safety of prasugrel compared with clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes: results of TRITON-TIMI 38 5 trials. Effect of the novel thienopyridine prasugrel compared with clopidogrel on spontaneous and procedural myocardial infarction in the Trial to Assess Improvement in Therapeutic Outcomes by Optimizing Platelet 2 Inhibition with Prasugrel-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 38: an application of the classification system from the universal definition of myocardial infarction. Reduction in recurrent cardiovascular events with prasugrel compared with clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary 5 syndromes from the TRITON-TIMI 38 trial. Nagaoka N, Matsubara T, Okazaki K, Masuda N, Shikaura K, Hotta A. Comparison of ticlopidine and cilostazol for the prevention of restenosis after percutaneous 3 transluminal coronary angioplasty. Impact of cilostazol on clinical and angiographic outcome after primary stenting for acute myocardial infarction. The efficacy and safety of prasugrel with and without a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor in patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing percutaneous intervention: a TRITON-TIMI 38 (Trial to Assess 5 Improvement in Therapeutic Outcomes by Optimizing Platelet Inhibition With Prasugrel-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 38) analysis. A paclitaxel-eluting stent for the prevention of coronary restenosis. Comparison of cilostazol versus ticlopidine therapy 3 after stent implantation. Effects of cilostazol on angiographic restenosis 3 after coronary stent placement. Sep 1 Newer antiplatelet agents 82 of 98 Final Update 2 Report Drug Effectiveness Review Project Exclusion Excluded studies code 2000;86(5):499-503. Angiographic and clinical outcomes among patients with acute coronary syndromes presenting with isolated anterior ST-segment depression: a TRITON-TIMI 38 (Trial to Assess Improvement in Therapeutic 3 Outcomes by Optimizing Platelet Inhibition With Prasugrel-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 38) substudy. Effect of prasugrel versus clopidogrel on outcomes among patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention without stent implantation: a TRial to assess Improvement in 5 Therapeutic Outcomes by optimizing platelet inhibitioN with prasugrel (TRITON)- Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) 38 substudy. Sekiguchi M, Hoshizaki H, Adachi H, Ohshima S, Taniguchi K, Kurabayashi M. Effects of antiplatelet agents on subacute thrombosis and restenosis after successful 3 coronary stenting: a randomized comparison of ticlopidine and cilostazol.

In KS buy indinavir 400 mg with amex, focuses on the unique pathogenetic role the virus plays in each of NF- B may also play a role in up-regulation of host cytokine these neoplasms and discusses clinical management strategies with transcription buy genuine indinavir. Kaposin B may play a role in stabilization of cytokine a focus on the lymphoproliferative disorders buy 400 mg indinavir with mastercard. Cytokines are respon- sible for the angiogenesis and inflammatory infiltrates that form a part of the histologic pattern observed in KS. Pathogenesis of HHV8-associated disease HHV8 is a gamma herpesvirus and, like other viruses in its class, Lytic gene expression has both latent and lytic cycles. Figure 1 illustrates the differences in HHV8 lytic genes include v-IL6, v-BCL2, v-MIP, viral G-protein viral gene transcripts identified in HHV8-associated disease and coupled receptor (v-GPCR), and viral IFN regulatory factor (v-IRF- will be referred to in the text. One of the unique characteristics of 1), all of which are homologs of human regulatory genes. Lytic this virus is its expression of viral homologs of human regulatory 2 virus expression is most common in MCD, less so in KS, and proteins such as cyclin D, IL-6, bcl-2, and others. Although the expression of lytic cycle genes in largely latent in B cells, neoplastic KS spindle cells, and some the 3 diseases discussed here may differ, there are certainly atypical endothelial cells in KS. Lytic infection occurs in 3% KS 3 commonalities that can be related to the clinical characteristics of cells and is more frequent in MCD. The unique role of HHV8 in the pathogenesis of each of the 3 malignancies is discussed below (Figure 2). Latent gene expression HHV8 latent genes expressed include latency associated nuclear KS. HHV8 is required for the development of KS and the virus is antigen (LANA-1), v-FLIP (a viral analog of the FLICE inhibitory found in all subtypes of the disease, including classical, endemic, protein), and v-cyclin, all expressed off of the LANA promoter; and epidemic (HIV-associated), and posttransplantation KS. KS lesions Kaposin B (for review, see Schulz4 and Fukumoto5). Latent gene are characterized by the presence of neoangiogenesis. Cultured cells expression is present in all 3 disorders and centers around the ability transfected with v-GPCR up-regulate VEGF and bFGF,6 factors that of these proteins to promote cell cycle progression and inhibit play key roles in the pathogenesis of KS. Expression of v-GPCR in apoptosis, whether in KS spindle cells or B cells associated with transgenic mice produces angioproliferative lesions that resemble MCD or PEL. Furthermore, HHV8 infection in- LANA-1, which binds the tumor suppressor Rb, leading to en- duces c-kit gene expression in dermal microvascular endothelial hanced expression of E2F, and by expression of v-cyclin, which cells, transforming them from a cobblestone-like monolayer to binds to and activates cdk6 (Figure 2). Genome diagram of KSHV and viral transcripts expressed in KS, PEL, and MCD. There are more than 90 genes in the viral genome, but this diagram only shows those mentioned in this review. The arrows underneath the genome indicate the transcripts expressed in virus-infected cells in the 3 pathologies associated with KSHV. As discussed in the text, the majority of cells are latently infected in KS, PEL, and MCD, whereas there is a higher rate of lytically infected cells in MCD than in KS or PEL. Also known as “angiofollicular hyperplasia,” MCD is most HHV8 infection also up-regulates mRNA expression of multiple commonly observed in HIV patients and transplantation recipients, matrix metalloproteinases. PEL is characterized as an aggressive lymphoma presenting sion is broad in MCD, indicating a much stronger component of with malignant pleural, pericardial, or peritoneal effusions in the lytic infection than in either PEL or KS. V-IL6 is expressed in many absence of a discrete tumor mass. The cells are of B-cell origin, of the LANA-positive cells, is frequently detected in blood, and is although they rarely express CD20. Expression of CD38 and 138 believed to be a key factor responsible for B-cell proliferation. The pattern of gene expression is role in enhancing cytokine expression, with VEGF again playing an predominantly latent. Most cells express LANA, v-cyclin, v-FLIP, important role in the “angioproliferative” component, as is the case and kaposin. In addition, the classic form of KS occurring in Figure 2. Pathogenesis of the HHV8-associated diseases KS, PEL, and MCD. Shown is the pathogenesis of the HHV8-associated diseases KS, PEL, and MCD demonstrating viral effects on apoptosis, cell cycle progression, angiogenesis, cytokine production, and B-cell proliferation as described in the text. Targeted therapies in KS Drug Population Target N ORR Reference IFN- HIV with cART Angiogenesis immune modulation 13 38% 15 COL-3 HIV MMP inhibitor 37 41% 16 Imatinib HIV c-kit PDGF 10 50% 17 Imatinib HIV c-kit PDGF 30 33% 18 Lenalidomide HIV VEGF, immune modulation 3 100% 19 Sirolimus Posttransplantation Akt/mTOR 15 100% 20 IL-12 HIV Angiogenesis 24 71% 21 MMP,matrixmetalloprotein;andORR,overallresponserate. The lesions typically have a violaceous appearance and involve KS is present in up to 70% of individuals with MCD at diagnosis. The disease can be cosmetically disfigur- Laboratory abnormalities include anemia in most patients, poly- ing and, with extensive spread of the disease in the skin, may be clonal hypergammaglobulinemia, hypoalbuminemia, cytopenias, associated with lymphedema, pain, and secondary infection. Vis- respiratory symptoms, elevated C-reactive protein, and weight loss. Death due to KS and a polyneuropathy may occur with or without POEMS syn- is rare and can be associated with pulmonary involvement. The disease may take on a pattern of exacerbations with subsequent spontaneous remissions, whereas in others, a severe Localized, cosmetically unsightly lesions are most commonly acute illness may occur with a rapid downhill course. Localized radiotherapy is also an option for The diagnosis of MCD is based upon tissue biopsy, usually from a larger lesions, but doses should be kept low to avoid late complica- lymph node. The plasmacytic variant is most commonly observed in tions of therapy, such as sclerotic skin changes and chronic HIV patients and consists of hyperplastic follicles with indistinct lymphedema. These are most patients, demonstrating the beneficial effect of immune reconstitu- often polyclonal, but occasionally will progress to monoclonal tion. Studies to identify the presence of associated with initial progression of KS as a manifestation of an HHV8 either from tissue or peripheral blood should be performed. Immunohistochemical staining for LANA will identify the presence of HHV8 in 10% to 30% of lymphocytes in the mantle zone. IFN- , perhaps functioning as an angiogenesis inhibitor, was found to be an active agent in KS Treatment of MCD very early in the HIV epidemic15; however, toxicities, use of cART, Chemotherapy. A review of all MCD cases reported in the and availability of other effective agents have limited its use in literature including patients treated with vinblastine; CHOP (cyclo- recent years. A case could be observed, most were relatively short lived and incomplete. Anecdotal case reports have demonstrated some activity of completed enrollment through the AIDS Malignancy Consortium IFN as a single agent. Although active lytic viral replication activation by the HHV8 GPCR with sirolimus has proven to be is highest in MCD and disease flare is usually associated with an active in KS associated with renal transplantation20 for those who do increase in HHV8 viremia that is responsive to anti-herpesvirus not respond to reduction in immunosuppression. A series of 3 cases MCD reportedly responded to ganciclovir. Those cases occurring in the setting of HIV sponses were not observed in 5 patients treated with cidofovir.

The study revealed a statistically significant association between a higher risk of upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding and the use 242 of SSRIs (OR1 cheap indinavir online american express. Fractures We identified two studies assessing the risk of fractures for subjects on antidepressant 243 buy cheap indinavir, 244 medication order 400 mg indinavir otc. Both studies reported an increased fracture risk for patients with antidepressant intake. The larger study, a well conducted case-control study including 498,617 subjects (124,655 cases and 373,962 controls) from a Danish national prescription database, reported a significant dose-response relationship for citalopram, fluoxetine and sertraline with 243 respect to an increase of the risk of fracture. Amongst SSRIs, high-dose citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline were associated with the highest risk for hip fracture (OR 1. Evidence regarding the impact of the duration of use on the risk of fractures was mixed for second-generation antidepressants. Findings of the Danish cohort study described above were consistent with results of a fair, population - based, prospective cohort study on the risk of nonvertebral fractures during 244 antidepressant treatment. This study on 7983 Dutch men and women, aged 55 years or older, revealed a 2. Subjects, who had been using SSRIs for at least six months had a 3. Hepatotoxicity Evidence from controlled trials and observational studies is also insufficient to conclude for or against an increased risk of liver toxicity during nefazodone treatment. Nevertheless, numerous case reports not included in this report contain low-level quality but potentially important 245 evidence citing an increased risk of liver toxicity during nefazodone treatment. One maker of nefazodone has announced that it is withdrawing the drug from the US market by June 2004 because of safety concerns (websource: www. An analysis of AERS data and a claims database on more than 60,000 patients who initiated duloxetine or venlafaxine found no difference in the risk of hepatic injury between the 246 two drugs. Hyponatremia Evidence from controlled trials and observational studies is insufficient to conclude for or against an increased risk of hyponatremia in patients treated with SSRIs. However, the methods of our report did not include case reports and case series. The published literature includes numerous case reports of hyponatremia and inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone as 247 rare side effects. Even if this evidence is considered weak, it could be important in the absence of studies with the methodological strength to account for rare adverse events. Seizures Evidence from controlled trials and observational studies is insufficient to conclude for or against an increased risk of seizures in patients taking any of the reviewed drugs, including bupropion. An analysis of FDA data derived from approval reports indicated a higher risk of 248 seizures for bupropion compared with other antidepressants. The standardized incidence ratio compared with placebo was 1. A recent chart review of 538 patients with deliberate self-poisoning with antidepressants reported that seizures were more common in patients with venlafaxine overdose than in patients 249 with TCA or SSRI overdose. Sexual dysfunction A subgroup analysis of a good Swedish RCT examined the incidence of sexual side effects from 53, 250 citalopram (20-60 mg/d) compared to those from sertraline (50-150 mg/d) in 308 study completers with MDD. Outcome assessment was conducted at baseline and at week 24. Citalopram and sertraline did not differ significantly in the magnitude and frequency of sexual side effects. Only one patient was lost to follow-up attributable to sexual side effects in this Second-generation antidepressants 79 of 190 Final Update 5 Report Drug Effectiveness Review Project study. Similarly, citalopram did not differ from paroxetine in sexual side effects in a 251 nonrandomized trial. A good meta-analysis including data on 1,332 patients reported a significantly higher rate of sexual satisfaction in bupropion- than in SSRI-treated patients with MDD (RR 1. Multiple studies indicated that bupropion has a lower risk of sexual dysfunction than 110, 114, 115, 128, 252 some SSRIs. Three studies assessed the incidence of sexual dysfunction in 114, 115, 128 depressed outpatients treated with bupropion or sertraline. Two fair-rated RCTs compared the incidence of sexual dysfunction in 360 and 364 patients with MDD during 8 weeks of treatment with bupropion (150-400 mg/d), sertraline (50- 114, 115 200 mg/d), or placebo. Outcome measures were efficacy (HAM-D, CGI) and sexual dysfunction as assessed by investigators using DSM-IV definitions for sexual dysfunction disorders. Intention-to-treat analyses yielded no significant differences between bupropion and sertraline in any efficacy measures at trial endpoints. During the studies, sertraline showed more sexual adverse events than bupropion at various time points. However, in one trial overall satisfaction with sexual function did not differ significantly between the bupropion and the 114 sertraline group at endpoint. In the other study, beginning at day 21 until the end of the study, the overall satisfaction with sexual function was significantly higher in the bupropion group than 115 in the sertraline group (P<0. The third RCT assessed the sexual side effects of bupropion SR (150-400 mg/d) and 128 sertraline (100-300 mg/d) in 248 depressed outpatients. Study duration was 16 weeks; loss to follow-up was 31. Sexual dysfunction was determined by investigator interviews and patient-completed questionnaires. Intention-to- treat analysis showed that, beginning at day 7, significantly fewer bupropion-treated patients than sertraline-treated patients reported sexual dysfunction (P<0. Significantly more patients in the sertraline group developed sexual arousal disorder, orgasm dysfunction, or ejaculation disorder (men: 63% compared with 15%; P<0. The combined NNT to yield one additional person who is satisfied with the overall sexual function is 7. A fair, 8-week RCT compared efficacy and sexual side effects of bupropion (150-400 110 mg/d), fluoxetine (20-60 mg/d), and placebo in 456 outpatients with MDD. Bupropion had more remitters than fluoxetine (47% compared with 40%) at endpoint. Bupropion also showed significantly fewer sexual side effects than fluoxetine throughout the study. Beginning at week 1 until endpoint, significantly more fluoxetine-treated patients were dissatisfied with their overall sexual function than bupropion-treated patients (P<0. Similarly, a fair 8-week RCT comparing bupropion with paroxetine reported significantly lower rates of sexual dysfunction for bupropion than for paroxetine (Sex Effects Scale, 253 P<0. Subgroup analysis revealed that a significant difference in anti-depressant related sexual dysfunction was detected in men but not in women. The largest observational study was a Spanish open-label, prospective study using the Psychotropic-Related Sexual Dysfunction Questionnaire (PRSexDQ) in 1,022 outpatients treated 254 with various antidepressants. All patients had normal sexual functioning at study onset. Overall, 59 percent of patients experienced some type of sexual dysfunction.

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