Discontinuation of benzodiazepines
- Woman experiences gradual visual loss over 6 months. Lazzara, Matthew D.; Hedges III, Thomas R. // Ocular Surgery News;6/25/2010, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p62
The article describes the case of a 47-year old woman with a history of narcotic and benzodiazepine addiction for several years and who experienced gradual decrease in visual acuity over six months.
- Psychiatric disorder and the use of benzodiazepines: an example of the inverse care law from Brazil. De Lima, M. S.; Hotopf, M.; Mari, J. J.; Béria, J. U.; De Bastos, A. B.; Mann, A. // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;1999, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p316
Abstract Background: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Pelotas, southern Brazil, to assess the relationship between the use of benzodiazepines (BZD), minor psychiatric disorders (MPD) and social factors. Methods: A representative sample (n = 1277) was interviewed using the Self-Reporting...
- The pharmacological treatment of catatonia: an overview. Ungvari, Gabor S.; Kau, Leung Siu; Wai-Kwong, Tang; Shing, Ng Fung // European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience;2001 Supplement 1, Vol. 251, pI31
Over the past two decades, catatonia, particularly its acutely emerging akinetic-hypokinetic (stuporous) variant, has gradually regained its importance in descriptive psychopathology. Electroconvulsive therapy and lately benzodiazepines are not only effective treatment options in this form of...
- Benzodiazepines and Falls in Nursing Home Residents. Huffman, Grace Brooke // American Family Physician;12/1/2000, Vol. 62 Issue 11, p2514
Presents an abstract of the study `Benzodiazepines and the Risk of Falls in Nursing Home Residents,' by W.A. Ray et al., from the June 2000 issue of the `Journal of American Geriatrics Society.'
- A practical guide to prescribing hypnotic benzodiazepines. Lader, Malcolm // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/25/1986, Vol. 293 Issue 6554, p1048
Presents guidelines of drug prescriptions for insomniacs. Use of benzodiazepines as common prescribed drug for insomniacs; Need of information on the pharmacokinetics of benzodiazepines; Effects of the drug intake.
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus. Walker, M.C. // CNS Drugs;2001, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p931
Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (SE) is not uncommon and comprises at least one-third of all cases of SE. However, nonconvulsive SE consists of very different syndromes, a common feature being the difficulty in making the diagnosis. In this review, nonconvulsive SE is divided into typical...
- Risks associated with giving benzodiazepines to patients with acute nuerological injuries. Eldridge, P.R.; Punt, J.A.G. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/5/90, Vol. 300 Issue 6733, p1189
Investigates the risks associated with benzodiazepines on patients with acute neurological injuries in Great Britain. Evaluation of patients with different neurological diseases; Details on the complications on patients; Effect of blood gas estimation on patients.
- Recent benzodiazepine use in depressed patients: a confound of psychoimmunologic studies? Bartlett, JA; Andreoli, A.; Pascual, T.; Keller, SE // Advances in Mind-Body Medicine;Spring1999, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p113
Presents a psychoimmunologic studies on the effect of benzodiazepine on depressed patients. Investigation on the psychoimmunologic relationships in human psychiatric disorders; Differences between lymphocytes and natural killer functional measures; Influence of benzodiazepine on the immunity in...
- Most trusted? Ukens, Carol // Drug Topics;7/10/95, Vol. 139 Issue 13, p26
Reports on Massachusetts physicians' criticism of a state Medicaid directive mandating that physicians give pharmacists a patient's diagnosis before refills can be dispensed for benzodiazepines. Refills not to be denied to patients with medical necessity for long-term benzodiazepine therapy;...