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The association between dyslipidaemia and types of antipsychotic medications among patients with chronic schizophrenia.
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PMID:  22582547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This cross sectional study aimed to explore the association between dyslipidaemia and types of antipsychotics in 100 patients with chronic schizophrenia. Lipid profile, weight, height and waist circumference together with other relevant factors were measured. We found there was a high rate of dyslipidaemia among patients with chronic schizophrenia treated with antipsychotics (66%), however there was no significant difference found between typical or atypical antipsychotics (OR=1). All sociodemographic and clinical factors were not significantly associated with dyslipidaemia. Only non-Malays were found to have significant dyslipidaemia (p<0.1). Effective management is needed to deal with the dyslipidaemia in this group.
Z Z Ruzanna; L Y Ong; Y C Cheah; A Fairuz; M Marhani
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
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