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SSRIs May Increase Risk Of Complications After Surgery
2013-04-30 18:12:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be used to effectively treat symptoms of depression and anxiety, but a new research review in JAMA Internal Medicine has found the drugs also cause an increased risk of bleeding, hospital readmission and death when taken around the time of surgery. Led by University of California, San Francisco professor Dr. Andrew D. Auerbach, the researchers found the connection between...

2012-06-15 23:00:39

A new study, published on May 2nd, 2012 in the online edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, revealed that, during pregnancy, second trimester antidepressant use is associated with preterm birth, and third trimester SSRI use (including Paxil) is associated with infant convulsions. Paxil (paroxetine), produced by GlaxoSmithKline and approved in 1992 by the FDA, is an antidepressant drug belonging to a group called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In...

2012-05-23 05:37:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new study shows that critically ill patients were more likely to die if they were taking commonly prescribed antidepressants before being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). The study was conducted by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Using a retrospective study, they analyzed the electronic medical records of 10,568 patients to look at in-hospital mortality and...

2012-04-12 09:23:28

Today´s anti-depressant medications can ease depression in Parkinson´s patients without worsening other symptoms of the disease, according to a study published online in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Depression is the number-one factor negatively affecting the quality of life for people with Parkinson´s disease,” said Irene Hegeman Richard, M.D., who led the study. “It causes a great deal of suffering among...

2012-04-05 21:01:19

African-Americans and Hispanics with major depressive disorder are less likely to get antidepressants than Caucasian patients, and Medicare and Medicaid patients are less likely to get the newest generation of antidepressants. Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health examined data from 1993 to 2007 to try to understand the antidepressant prescribing patterns of physicians. They looked at two things: who received antidepressants, and what type of antidepressant...

2012-04-02 23:00:42

A new Canadian study, published in March 2012 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, revealed that pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) antidepressants during or after pregnancy face an increased risk for developing high blood pressure. Paxil users faced more than an 80% risk for developing hypertension. Paxil (paroxetine), produced by GlaxoSmithKline and approved in 1992 by the FDA, is an SSRI prescribed to treat depression. In July 2010,...

2012-03-22 09:12:49

Use of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants during pregnancy appears to be linked with increased risk of pregnancy induced high blood pressure ("hypertension"), but a causal link has not been established. Pregnancy hypertension is sometimes linked with pre-eclampsia, a serious condition that can harm pregnant women and their unborn babies. But the authors stress that pregnant women should not stop taking their prescribed medication; instead they should seek a...

2012-03-12 14:58:53

A new study examines how symptoms presented online influence people's reactions to possible medical conditions Maybe you've had a reoccurring sore throat or frequent headaches. Perhaps the pain in your leg won't go away. In the past, you might have gone to a doctor's office to diagnose symptoms. Today, people are more likely to go online to punch in their symptoms. Details of a new study examining how symptoms presented online influence people's reactions to possible medical...

2012-03-06 11:55:03

Treating pregnant women with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) appears to be associated with fewer depressive symptoms, reduced fetal head growth and a higher risk for preterm birth, but not with a delay in fetal body growth, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. SSRIs are commonly prescribed to treat depression but information about their potential unintended effects on the unborn child is limited,...

2012-01-19 11:21:21

Nursing home residents with dementia who use average doses of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are three times more likely to have an injurious fall than similar people who don't use these drugs. The association can be seen in people who use low doses of SSRIs and the risk increases as people take higher doses. The results are published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Many nursing home residents with dementia suffer from depression, and are therefore treated...


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