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Light, Dark, and Bipolar Disorder- Some Practical Guidance

Martes, Marzo 17, 2020

Interventions affecting circadian rhythm can be therapeutic, with some approaches more effective than others.
Chronotherapies, interventions that affect the circadian rhythm, have been studied in both the depressive and the manic stages of bipolar disorder through the years (e.g., NEJM JW Psychiatry Nov 2017 and Am J Psychiatry 2017; 175:131; NEJM JW Psychiatry Nov 2009 and Biol Psychiatry 2009; 66:298). In this review, the authors have compiled the evidence and recommendations from an International Society of Bipolar Disorders task force. The major treatments include:


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Does Testosterone Therapy Confer Risk for Venous Thromboembolism?

Miércoles, Marzo 4, 2020

In a case-crossover study, testosterone therapy was associated with excess risk.
Testosterone therapy can induce hematologic abnormalities associated with hypercoagulability, but whether it actually confers excess risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE; i.e., deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) is controversial. In this study, researchers used U.S. national pharmacy and medical claims databases to identify about 40,000 men (mean age, 57) with incident VTE and at least 12 months of data before VTE.



Código de aprobación: PP-MHP-ECU-0002