Tag Archives: Outcomes

Hypercapnic COPD Survival, Clinical Outcomes With High-Intensity NIV

December 31, 2018 Share this content: There are 2 hypotheses on why high-intensity NIV is beneficial to individuals with hypercapnic stable COPD. There is evidence that people with comorbid stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure (CHRF) have improved symptoms and survival rates with high-intensity noninvasive ventilation (NIV), according to a… Read More »

Treatment of Panic Disorder with Antidepressants Associated with Better Outcomes

While we have focused a great deal on the emergence of mood disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period, there is a growing body of literature that indicates that anxiety symptoms are prevalent during this period of time and may also affect pregnancy outcomes.  Although many women with panic disorder attempt to discontinue their medications… Read More »

In Brief: Being An Older Dad Associated with Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

This study is something to keep in mind when we evaluate neonatal outcomes in mothers taking psychotropic medication.  We typically consider maternal, but not paternal, characteristics as factors which may affect neonatal outcomes; however, this large study published in BMJ indicates that the age of the father may also affect neonatal outcomes.   Researchers examined… Read More »