Tag Archives: Outcomes

Long-Term Outcomes of Postpartum Psychosis: What is the Risk of Recurrence?

Postpartum psychosis is the most severe form of postpartum psychiatric illness. It is a rare event that occurs in fewer than one out of every 1000 women after childbirth. Many women who have suffered from postpartum psychosis (PP) wonder about their long term prognosis. Will they have another psychotic episode if they have another child?… Read More »

Lithium and Anticonvulsant Mood Stabilizers: No Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

For women with bipolar disorder, choosing whether to maintain or discontinue treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy is challenging.  This is a process which requires careful and thoughtful consideration, weighing the risk of adverse outcomes associated with exposure to a particular drug against the risk of recurrent illness in the setting of medication discontinuation.… Read More »

Risk score uses EHR data to predict COPD patient outcomes

A new computer-based predictive tool is able to accurately forecast clinical outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease so that clinicians can optimize their care. For COPD patients, clinicians have traditionally made their own calculations rating the severity of the disease using scores that—according to researchers at Intermountain Healthcare—aren’t optimal at accurately predicting outcomes.… Read More »