Astrid van Strien describes in her thesis different aspects of adverse drug reactions of antipsychotics in frail older patients. As well as clinical pharmacological mechanisms, as the correlation between blood and liquor haloperidol concentrations, as epidemiological studies towards falls caused by antipsychotics are studied. A new adverse effect of antipsychotics that she detected is an association with urinary tract infections.

The thesis, that will be defended at September 14 in Amsterdam (VU promotor prof. R. van Marum) is partly available at this website, partly under embargo.

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