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Continuing Professional Development
The articles in this series are independently researched and compiled by PSA commissioned authors and peer reviewed.
4. Westbury J, Jackson S, Gee P, Peterson G. An effective
approach to decrease antipsychotic and benzodiazepine
use in nursing homes: the RedUSe project. Int
5. Mansdorf IJ, Sharma R, Perez M, Lepore AM. Falls
reduction in long-term care facilities: a preliminary
report of a new internet-based behavioral technique.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
6. Wilson KC, Mottram PG, Vassilas CA.
Psychotherapeutic treatments for older depressed
people. Cochrane database of systematic reviews
7. US FDA. FDA Public Health Advisory: Deaths with
antipsychotics in elderly patients with dementia; 2003.
8. Deberdt WG, Dysken MW, Rappaport SA, et al.
Comparison of olanzapine and risperidone in the
treatment of psychosis and associated behavioral
disturbances in patients with dementia. Am J Geriatr
9. Lambert BL, Cunningham FE, Miller DR, Dalack GW,
Hur K. Diabetes risk associated with use of olanzapine,
quetiapine, and risperidone in veterans health
administration patients with schizophrenia. Am J
10. Farwell WR, Stump TE, Wang J, Tafesse E, L'Italien
G, Tierney WM. Weight gain and new onset diabetes
associated with olanzapine and risperidone. J Gen
Intern Med 2004;19:1200--5.
11. Moisan J, Gregoire JP, Gaudet M, Cooper D. Exploring
the risk of diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia
among ambulatory users of atypical antipsychotics:
a population-based comparison of risperidone and
olanzapine. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2005;14:
12. Dunstan DW, Zimmet PZ, Welborn TA, et al. The rising
prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance:
the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study.
Diabetes Care 2002;25:829--34.
1. Which of the following is
LEAST likely to be an adverse
effect of risperidone?
a) Weight gain.
c) Unsteady gait.
d) Leg cramps.
2. Approximately how many
Australians are estimated to
have UNDIAGNOSED type 2
3. What would be the MOST
appropriate assessment for
a person with a laboratory
performed fasting BSL of
a) Diagnosis of diabetes.
b) Perform an oral glucose
A score of 3 out of 4 attracts 0.75 CPD credits.
c) Perform a capillary BSL test for
d) Repeat the test in 12 months.
4. Which of the following is NOT
generally recognised as a
symptom of type 2 diabetes?
c) Weight loss.
d) Blurred vision.
13. Colagiuri S, Davies D, Girgis S, Colagiuri R. National
Evidence Based Guideline For Case Detection and
Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. Canberra; 2009.
14. Diabetes Australia. Diabetes Management in General
Practice 2009/2010; 2009.
15. Chadban S, Howell M, Twigg S, et al. National
Evidence Based Guideline for Diagnosis, Prevention
and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Type 2
Diabetes. Canberra; 2009.
16. Tonkin A, Barter P, Best J, et al. National Heart
Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of
Australia and New Zealand: position statement on lipid
management -- 2005. Heart Lung Circ 2005;14:275--91.
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