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Clozapine remain the drug of choice for treatment resistant schizophrenia and up to 60% of patients not responding to other antipsychotics will respond to clozapine. However, the use of clozapine is restricted due to the risk of agranulocytosis and consequently the need for mandatory hematological monitoring. CHEMPAQ XBC is a point-of-care device that can be used in patients home and analyze WBC and granulocytes by a single capillary blood drop. This study aims to investigate whether this new procedure increases the acceptability of clozapine
Observational Model: Case-Crossover, Time Perspective: Prospective
Venous blod sample, CHEMPAQ
Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital
University of Aarhus
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:08-0400
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Impaired venous blood flow or venous return (venous stasis), usually caused by inadequate venous valves. Venous insufficiency often occurs in the legs, and is associated with EDEMA and sometimes with VENOUS STASIS ULCERS at the ankle.
The number of PLATELETS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.
The number of RED BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.
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