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Outcomes of Antipsychotic Medication Used in the Emergency Department

Information source: Advocate Health Care
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Agitation,Psychomotor

Intervention: Adasuve (Drug); Alternative medications (Drug)

Phase: N/A

Status: Enrolling by invitation

Sponsored by: Advocate Health Care

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Erik Kulstad, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Advocate Healthcare


To review records of patients treated with antipsychotics (including Adasuve, Geodon, Haldol) in order to evaluate outcomes.

Clinical Details

Official title: Outcomes of Antipsychotic Medication Use in the Emergency Department: A Retrospective Comparison Study

Study design: Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Primary outcome: Length of stay in the emergency department

Secondary outcome: Disposition

Detailed description: A retrospective chart review will be performed for all patients presenting to the ED with agitation and subsequently given antipsychotic therapy for treatment. Identification of patients will be through chart review of patients presenting with agitation. Data to be recorded include patient age, gender, medical history, time of presentation, time of treatment, co morbidities, use of restraint, time to disposition and patient outcome. Inclusion criteria include all patients over age 18 presenting to the ED with agitation and treated with antipsychotics. No patients will be knowingly excluded from analysis. We will compare resulting outcomes of patients treated for agitation to see if Adasuve is superior to other commonly prescribed antipsychotics through its rate of discharge home and overall time in the emergency department.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 80 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- All patients given antipsychotic therapy for acute agitation

Exclusion Criteria:

- None

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Additional Information

Starting date: April 2015
Last updated: July 20, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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