Metabolic syndrome and serum homocysteine in patients with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia treated with SGA

Vuksan-Ćusa, Bjanka and Jakovljević, Miro and Šagud, Marina and Mihaljević Peleš, Alma and Marčinko, Darko and Topić, Radmila and Mihaljević, Sanea and Sertić, Jadranka (2011) Metabolic syndrome and serum homocysteine in patients with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia treated with SGA. Psychiatry Research, [Epub . ISSN 0165-1781

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Abstract

There is accumulating evidence for an increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in bipolar patients, which is comparable to the prevalence of MetS in patients with schizophrenia. Hyperhomocysteinaemia has emerged as an independent and graded risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is, at the same time, the primary clinical outcome of MetS. The aim of this study was to ascertain if the presence of MetS was associated with hyperhomocysteinaemia in patients with bipolar disorder (N=36) and schizophrenia (N=46) treated with second-generation antipsychotics (SGA). MetS was defined according to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP-III) criteria and the cut-off point for hyperhomocysteinaemia was set up at 15μmoll(-1). Results of the study indicated that the presence of the MetS is statistically significantly associated with the elevated serum homocysteine in all participants. As hyperhomocysteinaemia has emerged as an independent risk factor for psychiatric disorder and CVD, it could be useful to include fasting homocysteine serum determination in the diagnostic panels of psychiatric patients to obtain a better assessment of their metabolic risk profile.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Katedra za medicinsku kemiju, biokemiju i kliničku kemiju
Katedra za psihijatriju i psihološku medicinu
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
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Vuksan-Ćusa, BjankaUNSPECIFIED
Jakovljević, MiroUNSPECIFIED
Šagud, MarinaUNSPECIFIED
Mihaljević Peleš, AlmaUNSPECIFIED
Marčinko, DarkoUNSPECIFIED
Topić, RadmilaUNSPECIFIED
Mihaljević, SaneaUNSPECIFIED
Sertić, JadrankaUNSPECIFIED
Date: 6 January 2011
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2011
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/949

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