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Severe hypertriglyceridemia secondary to venlafaxine use in an older adult on dialysis -case report

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, April 2017
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Title
Severe hypertriglyceridemia secondary to venlafaxine use in an older adult on dialysis -case report
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BMC Health Services Research, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2195-2
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Hsiang-Wen Lin, Cory A. Simonavice, Chiung-Ray Lu, Wen-Ling Lin, Po-Lun Wu, Che-Yi Chou, Chun-Hui Liao, Hsieh-Yuan Lane

Abstract

Although the prescribing information for Venlafaxine extended release includes a discussion about possible increases in total cholesterol and triglycerides (TG) seen in healthier adult patients during premarketing clinical trials, no post-marketing studies or case reports, that discuss the effects of venlafaxine on TG in elderly patients with chronic kidney disease. We report a 71 year-old male patient with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, with a history of coronary artery disease, mild hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. This patient twice demonstrated the severe rises in triglycerides while taking the antidepressant, i.e., venlafaxine, and discontinuing the long-term use of fenofirate. The adverse drug reaction sub-committee at the hospital rated the second event as a "probable reaction" using the Naranjo nomogram, accordingly. This case demonstrates the risk of changes in lipid profiles while taking venlafaxine and receiving on and off fenofibrate therapy in the older adult patient with chronic kidney disease and under hemodialysis. Regular monitoring for lipid changes after starting venlafaxine is strongly advised for patients with existing risk factors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 4 27%
Student > Master 3 20%
Other 3 20%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 13%
Student > Postgraduate 2 13%
Other 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 6 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 20%
Psychology 2 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 7%
Other 2 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 May 2019.
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#3,899,796
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,946
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#92,476
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
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