A portable device that analyzes blood cell count using a single drop of capillary blood may improve initiation of, and treatment adherence to, clozapine in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, new research suggests.
A small case series study presented here at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2010 Annual Meeting illustrates the potential utility of the device in the 20% to 30% of patients with schizophrenia who fail to respond to conventional antipsychotics.
Reported by Caroline Cassels
Medscape Medical News
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