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Nutrition and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: developmental follow-up of the anthropometric variables of a group of patients receiving treatment with osmotic controlled-release methylphenidate
AIM. To perform a developmental analysis of the anthropometric variables of a group of patients diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in order to determine the repercussions of treatment with osmotic controlled-release methylphenidate (MTF-OROS).
PATIENTS AND METHODS. The medical records of 187 patients with ADHD under treatment with MTF-OROS over a period of 30 months were reviewed. Data collected included weight, height and body mass index at diagnosis (baseline) and at 6, 12, 18, 24 and 30 months’ follow-up.
RESULTS. The mean age at diagnosis was 8.14 ± 1.6 years. The dose of MTF-OROS was progressively increased until 36.9 ± 12.1 mg/day (1.05 mg/kg/day) at day 30 of the follow-up. At diagnosis, 34.9% of patients had a deficient nutritional situation (subnutrition or malnutrition), which affected 50.3% of the patients at 30 months. The baseline value for weight (Z-score) progressively decreased during treatment until values that were significantly lower than the baseline value at 12 months were reached (p < 0.05); these values remained significantly lower until 30 months. The baseline value for height (Z-score) also progressively decreased during treatment until values that were significantly lower than the baseline value at 24 and 30 months were reached (p < 0.05).
Efecto de la discontinuaciÓn del metifenidato al comienzo de la adolescencia sobre el trastorno
por dÉficit de atenciÓn...O. Papazian, I. Alfonso, V. García-GalarretaFecha de publicación 01/07/2002 ● Descargas 685