Methylphenidate and the Risk of Trauma
Kenneth KC Man, Esther W Chan, David Coghill, Ian Douglas, Patrick Ip, Ling-pong Leung, Matthew SH Tsui, Wilfred HS Wong, Ian CK Wong
PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are prone to sustaining trauma that requires emergency department (ED) admission. Methylphenidate (MPH) can reduce ADHD symptoms and may thus theoretically reduce the risk of trauma-related ED admission, but previous studies do not make this association clear. This study examines this association. METHODS: A total of 17 381 patients aged 6 to 19 years who received MPH prescriptions were identified by using the Clinical Data Analysis & Reporting System (2001-2013). Using a self-controlled case series study design, the relative incidence of trauma-related ED admissions was compared with peri..View full abstract
Awarded by Research Grants Council (RGC, Hong Kong)
Awarded by Medical Research Council
Funding received from the Research Grants Council (RGC, Hong Kong) under grant agreement number 781913 for the study (Effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD] pharmacotherapy on hospital accident and emergency admission due to injury-related events [ATHAN]").