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dc.contributor.authorHollis, Chris P.
dc.contributor.authorLiddle, Elizabeth B.
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-27T09:52:31Z
dc.date.available2020-10-27T09:52:31Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationCarucci, S., Balia, C., Gagliano, A., Lampis, A., Buitelaar, J. K., Danckaerts, M., Dittmann, R. W., Garas, P., Hollis, C. P., Inglis, S., et al. (2020). Long term methylphenidate exposure and growth in children and adolescents with ADHD. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 120 (Jan), pp. 509-525.en
dc.identifier.other10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.09.031
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/7653
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUNDMethylphenidate (MPH) is an efficacious treatment for ADHD but concerns have been raised about potential adverse effects of extended treatment on growth.OBJECTIVESTo systematically review the literature, up to December 2018, conducting a meta-analysis of association of long-term (> six months) MPH exposure with height, weight and timing of puberty.RESULTSEighteen studies (ADHD n = 4868) were included in the meta-analysis. MPH was associated with consistent statistically significant pre-post difference for both height (SMD = 0.27, 95% CI 0.16-0.38, p < 0.0001) and weight (SMD = 0.33, 95% CI 0.22-0.44, p < 0.0001) Z scores, with prominent impact on weight during the first 12 months and on height within the first 24-30 months. No significant effects of dose, formulation, age and drug-naïve condition as clinical moderators were found. Data on timing of puberty are currently limited.CONCLUSIONSLong-term treatment with MPH can result in reduction in height and weight. However, effect sizes are small with possible minimal clinical impact. Long-term prospective studies may help to clarify the underlying biological drivers and specific mediators and moderators.en
dc.description.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0149763420305923?via%3Dihuben
dc.subjectDrug therapyen
dc.subjectAttention deficit disorder with hyperactivityen
dc.titleLong term methylphenidate exposure and growth in children and adolescents with ADHD. A systematic review and meta-analysisen
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