David B Menkes
University of Auckland
90Publications
17H-index
1,573Citations
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Published on Feb 4, 2019in BMJ 23.56
David B Menkes17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Auckland)
Official concerns about clozapine’s distinctive toxicity are nothing new; they surface from time to time in various countries, typically in response to preventable deaths. Resulting calls for improved monitoring1 are justified but have had …
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Published on Mar 14, 2019in BMJ 23.56
David B Menkes17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Auckland)
McKee and colleagues draw attention to corporate strategies that serve shareholder interests at the expense of public health.1 These effects are often obscured by sophisticated marketing and public relations. Of particular interest is why so many of us, including doctors, fail to recognise this common pattern. We are part of the problem, so we …
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Published on Apr 1, 2018in Australasian Psychiatry 0.94
Nicole Wong1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Auckland),
David B Menkes17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Auckland)
Objectives:Sexual-minority youth exhibit increased rates of psychiatric morbidity, subject to various social factors. We examine the impact of ethnicity and culture on these phenomena, with particular reference to Asian youth living in Western societies.Conclusions:Youth from minority ethnic groups who do not identify with their native gender and/or who are not exclusively heterosexual are known as ‘double minorities’. Available evidence suggests that such individuals are at particularly increas...
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Published on May 14, 2018in BMJ 23.56
David B Menkes17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Auckland)
Wiersma and colleagues argue convincingly that non-financial interests in medicine can and should be managed.1 Unfortunately, Rodwin’s contrary argument gets diverted by a useful, but not wholly relevant, legalistic description of interests (mainly pecuniary) that can properly constitute “conflicts of interest.”1 The …
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Published on Apr 1, 2018in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 5.08
David B Menkes17
Estimated H-index: 17
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Q. Grundy + 12 AuthorsJon Jureidini16
Estimated H-index: 16
Published on Dec 10, 2018in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 5.08
Vajira Dharmawardene3
Estimated H-index: 3
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David B Menkes17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Auckland)
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Published on Nov 28, 2018in BMJ 23.56
David B Menkes17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Auckland)
The notion of alcohol as a drug doesn’t sit comfortably with the alcohol industry’s marketing strategy, nor with many consumers, for obvious reasons.1 But it doubtless should be regarded as such in …
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Journal of General Internal Medicine 4.00
David B Menkes17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Auckland),
Jill D. Masters1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsAlan Blum10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Alabama)
Background and Objective Inadequate competing interest declarations present interpretive challenges for editors, reviewers, and readers. We systematically studied a common euphemism, ‘unpaid consultant,’ to determine its occurrence in declarations and its association with vested interests, authors, and journals.
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Australasian Psychiatry 0.94
Gary Cheung4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Auckland),
Christopher Gale10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Otago),
David B Menkes17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Auckland)
Objective:To explore trainee perception of what facilitates or delays completion of the RANZCP Scholarly Project (SP).Method:Of 182 currently registered New Zealand trainees, 33 (18%) completed an online questionnaire and three open-ended questions.Results:Most trainees agreed or strongly agreed that having protected time for research (87.5%) and access to an appropriate supervisor (87.9%) would facilitate the completion of their SP. Other college requirements were identified by most trainees (8...
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in EBioMedicine
David B Menkes17
Estimated H-index: 17
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Paul Glue25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Otago)
+ 3 AuthorsNoelyn Hung13
Estimated H-index: 13
Abstract Background Clozapine is the most effective drug for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, but its use is limited by toxicity. Because ethnicity has been reported to affect clozapine metabolism, we compared its steady state pharmacokinetics in New Zealand Maori and European patients. Methods Clozapine and norclozapine steady state bioavailability was assessed over 24 h under fasting and fed conditions in 12 Maori and 16 European patients treated for chronic psychotic illnesses with stable o...
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