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The Competence network "TDM KJP" offers for members:

  • Blood analyses for psychotropic drugs
  • Information on TDM and expert advice in pathological findings
  • Additional pharmakogenetic diagnostic investigations in special cases
  • Quality management:
    Access to an internetbased data registry for standardised documentation of pharmacological data in child and youth psychiatry
  • Data management and export for implemented research-projects
  • Regular meetings and educational seminars for clinical investigators

Membership is based on active participation in data collection for the internet based data registry.

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Aims of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)

  • standardized documentation of psychopharmacological treatment of children and adolescents in an internet data base:
    • demographic characteristics
    • clinical efficacy of the medication
    • unwanted side effects
    • serum levels
  • improvement of dosage finding
  • prevention of severe adverse events, minimization of unwanted side effects
  • data collection for scientific purpose
  • definition of age specific therapeutic ranges of plasma or serum levels in order to maximize clinical effects whilst minimizing the risk of side effects or toxicity
  • additional pharmacogenetic analyses in individuals with inadequate serum levels