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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625146/cephalosporins-associated-pseudomembranous-colitis-in-an-elderly-male-patient-a-case-report
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Prashant Maheshbhai Parmar, Vipul V Solanki, Manish J Barvaliya, Bhavesh Chavada, C B Tripathi
A 78 year old male patient developed pseudomembranous colitis after administration of Ceftriaxone and Cefazolin for the treatment of pleural effusion. The reaction was confirmed by Ultrasonography and CT scan. Causative agents were stopped and patient was managed by systemic therapy. Patient was expired due to respiratory complications as there was complexity in management of disease due to development of pseudomembranous colitis. Increase awareness of prescribers for high-risk drugs, close monitoring, with immediate withdrawal of the culprit drug can reduce the complexity of management which occurred due to development of such adverse drug reaction...
June 15, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623363/machine-learning-workflow-to-enhance-predictions-of-adverse-drug-reactions-adrs-through-drug-gene-interactions-application-to-drugs-for-cutaneous-diseases
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Kalpana Raja, Matthew Patrick, James T Elder, Lam C Tsoi
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) pose critical public health issues, affecting over 6% of hospitalized patients. While knowledge of potential drug-drug interactions (DDI) is necessary to prevent ADR, the rapid pace of drug discovery makes it challenging to maintain a strong insight into DDIs. In this study, we present a novel literature-mining framework for enhancing the predictions of DDIs and ADR types by integrating drug-gene interactions (DGIs). The ADR types were adapted from a DDI corpus, including i) adverse effect; ii) effect at molecular level; iii) effect related to pharmacokinetics; and iv) DDIs without known ADRs...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598787/severe-adverse-drug-reactions-to-biological-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-in-elderly-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-clinical-practice
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Leticia Leon, Alejandro Gomez, Cristina Vadillo, Esperanza Pato, Luis Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Juan Angel Jover, Lydia Abasolo
OBJECTIVES: Biological DMARDs are widely used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but their relationship with adverse drug reaction (ADR) is important. RA is now known to increase in incidence and prevalence with age. Our objective was to assess the incidence of severe ADR in the long term, compare safety between the different bDMARDs and identify other possible risk factors for severe ADR in elderly RA patients. METHODS: A 14-year retrospective longitudinal study was performed...
June 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575013/adverse-drug-events-analysis-of-a-decade-a-portuguese-case-study-from-2004-to-2013-using-hospital-database
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Gianina Scripcaru, Ceu Mateus, Carla Nunes
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to characterise adverse drug events (ADE), including both adverse drug reaction (ADR) and accidental poisoning by drugs (AP), considering age, gender, length of stay (LOS), number of deaths and year, during the period 2004-2013. Additionally distributions of the ten's most frequent ADR and AP were characterized, considering age-group and gender. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive nationwide study was conducted, based on the hospital discharges database in Portugal from 2004 to 2013, using ICD-9...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566626/analysis-of-adverse-drug-reaction-risk-in-elderly-patients-using-the-japanese-adverse-drug-event-report-jader-database
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Yugo Chisaki, Shoki Aoji, Yoshitaka Yano
In general, the risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is higher in elderly patients than in younger patients. In this study, we performed a comprehensive assessment of the risks of possible drug-ADR combinations in elderly patients using the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report (JADER) database of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA, Japan) using the reporting odds ratio (ROR) as an index. Data recorded from April 2004 to September 2015 in the JADER database were downloaded from the PMDA website...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566447/management-of-endocrine-disease-l-thyroxine-replacement-therapy-in-the-frail-elderly-a-challenge-in-clinical-practice
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Rosaria Maddalena Ruggeri, Francesco Trimarchi, Bernadette Biondi
The number of elderly people, mostly over 85 years (the "oldest old"), is increasing worldwide. As a consequence, accompanying morbidity and disability have been increasing, and frailty, defined as an age-related condition of decline of physiological reserves and vulnerability, represents an emerging problem. Caring for older frail people may represent a challenge, since the elderly differ significantly from younger adults in terms of comorbidity, polypharmacy, pharmacokinetics and greater vulnerability to adverse drug reactions...
May 31, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559812/rapid-involution-of-pustules-during-topical-steroid-treatment-of-acute-generalized-exanthematous-pustulosis
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Christiane Kley, Carla Murer, Julia-Tatjana Maul, Barbara Meier, Florian Anzengruber, Alexander A Navarini
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a dramatic generalized pustular rash of severe onset, which is considered a serious cutaneous adverse reaction to drugs. However, even though the clinical features are impressive and are often accompanied by systemic inflammation, it can be controlled quickly and safely by topical steroids subsequent to interruption of the offending drug. Here, we describe the management of a case and the evolution of the pustular rash. An elderly woman consulted with a generalized crop of 2-3 mm, nonfollicular pustules on erythematous background...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539174/drug-metabolism-in-the-elderly-a-multifactorial-problem
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R H Waring, R M Harris, S C Mitchell
Whether or not an individual's drug metabolising capacity declines with advancing age is a vexing question. There is no clear evidence that drug metabolism itself ('the biologically-assisted chemical alteration of the administered parent molecule') is less efficient in healthy old age than at younger ages, whereas a decreased capacity may be associated with ill-health and frailty. However, elderly individuals do show a reduced enzyme induction capability and are less able to tolerate overdoses. It appears that the majority of deleterious clinical outcomes related to drug therapy in an elderly (usually ill or frail) population may be ascribed to various anatomical and physiological age-related changes...
June 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533886/a-case-management-of-hypertension-in-the-elderly-in-sub-sahara-africa-lessons-from-granny
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Ahmadou Musa Jingi, Liliane Mfeukeu Kuate, Jean Jacques Noubiap
Management of chronic disease conditions in the elderly is challenging. They usually have many co-morbidities requiring multiple drug regimens, and memory or cognitive problems that can interfere with management. Also, they sometimes have a degree of social problems as they might often live alone, and thereby cater for their daily activities with minimal assistance. Multiple drug use combined with their fragile health predispose them to adverse drug reactions, drug-drug interactions, and direct drug toxicity from overdosing...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526565/efficacy-of-indefinite-chronic-oral-antimicrobial-suppression-for-prosthetic-joint-infection-in-the-elderly-a-comparative-study
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V Prendki, P Sergent, A Barrelet, E Oziol, E Beretti, M Berlioz-Thibal, F Bouchand, F A Dauchy, E Forestier, G Gavazzi, C Ronde-Oustau, J Stirnemann, A Dinh
BACKGROUND: During prosthetic joint infection (PJI), surgical management is sometimes impossible and indefinite chronic oral antimicrobial suppression (ICOAS) may be the only option. The outcomes of elderly patients who benefited from ICOAS with strictly palliative intent were evaluated. METHODS: A national retrospective cohort study was performed in France, involving patients aged >75 years with a PJI who were managed with planned life-long ICOAS from 2009 to 2014...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509689/risk-factors-of-allopurinol-induced-severe-cutaneous-adverse-reactions-in-a-thai-population
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Niwat Saksit, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Nontaya Nakkam, Parinya Konyoung, Usanee Khunarkornsiri, Pansu Chumworathayi, Chonlaphat Sukasem, Sumitra Suttisai, Napacha Piriyachananusorn, Pawinee Tiwong, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Ticha Rerkpattanapipat, Wongwiwat Tassaneeyakul
BACKGROUND: Allopurinol is one of the most common causes of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions (SCARs) including drug reactions with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). This study identified the risk factors associated with the development of allopurinol-induced SCARs in a Thai population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-six allopurinol-induced SCARs (i.e. 19 DRESS and 67 SJS/TEN) and 182 allopurinol-tolerant patients were enrolled in the study...
July 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411001/interstitial-lung-disease-induced-by-fluoxetine-systematic-review-of-literature-and-analysis-of-vigiaccess-eudravigilance-and-a-national-pharmacovigilance-database
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Arianna Deidda, Claudia Pisanu, Laura Micheletto, Alberto Bocchetta, Maria Del Zompo, Maria Erminia Stochino
We investigated a pulmonary adverse drug reaction possibly induced by fluoxetine, the Interstitial Lung Disease, by performing a systematic review of published case reports on this subject, a review of the World Health Organization VigiAccess database, of the European EudraVigilance database and of a national Pharmacovigilance database (Italian Pharmacovigilance Network). The research found a total of seven cases linking fluoxetine to Interstitial Lung Disease in the literature. 36 cases of interstitial lung disease related to fluoxetine were retrieved from the VigiAccess database (updated to July 2016), and 36 reports were found in EudraVigilance database (updated to June 2016)...
June 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407764/severe-hypertriglyceridemia-secondary-to-venlafaxine-use-in-an-older-adult-on-dialysis-case-report
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Hsiang-Wen Lin, Cory A Simonavice, Chiung-Ray Lu, Wen-Ling Lin, Po-Lun Wu, Che-Yi Chou, Chun-Hui Liao, Hsieh-Yuan Lane
BACKGROUND: Although the prescribing information for Venlafaxine extended release includes a discussion about possible increases in total cholesterol and triglycerides (TG) seen in healthier adult patients during premarketing clinical trials, no post-marketing studies or case reports, that discuss the effects of venlafaxine on TG in elderly patients with chronic kidney disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 71 year-old male patient with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, with a history of coronary artery disease, mild hyperlipidemia, and hypertension...
April 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406746/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-a-cell-culture-derived-inactivated-quadrivalent-influenza-vaccine-nbp607-qiv-a-randomized-double-blind-multi-center-phase-iii-clinical-trial-in-adults-and-elderly-subjects
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Won Suk Choi, Ji Yun Noh, Joon Young Song, Hee Jin Cheong, Seong-Heon Wie, Jin Soo Lee, Jacob Lee, Shin-Woo Kim, Hye Won Jeong, Sook-In Jung, Yeon-Sook Kim, Heung Jeong Woo, Kyung Ho Kim, Hun Kim, Woo Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: The influenza B virus has two lineages; Yamagata and Victoria. The two lineages are antigenically distinct and it is difficult to expect cross-protection between the lineages. Actually, the mismatch between circulating influenza B viruses and vaccine strains has been occurred frequently. The cell-culture system for the production of influenza vaccine can contribute to improve vaccine strain selection and expand vaccine supplies. We investigated the immunogenicity and safety of cell culture-derived quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (NBP607-QIV) in adults and elderly subjects...
April 13, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382494/adverse-drug-reaction-related-hospitalizations-in-elderly-australians-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study-in-two-tasmanian-hospitals
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Nibu Parameswaran Nair, Leanne Chalmers, Bonnie J Bereznicki, Colin Curtain, Gregory M Peterson, Michael Connolly, Luke R Bereznicki
INTRODUCTION: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) have been commonly cited as a major cause of hospital admissions in older individuals. However, despite the apparent magnitude of this problem, there are limited prospective data on ADRs as a cause of hospitalization in elderly medical patients. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the proportion, clinical characteristics, causality, severity, preventability, and outcome of ADR-related admissions in older patients admitted to two Tasmanian hospitals...
April 6, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378243/prolonged-suppressive-antibiotic-therapy-for-prosthetic-joint-infection-in-the-elderly-a-national-multicentre-cohort-study
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V Prendki, T Ferry, P Sergent, E Oziol, E Forestier, T Fraisse, S Tounes, S Ansart, J Gaillat, S Bayle, O Ruyer, F Borlot, G Le Falher, B Simorre, F-A Dauchy, S Greffe, T Bauer, E N Bell, B Martha, M Martinot, M Froidure, M Buisson, A Waldner, X Lemaire, A Bosseray, M Maillet, V Charvet, A Barrelet, B Wyplosz, M Noaillon, E Denes, E Beretti, M Berlioz-Thibal, V Meyssonnier, E Fourniols, L Tliba, A Eden, M Jean, C Arvieux, K Guignery-Kadri, C Ronde-Oustau, Y Hansmann, A Belkacem, F Bouchand, G Gavazzi, F Herrmann, J Stirnemann, A Dinh
During prosthetic joint infection (PJI), optimal surgical management with exchange of the device is sometimes impossible, especially in the elderly population. Thus, prolonged suppressive antibiotic therapy (PSAT) is the only option to prevent acute sepsis, but little is known about this strategy. We aimed to describe the characteristics, outcome and tolerance of PSAT in elderly patients with PJI. We performed a national cross-sectional cohort study of patients >75 years old and treated with PSAT for PJI...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372493/safety-profile-of-gadoxetate-disodium-in-elderly-patients-%C3%A2-65-years
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Jan Endrikat, Carsten Schwenke, Kai Vogtlaender, Susan Dohannish, Josy Breuer
Background Safety data on routine clinical use of gadoxetate disodium in elderly patients is not reported yet. Purpose To assess the safety of liver specific gadoxetate disodium in contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in elderly patients (≥65 years) in comparison to adults (18-64 years). Material and Methods Safety data on gadoxetate disodium were analyzed from 12 clinical phase II-III studies and from our pharmacovigilance database. A comparison between elderly (≥65 years) versus adults (18-64 years) was performed with respect to the frequency of drug-related adverse events (AEs) in clinical phase II-III studies and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in the pharmacovigilance database...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371121/clinical-medication-review-tool-for-polypharmacy-mapping-approach-for-pharmacotherapeutic-classifications
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Fumihiro Mizokami, Tomohiro Mizuno, Tomoyo Mori, Tadashi Nagamatsu, Hideharu Endo, Tomoyuki Hirashita, Takanobu Ichino, Masahiro Akishita, Katsunori Furuta
AIM: Polypharmacy is an extremely important problem, because it increases the risk of adverse drug reactions. The aim of the current study was to create a clinical medication review tool to detect inappropriate medication use, and assess this new method with elderly Japanese patients. METHODS: The new method involves optimizing prescription drugs from indications, based on the chronic disease-anatomical therapeutic class code list. The present study investigated the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications in 5667 Japanese patients aged ≥65 years with polypharmacy (≥5 drugs) in comparison with the Beers criteria 2012...
March 30, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340451/the-role-of-drug-drug-interactions-in-prostate-cancer-treatment-focus-on-abiraterone-acetate-prednisone-and-enzalutamide
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REVIEW
Marzia Del Re, Stefano Fogli, Lisa Derosa, Francesco Massari, Paul De Souza, Stefania Crucitta, Sergio Bracarda, Daniele Santini, Romano Danesi
Elderly patients with cancer may have comorbidities, each requiring additional pharmacologic treatment. Therefore, the occurrence of pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) interactions is very likely, and the risk of adverse reactions (ADRs), due to the narrow therapeutic window of anticancer drugs, is increased. Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) may occur in prostate cancer patients due to inhibition by abiraterone of liver cytochrome P450 (CYP)-dependent enzymes CYP2C8 and 2D6, which are involved in the metabolism of approximately 25% of all drugs, and induction by enzalutamide of CYP3A4, 2C9 and 2C19, which metabolize up to 50% of medications...
March 9, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276175/population-level-incidence-and-monitoring-of-adverse-drug-reactions-with-long-term-amiodarone-therapy
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S Rankin, D H Elder, S Ogston, J George, C C Lang, A M Choy
INTRODUCTION: Amiodarone is associated with significant long-lasting adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Guidelines recommend laboratory monitoring during long-term use. However, data of compliance with laboratory monitoring is lacking. AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess laboratory monitoring of liver and thyroid function during amiodarone prescribing from 1989-2011 in the Tayside, UK, population (approximately 400,000) in relation to National guidelines recommending laboratory monitoring every 6 months...
March 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
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