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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325730/use-of-cardiovascular-polypills-for-the-secondary-prevention-of-cerebrovascular-disease
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J Masjuan, J Gállego, J M Aguilera, J F Arenillas, M Castellanos, F Díaz, J C Portilla, F Purroy
INTRODUCTION: There is little control of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in secondary prevention after an ischaemic stroke, in part due to a lack of adherence to treatment. The CV polypill may contribute to proper treatment adherence, which is necessary for CV disease prevention. This study aimed to establish how and in what cases the CV polypill should be administered. METHODS: A group of 8 neurologists drafted consensus recommendations using structured brainstorming and based on their experience and a literature review...
January 8, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316126/fixed-dose-combination-therapy-to-reduce-the-growing-burden-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-feasibility-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Jobert Richie Nansseu, Aurel T Tankeu, Joseph Kamtchum-Tatuene, Jean Jacques Noubiap
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become a major concern in low- and middle-income countries, which bear about 80% of the cardiovascular mortality worldwide. Curbing the burden of CVD implies the management and control of many cardiovascular risk factors that act synergistically to increase cardiovascular mortality. Such actions may require expensive polymedications in a context of limited resources. Therefore, alternative solutions for CVD prevention in low- and middle-income countries are urgently needed. In this context, the concept of a fixed-dose combination therapy, a polypill composed of drugs known to effectively treat or prevent CVD, has been proposed as a scalable strategy to overcome nonadherence to polymedications and reduce costs...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235430/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-delirium-diagnosis-in-patients-followed-in-general-practices-in-germany
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Jens Bohlken, Karel Kostev
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to identify the prevalence and risk factors of documented delirium in general practices in Germany. METHODS: The present study includes 2,194 patients over the age of 65 years with delirium and 2,194 controls without delirium from a sample of 6,180,042 patients from 1,262 general practices. Multivariate logistic regression models were fitted with delirium as a dependent variable and other disorders and drugs as potential predictors...
December 13, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203430/optimization-of-perioperative-management-of-proximal-femoral-fracture-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
P Merloz
Proximal femoral fracture in elderly subjects is a major event that is life-threatening in the medium-to-long term. Advanced age, male gender and number of comorbidities largely account for high mortality and require geriatric expertise. Protein-energy malnutrition and bone demineralization increase mortality. Mortality can, on the other hand, be reduced by acting on two variables accessible to medical intervention: daily activities and nutritional status. Functional and neurocognitive assessment allow the risk of dependency to be evaluated, and global geriatric work-up can prevent sudden breakdown of homeostasis...
December 1, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187329/impact-of-therapeutic-education-with-a-written-document-on-treatments-knowledge-and-adherence-among-elderly-patients-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Claire Vanhaecke Collard, Laetitia Michaut, Florian Caillierez, Daniel Parra, Marc Bonnefoy
Olders patients are exposed to iatrogenic risk as they are often frail, with multiple pathologies and therefore polymedicated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of treatment in the elderly before and after a time of oral therapeutic education accompanied by the submission of a written educational support. The impact of that education on the adhesion was also evaluated. METHODS: We've included patients aged at least 75 years old, living at home, and managing themselves their treatment...
December 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162290/reduction-of-pharmaceutical-expenditure-by-a-drug-appropriateness-intervention-in-polymedicated-elderly-subjects-in-catalonia-spain
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Lluís Campins, Mateu Serra-Prat, Elisabet Palomera, Ignasi Bolibar, Miquel Àngel Martínez, Pedro Gallo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the monetary savings resulting from a pharmacist intervention on the appropriateness of prescribed drugs in community-dwelling polymedicated (≥8 drugs) elderly people (≥70 years). METHOD: An evaluation of pharmaceutical expenditure reduction was performed within a randomised, multicentre clinical trial. The study intervention consisted of a pharmacist evaluation of all drugs prescribed to each patient using the "Good Palliative-Geriatric Practice" algorithm and the "Screening Tool of Older Persons Prescriptions/Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right Treatment" criteria (STOPP/START)...
November 18, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157110/risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-of-delirium-in-osteoporotic-hip-fractures
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Joon Yub Kim, Jeong Hyun Yoo, Eugene Kim, Ki Bum Kwon, Byeong-Ryong Han, Yongun Cho, Jai Hyung Park
PURPOSE: This study is performed to identify risk factors for delirium in osteoporotic hip fractures and to evaluate the hospitalization cost and clinical outcomes of delirium in osteoporotic hip. METHODS: A total of 221 patients with osteoporotic hip fractures were assessed for eligibility between 2010 and 2014. Among them, 37 patients with delirium were allocated into the delirium group (group D) and 37 patients without delirium were allocated into the non-delirium group (group ND) by matching demographic factors...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126634/-antiepileptic-drugs-administration-by-nasogastric-tube-in-comatose-patients
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Rim Charfi, Ramla Mizouri, Mouna Ben Sassi, Emna Gaies, Hanene Eljebari, Nadia Jebabli, Sarrah Zereï, Fatma Ben Salem, Dorra Ben Said, Anis Klouz, Riadh Daghfous, Issam Salouage, Sameh Trabelsi
AIM: To evaluate the modalities of administration of antiepileptic drugs (AED) with nasogastric tube (NGT) by nurses and to draw up recommendations. METHODS: Our study consisted on investigating the modalities of administration of AED's with NGT by nurses during four months. We prepared 10 questions including demographic information. Participation was voluntary and anonymous. The questionnaire was distributed in seven intensive care departments after authorization of each head of the department...
October 12, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120542/-nocturia-in-aged-patient-in-practice
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Alexandre Da Costa, Mirabelle Ishida, Rachid Akrour, Grégoire Mary-Heck, Nuno Grilo, Brigitte Schurch, Pierre Olivier Lang
Nocturia is defined as the complaint that the individual has to wake at night to urinate. In older persons, this urinary functional disorder is most often of multifactorial origin and/or the symptom (sometimes the unique one) of a chronic disease. Nocturia is very annoying and its impact on health and quality of life is related to the disturbance of sleep cycles. In aged patients, who are often polymorbide and polymedicated, the interaction between nocturia and geriatric syndromes as well as comorbidities has to be more particularly underlined...
November 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049260/a-quantitative-analysis-of-microcirculation-in-skin-defects-covered-with-topical-wound-dressings-or-a-newly-developed-collagen-matrix
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Manuel Held, Fabian Medved, Wiebke Petersen, Dascha Sophie Tolzmann, Afshin Rahmanian-Schwarz, Hans-Eberhard Schaller, Jens Rothenberger
OBJECTIVE: Innovative skin substitutes and temporary wound dressings are frequently used in the treatment of superficial and partial-thickness wounds. The aim of this study was to compare 2 commonly used temporary skin dressings with a newly developed collagen matrix to determine changes in microcirculation as measured by blood flow, hemoglobin oxygenation, and relative hemoglobin values during healing of partial-thickness skin defects. METHODS: This animal study involved 28 adult male Lewis rats...
November 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988597/dosing-issues-with-non-vitamin%C3%A2-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-the-treatment-of-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-why-we-should-not-underdose-our-patients
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Jean-Guillaume Dillinger, Boris Aleil, Saida Cheggour, Ygal Benhamou, Yannick Béjot, Sylvestre Marechaux, Aurelien Delluc, Laurent Bertoletti, Nicolas Lellouche
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) - dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban - are well established in terms of preventing stroke or systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and high thromboembolism risk. When prescribed incorrectly, NOACs are associated with an increased risk of ischaemic events and bleeding. Current NOAC labels explicitly address dose adjustments according to age, body weight, renal function and concomitant treatment with P-glycoprotein inhibitors...
October 2, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972235/drug-prescription-including-interactions-with-anticancer-treatments-in-the-elderly-a-global-approach
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M-E Rougé Bugat, M Bourgouin, S Gérard, S Lozano, D Brechemier, P Cestac, C Cool, L Balardy
BACKGROUND: Consequences of inappropriate prescriptions and polymedication in patients suffering from cancer are beginning to be well documented. However, the methods used to evaluate these consequences are often discussed. Few studies evaluate the risk of interaction with anticancer drugs in elderly patients suffering from cancer. OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence (i) of polypharmacy, (ii) of potentially inappropriate drug prescriptions and (iii) of drug interactions involving anticancer treatments, using a multiple reference tools...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901251/case-report-severe-hematological-muscle-and-liver-toxicity-caused-by-drugs-and-artichoke-infusion-interaction-in-an-elderly-polymedicated-patient
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M G Campos, J Machado, M L Costa, S Lino, F Correia, F Maltez
Case report, in a patient with a history of diabetes and hypertension, treated with metformin, gliclazide, enalapril + hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine, aspirin and diazepam, recently medicated for a gouty crisis with colchicine and clonixin without improvement. Believing it could help in the treatment of gouty crisis symptoms he took about 1.5 L of artichoke infusion (Cynara cardunculus). He felt better and did agriculture work but developed a distal muscle pain, severe anemia, standard biochemical liver cholestasis, increase of alkaline phosphatase and marked increase of inflammatory parameters (hyperleucocytosis) and enters in the emergency department at the hospital...
September 12, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858437/ageing-with-hiv-do-comorbidities-and-polymedication-drive-treatment-optimization
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L Cuzin, C Katlama, L Cotte, P Pugliese, A Cheret, C Bernaud, D Rey, I Poizot-Martin, C Chirouze, F Bani-Sadr, A Cabié
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe the ageing HIV-infected population (> 50 years old) and their current antiretroviral therapy (ART), comorbidities and coprescriptions in France in 2013 and to compare them to the younger population. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database was performed. The characteristics of patients receiving ART as well as their current ART and their numbers of comorbidities and comedications at the censoring date (1 July 2013) were compared between patients ageing with HIV infection, patients who seroconverted while ageing, and younger patients...
July 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854884/a-multi-center-randomized-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-optimization-of-drug-prescribing-in-an-elderly-population-at-18%C3%A2-months-of-follow-up-in-the-evolution-of-functional-autonomy-the-optim-study-protocol
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Virginie Dauphinot, Elodie Jean-Bart, Pierre Krolak-Salmon, Christelle Mouchoux
BACKGROUND: Pharmacotherapy is necessary for the management of many diseases which number increased with aging. However, potentially inappropriate prescriptions and polymedication increases iatrogenic risks and can lead to adverse events. To limit the consequences of potentially harmful prescriptions, optimization of drug prescribing is a major stake of improving quality and safety of care in the elderly. The purpose of the OPTIM study is to study the impact of the optimization of drug prescribing on the evolution of functional autonomy at 18 months of follow-up...
August 30, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834962/artificial-syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuresis-model-as-potential-use-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Julie Refardt, Bettina Winzeler, Fabian Meienberg, Mirjam Christ-Crain
Hyponatremia is the most frequent electrolyte disorder with the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (SIADH) being its predominant cause. Physiological studies in patients with SIADH are difficult to interpret due to usually several comorbidities and polymedication. Therefore, a SIADH model in healthy volunteers would be very helpful to allow insight in this complex disease and to test new therapeutic approaches. The aim of the study was to create a SIADH model with evaluation of subsequent physiological changes...
September 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795462/a-cross-sectional-evaluation-of-the-prevalence-and-detection-of-predictors-of-polypharmacy-amongst-adult-in-spain
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Gracia Niclós, Teresa Olivar, Vicent Rodilla
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between polypharmacy and sociodemographic factors as well as health status, determinants of health and healthcare use, illness and use of prescribed medicines amongst adults in Spain. METHODS: Data from the 2009 European Health Interview Survey in Spain which included 22 188 subjects were used. Polypharmacy was defined as the use of five or more prescribed medicines. The association between polypharmacy and several variables was assessed by means of bivariate analysis and logistic regression analysis (adjusted by age and gender)...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771916/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-an-italian-cohort-of-infertile-women
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Paola Triggianese, Abdulla Watad, Francesca Cedola, Carlo Perricone, Howard Amital, Ilio Giambini, Roberto Perricone, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Caterina De Carolis
PROBLEM: The purpose of this study was to explore whether vitamin D might be a marker of female primary infertility in association with the presence of autoimmune diseases (ADs). METHODS: The study was a cross-sectional descriptive study in consecutive outpatients of the Polymedical Center for Prevention of Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion (RSA), in Rome, Italy. Women were eligible if they received a diagnosis of primary infertility or RSA. Serum vitamin D, calcium, and PTH were analyzed...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751484/medication-incidents-in-primary-care-medicine-a-prospective-study-in-the-swiss-sentinel-surveillance-network-sentinella
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Markus Gnädinger, Dieter Conen, Lilli Herzig, Milo A Puhan, Alfred Staehelin, Marco Zoller, Alessandro Ceschi
OBJECTIVES: To describe the type, frequency, seasonal and regional distribution of medication incidents in primary care in Switzerland and to elucidate possible risk factors for medication incidents. DESIGN: Prospective surveillance study. SETTING: Swiss primary healthcare, Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with drug treatment who experienced any erroneous event related to the medication process and interfering with normal treatment course, as judged by their physician...
July 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724036/clinical-pharmacology-profile-of-care-in-hepatology-clinic
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Talita Rocha Passos, Fabiana Silva Santos, Maria Cleusa Martins, Vanusa Barbosa Pinto, Flair José Carrilho, Suzane Kioko Ono
Since 2010, the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division of the Central Institute of Hospital das Clínicas of the University of São Paulo Medical School (HC-FMUSP, in the Portuguese acronym) has been developing specialized electives assistance activities in the Outpatient Specialty Clinic, Secondary Level, in São Paulo NGA-63 Várzea do Carmo. The objective of this study was to analyze the pharmacotherapeutic profile of patients. This is a cross-sectional and retrospective study in which patients were seen at the Hepatology sector and the results were submitted to descriptive statistics...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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