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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423857/the-association-between-the-stopp-start-criteria-and-gastro-intestinal-track-bleedings-in-elderly-patients
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Anouk Veldhuis, Danielle Sent, Linette Bruin-Huisman, Erna Beers, Ameen Abu-Hanna
Potentially inappropriate prescribing is a common problem, especially in elderly care. To tackle this problem, Irish medical experts have developed a list of criteria when medication should be added or omitted based upon the patient's physical condition and medication use, known as the STOPP and START criteria. The STOPP and START criteria have been formulated to identify the prescribing of potentially inappropriate medicines (PIMs) and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs). One of the most common problems of inappropriate prescribing is gastro-intestinal track bleedings...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422415/impact-of-hospitalization-in-an-acute-geriatric-unit-on-polypharmacy-and-potentially-inappropriate-prescriptions-a-retrospective-study
#2
Marta Gutiérrez-Valencia, Mikel Izquierdo, Vincenzo Malafarina, Javier Alonso-Renedo, Belén González-Glaría, Beatriz Larrayoz-Sola, María Pilar Monforte-Gasque, Pello Latasa-Zamalloa, Nicolás Martínez-Velilla
AIM: Polypharmacy is a highly prevalent geriatric syndrome, and hospitalizations can worsen it. The aim of the present study was to analyze the influence of hospitalization on polypharmacy and indicators of quality of prescribing, and their possible association with health outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective study of 200 patients discharged from an acute geriatric unit was carried out. Indicators of quality of prescription were registered at admission and discharge: polypharmacy defined as ≥5 medications, hyperpolypharmacy (≥10), potentially inappropriate prescribing by Beers and Screening Tool of Older Persons' potentially inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria, potentially prescribing omissions by Screening Tool to Alert doctors to the Right Treatment (START) criteria, drug interactions and anticholinergic burden measured with the Anticholinergic Risk Scale...
April 19, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388818/enhancing-quality-of-provider-practices-for-older-adults-in-the-emergency-department-equipped
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Melissa Stevens, Susan N Hastings, Alayne D Markland, Ula Hwang, William Hung, Ann E Vandenberg, William Bryan, Dewayne Cross, James Powers, Gerald McGwin, Noor Fattouh, William Ho, Carolyn Clevenger, Camille P Vaughan
EQUiPPED is a multicomponent quality improvement initiative combining education, electronic clinical decision support, and individual provider feedback to influence prescribing and improve medication safety for older adults. The objective here was to evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of EQUiPPED to reduce the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs), as defined by the American Geriatrics Society 2012 Beers Criteria, prescribed to older Veterans at the time of emergency department (ED) discharge...
April 7, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371121/clinical-medication-review-tool-for-polypharmacy-mapping-approach-for-pharmacotherapeutic-classifications
#4
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/28364990/polypharmacy-reduction-strategies-tips-on-incorporating-american-geriatrics-society-beers-and-screening-tool-of-older-people-s-prescriptions-criteria
#5
REVIEW
Hedva Barenholtz Levy
There is no single definition of polypharmacy. Use of 5 or more medications commonly is used. An alternative, quantitative definition, such as use of more medications than clinically indicated or use of unnecessary or harmful prescribing, has been proposed. Protocols or algorithms to improve polypharmacy and prescribing in older adults have been developed. The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Beers Criteria and Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions (STOPP) explicit criteria reflect elements that are common across protocols and algorithms...
May 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326803/when-is-an-alveolar-type-2-cell-an-alveolar-type-2-cell-a-conundrum-for-lung-stem-cell-biology-and-regenerative-medicine
#6
Michael F Beers, Yuben Moodley
Generating mature, differentiated, adult lung cells from pluripotent cells such as induced pluripotent cells (iPS) and embryonic stem cells (ES) offers the hope of both generating disease specific in vitro models and creating definitive and personalized therapies for a host of debilitating lung parenchymal and airway diseases. With the goal of advancing lung regenerative medicine, several groups have developed and reported on protocols utilizing either defined media, co-culture with mesenchymal components, or sequential treatments mimicking lung development, to obtain distal lung epithelial cells from stem cell precursors...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326173/a-systematic-review-of-occupational-exposure-to-coal-dust-and-the-risk-of-interstitial-lung-diseases
#7
REVIEW
Christiane Beer, Henrik A Kolstad, Klaus Søndergaard, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Dick Heederik, Karen E Olsen, Øyvind Omland, Edward Petsonk, Torben Sigsgaard, David L Sherson, Vivi Schlünssen
Objective: Exposure to coal dust can cause interstitial lung disease (ILD), but whether this is due to pure coal or to the contents of quartz in coal is less clear. Here, we systematically reviewed the relation between 'pure coal' and ILD. Methods: In a systematic review based on PRISMA criteria 2945 articles were identified. Strict eligibility criteria, which evaluated the 'pure coal effect', led to the inclusion of only nine studies. Results: Among these nine studies six studies indicated an independent effect of the non-quartz part of coal on the development and progression of ILD, two did not demonstrate an effect and one was inconclusive...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284416/using-the-beers-criteria-to-identify-potentially-inappropriate-medication-use-by-older-adult-dental-patients
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Daniel D Skaar, Heidi O'Connor
BACKGROUND: An aging population indicates that increasing numbers of older adults will seek oral health care and have multiple chronic conditions treated with a number of medications. The authors examined the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey administrative data set to characterize potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use by older adults visiting the dentist and related adverse experiences that may affect oral health care. METHODS: The authors used the 2015 Beers criteria to identify PIMs for older adults...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271916/prevalence-of-inappropriate-medication-use-in-residential-long-term-care-facilities-for-the-elderly-a-systematic-review
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Hannelore Storms, Kristel Marquet, Bert Aertgeerts, Neree Claes
BACKGROUND: Multi-morbidity and polypharmacy of the elderly population enhances the probability of elderly in residential long-term care facilities experiencing inappropriate medication use. OBJECTIVES: The aim is to systematically review literature to assess the prevalence of inappropriate medication use in residential long-term care facilities for the elderly. METHODS: Databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE) were searched for literature from 2004 to 2016 to identify studies examining inappropriate medication use in residential long-term care facilities for the elderly...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258500/a-prevalence-study-of-potentially-inappropriate-medications-use-in-hospitalized-pakistani-elderly
#10
Faizan Mazhar, Shahzad Akram, Saima Mahmood Malhi, Nafis Haider
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate prescribing in elderly patients is a widespread health problem. It is associated with increased drug-related problems and health expenditure. AIMS: To determine the prevalence and types of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) prescribed to elderly patients with polypharmacy and the factors associated with their use in these patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted among 228 elderly hospitalized patients with polypharmacy...
March 3, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231577/response-evaluation-in-head-and-neck-oncology-definition-and-prediction
#11
T K Hoffmann, P J Schuler, S Laban, R Grässlin, M Beer, A J Beer, U Friebe-Hoffmann, L Bullinger, P Möller, T Wiegel
Curative treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma includes surgery and/or (chemo)radiation, whereas in the palliative setting, chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy represent(s) the standard approach. With regard to quality control, methods for determining treatment response are sorely needed. For surgical therapy, histopathology is the standard quality control. Established criteria for high-risk patients include resection margins of the primary tumor and extracapsular extension of lymph node metastases...
2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224703/potentially-inappropriate-medications-in-chinese-older-adults-the-beers-criteria-compared-with-the-screening-tool-of-older-persons-prescriptions-criteria
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Hong Li, Shiyun Pu, Qinhui Liu, Xin Huang, Jiangying Kuang, Lei Chen, Jing Shen, Shihai Cheng, Tong Wu, Rui Li, Yanping Li, Li Mo, Wei Jiang, Yi Song, Jinhan He
AIM: The present study aimed to assess the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) use in West China Hospital residents aged ≥65 years, using two sets of criteria - the Beers and Screening Tool of Older Persons' Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria - and to compare the Beers and STOPP criteria, and to determine the better criteria for assessing PIM of older adults in China. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study, and all patients were aged ≥65 years and admitted through the Information Center of West China Hospital from October 2010 to April 2013...
February 22, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224699/comparison-of-four-criteria-for-potentially-inappropriate-medications-in-brazilian-community-dwelling-older-adults
#13
Priscila Horta Novaes, Danielle Teles da Cruz, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Isabel Cristina Gonçalves Leite, Giancarlo Lucchetti
AIM: To compare four potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) criteria from different regions of the world in terms of their characteristics, concordance, sensitivity, specificity and predictive values in a community-dwelling sample. METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational, epidemiological study was carried out by a door-to-door survey in a Brazilian city. The following PIM criteria were applied: Beers-2015, Screening Tool of Older People's Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP)-2015, The European Union (EU)(7)-PIM list and Taiwan criteria...
February 22, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215652/polypathology-polypharmacy-medication-regimen-complexity-and-drug-therapy-appropriateness
#14
N Gómez Aguirre, A Caudevilla Martínez, L Bellostas Muñoz, M Crespo Avellana, J Velilla Marco, J Díez-Manglano
Polypathological patients are usually elderly and take numerous drugs. Polypharmacy affects 85% of these individuals and is not associated with greater survival. On the contrary, polypharmacy exposes these individuals to more adverse effects, such as weight loss, falls, functional and cognitive impairment and hospitalisations. The complexity of a drug regimen covers more aspects than the simple number of drugs consumed. The galenic form, the dosage and the method for preparing the drug can impede the understanding of and compliance with prescriptions...
February 16, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183240/pharmacotherapy-of-persons-with-dementia-in-long-term-care-in-australia-a-descriptive-audit-of-central-nervous-system-medications
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Wendy Moyle, Najwan El Saifi, Brian Draper, Cindy Jones, Elizabeth Beattie, David Shum, Lukman Thalib, Cindy Mervin, Siobhan O Dwyer
BACKGROUND: Neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia are often treated through the prescription of one or more psychotropic medications. However, limited efficacy and potential harmful side-effects has resulted in efforts to reduce the use of psychotropic medication in this population, particularly for those living in long-term care. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the pattern of central nervous system medication usage in older adults with dementia living in long-term care; assess the appropriateness of prescribing against Beers criteria; and detect potential drug interactions from co-administered medications...
February 9, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157119/reduce-beam-hardening-artifacts-of%C3%A2-polychromatic-x-ray-computed-tomography-by-an-iterative-approximation-approach
#16
Hongli Shi, Zhi Yang, Shuqian Luo
BACKGROUND: The beam hardening artifact is one of most important modalities of metal artifact for polychromatic X-ray computed tomography (CT), which can impair the image quality seriously. OBJECTIVE: An iterative approach is proposed to reduce beam hardening artifact caused by metallic components in polychromatic X-ray CT. METHODS: According to Lambert-Beer law, the (detected) projections can be expressed as monotonic nonlinear functions of element geometry projections, which are the theoretical projections produced only by the pixel intensities (image grayscale) of certain element (component)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155237/the-use-of-potentially-inappropriate-medications-among-the-lithuanian-elderly-according-to-beers-and-eu-7-pim-list-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study-on-reimbursement-claims-data
#17
D Grina, V Briedis
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The prevalence and risk factors for prescribing and using potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) has been extensively researched in Western Europe and the United States of America; however, research in Central and Eastern Europe remains highly limited. According to a recent systematic review, the overall estimated weighted prevalence of PIM prescribing in community-dwelling elderly in Europe (expressed as a percentage of patients or prescriptions with ≥1 PIM) was 22·6% (95% CI: 19·5%-26·7%)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131719/the-association-of-potentially-inappropriate-medication-at-older-age-with-cardiovascular-events-and-overall-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
#18
REVIEW
Dana Clarissa Muhlack, Liesa Katharina Hoppe, Janick Weberpals, Hermann Brenner, Ben Schöttker
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify, evaluate, and meta-analyze cohort studies reporting the association of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) intake with mortality and cardiovascular events. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective and retrospective cohort studies were conducted. Study appraisal included a thorough risk of bias assessment. Data synthesis followed a random-effects model. DATA SOURCES: The included studies were retrieved from the databases MEDLINE and ISI Web of Knowledge...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115835/potentially-inappropriate-medications-use-in-community-based-aged-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-using-2012-beers-criteria
#19
Rony Zeenny, Samira Wakim, Yara-Mary Kuyumjian
BACKGROUND: Potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) should be avoided by the aged population. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of PIMs among Lebanese aged outpatients using Beers criteria of 2012. The secondary objectives were to identify the correlates of the PIMs use and to compare the PIMs prevalence rates as per Beers criteria of 2003 and 2012. METHODS: This cross-sectional observational study was conducted among aged outpatients of different accredited community pharmacies across Lebanon...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115442/effect-of-comorbidities-and-medications-on-frequency-of-primary-care-visits-among-older-patients
#20
Tina Hu, Neil D Dattani, Kelly Anne Cox, Bonnie Au, Leo Xu, Don Melady, Liisa Jaakkimainen, Rahul Jain, Jocelyn Charles
OBJECTIVE: To determine if comorbidities and high-risk medications affect the frequency of family physician visits among older patients. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Academic family health team at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ont. PARTICIPANTS: Among patients aged 65 years and older who were registered patients of the family health team between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, the 5% who visited their family physicians most frequently and the 5% who visited their family physicians least frequently were selected for the study (N = 265)...
January 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
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