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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731943/the-impact-of-polypharmacy-on-patient-outcomes-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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Ginah Nightingale, Emily Skonecki, Manpreet K Boparai
Polypharmacy is prevalent in older adults with cancer and may be advantageous for the management of certain chronic disease states, but uncertainty exists regarding potential hazards and consequences. Cancer-related therapy adds to the prevalence of polypharmacy, which can lead to compromised cancer management plans (i.e., postoperative complications, treatment delays, and/or premature treatment discontinuation). Polypharmacy has been identified as one of the domains commonly included in the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment likely because of the potential influence on health outcomes...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728596/implementation-of-longevity-promoting-supplements-and-medications-in-public-health-practice-achievements-challenges-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Alexander Vaiserman, Oleh Lushchak
BACKGROUND: Most modern societies undergo rapid population aging. The rise in life expectancy, nevertheless, is not accompanied, to date, by the same increment of healthspan. Efforts to increase healthspan by means of supplements and pharmaceuticals targeting aging-related pathologies are presently in spotlight of a new branch in geriatric medicine, geroscience, postulating that aging could be manipulated in such a way that will in parallel allow delay the onset of all age-associated chronic disorders...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722184/appropriateness-of-antiplatelet-therapy-for-primary-and-secondary-cardio-and-cerebrovascular-prevention-in-acutely-hospitalized-older-people
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I Ardoino, R Rossio, D Di Blanca, A Nobili, L Pasina, P M Mannucci, F Peyvandi, C Franchi
BACKGROUND: Antiplatelet therapy is recommended for the secondary prevention of cardio- and cerebrovascular disease, but for primary prevention it is advised only in patients at very high risk. With this background, this study aims to assess the appropriateness of antiplatelet therapy in acutely hospitalized older people according to their risk profile. METHODS: Data were obtained from the REPOSI register held in Italian and Spanish internal medicine and geriatric wards in 2012 and 2014...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721543/-decision-aids-in-complex-polypharmacy-medication-data-bases-and-counselling-by-clinical-pharmacists
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REVIEW
W Weinrebe, R Preda, S Bischoff, D Nussbickel, M Humm, K Jeckelmann, S Goetz
The number of older people with polypharmacy (more than six drugs taken simultaneously) is increasing. The greatest proportion consists of guideline drugs, analgesics and psychopharmaceuticals because in many cases of geriatric multimorbidity several underlying main diseases are present which must be treated according to the guidelines. Polypharmacy is a complex and difficult situation for all treating physicians because substantial side effects and intoxication can be induced but it can also be very difficult to recognize which drug was at fault and how a reduction can be safely made...
July 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721433/oral-health-and-the-frail-elderly
#5
L Rapp, S Sourdet, B Vellas, M-H Lacoste-Ferré
INTRODUCTION: The relationships between oral health conditions and frailty have rarely been explored. A systematic review of frailty components and oral health concluded that differences in study population endpoint criteria and study design cannot establish a relationship between frailty and oral health. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the distribution of the OHAT (Oral Health Assessment Tool) score in a population of frail subjects and to assess associated parameters (age, socio-economic status, living conditions, education level, nutritional habits, cognitive functioning, autonomy)...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705619/patient-acceptability-safety-and-access-a-balancing-act-for-selecting-age-appropriate-oral-dosage-forms-for-paediatric-and-geriatric-populations
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Jennifer Walsh, Sejal R Ranmal, Terry B Ernest, Fang Liu
The selection and design of age-appropriate formulations intended for use in paediatric and geriatric patients are dependent on multiple factors affecting patient acceptability, safety and access. The development of an economic and effective product relies on a balanced consideration of the risks and benefits of these factors. This review provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of oral dosage forms considering key aspects of formulation design including dosage considerations, ease of use, tolerability and safety, manufacturing complexity, stability, supply and cost...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700153/-frequent-uro-geriatric-symptoms-helpful-tools-for-general-practitioners
#7
Guillaume Altwegg, Jacques Klein, Grégory Wirth, Christophe E Iselin
Each developed country faces an aging population. Increase of age rises the risk to develop urologic pathology especially in men. Routine investigation and diagnostic of urologic pathology important, however must take into account the patient in his globality (including age, comorbidities, drug medication as well as sociocultural environment). The aim of this article is to help the general practitioner in taking decisions with frequent uro-geriatric symptoms. Bladder catheterization remains an invasive treatment and indication should be regularly re-evaluated...
November 30, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694691/assessment-of-renal-function-in-geriatric-palliative-care-patients-comparison-of-creatinine-based-estimation-equations
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Ewa Deskur-Smielecka, Aleksandra Kotlinska-Lemieszek, Jerzy Chudek, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis
BACKGROUND: Renal function impairment is common in geriatric palliative care patients. Accurate assessment of renal function is necessary for appropriate drug dosage. Several equations are used to estimate kidney function. AIMS: 1) To investigate the differences (Δ) in kidney function assessed with simplified Modifi-cation of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD), Berlin Initiative Study (BIS1), and Cockcroft-Gault (C-G) formulas in geriatric palliative care patients, and 2) to assess factors that may influence these differences...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684363/investigation-of-multiphase-multicomponent-aerosol-flow-dictating-pmdi-spacer-interactions
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Saurabh Sarkar, S Prasad Peri, Bodhisattwa Chaudhuri
The use of Pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) for the treatment of asthma and other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases is frequently associated with breath-actuation synchronization problems and poor pulmonary delivery, particularly amongst the pediatric and geriatric population groups. Spacers, or Valved Holding Chambers (VHCs), are frequently used to address these problems. However, the performance of spacers with different pMDIs is also highly variable and needs to be investigated. The purpose of the current study is to develop a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model which can characterize multiphase multicomponent aerosol flow issuing from a commercial suspension-based pMDI into a spacer...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675999/subduing-the-green-eyed-monster-bridging-the-psychopharmacological-and-psychosocial-treatment-perspective-in-understanding-pathological-jealousy
#10
Farah Deena Abdul Samad, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Marhani Midin, Nurul Hazwani Hatta
Human being is not spared from a broad-ranged emotional state, including being jealous. Jealousy has both affective-cognitive and behavioural-evaluative dimension where the person perceives, or experiences a real threat on a valued relationship. As this complex emotion becomes irrational and not amenable to reason, it later transforms into a dangerously 'green-eyed monster'. This perilous situation which is viewed as pathological jealousy is a form of delusion, which is maintained by a fixed and false reasoning in an originally entrusted intimate relationship...
July 4, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660533/analysis-of-cytopenia-in-geriatric-inpatients
#11
G Röhrig, I Becker, K Pappas, M C Polidori, R J Schulz
BACKGROUND: Peripheral blood dyscrasias in older patients are repeatedly seen in geriatric clinical practice; however, there is substantial lack of data about the epidemiology, possible causes and treatment options in this patient group. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are extensively used in older patients and associated with leukopenia. The primary objective of this study was the assessment of encoded cytopenia prevalence in a geriatric patient cohort and the secondary objective was the assessment of putative causes and the analysis of PPI administration in patients with cytopenia...
June 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660188/microrna-in-cardiovascular-aging-and-age-related-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Claudio de Lucia, Klara Komici, Giulia Borghetti, Grazia Daniela Femminella, Leonardo Bencivenga, Alessandro Cannavo, Graziamaria Corbi, Nicola Ferrara, Steven R Houser, Walter J Koch, Giuseppe Rengo
Over the last decades, life expectancy has significantly increased although several chronic diseases persist in the population, with aging as the leading risk factor. Despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, many elderlies suffer from cardiovascular problems that are much more frequent in an older, more fragile organism. In the long term, age-related cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) contribute to the decline of quality of life and ability to perform normal activities of daily living. microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the posttranscriptional level in both physiological and pathological conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653132/food-insecurity-and-aging-outcomes-in-older-adults-living-with-hiv
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Nancy A Hessol, Roland Zepf, Elizabeth Zobell, Sheri D Weiser, Malcolm D John
Little is known about food insecurity and its association with geriatric outcomes in older people living with HIV (PLWH). This was a cross-sectional study of 230 HIV-infected patients aged 50 and older recruited in December 2012 through June 2016. Poisson logistic regression models estimated the prevalence ratio (PR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association between food insecurity and the following geriatric outcomes: frailty, physical health and function, social support, mental health and cognition, and behavioral health...
June 26, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650324/formulation-evaluation-and-release-rate-characteristics-of-medicated-jelly-of-vitamin-c
#14
Khalid A Ibrahim, Asma Nawaz, Shamim Mumtaz, Furqan Muhammad Iqbal, Ahmad Khan, Shahiquz Zaman, Nasser M Abd El-Salam, Naseem Ullah, Tajamul Husain, Syed Nisar Hussain Shah
Medicated jelly formulations are patient friendly dosage form for pediatric, geriatric and dysphagic patients. These formulations offer rapid dissolution and absorption of drugs through oral mucosa therefore show the early onset of action. The objective of the study was to develop and evaluate oral jelly formulations of vitamin C. Slurry method was adopted using glucose 103gm, sugar 67gm, gelatin 10gm and sorbitol 6.56gm. Preformulation studies were performed including the organoleptic profile, pH, and solubility of both drugs...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637551/outcomes-of-geriatric-trauma-patients-on-preinjury-anticoagulation-a-multicenter-study
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Darwin Ang, Stan Kurek, Mark McKenney, Scott Norwood, Brian Kimbrell, Erik Barquist, Huazhi Liu, Annette O'Dell, Michele Ziglar, James Hurst
Outpatient anticoagulation in the geriatric trauma patient is a challenging clinical problem. The aim of this study is to determine clinical outcomes associated with class of preinjury anticoagulants (PA) used by this population. This is a multicenter retrospective cohort study among four Level II trauma centers. A total of 1642 patients were evaluated; 684 patients were on anticoagulation and 958 patients were not. Patients on PA were compared with those who were not. Drug classes were divided into thromboxane A2 inhibitors, vitamin K factor-dependent inhibitors, antithrombin III activation, platelet P2Y12 inhibitors, and thrombin inhibitors...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635169/potential-drug-drug-interactions-in-older-adults-a-population-based-study
#16
Thalyta Renata Araújo Santos, Erika Aparecida Silveira, Lílian Varanda Pereira, Mércia Pandolfo Provin, Dione Marçal Lima, Rita Goreti Amaral
AIM: To evaluate the potential drug-drug interactions (PDDI) between drugs used by older adults, any associated factors and recommended clinical management. METHODS: A cross-sectional, population-based study was carried out through a home survey of 934 older adults (from December 2009 to April 2010). A questionnaire was applied, and the participants were asked to show all the drugs used and their respective prescriptions, thus providing data to identify polypharmacy, self-medication and PDDI...
June 21, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629294/prevalence-of-insomnia-and-related-impact
#17
Manchumad Manjavong, Panita Limpawattana, Pisaln Mairiang, Sirirat Anutrakulchai
Background Sleep problem is a common geriatric condition that can result in various outcomes, both physical and mental, that reduce quality of life. The studies regarding the prevalence and impact of insomnia on daily activities in Thailand in pre-elderly and elderly adults are few. Objectives The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of insomnia among pre-elderly and elderly populations and the secondary objective was to study the impact of insomnia on their daily lives. Methods This study included the participants from the urban middle class in the pre-retirement age of 50 years or older adults who worked for Khon Kaen University (KKU), Khon Kaen, Thailand, and their elderly relatives...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625940/prodromal-stage-of-disease-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-how-to-diagnose-in-practice
#18
Frédéric Blanc, Marc Verny
Disease with Lewy bodies or dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), particularly at the prodromal stage, is a complex disease to diagnose because of different clinical beginnings and variable paths in terms of clinical expression. Thus DLB can be entcountered in different input modes: mild cognitive impairment, depression, acute behavioral disorders, confusion and delirium, or sleep disorders. In the aim to better diagnose the disease, should be sought obviously to search for the key symptoms: fluctuations, hallucinations, extra-pyramidal syndrome, and REM sleep behavior disorder...
June 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625935/evaluation-of-prescription-along-three-health-care-periods-in-the-elderly
#19
Fannie Santoni, Valéry Antoine, Alberto di Castri, Maurice Viala, Laetitia Geronimi-Robelin, Cédric LeGuillou, Christine de Taddeo, Sophie Bastide, Claude Jeandel, Benoit de Wazieres
Polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate prescriptions and inadequate coordination between prescribers are among main factors explaining the occurrence of adverse drug events in elderly patients. Prospective and descriptive study of medication prescriptions for elderly patients during a continuous period of health-care: entry in an acute geriatric unit (T1), at discharge (T2) and two months after hospitalization (T3). A global iatrogenic risk was defined: presence of poly-pharmacy and/or PPI (Laroche criteria) and/or absence of quality indicators for prescription according to the French health authority...
June 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605493/antiretroviral-therapy-in-geriatric-hiv-patients-the-geppo-cohort-study
#20
Silvia Nozza, Andrea Malagoli, Lilian Maia, Andrea Calcagno, Emanuele Focà, Giuseppe De Socio, Stefania Piconi, Giancarlo Orofino, Anna Maria Cattelan, Benedetto Maurizio Celesia, Elena Gervasi, Giovanni Guaraldi
Background: GEPPO is a prospective observational multi-centric cohort including HIV-infected geriatric patients. We hypothesized that the GEPPO cohort may help characterize antiretroviral (ARV) prescribing criteria used in real life by Italian infectious disease (ID) physicians. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study describing the current ARV regimen in a geriatric HIV population (≥65 years). Antiretroviral strategies were categorized as follows: (i) multidrug regimens (MDRs), which comprised triple or mega ART combinations; (ii) less drug regimens (LDRs), which comprised fewer than three ART compounds...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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