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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138992/use-of-ketamine-in-elderly-patients-with-treatment-resistant-depression
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REVIEW
Carolina Medeiros da Frota Ribeiro, Patricio Riva-Posse
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the use of ketamine as an antidepressant for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in the geriatric population. Available treatment options for late-life treatment-resistant depression are limited and include electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation as well as possible pharmacologic augmentation. Ketamine has been shown to be a promising treatment in TRD; however, data regarding the use of ketamine in the elderly includes only five case reports...
November 15, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138901/-which-factors-are-associated-with-the-use-of-potentially-inadequate-medications-pim-in-the-elderly-results-from-the-german-health-interview-and-examination-survey-degs1
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Heinz G Endres, Petra Kaufmann-Kolle, Hildtraud Knopf, Petra A Thürmann
BACKGROUND: Recent studies demonstrate a relationship between the prescription of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) for patients 65 years or older and an increased risk for adverse events, in particular hospitalisations. The RKI conducted DEGS1-Survey ("German health interview and examination survey for adults") provides a representative sample of the target population to identify determinants for PIM use. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine characteristics of older persons in Germany, who currently use PIM, and if there are subpopulations among older persons with a particularly high PIM use...
November 14, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066874/optimization-of-drug-therapy-in-elderly-individuals-admitted-to-a-geriatric-unit
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Antoine Piau, Yoann Huet, Adeline Gallini, Laurine Andre, Bruno Vellas, Fati Nourhashemi
BACKGROUND: A substantial share of adverse drug events involves inappropriate prescribing (IP). Specialized geriatric units are supposed to pay particular attention to prescribing appropriateness and to promoting a higher prescribing quality. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the reality of such assessment and optimization in real life (usual care) in a population of elderly individuals admitted to a geriatric unit. METHOD: This is an observational study including all older patients admitted to an acute geriatric unit over a 6-month period...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066229/depression-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-elderly-current-understanding
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REVIEW
Yaxin Zhang, Yujing Chen, Lina Ma
Geriatric depression is a major public health problem and has an especially large effect on health when comorbid with a chronic medical condition. Hypertension, coronary heart disease, and diabetes are accompanied by a high incidence of depression and can affect the treatment and prognosis. Depression is a highly prevalent risk factor for incident of and is associated with morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular disease. In addition to the proactive and effective control of primary diseases, efforts should also be made to improve patients' psychological and social function...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046942/antidepressants-and-the-risk-of-arrhythmia-in-elderly-affected-by-a-previous-cardiovascular-disease-a-real-life-investigation-from-italy
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A Biffi, F Rea, L Scotti, A Mugelli, E Lucenteforte, A Bettiol, A Chinellato, G Onder, C Vitale, N Agabiti, G Trifirò, G Roberto, G Corrao
PURPOSE: The study aimed to fill existing knowledge gaps on the safety of antidepressant drugs (ADs) by estimating the risk of hospitalization for arrhythmia associated with use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and newer atypical ADs (NAAs) among elderly with previous cardiovascular (CV) events. METHODS: The cohort was composed by 199,569 individuals aged ≥ 65 years from five Italian healthcare territorial units who were discharged for cardiovascular outcomes in the years 2008-2010...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042180/idiopathic-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-in-the-elderly-spanish-community-a-primary-care-center-study-with-a-two-stage-design-using-video-polysomnography
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Montserrat Pujol, Jesús Pujol, Tomás Alonso, Araceli Fuentes, Mercè Pallerola, Jovita Freixenet, Ferran Barbé, Manel Salamero, Joan Santamaría, Alex Iranzo
OBJECTIVE: To examine the presence and characteristics of idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (IRBD) in a representative Caucasian sample from the elderly community of Lleida, Spain, attending primary care centers. METHODS: Participants were individuals aged 60 years or older who underwent routine visits in two primary care centers. They underwent a two-stage study; a validated screening single question for IRBD diagnosis (RBD1Q) followed by, in those who endorsed positive answer, clinical assessment by a neurologist plus video-polysomnography (V-PSG)...
August 24, 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950817/specific-patient-features-affect-antiepileptic-drug-therapy-decisions-focus-on-gender-age-and-psychiatric-comorbidities
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Pisani Laura Rosa, Nikanorova Marina, Johannessen Landmark Cecilie, Johannessen Svein Ivar, Pisani Francesco
BACKGROUND: Patient features, apart from the type of seizues/epilepsy, affect markedly antiepileptic drug (AED) choice and dosage. The present review focuses on gender, age and psychiatric comorbidities which play a leading role in influencing antiepileptic treatment. METHODS: Reviews with large population of patients, controlled clinical trials, observational investigations, experimental studies and experimental reviews of experimental data, where appropriated, were analysed and illustrated to produce the most homogeneous indications possible...
September 25, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950394/what-characterizes-depression-in-old-age-results-from-the-bruneck-study
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Michaela Defrancesco, Raimund Pechlaner, Stefan Kiechl, Johann Willeit, Eberhard A Deisenhammer, Hartmann Hinterhuber, Gregor Rungger, Arno Gasperi, Josef Marksteiner
Introduction Depression in old age is associated with functional disabilities, cognitive impairment, lower self-rated quality of life, and increased mortality. The aim of the study was to reveal the prevalence of depression and to investigate the characteristics of patients treated with antidepressants. Methods We analyzed data from the Bruneck Study 2010. All participants completed a clinical examination, cognitive screening, the 30-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) (cutoff score of>8 to define relevant depressive symptoms), and the World Health Organization quality of life questionnaire (WHO-QoL)...
September 26, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948667/categorical-and-dimensional-perspectives-on-depression-in-elderly-primary-care-patients-results-of-the-agemoode-study
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Marie Dorow, Janine Stein, Alexander Pabst, Siegfried Weyerer, Jochen Werle, Wolfgang Maier, Lisa Miebach, Martin Scherer, Anne Stark, Birgitt Wiese, Lilia Moor, Jens-Oliver Bock, Hans-Helmut König, Steffi G Riedel-Heller
An accurate diagnosis is essential for the management of late-life depression in primary care. This study aims to (1) provide information on the agreement on depression diagnoses between general practitioners (GPs), dimensional tools (Geriatric Depression Scale [GDS], Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [HADS]) and a categorical tool (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV criteria [SCID]) and (2) identify factors associated with different diagnoses. As part of the multicenter study "Late-life depression in primary care: needs, health care utilization and costs (AgeMooDe)" a sample of 1113 primary care patients aged 75 years and older was assessed...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948135/pharmacological-management-of-anxiety-disorders-in-the-elderly
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Elizabeth A Crocco, Sindy Jaramillo, Caroline Cruz-Ortiz, Katherine Camfield
Anxiety disorders are common in the elderly. Additionally, anxiety symptoms often accompany co-morbid psychiatric, medical, as well as neurodegenerative diseases in the older population. Anxiety in the elderly, often accompanied by depression, can lead to worsening physical, cognitive and functional impairments in this vulnerable population. Antidepressants are considered first line treatment. Both SSRIs and SNRIs are efficacious and well-tolerated in the elderly. Some SSRIs are strong inhibitors of the cytochrome P450 hepatic pathway whereas others have less potential for drug interaction...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942203/potentially-inappropriate-medication-association-between-the-use-of-antidepressant-drugs-and-the-subsequent-risk-for-dementia
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Kathrin Heser, Tobias Luck, Susanne Röhr, Birgitt Wiese, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Anke Oey, Horst Bickel, Edelgard Mösch, Siegfried Weyerer, Jochen Werle, Christian Brettschneider, Hans-Helmut König, Angela Fuchs, Michael Pentzek, Hendrik van den Bussche, Martin Scherer, Wolfgang Maier, Steffi G Riedel-Heller, Michael Wagner
BACKGROUND: Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) is associated with an increased risk for detrimental health outcomes in elderly patients. Some antidepressant drugs are considered as PIM, but previous research on the association between antidepressants and subsequent dementia has been inconclusive. Therefore, we investigated whether the intake of antidepressants, particularly of those considered as PIM according to the Priscus list, would predict incident dementia. METHODS: We used data of a prospective cohort study of non-demented primary care patients (n = 3239, mean age = 79...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917110/prevalence-and-predictors-of-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-of-central-nervous-system-and-psychotropic-drugs-among-elderly-patients-a-national-population-study-in-korea
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Hyeonseok Cho, Junjeong Choi, Young-Sang Kim, Sang Joon Son, Kang Soo Lee, Hee-Jin Hwang, Hye-Young Kang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) of central nervous system and psychotropic (CNS-PS) drugs to the Korean elderly population, and to identify PIP-associated factors. METHODS: Ambulatory care visits were identified from the 2013 National Aged Patient Sample (HIRA-APS-2013) data, composed of 20% random samples of all enrollees in the universal health security program aged ≥65 years. The CNS-PS section of Screening Tool of Older Person's potentially inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria version 2 was used to identify PIP at these visits...
September 6, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916557/study-of-fall-risk-increasing-drugs-in-elderly-patients-before-and-after-a-bone-fracture
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Mónica Beunza-Sola, Ángel M Hidalgo-Ovejero, Jon Martí-Ayerdi, José Germán Sánchez-Hernández, Miguel Menéndez-García, Serafín García-Mata
BACKGROUND: Accidental falls have a significant economic and human impact. The use of certain drugs is one of the modifiable risk factors associated with these events. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of use and to explore changes in treatment with fall-related drugs in patients over 65 years of age admitted as a result of a fall-related fracture. METHODS: Observational and prospective study performed in a tertiary level hospital...
September 15, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899441/use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-is-associated-with-depression-a-population-based-study
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Alice Laudisio, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Antonella Gemma, Silvia Giovannini, Maria Rita Lo Monaco, Davide L Vetrano, Luca Padua, Roberto Bernabei, Giuseppe Zuccalà
Treatment with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) might be associated with neuropsychological side effects. We examined the association between use of PPIs and depressive symptoms in an elderly population. Mood was assessed by the 30-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) in all 344 inhabitants of Tuscania (Italy) aged 75 years and over, without exclusion criteria; depression was defined by a GDS score ≥11. Use of PPIs was associated with a higher GDS score in linear regression analysis (B = 2.43; 95% CI = 0.49-4...
September 13, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894183/gut-microbiota-composition-is-associated-with-polypharmacy-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients
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Andrea Ticinesi, Christian Milani, Fulvio Lauretani, Antonio Nouvenne, Leonardo Mancabelli, Gabriele Andrea Lugli, Francesca Turroni, Sabrina Duranti, Marta Mangifesta, Alice Viappiani, Chiara Ferrario, Marcello Maggio, Marco Ventura, Tiziana Meschi
Reduced biodiversity and increased representation of opportunistic pathogens are typical features of gut microbiota composition in aging. Few studies have investigated their correlation with polypharmacy, multimorbidity and frailty. To assess it, we analyzed the fecal microbiota from 76 inpatients, aged 83 ± 8. Microbiome biodiversity (Chao1 index) and relative abundance of individual bacterial taxa were determined by next-generation 16S rRNA microbial profiling. Their correlation with number of drugs, and indexes of multimorbidity and frailty were verified using multivariate linear regression models...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826692/atypical-antipsychotic-prescribing-in-elderly-patients-with-depression
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Sanika Rege, Sneha Sura, Rajender R Aparasu
BACKGROUND: Atypical antipsychotics are used as monotherapy or as augmentation therapy for management of late-life depression. However, little is known about utilization pattern of atypical antipsychotics in depression in the elderly. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the prescribing practices and predictors of atypical antipsychotics and augmentation therapy in elderly outpatient visits with depression. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study used the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and outpatient department component of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) data from 2010 and 2011...
August 2, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752512/medical-treatment-guidelines-for-preventive-treatment-of-migraine
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Tzu-Chou Huang, Tzu-Hsien Lai, Treatment Guideline Subcommittee Of Taiwan Headache Society Taiwan Headache Society
The Treatment Guideline Subcommittee of the Taiwan Headache Society evaluated the medications currently used for migraine prevention in Taiwan. We assessed the results of new published drug trials, information from medical database and referred to the latest guidelines published. After comprehensive discussion, we proposed Taiwanese consensus about the preventive treatment for migraine including recommendation levels, strength of evidences, and related prescription information regarding dosage and adverse effects...
March 15, 2017: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744899/selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-dental-implant-failure-a-significant-concern-in-elders
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Bhumija Gupta, Aneesha Acharya, Georgios Pelekos, Dharmarajan Gopalakrishnan, Antonia Kolokythas
OBJECTIVE: Depression is a significantly prevalent health concern in geriatric populations. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drugs (SSRI) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressant agents, with increasing rates of prescription. The present report aimed to present a concise review of the current understanding regarding SSRI effects on bone and dental implant outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A broad-based review and summary of literature pertaining to the effects of SSRI on bone metabolism and on dental implant survival was performed...
July 26, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742292/effects-of-a-course-of-right-unilateral-ultrabrief-pulse-electroconvulsive-therapy-combined-with-venlafaxine-on-insomnia-symptoms-in-elderly-depressed-patients
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W Vaughn McCall, Sarah H Lisanby, Peter B Rosenquist, Mary Dooley, Mustafa M Husain, Rebecca G Knapp, Georgios Petrides, Matthew V Rudorfer, Robert C Young, Shawn M McClintock, Martina Mueller, Joan Prudic, Robert M Greenberg, Richard D Weiner, Samuel H Bailine, Mary Anne Riley, Laryssa McCloud, Charles H Kellner
OBJECTIVE: Antidepressant medications have a variety of effects on sleep, apart from their antidepressant effects. It is unknown whether electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has effects on perceived sleep in depressed patients. This secondary analysis examines the effects of ECT on perceived sleep, separate from its antidepressant effects. METHODS: Elderly patients with major depressive disorder, as defined by DSM-IV, received open-label high-dose, right unilateral ultrabrief pulse ECT, combined with venlafaxine, as part of participating in phase 1 of the National Institute of Mental Health-supported study Prolonging Remission in Depressed Elderly (PRIDE)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739263/pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-titrated-subcutaneous-ketamine-in-older-patients-with-treatment-resistant-depression
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Duncan George, Verònica Gálvez, Donel Martin, Divya Kumar, John Leyden, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic, Simon Harper, Henry Brodaty, Paul Glue, Rohan Taylor, Philip B Mitchell, Colleen K Loo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous ketamine for geriatric treatment-resistant depression. Secondary aims were to examine if repeated treatments were safe and more effective in inducing or prolonging remission than a single treatment. METHODS: In this double-blind, controlled, multiple-crossover study with a 6-month follow-up (randomized controlled trial [RCT] phase), 16 participants (≥60 years) with treatment-resistant depression who relapsed after remission or did not remit in the RCT were administered an open-label phase...
November 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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