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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088178/health-related-quality-of-life-and-associated-factors-in-functionally-independent-older-people
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Mónica Machón, Isabel Larrañaga, Miren Dorronsoro, Kalliopi Vrotsou, Itziar Vergara
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a key indicator of elderly people's health status that can be affected by different factors. However, little is known about which variables are associated with it in functionally independent elderly people. The aim of this project was to study HRQL and a wide variety of health, lifestyle, social and contextual aspects and their relation to HRQL in a sample of functionally independent, non-cognitively impaired community-dwelling adults, over 65 years of age, from a northern region of Spain...
January 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056068/the-association-between-polypharmacy-and-dementia-a-nested-case-control-study-based-on-a-12-year-longitudinal-cohort-database-in-south-korea
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Hae-Young Park, Ji-Won Park, Hong Ji Song, Hyun Soon Sohn, Jin-Won Kwon
Dementia is a major concern among growing chronic diseases in the aging society and its association with polypharmacy has not been adequately assessed. The objective of this study was to determine the association between polypharmacy and dementia through multiple statistical approaches. We conducted a nested case-control study for newly diagnosed dementia cases using the South Korean National Health Insurance Service sample cohort database (2002-2013, n = 1,025,340). Interactions between polypharmacy (an average use of ≥5 prescription drugs daily) and comorbidities or potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) were tested...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974957/prevalence-and-covariates-of-polypharmacy-in-elderly-patients-on-discharge-from-a-tertiary-%C3%A2-care-hospital-in-oman
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Amna Al-Hashar, Hamed Al Sinawi, Anwar Al Mahrizi, Manal Al-Hatrushi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of polypharmacy in relation to gender, comorbidity, and age among elderly patients upon discharge from an academic tertiary care hospital in Muscat, Oman. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital between February and July 2014. We reviewed the electronic medical records of elderly patients aged ≥ 60 years who were admitted to any of the hospital's medical wards during the study period and collected data on age, gender, and diagnoses...
November 2016: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972252/polypharmacy-and-medication-adherence-in-elderly-patients-with-diabetes-in-pafos-general-hospital-cyprus
#4
M Geitona, D Latsou, A Georgiou, N Panayidis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970989/exploring-determinants-of-polypharmacy-in-the-elderly-population-in-austria
#5
S Mayer, S Vogler, J Simon, A Österle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935151/patient-related-characteristics-associated-with-non-persistence-with-statin-therapy-in-elderly-patients-following-an-ischemic-stroke
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Martin Wawruch, Dusan Zatko, Gejza Wimmer, Jan Luha, Vasil Hricak, Jan Murin, Peter Kukumberg, Tomas Tesar, Adam Hloska, Rashmi Shah
PURPOSE: This study was aimed at evaluating the extent of non-persistence with statin therapy in elderly patients after an ischemic stroke and identifying patient-related characteristics that are risk factors for non-persistence. METHODS: The evaluable study cohort (n = 2748) was derived from the database of the largest health insurance provider in the Slovak Republic. Patients aged ≥65 years who were initiated on statin therapy following the diagnosis of an ischemic stroke during one full year (1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010) constituted this cohort...
December 9, 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932208/a-novel-approach-to-deprescribing-in-long-term-care-settings-the-smart-campaign
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Kathleen Abrahamson, Arif Nazir, Karis Pressler
There have been numerous calls within the medical community urging providers to consider the complex problem of inappropriate polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use among nursing home residents. It is clear that innovative, longitudinal policy-supported interventions are needed to better understand prescribing practices in long-term care settings and to curtail the negative, cascading outcomes associated with inappropriate polypharmacy among elderly patients. The Indiana Safer Medication Administration Regimens and Treatment (SMART) campaign is funded by the Indiana State Department of Health for a pilot period of 2 years (2016-18) with the objectives of: 1...
November 30, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924735/-clinical-medication-reviews-in-elderly-patients-with-polypharmacy-a-cross-sectional-study-in-dutch-community-pharmacies
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S H Chau, A P D Jansen, P M van de Ven, P Hoogland, P J M Elders, J G Hugtenburg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the nature and prevalence of drug related problems (DRPs) in older patients with polypharmacy identified by community pharmacists in daily practice through means of a clinical medication review (CMR) and assess the implementation rate of proposed interventions to solve DRPs. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study METHOD: We analysed the CMR data of 3,807 older patients (≥ 65 years) with polypharmacy (≥ 5 drugs) completed in January-August 2012...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920399/anticoagulation-for-stroke-prevention-in-elderly-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-what-are-the-obstacles
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C W Wong
The elderly with atrial fibrillation are more prone to stroke. Oral anticoagulants such as warfarin are effective in the prevention of atrial fibrillation-associated stroke and systemic embolism. The CHADS2 or CHA2D2-VASc score and HAS-BLED score were developed to stratify stroke risk associated with atrial fibrillation and bleeding risk in a patient with atrial fibrillation, respectively, to facilitate the decision for and safe use of oral anticoagulant. Nonetheless, the decision for anticoagulation is not straightforward and the elderly with non-valvular atrial fibrillation are often precluded from anticoagulant prescription...
December 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920120/effects-of-an-intervention-s%C3%A3-kl%C3%A3-k-on-prescription-of-potentially-inappropriate-medication-in-elderly-patients
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Cecilia Lenander, Åsa Bondesson, Nina Viberg, Ulf Jakobsson, Anders Beckman, Patrik Midlöv
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy is known to increase the risk for drug-related problems, and some drugs, potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs), are especially troublesome. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the effects on prescription of PIMs of the SÄKLÄK project, an intervention model created to improve medication safety for elderly patients in primary care. METHOD: The SÄKLÄK project was a multiprofessional intervention in primary care consisting of self-assessment, peer review, feedback and written agreements for change...
December 5, 2016: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913982/pharmacological-management-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Andrzej Bozek
Recent studies suggest that allergic rhinitis is highly prevalent in the elderly population, but is underdiagnosed and undertreated. This review article briefly introduces allergic rhinitis in the elderly (epidemiology and pathophysiology) and identifies the main goals of treatment in these patients with respect to age-related physiological factors, comorbid conditions and polypharmacy. The primary focus of the article is a narrative review of the literature concerning the different types of treatment options in elderly patients aged 60+ years (pharmacological therapy and allergen-specific immunotherapy)...
December 3, 2016: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911302/association-between-cognitive-status-before-surgery-and-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-in-a-dedicated-orthogeriatric-care-pathway
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Lorene Zerah, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Mathieu Raux, Anthony Meziere, Cendrine Tourette, Christian Neri, Marc Verny, Bruno Riou, Frederic Khiami, Jacques Boddaert
BACKGROUND: Dementia is associated with a worse prognosis of hip fracture, but the impact of a dedicated geriatric care pathway on the prognosis of these patients has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE: According to the cognitive status before surgery, our main objective was to compare mortality rate at 6 months; secondary outcomes were to compare in-hospital complications, the risk of new institutionalization, and the ability to walk at 6 months. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2015, all patients (>70 years) admitted after hip fracture surgery into a dedicated unit of peri-operative geriatric care were included: patients with dementia (DP), without dementia (NDP), and with cognitive status not determined (CSND)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907210/assessing-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-community-dwelling-older-patients-using-the-updated-version-of-stopp-start-criteria-a-comparison-of-profiles-and-prevalences-with-respect-to-the-original-version
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Encarnación Blanco-Reina, Maria Rosa García-Merino, Ricardo Ocaña-Riola, Lorena Aguilar-Cano, Jennifer Valdellós, Inmaculada Bellido-Estévez, Gabriel Ariza-Zafra
Emerging and changing evidence made it necessary to update STOPP-START criteria, and version 2 was published recently. In this study the objectives were to determine the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication prescribing (PIM) in primary care using STOPP versions 1 (v1) and 2 (v2), as well as 2012 AGS Beers criteria, and analyze the factors associated with inappropriate prescribing according to STOPP/START v2. A cross-sectional study was carried out including community-dwelling older adults over the age of 65...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902720/intervention-to-improve-appropriate-prescribing-and-reduce-polypharmacy-in-elderly-patients-admitted-to-an-internal-medicine-unit
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Milena Urfer, Luigia Elzi, Salome Dell-Kuster, Stefano Bassetti
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy and inappropriate medication prescriptions are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Most interventions proposed to improve appropriate prescribing are time and resource intensive and therefore hardly applicable in daily clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of an easy-to-use checklist aimed at supporting the therapeutic reasoning of physicians in order to reduce inappropriate prescribing and polypharmacy. METHODS: We assessed the efficacy and safety of a 5-point checklist to be used by all physicians on the internal medicine wards of a Swiss hospital by comparing outcomes in 450 consecutive patients aged ≥65 years hospitalized after the introduction of the checklist, and in 450 consecutive patients ≥65 years hospitalized before the introduction of the checklist...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885844/guidance-to-manage-inappropriate-polypharmacy-in-older-people-systematic-review-and-future-developments
#15
Derek Stewart, Alpana Mair, Martin Wilson, Przemyslaw Kardas, Pawel Lewek, Albert Alonso, Jennifer McIntosh, Katie MacLure
Single disease state led evidence-based guidelines do not provide sufficient coverage of issues of multimorbidities, with the cumulative impact of recommendations often resulting in overwhelming medicines burden. Inappropriate polypharmacy increases the likelihood of adverse drug events, drug interactions and non-adherence. Areas covered: A detailed description of a pan-European initiative, 'Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in the Elderly, SIMPATHY', which is a project funded by the European Commission to support innovation across the European Union...
December 4, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885227/the-experience-of-dissolving-polypharmacy-by-reducing-the-prescription-of-anti-ulcer-drugs-in-residents-of-a-special-geriatric-nursing-home
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Kosuke Okada, Yumiko Yamaguch, Nanao Kamada, Masahiro Okada, Shigeko Katoh, Hidemi Sasaki
AIM: As part of a broader study on polypharmacy among elderly nursing home residents, we examined the impact of reducing or discontinuing the prescription of proton pump inhibitors and other anti-ulcer drugs. METHODS: We employed a strategy of reducing and discontinuing the prescription of drugs to 160 elderly residents of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb survivors nursing home, Kandayama Yasuragien. The residents had entered the home between April 2012 and November 2015...
2016: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881180/polypharmacy-and-adverse-outcomes-after-hip-fracture-surgery
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Maria Härstedt, Cecilia Rogmark, Richard Sutton, Olle Melander, Artur Fedorowski
BACKGROUND: We aimed to explore the effects of polypharmacy and specific drug classes on readmissions and mortality after hip surgery. METHODS: We analyzed data on 272 consecutive hip fracture patients (72.1% females; age 82 ± 9 years) who underwent acute hip replacement. We collected detailed data on the pharmacological treatment upon admission and discharge. Patients were followed up over a period of 6 months after discharge using the Swedish National Hospital Discharge Register and the Swedish National Cause of Death Register...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861714/factors-influencing-transitions-between-frailty-states-in-elderly-adults-the-progetto-veneto-anziani-longitudinal-study
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Caterina Trevisan, Nicola Veronese, Stefania Maggi, Giovannella Baggio, Elena Debora Toffanello, Sabina Zambon, Leonardo Sartori, Estella Musacchio, Egle Perissinotto, Gaetano Crepaldi, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate frailty state transitions in a cohort of older Italian adults to identify factors exacerbating or improving frailty conditions. DESIGN: Population-based longitudinal study with mean follow-up of 4.4 years. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals enrolled in the Progetto Veneto Anziani (Pro.V.A.) (N = 2,925; n = 1,179 male, n = 1,746 female; mean age 74.4 ± 7.3). MEASUREMENTS: Frailty was identified at baseline and follow-up based on the presence of at least three Fried criteria; prefrailty was defined as the presence of one or two Fried criteria...
November 14, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855262/improving-patient-safety-practice-to-prevent-polypharmacy-in-the-elderly
#19
Kristen Tandberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: MD Advisor: a Journal for New Jersey Medical Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843604/can-we-predict-toxicity-and-efficacy-in-older-patients-with-cancer-older-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-as-an-example
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REVIEW
Stine Braendegaard Winther, Trine Lembrecht Jørgensen, Per Pfeiffer, Camilla Qvortrup
: Colorectal cancer is a disease of the elderly. As older and frail patients are under-represented in clinical trials, most of the evidence available on treatment of older metastatic colorectal patients with cancer originates from pooled analyses of the older patients included in large prospective clinical trials and from community-based studies. The aging process is highly individual and cannot be based on the chronological age alone. It is characterised by a decline in organ function with an increased risk of comorbidity and polypharmacy...
2016: ESMO Open
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