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By Isabel Acosta-Ochoa Nephrology senior staff. Valladolid. Spain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910294/medication-management-in-the-older-adult-a-narrative-exploration
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Johnanna Hernandez
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the meaning nurse practitioners (NPs) ascribed to personal experiences providing care to older adults who take multiple medications to manage complex conditions. The study illuminated the NP experience in caring for the older adult while addressing the complexities of medication management through narrative stories in practice. METHODS: NPs self-identifying as caring for older adults were interviewed (N=15)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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/27893112/reducing-adverse-drug-events-the-need-to-rethink-outpatient-prescribing
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EDITORIAL
Chad Kessler, Michael J Ward, Candace D McNaughton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884475/frailty-kidney-function-and-polypharmacy-the%C3%A2-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Shoshana H Ballew, Yan Chen, Natalie R Daya, Job G Godino, B Gwen Windham, Mara McAdams-DeMarco, Josef Coresh, Elizabeth Selvin, Morgan E Grams
BACKGROUND: Frail individuals are at increased risk for poor outcomes, including adverse drug events. Kidney function is often compromised in frailty and is a key consideration in medication choice and dosing; however, creatinine-based measures of kidney function may be biased in frail individuals. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 4,987 community-dwelling older men and women with complete data who participated in visit 5 of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study (2011-2013)...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825313/using-pharmacists-to-improve-risk-stratification-and-management-of-stage-3a-chronic-kidney-disease-a-feasibility-study
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Alex R Chang, Michael Evans, Christina Yule, Larissa Bohn, Amanda Young, Meredith Lewis, Elisabeth Graboski, Bethany Gerdy, William Ehmann, Jonathan Brady, Leah Lawrence, Natacha Antunes, Jamie Green, Susan Snyder, H Lester Kirchner, Morgan Grams, Robert Perkins
BACKGROUND: Measurement of albuminuria to stratify risk in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not done universally in the primary care setting despite recommendation in KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes) guidelines. Pharmacist medication therapy management (MTM) may be helpful in improving CKD risk stratification and management. METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic, cluster-randomized trial using seven primary care clinic sites in the Geisinger Health System to evaluate the feasibility of pharmacist MTM in patients with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 45-59 ml/min/1...
November 8, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785039/inappropriateness-of-medication-prescriptions-about-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-without-dialysis-therapy-in-a-chinese-tertiary-teaching-hospital
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Ping Yang, Na Chen, Rong-Rong Wang, Lu Li, Sai-Ping Jiang
BACKGROUND: With the increasing incidence rate of chronic kidney disease (CKD), inappropriate use of medicine in CKD patients is an important issue, as it may cause adverse effects in patients and progression to chronic renal failure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the frequency of inappropriate medicine use among CKD patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 1 to December 1, 2014 in a Chinese teaching tertiary hospital...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747860/understanding-the-continuation-of-potentially-inappropriate-medications-at-the-end-of-life-perspectives-from-individuals-and-their-relatives-and-physicians
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Eric C T Geijteman, Marianne K Dees, Marlies M A Tempelman, Bregje A A Huisman, Jimmy J Arevalo, Roberto S G M Perez, Lia van Zuylen, Agnes van der Heide
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738920/optimal-medical-therapy-in-patients-with-malignancy-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-bleemacs-sub-study
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Mario Iannaccone, Fabrizio D Ascenzo, Ovidio De Filippo, Marco Gagliardi, Danielle A Southern, Sergio Raposeiras-Roubín, Emad Abu-Assi, Jose Paulo Simao Henriques, Jorge Saucedo, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Stephen B Wilton, Wouter J Kikkert, Iván Nuñez-Gil, Albert Ariza-Sole, Xiantao Song, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Christoph Liebetrau, Tetsuma Kawaji, Zenon Huczek, Shao-Ping Nie, Toshiharu Fujii, Luis Correia, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, José María García-Acuña, Emilio Alfonso, Belén Terol, Alberto Garay, Dongfeng Zhang, Yalei Chen, Ioanna Xanthopoulou, Neriman Osman, Helge Möllmann, Hiroki Shiomi, Michal Kowara, Krzysztof Filipiak, Xiao Wang, Yan Yan, Jing-Yao Fan, Yuji Ikari, Takuya Nakahashi, Kenji Sakata, Masakazu Yamagishi, Claudio Moretti, Fiorenzo Gaita, Oliver Kalpak, Sasko Kedev
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to define the most appropriate treatment for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients with malignancy. METHODS AND RESULTS: The BleeMACS project is a worldwide multicenter observational prospective registry in 16 hospitals enrolling patients with ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Primary endpoints were death, re-infarction, and major adverse cardiac events (MACE; composite of death and re-infarction) after 1 year of follow-up...
October 13, 2016: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721548/prescribing-patterns-of-medicines-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Sourav Chakraborty, Saugata Ghosh, Avishek Banerjea, Radha Raman De, Avijit Hazra, Swapan Kumar Mandal
OBJECTIVES: To study medicine prescribing pattern for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on maintenance hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in hemodialysis unit of a teaching hospital with adult CKD patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Patients' clinical profile, drug-use pattern, and medication-related problem data were captured in a structured case report form and the data were analyzed descriptively. Adherence level was assessed by Morisky Medication-Taking Adherence Scale 4-item...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548573/medication-review-after-a-fracture-absolutely-essential
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Sarah D Berry, Douglas P Kiel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693033/-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-older-spanish-population-according-to-stopp-start-criteria-startrec-study
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Inés Cruz-Esteve, Josep Ramón Marsal-Mora, Gisela Galindo-Ortego, Leonardo Galván-Santiago, Marcos Serrano-Godoy, Esther Ribes-Murillo, Jordi Real-Gatius
OBJECTIVE: Rational prescribing in older people is a priority for health care organizations. The STOPP/START screening tool has been developed to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in individuals. In a primary care setting, STOPP/START can estimate PIP prevalence and related factors at population level. The aim of this study is to measure the prevalence rates of PPI in elderly population using clinical and prescription claim databases. DESIGN: Cross-sectional population study...
September 29, 2016: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625743/impact-of-pharmacist-provided-medication-therapy-management-on-healthcare-quality-and-utilization-in-recently-discharged-elderly-patients
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Jordan D Haag, Amanda Z Davis, Robert W Hoel, Jeffrey J Armon, Laura J Odell, Ross A Dierkhising, Paul Y Takahashi
BACKGROUND: The optimization of medication use during care transitions represents an opportunity to improve overall health-related outcomes. The utilization of clinical pharmacists during care transitions has demonstrated benefit, although the optimal method of integration during the care transition process remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of pharmacist-provided telephonic medication therapy management (MTM) on care quality in a care transitions program (CTP) for high-risk older adults...
July 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633589/-potentially-inappropriate-medications-in-geriatrics-which-tools-to-detect-them
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Aude Desnoyer, Bertrand Guignard, Pierre-Olivier Lang, Jules Desmeules, Nicole Vogt-Ferrier, Pascal Bonnabry
BACKGROUND: Potentially inappropriate prescriptions include over-prescription, which refers to prescription of more drugs than clinically needed, mis-prescription which refers to incorrect prescription of a drug that is needed (as per drug, dose, drug interactions, duration of therapy, duplication, follow-up, etc.) and under-prescription which stands for failure to prescribe drugs that are needed. They are associated with adverse drug events, increased use of health-care services, morbimortality and health-care costs, and poorer quality of life...
November 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599753/implications-of-using-the-mdrd-or-ckd-epi-equation%C3%A2-instead-of-the-cockcroft-gault-equation%C3%A2-for-estimating-renal-function-and-drug-dosage-adjustment-in-elderly-patients
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Elodie Cartet-Farnier, Laetitia Goutelle-Audibert, Pascal Maire, Blandine De la Gastine, Sylvain Goutelle
The objectives of this study were to compare the estimations of renal function obtained with six equations, including the Cockcroft-Gault (CG), Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD), and Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations and to evaluate the implication of using other equations for drug dosing in elderly patients in place of CG. An observational prospective study was conducted over 6 months in two geriatric hospitals with inclusions of all hospitalized inpatients. A list of 36 drugs for which recommendations of dosage adjustment for renal function were mentioned in the manufacturer dosing guidelines was used to compare the implications of using the various equations for drug dosing...
September 7, 2016: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496937/older-people-remain-on-blood-pressure-agents-despite-being-hypotensive-resulting-in-increased-mortality-and-hospital-admission
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Yvonne Morrissey, Michael Bedford, Jean Irving, Chris K T Farmer
BACKGROUND: the use of antihypertensive medication in older people in order to prevent cardiovascular events is well established. The use of such agents has been encouraged by incentive schemes in the United Kingdom including the Quality and Outcomes Framework. In addition, many guidelines recommend good blood pressure (BP) control in the elderly. However, in older people antihypertensives can cause adverse effects related to hypotension. AIM: the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of low BP and impact on outcomes, particularly in the presence of antihypertensive treatment, in a primary care population of older people...
November 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544266/potentially-inappropriate-medications-in-elderly-ambulatory-and-institutionalized-patients-an-observational-study
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Daniela Petruta Primejdie, Marius Traian Bojita, Adina Popa
BACKGROUND: The elderly are frequently exposed to drug related problems causing hospitalizations and increased costs of care. Information about Romanian prescribing practices among the elderly and potential medication associated- risks is lacking. The objective of this study was to identify and compare the most frequent potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) recommended to ambulatory and institutionalized Romanian elderly, through an observational retrospective design. METHODS: All reimbursed medications prescribed to a sample of ambulatory elderly accessing two community pharmacies and all medications recommended to a group of institutionalized elderly (urban facilities, Romania, same month) were analyzed...
2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490909/multimorbidity-in-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease-implications-for-outcomes-and-treatment
#18
Simon D S Fraser, Maarten W Taal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With ageing populations, the prevalence of multimorbidity is increasing. This review discusses recent developments in the understanding of multimorbidity in the context of chronic kidney disease (CKD). It explores the associated treatment burden and the implications for key outcomes and patient care. RECENT FINDINGS: Comorbidity and polypharmacy are common in CKD, even at early stages, and are associated with significant treatment burden. Both 'concordant' and 'discordant' comorbidities have a negative impact on mortality, cardiovascular disease, hospitalisation and length of stay...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524210/drug-prescribing-in-the-elderly-receiving-home-care
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Chien-Han Tsao, Chin-Feng Tsai, Yuan-Ti Lee, Mao-Chung Weng, Huei-Chao Lee, Ding-Bang Lin, Chun-Chieh Chen, Meng-Chih Lee, Shiuan-Chih Chen
BACKGROUND: To compare the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) using the 2012 and 2003 Beers Criteria in frail older patients receiving home health care services (HHS), and to explore the correlates of PIMs based on the 2012 Beers criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 145 older patients (mean age, 80.9 ± 7.6 years) with Barthel scale ≤ 60 receiving regular HHS from a university hospital between January 2013 and June 2013 were retrospectively enrolled...
August 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496930/stopp-start-version-2-development-of-software-applications-easier-said-than-done
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Pauline Anrys, Benoît Boland, Jean-Marie Degryse, Jan De Lepeleire, Mirko Petrovic, Sophie Marien, Olivia Dalleur, Goedele Strauven, Veerle Foulon, Anne Spinewine
Explicit criteria, such as the STOPP/START criteria, are increasingly used both in clinical practice and in research to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people. In an article on the STOPP/START criteria version 2, O'Mahony et al have pointed out the advantages of developing computerised criteria. Both clinical decision support systems to support healthcare professionals and software applications to automatically detect inappropriate prescribing in research studies can be developed. In the process of developing such tools, difficulties may occur...
September 2016: Age and Ageing
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