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Criterios de Selección de Medicamentos

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Aza Abdulla, Nicola Adams, Margaret Bone, Alison M Elliott, Jean Gaffin, Derek Jones, Roger Knaggs, Denis Martin, Liz Sampson, Pat Schofield
This guidance document reviews the epidemiology and management of pain in older people via a literature review of published research. The aim of this document is to inform health professionals in any care setting who work with older adults on best practice for the management of pain and to identify where there are gaps in the evidence that require further research. The assessment of pain in older people has not been covered within this guidance and can be found in a separate document (http://www.britishpainsociety...
March 2013: Age and Ageing
Sonia Cabrerizo, Daniel Cuadras, Fernando Gomez-Busto, Iñaki Artaza-Artabe, Fernando Marín-Ciancas, Vincenzo Malafarina
Albumin is the most abundant plasmatic protein. It is only produced by the liver and the full extent of its metabolic functions is not known in detail. One of the main roles assigned to albumin is as an indicator of malnutrition. There are many factors, in addition to nutrition, that influence levels of albumin in plasma. The main aim of this review is to assess the clinical significance of albumin in elderly people in the community, in hospital and in care homes. Following the review, it can be stated that age is not a cause of hypoalbuminemia...
May 2015: Maturitas
Denis O'Mahony, David O'Sullivan, Stephen Byrne, Marie Noelle O'Connor, Cristin Ryan, Paul Gallagher
PURPOSE: Screening tool of older people's prescriptions (STOPP) and screening tool to alert to right treatment (START) criteria were first published in 2008. Due to an expanding therapeutics evidence base, updating of the criteria was required. METHODS: We reviewed the 2008 STOPP/START criteria to add new evidence-based criteria and remove any obsolete criteria. A thorough literature review was performed to reassess the evidence base of the 2008 criteria and the proposed new criteria...
March 2015: Age and Ageing
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