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Drug therapy for the elderly

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Published by Mosby in St. Louis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geriatric pharmacology.,
  • Drug therapy -- In old age.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by Kenneth A. Conrad, Rubin Bressler.
    ContributionsConrad, Kenneth A., 1946-, Bressler, Rubin, 1929-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC953.7 .D77
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 371 p. :
    Number of Pages371
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3783599M
    ISBN 100801607825
    LC Control Number81038398

    INTRODUCTION — Optimizing drug therapy is an essential part of caring for an older person. The process of prescribing a medication is complex and includes: deciding that a drug is indicated, choosing the best drug, determining a dose and schedule appropriate for the patient's physiologic status, monitoring for effectiveness and toxicity, educating the patient about expected side effects, and. This post collects different PowerPoint presentations on geriatric topics are recurrent, such as: physiological changes in pharmacokinetic parameters (absorption, metabolism, elimination), the concept of polypharmacy and classes of drugs that carry a higher risk of use in the elderly.. Geriatric drug therapy.

      Drug therapy- Geriatrics 1. School of Pharmacy, Jimma University Clinical pharmacy and Pharmacy practice Course team Drug therapy in specific patient groups By: Tsegaye Melaku [, MSc, Clinical Pharmacist] November, [email protected] or @ + Chapter 3 Geriatrics.   Drug prescriptions before, during and after the hospital stay were recorded. Medication use at home was observed by a member of a hospital-based home intervention team. The patients' reports of their drug therapy was compared with those by their family doctors. Results: Of all tested patients % failed to open at least one by:

    In the Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial, patients aged ≥ 80 years who were treated with antihypertensive drug therapy had, at year follow-up, a 30% reduction in fatal or nonfatal. • changes in the physiology of the elderly dictate responses to drug therapy • pharmacokinetic changes affect the effective concentration of drug in the body • pharmacodynamic changes affect the body’s response to the drug therapy • adverse drug reactions are more common in the elderly and can be avoided with better primary careFile Size: 1MB.


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Therefore, Drug Therapy for the Elderly serves as a timely reference for a wide array of physicians. About the Author With people aged 65 years and older currently making up the fastest growing age group throughout the world, the demographic revolution of an aging society will inevitably lead to increased pressure to develop a rationalistic and 2/5(1).

Prevalence of prescription drug use increases substantially with age. Survey data from – indicate that almost 90% of older adults regularly take at least 1 prescription drug, almost 80% regularly take at least 2 prescription drugs, and 36% take at least 5 prescription drugs ().When over-the-counter and dietary supplements are included, these prevalence rates increase substantially.

Whereas recent approaches have recommended to remove particular drugs from the medication regimen to avoid adverse effects, Drug Therapy for the Elderly underlines both indispensable and dispensable elements of drug treatment in order to provide an overall assessment of drugs suitable for the aged.

In view of the multimorbidity and polypharmacy. With the potential for undesirable drug interactions rising along with the size of the elderly population, this book underlines both indispensable and dispensable elements of drug treatment to Read more.

Buy Drug Therapy for the Elderly: Read 1 Kindle Store Reviews - 2/5(1). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Drug therapy for the elderly. Louis: Mosby, [ printing] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Drug Therapy for the Elderly (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. Medication adherence (the patients' use of the right drug in the correct dose at the right interval) is essential in the treatment of the elderly.

Non-adherence may aggravate health and lead to hospitalization [1–3] and to avoidable health-care expenditure. Several studies have been conducted to shed light on this subject [1, 5–12].Cited by: Drug prescription in elderly is a serious challenge as there is an increased possibility of drug interaction resulting in toxicity, treatment failure, or loss of drug effect.

Duplicative prescribing within the same drug class often occurs, and unrecognized drug side effects are treated with more drugs. About this book.

Introduction. With people aged 65 years and older currently making up the fastest growing age group throughout the world, the demographic revolution of an aging society will inevitably lead to increased pressure to develop a rationalistic and age-tailored process of diagnosis and treatment among the elderly.

Therefore, Drug. The current issue of The American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology includes several articles from a symposium, "Drug Therapy in the Elderly," held in Marchat the Society of Geriatric. Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy This one-of-a-kind guide covers how to safely prescribe and administer drugs to the elderly.

Medical books Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy. physicians have access to the information necessary to provide the correct drug therapy in the long term care of their elderly patients This book aims to provide.

syndromes directly relating to drug therapy in the elderly, such as dementia, fall risk, and frailty. This includes both the induction of these syndromes by drugs and their treatment by drugs.

In addition, more generic aspects of drug therapy in the elderly are addressed, including altered pharmacokinetics or compliance/adherence issues.

Individualized Drug Therapy for Patients: Basic Foundations, Relevant Software and Clinical Applications focuses on quantitative approaches that maximize the precision with which dosage regimens of potentially toxic drugs can hit a desired therapeutic goal.

This book highlights the best methods that enable individualized drug therapy and. Book Notes | 1 December Drug Therapy for the Elderly. Abstract. Opening chapters on pertinent pharmacokinetic principles, drug disposition, and adverse effects are followed by chapters on geriatric considerations in uses of drugs of a specific class (such as anticoagulants) and drugs useful in treating diseases of particular organ.

As one might expect, the elderly are disproportionately affected by the potentially toxic consequences of medication.

In fact, a study published in Pharmacotherapy revealed that more than two-thirds of hospitalized elderly adults had an adverse drug effect over a four-year period.2 Among the more common outcomes were constipation, falls. This chapter describes drug therapy in the elderly.

A hallmark of aging in humans is the development of multiple, coexisting physiological and pathophysiological changes that may benefit from drug by: 4.

Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy for Health Care Professionals. Sumner, Edward D. Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger,pages, $ The first 52 pages of this paperback contain seven short Cited by: 1. Despite the fact that drug use is exceptionally prevalent in the elderly, our knowledge of the risks and benefits in this group can be limited.

Few clinical trials deliberately include the elderly, or those on multiple medications with several medical conditions. The effects and side effects in this group may not be as well known.

Now in its Sixth Edition, Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy is one of the most popular guides to the essential facts about all major classes of psychiatric drugs used in clinical practice. Coverage of each drug class includes mechanisms of action, indications, therapeutic uses, side effects, interactions, and caveats regarding special populations such as pregnant and elderly patients.

Drug Therapy and the Elderly (Jones and Bartlett Books on Oncology and HIV-Related Illness) University of Rhode Island, Kingston. Medical books Drug Therapy and the Elderly. Handbook for nurses on the issues of drug therapy pertaining to the elderly Medical books Cardiovascular Drug Therapy In The Elderly - Sch.Drug Therapy for the Elderly Patient Mayo Clin Proc, DecemberVol 78 × V D Clearance meperidine plasma concentration in control and surgical patient groups found that older patients had higher unbound (free) drug fractions.

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