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Drug treatment of the elderly patient

by T. G. Judge

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Published by Pitman Medical in Tunbridge Wells, Eng .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geriatric pharmacology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementT. G. Judge, F. I. Caird.
    ContributionsCaird, F. I. joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC953.7 .J82
    The Physical Object
    Pagination117 p. ;
    Number of Pages117
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4293304M
    ISBN 100272793833
    LC Control Number78321061

    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 . Add this to the usage of multiple pharmacies and expired medications, and the elderly patient’s health is put at risk—a risk that is even higher if multiple physicians are being used. When patients use several pharmacies, a pharmacist is less likely to .

    In , the number of people in the United States age 65 or older reached million. 1 As we have been reporting in Practical Pain Management, the prevalence of chronic pain among the elderly is a growing concern. 2,3 A recent study found that % of patients age 65 and older reported having bothersome pain in the last month; three-quarters of them reported having . Medication in the elderly-considerations and therapy prescription guidelines Article (PDF Available) in Acta medica academica 44(2) December .

    This guide outlines mechanisms of ulcer formation, staging, and treatment options. The book concludes with a chapter on transitional care planning for a safe discharge. It describes potential risks for errors and poor handoffs, including failure to adequately communicate complex discharge plans to elderly patients. Analysis. T he Elderly Deserve Better – They Deserve Real Medical Solutions, Humane Treatment, Compassion and Care. Common sense and decency dictate that the last thing a fragile, anxious or vulnerable elderly person needs is the additional physical and mental stress associated with heavy, addictive psychiatric drugs.


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Drug treatment of the elderly patient by T. G. Judge Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Judge, T.G. (Thomas Grieve). Drug treatment of the elderly patient. Tunbridge Wells, Eng.: Pitman Medical, COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

TRICYCLIC DRUG TREATMENT IN THE ELDERLY PATIENT D. GIANTURCO and M. LINNOILA Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina,U.S.A. Abstract Ten elderly patients with depression were treated with imipramine for 21 : D.T. Gianturco, M. Linnoila. A national survey from revealed that more than 40% of elderly American adults take five or more medications a day—and that’s at home.

Meantime, drug-related complications have risen steadily. Inthe United States spent $ billion in the management of drug-related problems—$34 billion more than was spent on the drugs. 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.

The Growing Need for Drug Treatment for the Elderly. Drug treatment for the elderly is an issue that is growing in size with the aging of the baby boomer generation. As the number of senior citizens increases, and an increasingly drug and alcohol using generation reaches the retirement age, the issue of addiction in the elderly is on the rise.

Each approach to drug treatment is designed to address certain aspects of drug addiction and its consequences for the individual, family, and society. This section presents examples of treatment approaches and components that have an evidence base supporting their use.

Each approach is designed to address certain aspects of drug addiction and its consequences for the individual. Of the patients only % had stable drug prescriptions during the 3-month study period.

Doctor/patient agreement concerning drug therapy was low in all age groups. The agreement rate and patients' knowledge of their treatment was correlated with cognitive function and the number of prescribed by: 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).

Just as children are not simply tiny adults, the elderly are not simply older versions of young adults. Like children, the elderly require special approaches and an understanding of the physiologic, psychosocial, and physiologic impact of aging.

Evaluation of the elderly patient must focus on (1) what the patient can do, relative to what the patient should be able or wishes to Cited by: 1. provides accurate and independent information on more t prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products.

This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Data sources include IBM Watson Micromedex (updated 4 May ), Cerner Multum™ (updated 4 May.

Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.

A review of the literature on alternative pharmacological approaches to treating agitation in dementia identified an article describing prazosin as a possible effective treatment.

4 The patient was started on prazosin at 1 mg nightly and his dose was increased 1 mg every 2–3 days to a final dosage of 6 mg at bedtime. One week after initiating Cited by: 1.

Drug-related ED visits are common. Up to 25% of ED consultations by elderly patients are due to drug-related problems (DRPs), depending on the definitions of DRP used [1–6].Older patients are more frequently affected by DRPs than younger ones [1, 2, 7].Contributing factors are physiologic changes associated with aging, which include impaired Cited by: Drug-related problems in the elderly is intended to serve as a source of information and clinical support in geriatric pharmacotherapy for students as well as all health care professionals, e.g.

Context Drug-drug interactions are a preventable cause of morbidity and mortality, yet their consequences in the community are not well characterized. Objective To determine whether elderly patients admitted to hospital with specific drug toxicities were likely to have been prescribed an interacting drug in the week prior to admission.

Design Three population-based, Cited by:   Prescribing medications for elderly patients is complex - this book gives clear advice on treatment regimes, drug interactions, adverse effects, and recommended dose changes Provides practical help with the problems that can arise in reaching an accurate diagnosis in the elderly, recommends clear treatment options, lists key drug interactions.

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:   Although this can occur in any patient, it is more serious when it occurs in the elderly.

Occasionally, the adverse effect or side-effect of a drug may mimic clinical manifestations of a disease e.g. Donepezil, prescribed for dementia can cause urinary retention and the patient may then be treated with Oxybutinin to relieve the symptoms. Challenges In Identifying Addiction In The Elderly.

Alcohol or drug abuse may actually mimic symptoms of other medical or mental health disorders, such as diabetes, dementia or depression. This makes it easy for doctors who encounter an older patient to chalk up declining mental or physical health simply to “old age.”. In addition to stopping drug abuse, the goal of treatment is to return people to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and community.

According to research that tracks individuals in treatment over extended periods, most people who get into and remain in treatment stop using drugs, decrease their criminal activity, and improve their occupational, social, and .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.A severe addiction to certain substances, such as heroin or oxycodone, is typically best treated in an inpatient residential program to help manage detoxification and withdrawal.

However, a mild substance abuse problem caught in the early phases can often be successfully treated in an outpatient rehab program.