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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-04-17T12:53:14-0400
This study investigates the association of preoperative polypharmacy with outcomes and healthcare resource utilization in a population-based sample of older patients enrolled in a universa...
As the proportion of elderly population increasing over the last years, polypharmacy and drug-drug interactions (DDI) has been a common health care problem. This study will be performed to...
This study assesses the effectiveness of a complex intervention in young-old patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy aimed at improving physician drug prescription in primary care, m...
The aim of the project is to evaluate effectiveness of a multidimensional pharmaceutical care plan in improving compliance among elderly polypharmacy users at community pharmacy settings. ...
Polypharmacy is common among older adults in the United States and is associated with harms such as adverse drug reactions and higher costs of care. This pilot-phase project is designed to...
Polypharmacy, the use of multiple medications by one individual, is increasingly common among older adults. Caring for the growing number of older people with complex drug regimens and multimorbidity ...
Little is known regarding the trend of polypharmacy in Asia. We used data from 5 Asian countries to examine the patterns of antidepressant (AD) prescription and trends of psychotropic polypharmacy ove...
Lack of consensus regarding the semantics and definitions of pediatric polypharmacy challenges researchers and clinicians alike. We conducted a scoping review to describe definitions and terminology o...
Polypharmacy, defined as the use of 5 or more medications is associated with multiple adverse outcomes in older adults, including falls and slow gait velocity. However, the relationship between polyph...
Polypharmacy, defined as the concomitant use of 5 or more medications, has a documented negative association with cognitive impairment such as delirium and is associated, potentially, with a higher ri...
The use of multiple drugs administered to the same patient, most commonly seen in elderly patients. It includes also the administration of excessive medication. Since in the United States most drugs are dispensed as single-agent formulations, polypharmacy, though using many drugs administered to the same patient, must be differentiated from DRUG COMBINATIONS, single preparations containing two or more drugs as a fixed dose, and from DRUG THERAPY, COMBINATION, two or more drugs administered separately for a combined effect. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Directions written to discontinue use of PRESCRIPTION DRUGS in order to reduce unnecessary and/or excessive medications (see POLYPHARMACY), DRUG SIDE EFFECTS and ADVERSE DRUG REACTION.
Children with mental or physical disabilities that interfere with usual activities of daily living and that may require accommodation or intervention.
Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.
A study in which observations are made before and after an intervention, both in a group that receives the intervention and in a control group that does not.