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[Drug-related problems in the elderly].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23204299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aging population in developed countries is a growing problem nowadays. The burden on healthcare is particularly high, since the prevalence of the diseases, especially chronic diseases increases with age. Prevalence of polypharmacy is common among elderly patients. While comorbidities require usage of several active agents with evidence based indication, polypharmacy increases the likelihood of interactions and adverse drug reactions, reduces patient compliance, affects quality of life and puts a significant financial burden on the patient and society. In order to reduce drug-related problems among the elderly, different lists of potentially inappropriate drugs and doses were created. One of the earliest known lists is the "Beers criteria". The use of listed drugs is risky and not recommended for elderly patients. Following foreign examples, a list was compiled and adapted to the Hungarian drug spectrum based on the main concerns and alternative therapeutic suggestions. Orv. Hetil., 2012, 153, 1926-1936.
Andrea Bor; Mária Matuz; Péter Doró; Réka Viola; Gyöngyvér Soós
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orvosi hetilap     Volume:  153     ISSN:  0030-6002     ISO Abbreviation:  Orv Hetil     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376412     Medline TA:  Orv Hetil     Country:  Hungary    
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Languages:  hun     Pagination:  1926-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Gyógyszerésztudományi Kar Klinikai Gyógyszerészeti Intézet Szeged Szikra u. 8. 6725.
Vernacular Title:
Az időskori gyógyszeralkalmazás problémái.
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