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Weight loss in the elderly: medications complicating the picture?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16548674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An 81-year-old female presented with weight loss as a result of her multiple comorbidities, including a history of congestive heart failure (CHF), coronary artery disease, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, and stroke. She has experienced deep-venous thrombosis in her right leg, severe depression, and dementia and also has suffered a right tibial and fibular fracture. All of these comorbidites and her medication regimen complicated the issue of weight loss. A senior care pharmacist addressed the complexity of her situation with a goal of preventing potentially negative outcome of any prescribed medication. This case demonstrates the importance of a pharmacist taking a focused look at the addition of a new medication.
Authors:
Nicole J Brandt; Mimi Lin; Pulkita Patel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Consultant pharmacist : the journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0888-5109     ISO Abbreviation:  Consult Pharm     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-21     Completed Date:  2006-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013983     Medline TA:  Consult Pharm     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  976-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. nbrandt@rx.umaryland.edu
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