Senior Care

October 13, 2017

U.S. Medical Product Integrity: Protecting Older Adults

To enhance global medical-product quality and supply-chain security, an FDA toolkit—one of many resources—addresses issues ranging from a drug‘s raw materials to its use by patients.

August 18, 2017

Nocturia in Older Adults: Highlighting Nocturnal Polyuria

Chronic illnesses and many common medications contribute to this syndrome. with potentially serious consequences, such as falls, in older adults.
June 16, 2017

Medication Therapy Management: Status Overview, Innovation, and Practice Resources

In spite of technology and the public’s broad and expanding access to drug and disease information on the Internet, there is a demand for interpretation and application.

April 21, 2017

Migraine Headache: Connection to TIA and Ischemic Stroke?

In migraine patients, especially those who have migraines with aura, pharmacists should emphasize identification and treatment of modifiable vascular risk factors, such as smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia.

 

February 16, 2017

Myocardial Infarction in Women: Milder Symptoms, Aspirin, and Angioplasty

While positive outcomes with drugs and treatments require prompt intervention, ideally at the first sign of distress, about one-third of women do not experience chest pain when having a heart attack.

January 19, 2017

Late-Onset Myasthenia Gravis: Fatigability and Fluctuating Weakness

In older age groups, men are affected more often and the disease is often misdiagnosed. Triggers include medications such as antibiotics, beta-blockers, and statins.

December 16, 2016

PPIs: Considerations and Resources for Deprescribing in Older Adults

Among the most frequently prescribed medications, PPIs are associated with an increased risk of fracture, Clostridium difficile infection, community-acquired pneumonia, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

November 17, 2016

From Fear and Worry to Chronic Pain

A prior history of anxiety, depression, and physical and psychological trauma is significantly predictive of onset of chronic pain in later life. The risk of central sensitization should not be underestimated.

October 14, 2016

Symptomatic Bradycardia: Ophthalmic Beta-Blockers in Older Adults

Beta-blockade is one of the toxic systemic effects of ophthalmic timolol found to be stronger and longer- lasting in the elderly.

September 16, 2016

Ovarian Cancer: Treatment Considerations in Older Women

In the elderly, pharmacodynamic changes can potentially decrease efficacy and increase toxicity of cytotoxic treatments.

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