Elder Care

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.