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What is polypharmacy? A systematic review of definitions.
Masnoon N, et al. BMC Geriatr 2017 - Review. PMID 29017448 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity and the associated use of multiple medicines (polypharmacy), is common in the older population. Despite this, there is no consensus definition for polypharmacy. ...Articles not only defined polypharmacy but associated terms such as minor and major polypharmacy. As a result, a total of 138 definitions of polypharmacy and associated terms were obtained. ...
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity and the associated use of multiple medicines (polypharmacy), is common in the older population. Despite th …
Polypharmacy.
Onder G and Marengoni A. JAMA 2017. PMID 29114834
Polypharmacy and Medication Management in Older Adults.
Kim J and Parish AL. Nurs Clin North Am 2017 - Review. PMID 28779826
Polypharmacy in older adults is a global problem that has recently worsened. Approximately 30% of adults aged 65 years and older in developed countries take 5 or more medications. ...Polypharmacy in older adults is associated with worsening of geriatric syndromes and adverse drug events. Given the risks and burdens of polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications, nurses must use patient-centered approaches and nonpharmacologic strategies to treat common symptoms and to optimize patient function and quality of life....
Polypharmacy in older adults is a global problem that has recently worsened. Approximately 30% of adults aged 65 years and older in d
An update on the clinical consequences of polypharmacy in older adults: a narrative review.
Wastesson JW, et al. Expert Opin Drug Saf 2018 - Review. PMID 30540223
Search terms included variations of polypharmacy and multiple medications. EXPERT OPINION: The prevalence of polypharmacy is increasing worldwide. More than half of the older population is exposed to polypharmacy in some settings. Polypharmacy is associated with a broad range of clinical consequences. ...
Search terms included variations of polypharmacy and multiple medications. EXPERT OPINION: The prevalence of polypharmacy is i …
Managing Polypharmacy in the 15-Minute Office Visit.
Antimisiaris D and Cutler T. Prim Care 2017 - Review. PMID 28797369
Polypharmacy is an underappreciated factor in undesirable patient outcomes. In older adults, polypharmacy is considered a syndrome of harm and presents a challenge to primary care providers. ...With the aging population, and polypharmacy a significant part of the lives of older adults, management of polypharmacy poses both a growing challenge and an opportunity for all health care providers. ...
Polypharmacy is an underappreciated factor in undesirable patient outcomes. In older adults, polypharmacy is considered a synd
Defining polypharmacy in the elderly: a systematic review protocol.
Mortazavi SS, et al. BMJ Open 2016. PMID 27013600 Free PMC article.
Today, polypharmacy, a common and important problem related to drug use, occurs subsequent to this multimorbidity in the elderly in all populations. ...It is therefore imperative to establish an appropriate definition of polypharmacy. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A systematic review will be conducted using PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, EMBASE, PsycINFO and AgeLine bibliographic databases, as well as the grey literature on polypharmacy in older adults to answer these two questions: What definitions in the literature are being used for polypharmacy in older people?...
Today, polypharmacy, a common and important problem related to drug use, occurs subsequent to this multimorbidity in the elderly in a …
Polypharmacy among the elderly: a population-based study.
Pereira KG, et al. Rev Bras Epidemiol 2017. PMID 28832855 Portuguese, English. Free article.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate polypharmacy among the elderly living in the urban area of Florianopolis, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, estimating the prevalence and associated factors. ...The prevalence of polypharmacy and the characteristics associated with it were similar to those found in other regions of Brazil....
OBJECTIVE: To investigate polypharmacy among the elderly living in the urban area of Florianopolis, in the state of Santa Catarina, B …
Defining pediatric polypharmacy: A scoping review.
Bakaki PM, et al. PLoS One 2018 - Review. PMID 30496322 Free PMC article.
OBJECTIVES: Lack of consensus regarding the semantics and definitions of pediatric polypharmacy challenges researchers and clinicians alike. ...The term "polypharmacy" should be included among key words and definitions in manuscripts....
OBJECTIVES: Lack of consensus regarding the semantics and definitions of pediatric polypharmacy challenges researchers and clinicians …
Polypharmacy, the Elderly, and Deprescribing.
Jetha S. Consult Pharm 2015. PMID 26350893
The risks of polypharmacy are heightened in the elderly because of a number of factors including age-related physiologic changes and the presence of comorbid conditions. Polypharmacy is a strong predictor of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in the elderly in which harm may outweigh potential benefits. ...
The risks of polypharmacy are heightened in the elderly because of a number of factors including age-related physiologic changes and …
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