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Characterisation of Drug-Related Problems and Associated Factors at a Clinical Pharmacist Service-Naïve Hospital in Northern Sweden

Background Polypharmacy and increased sensitivity to side effects cause adverse drug events, drug–drug interactions and medication errors in the elderly. Objective The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and type of drug-related problems and associated factors among patients admitted to a clinical pharmacist service-naïve medical ward in an inland hospital in ...

Doctors’ and nurses’ perceptions of a ward-based pharmacist in rural northern Sweden

Background This project is part of the prospective quasi experimental proof-of-concept investigation of clinical pharmacist intervention study to reduce drug-related problems among people admitted to a ward in a rural hospital in northern Sweden. Objective To explore doctors’ and nurses’ perceptions and expectations of having a ward-based pharmacist providing clinical pharmacy ...

An evaluation of the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications in older people with cognitive impairment living in Northern Sweden using the EU(7)-PIM list

0 Maria Gustafsson 0 0 Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Umeå University , SE-901 87 Umeå , Sweden Purpose As people get older, their ... inappropriate medications; EU(7)-PIM list - * Maria Gustafsson need for potentially inappropriate medications in this patient group, in order to prevent adverse drug reactions, especially among those who have

Inappropriate Prescription and Renal Function Among Older Patients with Cognitive Impairment

was supported financially by grants from the Swedish Dementia Association and the County Council of Va¨sterbotten. Conflict of interest Eva So¨nnerstam, Maria Sjo¨lander and Maria Gustafsson have no

Pharmacist participation in hospital ward teams and hospital readmission rates among people with dementia: a randomized controlled trial

their contribution to the trial. Compliance with ethical standards Description of authors?roles All authors were involved in the study concept and design. Maria Gustafsson, Bettina Pfister, Jeanette ... Jonsson, and Hugo L?vheim were involved in the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of data. Maria Gustafsson and Hugo L?vheim did the statistical analysis. All authors participated in the critical

Inappropriate long-term use of antipsychotic drugs is common among people with dementia living in specialized care units

Lvheim 1 0 Maria Gustafsson, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Umea University , 901 85, Umea , Sweden 1 Hugo Lovheim, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric ... Medicine, Umea University , Umea , Sweden 2 Stig Karlsson, Department of Nursing, Umea University , Umea , Sweden 3 Maria Gustafsson, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Umea University

Psychotropic drug use among people with dementia – a six-month follow-up study

Background Psychotropic drugs are widely used among old people with dementia but few studies have described long-term treatment in this group of patients. The purpose of this study was to explore the long-term use of psychotropic drugs in old people with dementia. Methods Data on psychotropic drug use, functioning in the activities of daily living (ADL), cognitive function and ...

Imaging of Intracellular and Extracellular ROS Levels in Atherosclerotic Mouse Aortas Ex Vivo: Effects of Lipid Lowering by Diet or Atorvastatin

Objective The first objective was to investigate if intracellular and extracellular levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) within the mouse aorta increase before or after diet-induced lesion formation. The second objective was to investigate if intracellular and extracellular ROS correlates to cell composition in atherosclerotic lesions. The third objective was to investigate if ...