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Kidney function and use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs among elderly people: a cross-sectional study on potential hazards for an at risk population

hazards for an at risk population Sara Modig 0 Sölve Elmståhl 0 0 Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Division of Geriatic Medicine, Lund University , Malmö , Sweden Background Renal elimination

Safer drug use in primary care - a pilot intervention study to identify improvement needs and make agreements for change in five Swedish primary care units

Background There is an urgent need to improve patient safety in the area of medication treatment among the elderly. The aim of this study was to explore which improvement needs and strengths, relating to medication safety, arise from a multi-professional intervention in primary care and further to describe and follow up on the agreements for change that were established within...

Frail elderly patients’ experiences of information on medication. A qualitative study

Background Older patients generally have only poor knowledge about their medicines. Knowledge is important for good adherence and for participating in decisions about treatment. Patients are entitled to be informed on an individual and adequate level. The aim of the study was to explore frail elderly patients’ experiences of receiving information about their medications and their...

GP's Adherence to Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease among Elderly: A Quality Development Study

Clinical Research, Skåne University Hospital, 22 185 Lund, Sweden Received 19 October 2011; Accepted 27 December 2011 Academic Editors: C. Capurso and J. C. Geller Copyright © 2012 Sara Modig et al. This

The assessment of renal function in relation to the use of drugs in elderly in nursing homes; a cohort study

Background Renal function decreases with age. Dosage adjustment according to renal function is indicated for many drugs, in order to avoid adverse reactions of medications and/or aggravation of renal impairment. There are several ways to assess renal function in the elderly, but no way is ideal. The aim of the study was to explore renal function in elderly subjects in nursing...