Geriatrie. [Geriatrics]

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serval:BIB_37F9C68737CC
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Geriatrie. [Geriatrics]
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Bula  C.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/2006
Volume
2
Number
47
Pages
19, 21-4
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English Abstract
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Abstract
This overview covers several topics related to the management of frequent problems in elderly persons. Several studies have shown that treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia with psychotropic medication is modestly effective and could increase the risk of adverse events, including death. Influenza vaccination in long term care residents was shown to be effective in a systematic review, while post-exposure prophylaxis with oseltamivir, a neuraminidase inhibitor, seems cost-effective in vaccinated residents during an epidemics in a nursing home. Conflicting results were observed in studies of fracture prevention with vitamine D. Finally, one study showed the potential pifalls of guidelines developed for specific chronic medical conditions when applied simultaneously to older patients with complex comorbidities.
Keywords
Aged Comorbidity Dementia/*drug therapy Fractures, Bone/prevention & control Geriatrics/*trends Humans Influenza Vaccines/*therapeutic use Influenza, Human/epidemiology/prevention & control Nursing Homes Psychotropic Drugs/therapeutic use Vitamin D/therapeutic use
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