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Adverse Drug Reactions as Cause of Hospital Admissions: Results from the Italian Group of Pharmacoepidemiology in the Elderly (GIFA)
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of adverse drug reaction (ADR)‐related hospital admissions in an older population, to describe the most common clinical manifestations and drugs mostExpand
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Comorbidities of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Purpose of review Defining the nature of the association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic conditions is of primary importance to improve the health status ofExpand
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The effects of cognitive impairment on mortality among hospitalized patients with heart failure.
PURPOSE Cognitive impairment is a common, potentially reversible condition among older patients with heart failure. Because cerebral metabolic abnormalities have been associated with reduced survivalExpand
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Venous thromboembolism among elderly patients treated with atypical and conventional antipsychotic agents.
BACKGROUND Some antipsychotic agents have been indicated as a possible risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adult patients with psychiatric disorders. The aim of this study was to estimateExpand
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Oral Specific Desensitization in Food-Allergic Children
The possibility of obtaining oral desensitization in patients with food allergy is still a matter of debate. We decided to evaluate the safety and efficacy of standardized protocols for oralExpand
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Regimen complexity and medication nonadherence in elderly patients
Objective: To assess whether the number of daily administrations of individual drugs, as a measure of regimen complexity, contributes to the profile of an elderly patient who adheres poorly to theExpand
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Concealed renal insufficiency and adverse drug reactions in elderly hospitalized patients.
BACKGROUND Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are common causes of in-hospital complications for elderly people. The purpose of the present study is to verify whether concealed renal insufficiency, thatExpand
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The use of atypical antipsychotics in nursing homes.
BACKGROUND Use of atypical antipsychotics for "off-label" indications, such as behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, depression, and bipolar disorder, have been frequently reported,Expand
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Drawing impairment predicts mortality in severe COPD.
BACKGROUND Cognitive impairment frequently occurs in elderly COPD patients, but little is known about its prognostic implications. We aimed at evaluating the prognostic role of cognitive impairmentExpand
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Body mass index and mortality among hospitalized patients.
BACKGROUND Body mass index (weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters [BMI]) is known to be associated with overall mortality. However, the effect of age on excess mortalityExpand
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