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Antipsychotic Drug Use and Mortality in Older Adults with Dementia
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This large, population-based study from Canada assessed the risk for death after dispensation of antipsychotics in older adults with dementia and concluded that improvements in behavioral symptoms with antipsychotic drug treatment do not necessarily lead to improvements in overall quality of life for patients or their caregivers. Expand
Differences in breast cancer stage at diagnosis and cancer-specific survival by race and ethnicity in the United States.
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The proportion of breast cancers that were identified at an early stage (stage I) in different racial/ethnic groups was determined and whether ethnic differences may be better explained by early detection or by intrinsic biological differences in tumor aggressiveness. Expand
Preventing pressure ulcers: a systematic review.
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Given current evidence, using support surfaces, repositioning the patient, optimizing nutritional status, and moisturizing sacral skin are appropriate strategies to prevent pressure ulcers. Expand
The incidence of adverse drug events in two large academic long-term care facilities.
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The findings reinforce the need for a special focus on the ordering and monitoring stages of pharmaceutical care for preventing adverse drug events in the long-term care setting. Expand
Predictors of deterioration in health‐related quality of life in Parkinson's disease: Results from the DATATOP trial
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The results suggest that depression, self‐rated cognitive function, and one's degree of functional independence are predictors of subsequent changes inHRQOL, and the focus in clinical care needs to be broadened beyond assessing and treating Parkinsonism, recognizing the impact of mood, cognition and function on HRQOL. Expand
Cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors versus non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and congestive heart failure outcomes in elderly patients: a population-based cohort study
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Findings suggest a higher risk of admission for congestive heart failure in users of rofecoxib and non-selective NSAIDs, but not celecoxib, relative to non-NSAID controls. Expand
Reporting Randomized, Controlled Trials of Herbal Interventions: An Elaborated CONSORT Statement
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This study elaborated on the 22-item checklist of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement to help authors and editors improve reporting of RCTs of herbal interventions and emphasized minimizing item elaborations and additions and basing elaborations on evidence whenever possible. Expand
Frequency and Pattern of Emergency Department Visits by Long‐Term Care Residents—A Population‐Based Study
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To obtain population‐based estimates of emergency department visits by long‐term care residents, data are collected on visits to EDs by LTC residents from January to March of each year. Expand
Antibiotic use in long-term care facilities.
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Antibiotic use is common among long-term care residents, variable across institutions, and may benefit from focused antimicrobial stewardship interventions to standardize treatment indications and duration. Expand
READMIT: a clinical risk index to predict 30-day readmission after discharge from acute psychiatric units.
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The READMIT index provides a framework for identifying patients at high risk of 30-day readmission prior to discharge, and for the development, evaluation and delivery of interventions that can assist with optimizing the transition to community care for patients following psychiatric discharge. Expand
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