Satabdi Chatterjee

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BACKGROUND Medications with anticholinergic properties are frequently used in the elderly population. However, evidence suggests that these medications are associated with significant adverse effects and may lead to worsening of cognitive impairment, particularly in elderly patients with dementia. OBJECTIVE To examine the utilization of anticholinergic(More)
BACKGROUND Anticholinergic medications, although frequently used in elderly populations, are associated with cognitive impairment and constitute significant concern for patients with dementia. OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to examine patterns and predictors of prescribing anticholinergic agents for elderly outpatients with dementia. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can lead to several adverse effects among the elderly, particularly when used inappropriately or in contrast to evidence suggested protocols. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of non-evidence based PPI use in elderly nursing home residents. METHODS A cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Atypical antipsychotic agents are extensively prescribed in the elderly to treat various behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Past literature has documented an increased risk of falls and factures with the use of risperidone and olanzapine compared with nonuse. However, none of the studies assessed the comparative safety profiles of atypical(More)
Objective: To estimate lean body mass (LBM) in preschool aged boys and girls in India and explore gender difference.Design: Crossectional.Setting: Immunization clinic of a charitable Government General Hospital in Kolkata, India.Subjects: Two-hundred and forty-five children (147 boys and 98 girls) aged 1–5 y from among the urban poor were admitted in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the number and type of warning letters issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to pharmaceutical manufacturers for promotional violations. METHODS Two reviewers downloaded, printed and independently evaluated warning letters issued by the FDA to pharmaceutical manufacturers from years 2003-2008. Misleading claims were(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the risk of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) associated with the use of anticholinergic medications in elderly adults. DESIGN Nested case-control study. SETTING A regional Medicare Advantage healthcare plan (2009-2010). PARTICIPANTS Participants were Medicare Advantage Plan enrollees aged 65 and older with at least one(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the risk of dementia with anticholinergic use among elderly nursing home residents with depression. DESIGN Population-based nested case-control study. SETTING Population-based study involving 2007-2010 Minimum Data Set-linked Medicare data from all 50 states. PARTICIPANTS Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older, diagnosed(More)
Limited research exists regarding the effect of anticholinergics on falls and fractures in elderly nursing home residents in the United States. This study examined the risk of fractures associated with anticholinergic medication use in elderly nursing home residents with depression. A nested case-control design involving a cohort of elderly adults with(More)