Susan L Harms

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Although 1 of 10 nursing home residents is taking an antiepileptic drug (AED), no study to our knowledge has determined whether most residents are already receiving AED treatment when they are admitted or are given these drugs afterward. That differentiation was the focus of this study. The study group consisted of 10,318 residents, 65 years and older,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess whether there are racial and ethnic disparities in the time to development of a pressure ulcer and number of pressure ulcer treatments in individuals aged 65 and older after nursing home admission. METHOD Multi-level predictors of time to a pressure ulcer from three national surveys were analyzed using(More)
The University of Minnesota Epilepsy Research and Education Program published two studies evaluating the use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) among nursing home (NH) elderly. The studies used a large, nongovernmental data set for studying this population. This chapter is a summary of those two studies. In the first study, a 1-day point prevalence study, 10.5%(More)
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