Association of community-acquired pneumonia with antipsychotic drug use in elderly patients: a nested case-control study.

@article{Trifir2010AssociationOC,
  title={Association of community-acquired pneumonia with antipsychotic drug use in elderly patients: a nested case-control study.},
  author={Gianluca Trifir{\`o} and Giovanni Gambassi and Elif F. Sen and Achille Patrizio Caputi and Vincenzo Bagnardi and Jos{\'e} Brea and Miriam C. J. M. Sturkenboom},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={152 7},
  pages={
          418-25, W139-40
        }
}
Context Recent studies involving hospitalized patients suggest that antipsychotic drugs, which are increasingly being used in elderly patients with dementia, may increase risk for pneumonia. Contribution This nested casecontrol study examined risk for pneumonia in a group of elderly, community-dwelling Dutch persons who received a prescription for an antipsychotic drug between 1996 and 2006. Compared with past use, current use of either atypical or typical antipsychotic drugs was associated… CONTINUE READING
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