Pharmacotherapy and over-the-counter drug use among elderly in Belgrade, Serbia.

@article{Gazibara2013PharmacotherapyAO,
  title={Pharmacotherapy and over-the-counter drug use among elderly in Belgrade, Serbia.},
  author={Tatjana Gazibara and Selmina Nurkovi{\'c} and Darija B. Kisi{\'c}-Tepav{\vc}evi{\'c} and Ilma Kurtagi{\'c} and N Milovanovic Kovacevic and Teodora Gazibara and Tatjana Pekmezovic},
  journal={Geriatric nursing},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={486-90}
}
From November 2012 to January 2013, 480 seniors were recruited at the Pubic Health Center in Belgrade, Serbia. The patients' records were validated by four independent investigators. Data on over-the-counter (OTC) drug use were collected through a questionnaire. Polypharmacy, an intake of ≥5 prescribed medications, reported in 10.4% of seniors, was associated with cardiovascular (odds ratio [OR] = 3.07; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.12-8.39) and endocrine diseases (OR = 2.25; 95% CI = 1.05-4… CONTINUE READING

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