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By Allen R. Huang, Louise Mallet

Comprising a unmarried repository of information and medical facts within the box, this ebook presents innovations to mitigate fall threat via offering details at the advanced interactions among getting older approaches, co-morbid stipulations and prescribed drugs in older patients.

Geriatric healthiness is changing into a extra well-known factor because the inhabitants a long time, and balancing the worthwhile results of medicine opposed to the aptitude and genuine side-effects in those sufferers comprises a planned and considerate job: physiologic getting older, the buildup of co-morbidities, and using medicinal drugs to control a variety of stipulations and indicators generates a distinct set of difficulties for every sufferer.

Falls are a dreaded occasion in older humans. the development can have an effect on anyone in a actual, and mental demeanour, leading to delicate tissue and bony damage, worry of falling, and melancholy. The identity of and relief in fall hazards in older humans is a world challenge, and lowering the occurrence of falls is a ubiquitous caliber degree of overall healthiness care supply. Heterogeneity among older humans precludes a unmarried answer. besides the fact that, physicians and others focused on the care of geriatric sufferers will enjoy the awarded insights into how drugs use could be changed to restrict its impression as a contributing factor.

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Despite the lack of consensus regarding its definition, recognition of polypharmacy as a geriatric syndrome is important. While the use of multiple drugs can be appropriate for the management of chronic disease in some situations, polypharmacy is associated with a number of iatrogenic consequences. These, in turn, result in emergency department visits, hospitalization, nursing home placement, and increased mortality [15–17]. 2 Medication Use in Older Patients The epidemiology of polypharmacy has been examined in various settings using numerous definitions.

However, statins and antihypertensive agents are also among the top ten drug classes prescribed in the long-term care setting [9]. 3 Contributing Factors Many factors have been associated with polypharmacy. These include age, health status, number of health-care visits, and multiple prescribers [13, 29]. Of these, age is the most commonly identified [29]. As people age, they develop more chronic disease [2, 5, 6], so more guidelines apply, resulting in more drugs being prescribed. As many of these guidelines recommend multiple agents for treatment of a single condition, it is not surprising that adherence to guidelines results in the addition of numerous medications [30].

59) [67]. 96. 60, respectively) with a stronger association observed with the higher level of polypharmacy [67]. While these studies did not measure the clinical consequences of medicationrelated nutritional changes on overall health status, nor can they assume causality, they do provide implicit evidence of polypharmacy as a risk factor for poor nutrition and weight loss in older adults. 3 Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Urinary Incontinence Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and urinary incontinence are common problems in older individuals, reported between 40 % and 50 % for men and women, respectively [68].

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