2 results match your criteria American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy[Journal]

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Potentially Inappropriate Medication Combination with Opioids among Older Dental Patients: A Retrospective Review of Insurance Claims Data.

Pharmacotherapy 2020 10 2;40(10):992-1001. Epub 2020 Sep 2.

Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Background: Opioid prescribing by dentists for older patients receiving medications with potential contraindications and the subsequent impact on acute care outcomes is not well described.

Objectives: Our objective of this paper was to evaluate the use of potentially inappropriate medication combinations (PIMCs) involving opioids prescribed by dentists according to the Beers Criteria and risks of 30-day emergency department (ED) visits and all-cause hospitalization among commercially insured dental patients ages 65 years and older.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 40,800 older dental patient visits in which opioids were prescribed between 2011 and 2015 using the IBM MarketScan databases. Read More

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October 2020

Managing special populations among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Pharmacotherapy 2011 Dec;31(12 Suppl):65S-72S

Institute for Wellness and Education, Woodstock, Georgia 30188, USA.

Glycemic goals and the therapies used to achieve them must be individualized for each patient based on several factors, one of the more important being coexisting conditions such as renal disease, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease. The potential to lower hemoglobin A(1c) and the possible long-term benefits of diabetes treatments must be balanced with safety issues, adverse effects, tolerability, ease of use, long-term adherence, and expense. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Diabetes Association have addressed these concerns by developing treatment guidelines to maximize efficacy and safety in the majority of patients with type 2 diabetes. Read More

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December 2011
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