International Journal of Aging Research


Potentially Inappropriate Medications for Older Adults in Dental Practice

Review Article of International Journal of Aging Research Potentially Inappropriate Medications for Older Adults in Dental Practice Anna Carolinne Santana Neves, Aurylanne Mikaelle Brandão Silva, José Monteiro dos Santos, Lara Rebelo de Almeida Residência Multiprofissional em Saúde, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Objective: The present study aimed to review the medications frequently prescribed in dental practice that are potentially inappropriate for the elderly population due to the risks presented. Methods: An integrative literature review was carried out, based on the Guidance Manual: Prescription and Dispensing of Medicines Used in Dentistry, which reports the main drugs prescribed in dental practice (2017). From this, medications described in the Beers list of the American Society of Geriatrics (2019) were extracted, in order to identify medications that are potentially inappropriate in the elderly, what are the main consequences of use and appropriate management in view of the need for prescription. Results: The prescription and dispensing guidance manual for medicines used in dentistry has a list of 142 medicines, containing anti-inflammatories, antibacterials, opioids, benzodiazepines and other types of drugs. Of the drugs listed, 27 are considered inadequate and the most common therapeutic class among the drugs was anti-inflammatory drugs, being equivalent to 44.5% of the inadequacies found. Conclusion: Despite the risks associated with medications, it appears that they are widely prescribed in dental practice, making these groups worthy of special attention due to their potential for serious adverse events and negative impacts on the elderly and the health system, in addition to to emphasize the importance of the professional regarding the best indications and pharmacotherapeutic follow-up by the clinical pharmacist in caring for the elderly. Keywords: Dental Care for Aged, Pharmaceutical Preparations, Aged ...

The Usefulness of Short Physical Performance Battery Score for Predicting the Ability of Toilet Activity in Hospitalized Older Patients

Research Article of International Journal of Aging Research The Usefulness of Short Physical Performance Battery Score for Predicting the Ability of Toilet Activity in Hospitalized Older Patients Daisuke Takagi, PhD1*, Masatoshi Kageyama2,3, Kenta Yamamoto4, Hiroshi Matsumoto, MD5 1Department of Shizuoka Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Science, Tokoha University. 2Long-Term Care Health Facilities Sunrise Ohama. 3Graduate School, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Cooperative Major in Medical Photonics (Doctoral Course). 4Department of Rehabilitation, Toyoda Eisei Hospital. 5Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Toyoda Eisei Hospital. Background: It has been still unclear whether the cut-off value of the short physical performance battery for predicting the ability of the toilet activity in the hospitalized older patients. The aim of this study was to reveal the relationship between the short physical performance battery and the ability of toilet activity, and also to determine the cut-off value of the short physical performance battery score for the ability of toilet activity in the hospitalized older patients. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 71 hospitalized older patients were recruited. The short physical performance battery and the ability of toilet activity using the Barthel index (BI) were measured. The patients were split into two groups, according to the ability of toilet activity (Group 1: 10 point; Group 2: 5 point or less in BI score). A multiple logistic regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between the two groups. Moreover, the cut-off value for dividing into two groups, (Group 1 and Group 2) using the short physical performance battery score, which was calculated by a receiver operating characteristic curve. Results: The short physical performance battery score was an independent explanator for the ability of toilet activity using multiple logistic regression analysis. Besides, the cut-off value of the short physical performance battery for the ability of toilet activity was set in this ...

Efficacy of Doll thErapy compared with standard treatment in the control of behavioral and psychologic Symptoms and CaRegIver Burden in dEmentia: DESCRIBE a randomized, controlled study

Research Article of International Journal of Aging Research Efficacy of Doll thErapy compared with standard treatment in the control of behavioral and psychologic Symptoms and CaRegIver Burden in dEmentia: DESCRIBE a randomized, controlled study Massimiliano Massaia1, Maria Garro1, Valeria Quaranta1, Elisa Calvi1, Francesca Santagata1, Patrizia D’Amelio1,2* 1Department of Medical Science, Geriatric and Bone Diseases Unit, University of Torino, Torino, Italy. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Service of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Rehabilitation, University of Lausanne Hospital Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland. Behavioral and psychologic symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are frequent and represent a burden for patients and caregivers; in particular, the presence of agitation and aggression (A/A) has an important impact on patients’ quality of life. As psychotropic drugs can induce severe collateral effects, the use of a first line non-pharmacologic approach is highly recommended. Here we evaluate the effect of doll therapy (DT) on A/A in geriatric patients with moderate to severe dementia hospitalized in an acute geriatric unit. We enrolled fifty-two acute in-patients with dementia and A/A. Subjects were randomized to DT (26) or standard treatment (ST, 26), we measured agitation and caregiver burden with standard clinical scales at baseline and during treatment. In order to evaluate the effect of DT withdrawal, we carried out a telephonic follow-up interview after 1 and 4 weeks from hospital discharge. DT is more effective than ST in the control of agitation, but not in reducing the professional caregiver burden. The use of pro re nata psychotropic drugs was reduced in patients treated with DT. After DT withdrawal, A/A progressively increased. In conclusion we show that DT may be more effective than ST in the control of A/A in acute geriatric in-patients affected by dementia. Our results suggest that, in patients affected by severe to moderate forms of dementia with A/A, DT may be used ...

NURSE ROLE AS NA EDUCATOR IN HIV PREVENTION IN THE ELDERLY: A NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR THE HEALTH CARE OF THE ELDERLY

Research Article of International Journal of Aging Research NURSE ROLE AS NA EDUCATOR IN HIV PREVENTION IN THE ELDERLY: A NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR THE HEALTH CARE OF THE ELDERLY Sebastiana Nobre da Silva1 *, Katia Monteiro Maia da Costa2, Gabriele da Silva Botelho3, Luana Márcia Batista Alves4, Rana Schacila Araújo Ávila5, Francisco Ariclene Oliveira6 1Graduanda do Curso de Enfermagem no Centro Universitário Fametro (UNIFAMETRO); 2Graduanda do Curso de Enfermagem no Centro Universitário Fametro (UNIFAMETRO); 3Pós-Graduanda em Urgência e Emergência no Centro Universitário Fametro (UNIFAMETRO), 4Enfermeira pelo Centro Universitário Fametro (UNIFAMETRO); 5Graduanda do curso de enfermagem no Centro Universitário Fametro (UNIFAMETRO); 6Docente do Centro Universitário Fametro (UNIFAMETRO) Objective: Reflect the nurse role as an educator in HIV prevention in the elderly. Methods: This is a qualitative, descriptive and exploratory study. An online bibliographic survey was carried out in the databases of the Virtual Health Library (VHL), Latin American and Caribbean Literature in Health Sciences (Lilacs) and Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO). The descriptors were used: “Assistance to the Elderly”; "Nursing"; “HIV” and “Public Health”. The inclusion criteria defined for the selection of articles were: articles published in Portuguese, articles in full that portrayed the theme and articles published in the referred databases in the last ten years. Results: When reading the eleven selected articles, it was possible to observe the high rate of elderly people with HIV. The profile of sexual behavior is commonly described only in people up to 59 years of age, abstaining from the population above 60 years, which favors forgetting this age group. From the perspective of HIV in the health of the elderly, the multidisciplinary team has an importance, especially the nurse, as its role is directed to the maintenance and restoration of health, leading them to self-care with a focus on health education practices. Conclusion: ...

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