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Assignment of Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Elderly and Senile Pulmonary Patients – an Assessment

Journal «MEDICINA» ¹ 1, 2017, pp.19-24 (Research)

Authors

Malykhin F. T.
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair of Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases. Stavropol State Medical University. E-mail: fmalykhin@yandex.ru

Baturin V. A.
MD, Professor, Head, Chair of Clinical Pharmacology. Stavropol State Medical University. E-mail: prof.baturin@gmail.com

Abstract

In accordance with Beers and STOPP/START criteria authors analyzed assignment frequency for potentially inappropriate medications in pulmonary inpatients older than 65 years of age. Checkup of appointment sheets for 580 elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchial asthma revealed that in more than half of the cases potentially recommended medications were used at least once. Use of Beers and STOPP/START criteria is proposed as an optimization tool for medication in such patients.

Key words

elderly patients, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchial asthma, Beers and STOPP/START criteria

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