Liquid Preparations

Solutions for dehydration in seniors stump researchers

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Despite decades and nearly two dozen studies on dehydration in the frail elderly, very little conclusive evidence exists on its causes or solutions, a research team reported Wednesday in the Annals of Long-Term Care.

Drug delivery formats affect nursing home medication errors, study finds

Nursing home residents are four times as likely to receive an improper dosage of a medication if it is administered in a liquid format than as a pill or tablet. Other delivery formats, such as transdermal patches, injectables and inhalers, were also more problematic compared to tablets and pills, new study results from the United Kingdom show.