LTC hip-fracture rates rise where fracture-linked drug prescriptions abound
Feb 18, 2021
Substantial regional variations exist for fracture-associated drug prescriptions — and hip fracture rates — in long-term care facility residents, researchers say.
Healthy diet seen as key to preventing gout
Sep 05, 2019
People with high urate levels have an elevated chance of developing gout. But modifying four key risk factors may help halt the disease’s onset.
‘Aggressive’ water pill regimen may keep heart patients off dialysis.
Aug 04, 2019
High doses of the diuretic spironolactone may resolve fluid overload in heart failure patients who don’t respond to standard treatment.
Also in the news for Tuesday, February 3
Feb 03, 2015
Estate of AL resident sues over motorized scooter collision … Three-part series investigates history of Lemington Home for the Aged … Common antibiotics given with diuretic double sudden death...
Drugs reduce dementia risk
Dec 01, 2013
Seniors who take certain blood pressure medications might be at a dramatically reduced risk for developing dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings in Neurology.
Common blood pressure drugs cut the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia by 50%, researchers find
Oct 18, 2013
Seniors who take certain blood pressure medications might be at a dramatically reduced risk for developing dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings published in the journal...
Diuretics vastly overused: study
James M. Berklan
Aug 01, 2013
An “epidemic” of inappropriate diuretic prescribing is hitting seniors, a top researcher says. The drugs are widely overused to treat arterial hypertension, heart failure and renal disease,...
‘Epidemic’ diuretic overuse is harming seniors, researcher says
Jun 25, 2013
Diuretics are widely prescribed for conditions affecting the elderly without proper consideration of the drugs’ side effects, according to recently published research.