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Pharmacological Treatment of Agitation in Persons With Dementia (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A systematic review and meta‐analysis of pharmaceutical treatments for alleviating agitation in dementia has been performed. Regarding the efficacy and treatment acceptability of these medications, it is reported that: “Risperidone, SSRIs as a class and Dextromethorphan / Quinidine demonstrated … Continue reading

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Introducing the Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (JGCR)

Summary The Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (ISSN 2397-5628) is a recently launched, locally edited, multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed international journal, which covers topics of relevance to the care of the elderly. Concerning Guidelines on the Use of Antipsychotics for Agitation … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics for the Management of Agitation in Adults with Personality Disorders or Cognitive Impairment (CADTH)

Summary This Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) report summarises existing guidelines and reviews on the clinical effectiveness of antipsychotics for reducing agitation in adults with personality disorders or cognitive impairment. Full Text Link Reference Antipsychotics for … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics for Delirium in General Hospitals (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary This article discusses a prospective observational study, conducted over 1 year at 33 general hospitals in Japan, into the risks and benefits of antipsychotics for older patients with delirium in general hospital settings. Of 2834 patients who developed delirium, 2453 … Continue reading

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Comparative Mortality Risks from Antipsychotics in Community-Dwelling Older Adults (British Journal of Psychiatry)

Summary A US observational study of 136,393 people, aged 65 years and older, and living in the community, who had recently started taking antipsychotics, was performed to estimate the comparative mortality risks of commonly prescribed antipsychotics. These individuals had recently … Continue reading

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Delirium: Evidence Update (NHS Evidence)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This April 2012 “Evidence Update” on Delirium presents a summary of selected new evidence of relevance to the NICE (2010) … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics-Related Mortality Risk in Nursing Home Dementia Patients (BMJ / BBC News)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary Some antipsychotic medications increase the risk of death in patients with dementia more than others, according to a US study … Continue reading

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