Pharmacology in the Geriatric Patient.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2016 Aug;34(3):469-481
Authors: Welker KL, Mycyk MB
The aging population of the United States creates pharmaceutical challenges for the practicing emergency physician. Polypharmacy, drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, and other pharmaceutical complications from the pathophysiologic changes associated with aging need to be recognized in order to optimize outcomes in the elderly. Effective strategies that improve patients outcomes include a better understanding of the physiologic and pharmacologic changes that occur with aging, integrated use of clinical emergency department pharmacists, and choosing nonpharmacologic treatment options when possible.
PMID: 27475010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]