S Ruths

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bergen
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patterns of drug prescription in a geriatric evaluation and management unit as compared with the general medical wards: a randomised study
    Ingvild Saltvedt
    Section of Geriatrics, Division of Medicine, St Olavs University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 61:921-8. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint [Classification of drug-related problems]
    Sabine Ruths
    Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Universitetet i Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 127:3073-6. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Drug treatment of heart failure--do nursing-home residents deserve better?
    S Ruths
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 18:226-31. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychotropic drug use in nursing homes--diagnostic indications and variations between institutions
    S Ruths
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 57:523-8. 2001
  5. pmc Multidisciplinary medication review in nursing home residents: what are the most significant drug-related problems? The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) study
    S Ruths
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Qual Saf Health Care 12:176-80. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint [Antipsychotics against anxiety in dementia: medical treatment or chemical restraints?]
    Sabine Ruths
    Seksjon for allmennmedisin, Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Universitetet i Bergen, 5018 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:1672-5. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint [Beneficial effects of dementia care units]
    Sabine Ruths
    Seksjon for geriatri, Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Kalfarveien 31, 5018 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:1191-4. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Stopping antipsychotic drug therapy in demented nursing home patients: a randomized, placebo-controlled study--the Bergen District Nursing Home Study (BEDNURS)
    Sabine Ruths
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:889-95. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of antipsychotic withdrawal on behavior and sleep/wake activity in nursing home residents with dementia: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study. The Bergen District Nursing Home Study
    Sabine Ruths
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1737-43. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinically important renal impairment in various groups of old persons
    Harald A Nygaard
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, NO 5018 Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:152-6. 2004

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Patterns of drug prescription in a geriatric evaluation and management unit as compared with the general medical wards: a randomised study
    Ingvild Saltvedt
    Section of Geriatrics, Division of Medicine, St Olavs University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 61:921-8. 2005
    ..This study's objective was to determine whether patients treated in a geriatric evaluation and management unit (GEMU) had a more appropriate drug profile than patients treated in the general medical wards (MW)...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Classification of drug-related problems]
    Sabine Ruths
    Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Universitetet i Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 127:3073-6. 2007
    ..A classification system may contribute to identify such problems, and further to resolve and prevent them...
  3. ncbi request reprint Drug treatment of heart failure--do nursing-home residents deserve better?
    S Ruths
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 18:226-31. 2000
    ..To describe and assess drug treatment of heart failure (HF) in nursing-home residents...
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychotropic drug use in nursing homes--diagnostic indications and variations between institutions
    S Ruths
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 57:523-8. 2001
    ..Psychotropic drug use among nursing home residents with regard to diagnostic indications and patient- and institution characteristics was analysed...
  5. pmc Multidisciplinary medication review in nursing home residents: what are the most significant drug-related problems? The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) study
    S Ruths
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Qual Saf Health Care 12:176-80. 2003
    ..Based on a multidisciplinary review of drug use in nursing home residents, this study aimed to identify the most frequent clinically relevant medication problems and to analyse them according to the drugs involved and types of problems...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Antipsychotics against anxiety in dementia: medical treatment or chemical restraints?]
    Sabine Ruths
    Seksjon for allmennmedisin, Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Universitetet i Bergen, 5018 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:1672-5. 2005
    ..Antipsychotic drugs are widely used for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. We discuss the evidence for this treatment and implications for clinical practice...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Beneficial effects of dementia care units]
    Sabine Ruths
    Seksjon for geriatri, Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Kalfarveien 31, 5018 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:1191-4. 2005
    ..Although most communities provide small dementia care units, they do not meet the needs and their aims are poorly defined. In this article, the effects of special care units on demented patients are examined...
  8. doi request reprint Stopping antipsychotic drug therapy in demented nursing home patients: a randomized, placebo-controlled study--the Bergen District Nursing Home Study (BEDNURS)
    Sabine Ruths
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:889-95. 2008
    ..Despite modest efficacy, unpredictable individual utility, and a high rate of adverse effects, behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common determinants for antipsychotic drug therapy in nursing home patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of antipsychotic withdrawal on behavior and sleep/wake activity in nursing home residents with dementia: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study. The Bergen District Nursing Home Study
    Sabine Ruths
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1737-43. 2004
    ..To explore the effect on sleep/wake activity and on behavioral and psychological symptoms of the withdrawal of antipsychotic medications from nursing home (NH) patients with dementia...
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinically important renal impairment in various groups of old persons
    Harald A Nygaard
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, NO 5018 Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:152-6. 2004
    ..To assess renal function in various groups of elderly persons, and to determine the proportion of patients with clinically important renal impairment...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Mental impairment in nursing home residents]
    H A Nygaard
    Seksjon for geriatri Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 120:3113-6. 2000
    ..Expansion and strengthening of community-based services during the last decade has enabled frail elderly who earlier would have moved into a nursing home to stay in their own home or in service apartments...
  12. doi request reprint Psychotropic drug use in the Norwegian general population in 2005: data from the Norwegian Prescription Database
    Svein R Kjosavik
    Section for General Practice, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:572-8. 2009
    ..To analyse psychotropic drug utilisation patterns in the general population of Norway in 2005...
  13. pmc Multidisciplinary intervention to identify and resolve drug-related problems in Norwegian nursing homes
    Kjell H Halvorsen
    Section for General Practice, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 28:82-8. 2010
    ..To describe an innovative team intervention to identify and resolve DRPs (drug-related problems) in Norwegian nursing homes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Not less but different: psychotropic drug utilization trends in Norwegian nursing homes during a 12-year period. The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) Study
    Harald A Nygaard
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:277-82. 2004
    ..The aim of the present survey was to compare psychotropic drug use in nursing homes (NHs) in 1985 relative to 1996/97, and to explore predictors for this drug use...
  15. ncbi request reprint Missing the diagnosis: senile dementia in patients admitted to nursing homes
    Harald A Nygaard
    University of Bergen, Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 21:148-52. 2003
    ..To establish dementia diagnoses in patients recently admitted to a nursing home by a geriatrician, and to compare the agreement with diagnoses recorded in the nursing home's medical records and with short screening instruments...
  16. ncbi request reprint Nursing-home residents and their drug use: a comparison between mentally intact and mentally impaired residents. The Bergen district nursing home (BEDNURS) study
    Harald A Nygaard
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Ulriksdal 8 C, 5009 Bergen, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 59:463-9. 2003
    ..To investigate drug use relative to mental functioning and to explore the use of inappropriate drugs and potentially harmful drug combinations in nursing home residents...
  17. doi request reprint Initial prescription of antipsychotics and antidepressants in general practice and specialist care in Norway
    S R Kjosavik
    Research Group for General Practice, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 123:459-65. 2011
    ..To examine the incidence rates of antipsychotic (AP) and antidepressant (AD) drug treatment in Norway and the proportions initiated in general practice and specialist care respectively...