Joseph T Hanlon

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Essentials of prescribing in the era of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 3:123-6. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Can clinical pharmacy services have a positive impact on drug-related problems and health outcomes in community-based older adults?
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2:3-13. 2004
  3. pmc Use of antipsychotics among older residents in VA nursing homes
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Med Care 50:954-60. 2012
  4. pmc Central nervous system medication use and incident mobility limitation in community elders: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Robert M Boudreau
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:916-22. 2009
  5. pmc Potential underuse, overuse, and inappropriate use of antidepressants in older veteran nursing home residents
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, and Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1412-20. 2011
  6. pmc Prevalence of potentially preventable unplanned hospitalizations caused by therapeutic failures and adverse drug withdrawal events among older veterans
    Zachary A Marcum
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:867-74. 2012
  7. pmc Prevalence of unplanned hospitalizations caused by adverse drug reactions in older veterans
    Zachary A Marcum
    Departments of Geriatrics, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:34-41. 2012
  8. pmc Provider management of and satisfaction with laboratory testing in the nursing home setting: results of a national internet-based survey
    Brian H Shirts
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:161-166.e3. 2009
  9. pmc Racial differences in antilipemic use and lipid control in high-risk older adults: post-Medicare Part D
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    Am Heart J 166:792-7. 2013
  10. pmc Consensus list of signals to detect potential adverse drug reactions in nursing homes
    Steven M Handler
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:808-15. 2008

Detail Information

Publications79

  1. ncbi request reprint Essentials of prescribing in the era of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 3:123-6. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Can clinical pharmacy services have a positive impact on drug-related problems and health outcomes in community-based older adults?
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2:3-13. 2004
    ....
  3. pmc Use of antipsychotics among older residents in VA nursing homes
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Med Care 50:954-60. 2012
    ..Because little is known about their use in Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing homes [ie, Community Living Centers (CLCs)], we assessed the prevalence and risk factors for antipsychotic use in older residents of VA CLCs...
  4. pmc Central nervous system medication use and incident mobility limitation in community elders: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Robert M Boudreau
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:916-22. 2009
    ..To evaluate whether CNS medication use in older adults was associated with a higher risk of future incident mobility limitation...
  5. pmc Potential underuse, overuse, and inappropriate use of antidepressants in older veteran nursing home residents
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, and Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1412-20. 2011
    ..To examine prevalence and resident- and site-level factors associated with potential underuse, overuse, and inappropriate use of antidepressants in older Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Living Center (CLC) residents...
  6. pmc Prevalence of potentially preventable unplanned hospitalizations caused by therapeutic failures and adverse drug withdrawal events among older veterans
    Zachary A Marcum
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:867-74. 2012
    ..Conclusions. TF-related unplanned hospitalizations occur more frequently than ADWE-related admissions among older Veterans. Almost all TFs and/or ADWEs are potentially preventable...
  7. pmc Prevalence of unplanned hospitalizations caused by adverse drug reactions in older veterans
    Zachary A Marcum
    Departments of Geriatrics, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:34-41. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Provider management of and satisfaction with laboratory testing in the nursing home setting: results of a national internet-based survey
    Brian H Shirts
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:161-166.e3. 2009
    ..To describe the management of and satisfaction with laboratory testing, and desirability of laboratory health information technology in the nursing home setting...
  9. pmc Racial differences in antilipemic use and lipid control in high-risk older adults: post-Medicare Part D
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    Am Heart J 166:792-7. 2013
    ..We sought to determine whether racial differences in antilipemic use and lipid control narrowed after Medicare Part D's implementation...
  10. pmc Consensus list of signals to detect potential adverse drug reactions in nursing homes
    Steven M Handler
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:808-15. 2008
    ..To develop a consensus list of agreed-upon laboratory, pharmacy, and Minimum Data Set signals that a computer system can use in the nursing home to detect potential adverse drug reactions (ADRs)...
  11. pmc A cross-sectional analysis of the prevalence of undertreatment of nonpain symptoms and factors associated with undertreatment in older nursing home hospice/palliative care patients
    Keri L Rodriguez
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 8:225-32. 2010
    ..Currently, there is limited information on nonpain symptoms and their appropriate treatment in this setting at the end of life...
  12. pmc A review of the effectiveness of antidepressant medications for depressed nursing home residents
    Richard D Boyce
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:326-31. 2012
    ..Despite a significant increase in the rate of antidepressant prescribing over the past several decades, little is known about the effectiveness of these agents in the NH population...
  13. pmc Effect of central nervous system medication use on decline in cognition in community-dwelling older adults: findings from the Health, Aging And Body Composition Study
    Rollin M Wright
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:243-50. 2009
    ..To evaluate whether combined use of multiple central nervous system (CNS) medications over time is associated with cognitive change...
  14. pmc Number and dosage of central nervous system medications on recurrent falls in community elders: the Health, Aging and Body Composition study
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Medicine, Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:492-8. 2009
    ..The study objective was to evaluate whether multiple- or high-dose CNS medication use in older adults was associated with a higher risk of recurrent (>or=2) falls...
  15. pmc Analgesic use for knee and hip osteoarthritis in community-dwelling elders
    Zachary A Marcum
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pain Med 12:1628-36. 2011
    ..To examine the prevalence and correlates of non-opioid and opioid analgesic use and descriptively evaluate potential undertreatment in a sample of community-dwelling elders with symptomatic knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA)...
  16. pmc Medicare Part D and potentially inappropriate medication use in the elderly
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e315-22. 2012
    ..Inappropriate medication use, which is common in older adults, may be responsive to out-of-pocket costs. We examined the impact of Medicare Part D on inappropriate medication use among Medicare beneficiaries...
  17. pmc Utility of an adverse drug event trigger tool in Veterans Affairs nursing facilities
    Zachary A Marcum
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Consult Pharm 28:99-109. 2013
    ..e., positive predictive value [PPV] and time requirement) of an adverse drug event (ADE) trigger tool in Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing facilities and to describe the most common types of potential ADEs detected with the trigger tool...
  18. pmc Facility-level variation in potentially inappropriate prescribing for older veterans
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1222-9. 2012
    ....
  19. pmc Underuse of indicated medications among physically frail older US veterans at the time of hospital discharge: results of a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Drug Study
    Rollin M Wright
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:271-80. 2009
    ..Medication underutilization, or the omission of a potentially beneficial medication indicated for disease management, is common among older adults but poorly understood...
  20. doi request reprint Impact of a geriatric nursing home palliative care service on unnecessary medication prescribing
    Erin M Suhrie
    Pharmacy Department, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:20-5. 2009
    ..There is a lack of studies concerning improvement of medication use in palliative care patients in nursing homes...
  21. pmc The effect of medication use on urinary incontinence in community-dwelling elderly women
    Christine M Ruby
    Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1715-20. 2010
    ..To evaluate whether use of certain medications with potential urological effects is associated with development of incident urinary incontinence in community-resident older women...
  22. pmc Do geriatric conditions increase risk of adverse drug reactions in ambulatory elders? Results from the VA GEM Drug Study
    Michael A Steinman
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:444-51. 2011
    ..Many clinicians prescribe cautiously to older adults with common geriatric conditions for fear of causing adverse drug reactions (ADRs). However, little is known about the association between these conditions and risk of ADRs...
  23. pmc Changes in cholesterol-lowering medications use over a decade in community-dwelling older adults
    Wei Hsuan Lo-Ciganic
    School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 47:984-92. 2013
    ..The impact of evidence-based guidelines and controlled trial data on use of cholesterol-lowering medications in older adults is unclear...
  24. pmc Year in review: medication mishaps in the elderly
    Emily P Peron
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 9:1-10. 2011
    ..This paper reviews articles from 2010 that examined medication mishaps (ie, medication errors and adverse drug events [ADEs]) in the elderly...
  25. pmc Potentially inappropriate prescribing of primarily renally cleared medications for older veterans affairs nursing home patients
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:377-83. 2011
    ..Inappropriate prescribing of primarily renally cleared medications in older patients with kidney disease can lead to adverse outcomes...
  26. pmc Prevalence and correlates of self-reported medication non-adherence among older adults with coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and/or hypertension
    Zachary A Marcum
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Electronic address
    Res Social Adm Pharm 9:817-27. 2013
    ..Information about the prevalence and correlates of self-reported medication nonadherence using multiple measures in older adults with chronic cardiovascular conditions is needed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Polypharmacy and health beliefs in older outpatients
    Michelle I Rossi
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Pittsburgh VAMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 5:317-23. 2007
    ..Patient-related characteristics and beliefs have not been the focus of prior research in this area, which has primarily evaluated the effects of patients' health status and health care system factors...
  28. doi request reprint What types of inappropriate prescribing predict adverse drug reactions in older adults?
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 44:1110-1. 2010
    ..Besides discussing the strengths and weaknesses of this article, we also recommend future research directions in this area...
  29. pmc Pain and its treatment in older nursing home hospice/palliative care residents
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:579-83. 2010
    ....
  30. pmc Medication use and functional status decline in older adults: a narrative review
    Emily P Peron
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 9:378-91. 2011
    ..A decline in function can increase health care use, worsen quality of life, threaten independence, and increase the risk of mortality. One of several risk factors for decline in functional status is medication use...
  31. pmc Impact of Medicare Part D on antidepressant treatment, medication choice, and adherence among older adults with depression
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:989-97. 2011
    ..Depression in older adults is often undertreated due, in part, to medication costs. We examined the impact of improved prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D on use of antidepressants, medication choice, and adherence...
  32. doi request reprint Appropriateness of antibiotic prescribing in veterans with community-acquired pneumonia, sinusitis, or acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: a cross-sectional study
    Colleen Cook Tobia
    Department of Pharmacy, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240 1000, USA
    Clin Ther 30:1135-44. 2008
    ....
  33. pmc Interventions to improve suboptimal prescribing in nursing homes: A narrative review
    Zachary A Marcum
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 8:183-200. 2010
    ..Appropriate medication prescribing for nursing home residents remains a challenge...
  34. pmc Identifying modifiable barriers to medication error reporting in the nursing home setting
    Steven M Handler
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:568-74. 2007
    ..To have health care professionals in nursing homes identify organizational-level and individual-level modifiable barriers to medication error reporting...
  35. pmc Frequency of laboratory monitoring of chronic medications administered to nursing facility residents: results of a national Internet-based study
    Steven M Handler
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Consult Pharm 23:387-95. 2008
    ....
  36. pmc Antidepressant prescribing in US nursing homes between 1996 and 2006 and its relationship to staffing patterns and use of other psychotropic medications
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:320-4. 2010
    ..Few studies have examined factors associated with antidepressant prescribing in older nursing home residents...
  37. pmc Medication misadventures in the elderly: a year in review
    Zachary A Marcum
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 8:77-83. 2010
    ..This paper reviews recent articles examining medication misadventures that can be defined as medication errors and adverse drug events in the elderly...
  38. doi request reprint Results of a longitudinal analysis of national data to examine relationships between organizational and market characteristics and changes in antipsychotic prescribing in US nursing homes from 1996 through 2006
    Nicholas G Castle
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:143-50. 2009
    ..The aim of this work was to examine the association between organizational characteristics, market characteristics, and changes in antipsychotic medication use in US nursing homes over time...
  39. ncbi request reprint Incidence and predictors of all and preventable adverse drug reactions in frail elderly persons after hospital stay
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, and Center for Health Equity Research, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:511-5. 2006
    ..This study examines the incidence and predictors of all and preventable ADRs in frail elderly persons after hospital discharge, a highly vulnerable but rarely studied population...
  40. ncbi request reprint Polypharmacy in elderly patients
    Emily R Hajjar
    Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 5:345-51. 2007
    ..Polypharmacy (ie, the use of multiple medications and/or the administration of more medications than are clinically indicated, representing unnecessary drug use) is common among the elderly...
  41. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system-active medications and risk for falls in older women
    Kristine E Ensrud
    Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1629-37. 2002
    ..To determine whether current use of central nervous system (CNS)-active medications, including benzodiazepines, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and narcotics, increases the risk for subsequent falls...
  42. pmc Adverse effects of analgesics commonly used by older adults with osteoarthritis: focus on non-opioid and opioid analgesics
    Christine K O'Neil
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:331-42. 2012
    ..Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of disability in older adults, and although analgesic use can be helpful, it can also result in adverse drug events...
  43. pmc Age-related changes in antidepressant pharmacokinetics and potential drug-drug interactions: a comparison of evidence-based literature and package insert information
    Richard D Boyce
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:139-50. 2012
    ..Little is known about the best source of pharmacotherapy information to consult about key factors necessary to safely prescribe these medications to older patients...
  44. pmc Assessing the quality of prescribing and monitoring erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in the nursing home setting
    An Kwok I Wong
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:436-9. 2009
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence and appropriateness of prescribing and monitoring of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) used to treat anemia in the NH setting...
  45. pmc The Medicare drug benefit (Part D) and treatment of heart failure in older adults
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am Heart J 160:159-65. 2010
    ..We examined the impact of improvements in drug coverage under Medicare Part D on utilization of, and adherence to, medications for heart failure in older adults...
  46. ncbi request reprint Medication errors in older adults: a review of recent publications
    Sherrie Aspinall
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 5:75-84. 2007
    ..This paper reviews recent articles examining medication errors in the elderly...
  47. pmc A systematic review of the performance characteristics of clinical event monitor signals used to detect adverse drug events in the hospital setting
    Steven M Handler
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:451-8. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of pharmacy and laboratory signals used by clinical event monitors to detect ADEs in hospitalized adults...
  48. pmc Sources of regional variation in Medicare Part D drug spending
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    N Engl J Med 366:530-8. 2012
    ....
  49. pmc Consensus guidelines for oral dosing of primarily renally cleared medications in older adults
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:335-40. 2009
    ..To establish consensus oral dosing guidelines for primarily renally cleared medications prescribed for older adults...
  50. pmc A brief, intensive, clinically focused geriatrics course during the third year of medical school
    Alfred L Fisher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:524-9. 2009
    ..It was found that even this brief exposure to geriatrics could have meaningful effects on student knowledge of and comfort with geriatrics...
  51. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of medication-related adverse events in nursing homes
    Steven M Handler
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 4:264-72. 2006
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Relationship of race/ethnicity and blood pressure to change in cognitive function
    Arline D Bohannon
    Department of Medicine, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:424-9. 2002
    ..To determine whether there are racial/ethnic differences regarding the relationship of level of blood pressure to change in cognitive function in older people...
  53. pmc The medication appropriateness index at 20: where it started, where it has been, and where it may be going
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Drugs Aging 30:893-900. 2013
    ..We conclude that the MAI may serve as a valuable tool for measuring potentially inappropriate prescribing in older adults. ..
  54. ncbi request reprint Helping Medicare patients benefit from the new Medicare drug benefit: an overview with practice tips
    Julie Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 14:291-7. 2005
    ....
  55. pmc Self-care and professionally guided care in osteoarthritis: racial differences in a population-based sample
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, A211 Crabtree, 130 DeSoto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Aging Health 20:198-216. 2008
    ..Self-management was defined broadly to include all behaviors adopted to reduce morbidity, whether recommended by physicians or not...
  56. ncbi request reprint Potential drug-disease interactions in frail, hospitalized elderly veterans
    Catherine I Lindblad
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:412-7. 2005
    ..Drugs can improve quality of life for many older people, but they may cause adverse health outcomes (eg, drug-disease interactions) if used inappropriately...
  57. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate medication use among frail elderly inpatients
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, MN 55455, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 38:9-14. 2004
    ..Inappropriate prescribing in frail elderly inpatients has not received as much investigation as in frail elderly nursing home patients...
  58. ncbi request reprint Effects of geriatric evaluation and management on adverse drug reactions and suboptimal prescribing in the frail elderly
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Med 116:394-401. 2004
    ..To determine if inpatient or outpatient geriatric evaluation and management, as compared with usual care, reduces adverse drug reactions and suboptimal prescribing in frail elderly patients...
  59. ncbi request reprint Laxative use in the community-dwelling elderly
    Christine M Ruby
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 1:11-7. 2003
    ..Constipation, a common and sometimes severe problem in the elderly, is often treated with laxatives...
  60. ncbi request reprint Impact of inappropriate drug use on health services utilization among representative older community-dwelling residents
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2:92-101. 2004
    ..There is limited objective information regarding the impact of drugs identified as inappropriate by drug utilization review (DUR) or the Beers drugs-to-avoid criteria on health service use...
  61. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic failure-related hospitalisations in the frail elderly
    Robert M Kaiser
    Miller School of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and Geriatrics Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Drugs Aging 23:579-86. 2006
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in medication use among older adults
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 4:93-5. 2006
  63. ncbi request reprint Unnecessary drug use in frail older people at hospital discharge
    Emily R Hajjar
    Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1518-23. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence and predictors of unnecessary drug use at hospital discharge in frail elderly patients...
  64. ncbi request reprint Clinically important drug-disease interactions and their prevalence in older adults
    Catherine I Lindblad
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0353, USA
    Clin Ther 28:1133-43. 2006
    ..Older adults may have decreased homeostatic reserve, have multiple chronic diseases, and take multiple medications. Therefore, they are at risk for adverse outcomes after receiving a drug that exacerbates a chronic disease...
  65. ncbi request reprint Assessing potentially inappropriate prescribing in the elderly Veterans Affairs population using the HEDIS 2006 quality measure
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT, Audie L Murphy Division 11C6, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 12:537-45. 2006
    ..The resulting list of drugs to avoid was added to the 2006 Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) to measure the quality of prescribing for the elderly...
  66. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug reaction risk factors in older outpatients
    Emily R Hajjar
    Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 1:82-9. 2003
    ..Identifying a uniform set of risk factors would be helpful to develop risk models for ADRs for older outpatients and to implement targeted interventions for those patients at high risk for ADRs...
  67. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system active medications and risk for fractures in older women
    Kristine E Ensrud
    Department of Medicine and Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:949-57. 2003
    ..Use of central nervous system (CNS) active medications may increase the risk for fractures. Prior studies are limited by incomplete control of confounders...
  68. ncbi request reprint Falls in African American and white community-dwelling elderly residents
    Joseph T Hanlon
    College of Pharmacy Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M473-8. 2002
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Use of inappropriate prescription drugs by older people
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55455, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:26-34. 2002
    ..To determine the prevalence and predictors of inappropriate drug prescribing defined by expert national consensus panel drug utilization review criteria for community-dwelling older people...
  70. ncbi request reprint Antidiabetic drug therapy of African-American and white community-dwelling elderly over a 10-year period
    Catherine I Lindblad
    College of Pharmacy, Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1748-53. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence and predictors of antidiabetic medication use over a 10-year period in a general population of African-American and white community-dwelling elderly...
  71. ncbi request reprint Impact of inappropriate drug use on mortality and functional status in representative community dwelling elders
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Med Care 40:166-76. 2002
    ..The predictive validity of Drug Utilization Review (DUR) and drugs-to-avoid criteria in elders is unknown...
  72. ncbi request reprint Dementia and Alzheimer's disease in community-dwelling elders taking vitamin C and/or vitamin E
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Duke University Medical Center and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:2009-14. 2005
    ..Since increased oxidative stress may impair cognition and be a risk factor for dementia, there has been interest in determining whether use of antioxidants could protect against such events...
  73. ncbi request reprint Appropriate prescribing in elderly people: how well can it be measured and optimised?
    Anne Spinewine
    Center for Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Lancet 370:173-84. 2007
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  74. ncbi request reprint Use of antibacterial drugs in community-dwelling older persons
    David R P Guay
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1819-21. 2003
  75. ncbi request reprint Medication use and control of urination among community-dwelling older adults
    Christine M Ruby
    Duke University Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of North Carolina, USA
    J Aging Health 17:661-74. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the use of medications with urological activity (UA) is associated with self-reported difficulty in control of urination...
  76. ncbi request reprint Histamine2 receptor antagonist use and decline in cognitive function among community dwelling elderly
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, 7 115 Weaver Densford Hall, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:781-7. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the relationship between the use of histamine(2) receptor antagonists and cognitive decline among community dwelling elderly...
  77. ncbi request reprint Drug-drug interactions in older adults: which ones matter?
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 3:61-3. 2005
  78. ncbi request reprint Update on drug-related problems in the elderly
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 1:38-43. 2003
    ..Although pharmacotherapy for the elderly can treat diseases and improve well-being, its benefits can be compromised by drug-related problems...
  79. ncbi request reprint Is antioxidant use protective of cognitive function in the community-dwelling elderly?
    Shelly L Gray
    School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 1:3-10. 2003
    ..Thus, there is considerable interest in the potential contribution of antioxidants to the prevention of these diseases...