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07.06.2019 | Review Article

Systemic Treatment of Prostate Cancer in Elderly Patients: Current Role and Safety Considerations of Androgen-Targeting Strategies

Prostate cancer commonly affects older men, with one out of five patients being diagnosed at 75 years or older. Elderly patients are more likely to have reduced performance and nutritional status, increased comorbidities, polypharmacy, and altered …

07.06.2019 | Review Article

Optimizing Drug Therapies in Patients with COPD in the US Nursing Home Setting

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be a disabling disease, and the impact on older adults is particularly evident in the nursing home setting. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is present in about 20% of nursing home residents …

07.06.2019 | Therapy in Practice

Going Beyond the Guidelines in Individualising the Use of Antihypertensive Drugs in Older Patients

Hypertension is commonly diagnosed in older patients, with increasing cardiovascular (CV) risk as systolic blood pressure (BP) increases. Maximising CV risk reduction must be reconciled with minimising the risk of treatment-related harms and …

03.06.2019 | Original Research Article

Population Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Modeling of O-Desmethyltramadol in Young and Elderly Healthy Volunteers

Although pain is highly prevalent among the elderly, and they are amongst the highest users of analgesics, clinical evidence to support evidence-based treatment decisions is limited [ 1 ]. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data on analgesics in …

03.06.2019 | Review Article

Old Drugs, New Delivery Systems in Parkinson’s Disease

Levodopa is the mainstay of treatment in Parkinson’s disease (PD). As the disease progresses, variations in plasma levodopa levels lead to motor fluctuations. The common reasons behind variations in the plasma levels include delayed gastric …

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Drugs & Aging delivers essential information on the most important aspects of drug therapy to professionals involved in the care of the elderly.

The journal addresses in a timely way the major issues relating to drug therapy in older adults including: the management of specific diseases, particularly those associated with aging, age-related physiological changes impacting drug therapy, drug utilization and prescribing in the elderly, polypharmacy and drug interactions.

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