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19.01.2022 | Therapy in Practice

Pharmacological Treatment in the Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis

Glenohumeral osteoarthritis (GH-OA) is a common cause of shoulder pain and is characterized by articular cartilage thinning, glenoid bone loss and deformity, osteophytosis, and other associated changes. The prevalence is estimated to be between 85 …

23.12.2021 | Original Research Article

Medical Cannabis Use Among Older Adults in Canada: Self-Reported Data on Types and Amount Used, and Perceived Effects

Cannabis has been used globally for medical and non-medical purposes [ 1 ]. In the 20th century, several countries prohibited cannabis use due to concerns over its abuse potential [ 2 ]. However, attitudes towards cannabis have shifted over the …

16.12.2021 | Review Article

Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Older Adults: Diagnosis and Management

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem chronic autoimmune disease with variable clinical manifestations. Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) includes the neurologic syndromes of the central, peripheral and autonomic …

29.11.2019 | Original Research Article

Frequency and Predictors of Polypharmacy in US Medicare Patients: A Cross-Sectional Analysis at the Patient and Physician Levels

The total number of prescription medications in the US has increased by 85% over the last two decades, while the US population has increased by only 21% [ 1 ]. In particular, prescription drug use in patients aged 65 or older has increased …

26.11.2019 | Therapy in Practice

Interstitial Lung Disease in Elderly Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

The increase in life expectancy together with better care of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has led to higher proportions of elderly individuals with RA. This has challenged the treatment of the disease in older aged patients, usually characterized by …

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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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