Prescribing for the elderly patient

Denham M.J., 1982: Prescribing for the elderly patient. South African Medical Journal: 405-407 The side effects of drugs increase steadily in accordance with the age of the patient. This can be the result of incorrect clinical assessment, multiple prescribing, poor drug compliance, inadequate supervision of long-term medication, altered drug handling and increased organ sensitivity with [...]


Prescribing digoxin in geriatric units the unexplained variability in dosage requirements

Dobbs S.M., 1987: Prescribing digoxin in geriatric units the unexplained variability in dosage requirements. European Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology: 611-614 Some physicians regard patients of Geriatric Units as a homogeneous population with respect to digoxin dosage requirements. Others advocate the use of pharmacokinetic models in prescribing digoxin for the elderly. Sixty in-patients of Geriatric Units [...]


Prescribing digoxin in geriatric units exercise and redistribution of drug

Dobbs R.J., 1987: Prescribing digoxin in geriatric units exercise and redistribution of drug. Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics: 415-418 In subjects capable of normal everyday activity, exercise has been shown to lower the serum digoxin concentration by increasing uptake into skeletal muscle. A randomized cross-over study of the effect on the serum digoxin concentration [...]


Prescribing dialysate bicarbonate concentrations for hemodialysis patients

Van Stone J.C., 1988: Prescribing dialysate bicarbonate concentrations for hemodialysis patients. International Journal Of Artificial Organs: 45-50 A rearranged equation of Sargent and Gotch (1) was used to determine dialyste bicarbonate concentrations for hemodialysis patients. Parameters in this equation include an estimate of the acid generated by each patient between treatments, an estimate for the [...]


Prescribing chlormethiazole reducing regimes in an emergency clinic

Chalmers L., 1986: Prescribing chlormethiazole reducing regimes in an emergency clinic. British Journal Of Addiction: 247-250 A series of 26 patients who presented to an emergency clinic complaining of drinking problems were studied during a 1 month period. Despite 10 different doctors assessing and prescribing for these paitients, both a clinical assessment of severity of [...]


Prescribing cardio pulmonary resuscitation a survey of physicians

Eisenberg M.S., 1982: Prescribing cardio pulmonary resuscitation a survey of physicians. American Journal Of Public Health: 1158-1160 Fifty-five cardiologists, internists, and family practitioners were interviewed to determine attitudes and practices regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation (Cpr) counseling. There was unanimous support for citizen-Cpr. However, only 40% of the physicians interviewed recommended Cpr training to spouses of patients [...]


Prescribing benzodiazepines for general practice a study among physicians in the moss region norway

Bruusgaard D., 1987: Prescribing benzodiazepines for general practice a study among physicians in the moss region norway. Tidsskrift For Den Norske Laegeforening7-18: 1568-1571, 1581 In the county of Ostfold, in the southeastern part of Norway, benzodiazepines have been prescribed more frequently than in other parts of Norway for years. The reason for this and the [...]


Prescribing behaviors of primary care nurse practitioners

Curtin B., 1984: Prescribing behaviors of primary care nurse practitioners. American Journal Of Public Health: 10-13 The prescribing practices of 18 primary care nurse practitioners (Np) with 1683 patiens over a 6 mo. period were examined through a randomly selected audit of over 1700 prescriptions. Np prescribed a very limited number of well known, relatively [...]


Prescribing aversive relapse to enhance nonsmoking treatment gains a pilot study

Hill R.D., 1988: Prescribing aversive relapse to enhance nonsmoking treatment gains a pilot study. Behavior Therapy: 35-44 The effectiveness of an aversively administered programmed relapse to facilitate nonsmoking treatment gains was tested. Sixty subjects received a two-stage stop smoking treatment: Stage one focused on obtaining immediate cessation. At stage two, quitters received a single exposure [...]


Prescribed level of caloric restriction in behavioral weight loss programs

Epstein L.H., 1981: Prescribed level of caloric restriction in behavioral weight loss programs. Addictive Behaviors: 139-144 Clients (36) were randomly assigned to 3 behavioral weight control groups that differed in the magnitude of behavior change prescribed during the initial weeks of treatment. Human subjects in a gradual restriction group were instructed to reduce their intake [...]