• EuGMS Task and Finish group on Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs (FRIDs): Position on Knowledge Dissemination, Management, and Future Research

      Seppala, L J; van der Velde, N; Masud, T; Blain, H; Petrovic, M; van der Cammen, T J; Szczerbinska, K; Hartikainen, S; Kenny, R A; Ryg, J; et al. (Springer, 2019-02)
      Key summary pointsFalls are under-recognized as adverse drug events.Healthcare professionals are reluctant to withdraw fall-risk-increasing medications.The EuGMS Task and Finish group on fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs) proposes in this paper its recommendations on dissemination of knowledge about, management of, and future research on FRIDs. AbstractFalls are a major public health concern in the older population, and certain medication classes are a significant risk factor for falls. However, knowledge is lacking among both physicians and older people, including caregivers, concerning the role of medication as a risk factor. In the present statement, the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) Task and Finish group on fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs), in collaboration with the EuGMS Special Interest group on Pharmacology and the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Geriatric Medicine Section, outlines its position regarding knowledge dissemination on medication-related falls in older people across Europe. The EuGMS Task and Finish group is developing educational materials to facilitate knowledge dissemination for healthcare professionals and older people. In addition, steps in primary prevention through judicious prescribing, deprescribing of FRIDs (withdrawal and dose reduction), and gaps in current research are outlined in this position paper.
    • Foreign citizen mortality in Iceland January 2006 - December 2016.

      Kunz, Sebastian Niko; Bingert, Rebecca; 1 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp Reykjavik, Forens Med Dept, Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 2 ] Carl Gustav Carus Tech Univ Dresden, Dresden, Germany (Elsevier Science Ltd., 2017)
      In recent years, tourism has become the number one account for foreign exchange income in Iceland, overtaking the fisheries industry and aluminium production. The rise of tourism has strongly affected Icelandic society in various sectors. With the increase of tourists visiting Iceland, the number of foreign citizens that died and were autopsied also rose.
    • The SENATOR project: developing and trialling a novel software engine to optimize medications and nonpharmacological therapy in older people with multimorbidity and polypharmacy

      Soiza, Roy L.; Subbarayan, Selvarani; Antonio, Cherubini; Cruz-Jentoft, Alfonso J.; Petrovic, Mirko; Gudmundsson, Adalsteinn; O’Mahony, Denis; [ 1 ] Aberdeen Royal Infirm, Dept Med Elderly, NHS Grampian, Wards 303-4,Foresterhill Rd, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, Scotland Show more [ 2 ] Univ Aberdeen, AGEING Res Grp, Aberdeen, Scotland Show more [ 3 ] IRCCS, INRCA, Ancona, Italy Show more [ 4 ] Hosp Univ Ramon & Cajal, Serv Geriatria, Madrid, Spain Show more [ 5 ] Ghent Univ Hosp, Ghent, Belgium Show more [ 6 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp, Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 7 ] Univ Coll Cork, Cork, Ireland; Department of Medicine for the Elderly, NHS Grampian, Wards 303/4, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK; AGEING Research Group, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; et al. (SAGE Publications, 2016-11-02)