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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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LaFleur J, DuVall SL, Wilson T
Analysis of osteoporosis treatment patterns with bisphosphonates and outcomes among postmenopausal veterans.
This study evaluated bisphosphonate change behaviors (switching, discontinuing, or reinitiating) over time, as well as fractures and costs, among a large, national cohort of postmenopausal veterans. It found that most bisphosphonate patients discontinue treatment at some point, which did not significantly increase the risk of fracture in this majority non-high risk population. Bisphosphonate change behaviors were associated with significantly lower osteoporosis costs, but significantly higher total costs.
Citation: LaFleur J, DuVall SL, Wilson T . Analysis of osteoporosis treatment patterns with bisphosphonates and outcomes among postmenopausal veterans. Bone 2015 Sep;78:174-85. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2015.04.022..
Keywords: Osteoporosis, Medication, Elderly, Injuries and Wounds, Veterans
Aspinall SL, Zhao X, Semia TP
Epidemiology of drug-disease interactions in older veteran nursing home residents.
The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of and factors associated with potentially inappropriate drug– disease combinations according to the AGS 2012 Beers criteria that are clinically important in elderly adults residing in Veterans Affairs Community Living Centers. It found that drug-disease interactions were common in older residents with dementia or cognitive impairment or a history of falls or hip fracture.
Citation: Aspinall SL, Zhao X, Semia TP . Epidemiology of drug-disease interactions in older veteran nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 Jan;63(1):77-84. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13197..
Keywords: Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Adverse Events, Dementia, Elderly, Falls, Injuries and Wounds, Medication, Medication: Safety, Neurological Disorders, Nursing Homes, Patient Safety, Veterans