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Geriatric Polypharmacy

"The Texas Tech Medcast is a podcast for medical residents, medical students, practicing physicians, and others involved in medical education and high quality, patient-centered primary care." "This episode outlines 5 strategies for effective prescribing in the elderly. Learning Objectives: the physician audience should be able to: Explain how aging-related decline in organ function impacts pharmacokinetics with specific emphasis on the kidneys, liver, blood volume & muscle; Explain implications for polypharmacy in the elderly; Discuss measures that a physician can take to avoid over-medication in the elderly; Use the Beers Criteria to identify potentially inappropriate medications for the elderly; and Manage clinical situations of pathologies in or drug-related problems in older adults... Show More


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