Association of community-acquired pneumonia with antipsychotic drug use in elderly patients: a nested case-control study

Giovanni Gambassi, G Trifirò, Ef Sen, Ap Caputi, V Bagnardi, J Brea, Mcjm Sturkenboom

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Abstract

According to safety alerts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, pneumonia is one of the most frequently reported causes of death in elderly patients with dementia who are treated with antipsychotic drugs. However, epidemiologic evidence of the association between antipsychotic drug use and pneumonia is limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-418-25, W139-40
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Antipsychotic Agents
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Community-Acquired Infections
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Netherlands
  • Pneumonia
  • Risk Factors
  • Sensitivity and Specificity

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