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Research Article

Inappropriate Drugs in Elderly Patients with Severe Cognitive Impairment: Results from the Shelter Study

  • Giuseppe Colloca mail,

    giuseppe.colloca@rm.unicatt.it

    Affiliation: Centro Medicina dell’Invecchiamento, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

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  • Matteo Tosato,

    Affiliation: Centro Medicina dell’Invecchiamento, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

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  • Davide L. Vetrano,

    Affiliation: Centro Medicina dell’Invecchiamento, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

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  • Eva Topinkova,

    Affiliation: Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Daniela Fialova,

    Affiliation: Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Jacob Gindin,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Research in Geriatrics and Gerontology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

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  • Henriëtte G. van der Roest,

    Affiliation: EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Nursing Home Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Francesco Landi,

    Affiliation: Centro Medicina dell’Invecchiamento, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

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  • Rosa Liperoti,

    Affiliation: Centro Medicina dell’Invecchiamento, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

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  • Roberto Bernabei,

    Affiliation: Centro Medicina dell’Invecchiamento, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

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  • Graziano Onder, for the SHELTER project

    Affiliation: Centro Medicina dell’Invecchiamento, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

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  • Published: October 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046669

About the Authors

Giuseppe Colloca, Matteo Tosato, Davide L. Vetrano, Francesco Landi, Rosa Liperoti, Roberto Bernabei, Graziano Onder
Centro Medicina dell’Invecchiamento, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
Eva Topinkova, Daniela Fialova
Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Jacob Gindin
Laboratory of Research in Geriatrics and Gerontology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Henriëtte G. van der Roest
EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Nursing Home Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: giuseppe.colloca@rm.unicatt.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MT ET DF JG HGR FL RL RB GO. Performed the experiments: ET DF JG HGR GO. Analyzed the data: GC DLV MT RL GO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MT ET DF JG HGR GO. Wrote the paper: GC GO. Critically revised the manuscript: ET DF JG HGR RL.