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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Antipsychotic drugs are a risk factor for pneumonia in frail older people

This post includes a synopsis on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2011 Mar 17 and a recipe for Mediterranean chicken.

Study title and authors
Risk Factors for Aspiration Pneumonia in Frail Older People: A Systematic Literature Review.
van der Maarel-Wierink CD, Vanobbergen JN, Bronkhorst EM, Schols JM, de Baat C.
Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients
BENECOMO, Flemish-Netherlands Geriatric Oral Research Group (C.D.v.d.M.-W., J.N.O.V., J.M.G.A.S., C.d.B.), Ghent, Belgium/Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Department of Oral Function and Prosthetic Dentistry, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (C.D.v.d.M.-W., C.d.B.); Department of Community Dentistry and Oral Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (J.N.O.V.); Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (E.M.B.); Caphri/Department General Practice, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands (J.M.G.A.S.).

This study can be accessed at:

Van der Maarel-Wierink reviewed 21 trials to ascertain the risk factors for pneumonia in frail older people.

Risk factors for pneumonia included the use of antipsychotic drugs (such as Melleril and Largactil), proton pump inhibitors (acid suppressing drugs), and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

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Mediterranean Chicken
Omaha Steaks 12 (4 oz. approx.) Boneless Chicken Breasts
Food Mall: Chicken Breasts

2 chicken breasts, cubed
5 large green olives, diced
4 sundried tomatoes, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs capers
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 tbs olive oil

1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and brown chicken pieces.

2. Add in spices and veggies and cook for another 10 – 15 minutes.