T. Tatum, P. Curry, B. Dunne, K. Walsh, K. Bennett
Tatum et al report that the rate of polypharmacy among patients over 45 years receiving medication was 64.3%. The authors recommend research into the mechanisms that drive polypharmacy.
O.F. O’Brien, S. Lee, A. Baby, F.M. McAuliffe, M.F. Higgins
B.P. Finn, J. Trayer, C. Cronin, S.M. O’Connell
Finn et al report 133 cases of paediatric ketoacidosis over a 5 year period. 61% were new cases and 39% were known cases of diabetes. The precipitating factors were suboptimal control, psychosocial factors, acute illness, and pump failure.