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Table 1 Variables collected for data analysis and included in the individual medication review

From: Individual Pharmacotherapy Management (IPM) - I: a group-matched retrospective controlled clinical study on prevention of complicating delirium in the elderly trauma patients and identification of associated factors

• Demographics: age, gender, type of residence (home/nursing home)
• Vital parameters at admission: BMI, blood pressure (day course), heart rate (day course)
• Continuous and acute medication: number of drugs, Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), sartans, calcium antagonists, differentiated ß-blockers, α-blockers, antibiotics, antifungals, antiarrhythmics, antidementives, anticonvulsants, different oral anticoagulants, bisphosphonates, different antiplatelet drugs, different diuretics, antipsychotics, antidepressants, St. John’s wort, oral antidiabetics, insulin, antiparkinsonian drugs, benzodiazepines, proton pump inhibitors (PPI) (incl. dosage), ophthalmics, urological drugs, muscle relaxants, opioids, “Würzburger pain drip“a, tramadol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), further analgesic agents, antiemetics, thyroid hormones, xanthines, uricosurics, uricostats, statins, vitamin D, corticosteroids, other drugs (e.g. hormones, cytostatics)
• Laboratory parameters at admission: blood count, electrolytes, inflammation parameters, renal function parameters during course of stay, myoglobin, coagulation parameters, urinalysis
• ECG (if available online): rhythm, frequency, QT intervalb, atrioventricular block (AV block)
• Diagnosesc: arterial hypertension, heart failure, severe delirium, cognitive impairment to dementia, Parkinson’s disease, further central nervous system (CNS) disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, chronic kidney disease
• Additional course aspects: changes in laboratory findings, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, cognitive changes/disturbances, pain symptoms and profile, other subjective complaints of the patient
• Other parameters: acute admission injury, operation, transient stay in IMCd or ICUe, hemodialysis, length of hospital stay, perioperative infections, fall risk scale according to Huhn (0–31 points, broken down according to: age, mental status, excretion, history of falls, gait/balance, activities, medication, alcohol), pacemaker, defibrillator, infections requiring antibiotics, contrast medium application
  1. aCombination of tramadol, metamizole, and metoclopramide administered intravenously or partially orally
  2. btime from the start of the Q wave to the end of the T wave (measurement on ECG)
  3. ccoded in the hospital discharge letter
  4. dIntermediate care
  5. eIntensive care unit