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Dr. Regina Roller-Wirnsberger - International Federation on Ageing. Graz, , AT

Dr. Regina Roller-Wirnsberger

President | Austrian Society of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Graz, Austria

Professor of Geriatrics and Competency Based Curriculum Development at the Medical University of Graz in the Department of Internal Medicine

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Dr. Roller-Wirnsberger is a Professor of Geriatrics and Competency Based Curriculum Development at the Medical University of Graz in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Roller-Wirnsberger is a leading member of the Austrian platform for interdisciplinary research on ageing and is the Secretary General of the Austrian Society for Geriatrics and Gerontology which is a member of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS).

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Adult Vaccination Ageing Geriatric Education Internal Medicine

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  • English
  • German

Featured Articles (5)

NutriLive: An Integrated Nutritional Approach as a Sustainable Tool to Prevent Malnutrition in Older People and Promote Active and Healthy Ageing—The EIP-AHA Nutrition Action Group Advances in Public Health

2016

The present document describes a nutritional approach that is nested in the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Aging (EIP-AHA) and aims to provide the first common European program translating an integrated approach to nutritional frailty in terms of a multidimensional and transnational methodology...

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The regional use of end of life orders in nursing homes—A cross country survey in Austria Resucitation

2013

Introduction: The increasing number of older – disabled people necessitates development within caring structures. Despite the challenging medical situation of these people, support is limited to primary care physicians, not on call on regular basis for nursing home residents. As a consequence many of the nursing home residents are admitted to emergency departments in the last hours of their life. Further, there is lack of international research on advanced care planning in nursing homes. It was the aim of the current study to evaluate advanced care options in regional nursing homes...

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Prevalence and associations of potentially inappropriate prescriptions in Austrian nursing home residents: secondary analysis of a cross-sectional study Wiener klinische Wochenschrift

2013

We performed a secondary analysis of a cross-sectional study with 48 out of 50 eligible nursing homes and 1,844 out of 2,005 eligible residents in a defined rural-urban area in Austria. The Austrian list of potentially inappropriate medications was applied for the evaluation of inappropriate prescribing. Cluster-adjusted multiple regression analysis was used to investigate institutional and residents’ characteristics associated with PIP...

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Potentially inappropriate medication in geriatric patients: the Austrian consensus panel list Wiener klinische Wochenschrift

2012

The practice of inappropriate medication and drug prescription is a major risk factor for adverse drug reactions in geriatric patients and increases the individual, as well as overall, rates of hospital admissions, resulting in increased health care expenditures...

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Potentially inappropriate medication in geriatric patients: the Austrian consensus panel list Wiener klinische Wochenschrift

2012

BACKGROUND: The practice of inappropriate medication and drug prescription is a major risk factor for adverse drug reactions in geriatric patients and increases the individual, as well as overall, rates of hospital admissions, resulting in increased health care expenditures. A consensus-based list of drugs, generally to be avoided in geriatric patients, is a practical tool to possibly improve the quality of prescribing...

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