Publications for work group 1 : Health


Lukačišinová- Ballóková A. „Evaluation of rationality and risks of pharmacotherapy in older patients in long-term care facilities. Use of benzodiazepines and their potential adverse effects in older patients“. Charles University in Prague, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. Dissertation thesis. Field: Gerontology. Supervisor: Fialová Daniela, PharmD, PhD, BCCP.


São José, J., Amado, C., Ilinca, S., Buttigieg, S., Taghizadeh Larsson, A. (2017). Ageism in Health Care: A Systematic Review of Operational Definitions and Inductive Conceptualizations. The Gerontologist. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnx020.

São José, J. and Amado, C. (2017). On studying ageism in long-term care: a systematic review of the literature. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(3): 373-387. DOI: 10.1017/S1041610216001915.

2017 Ageing Res Rev-systematic review cellular biomarkers frailty

2017 JTEH physical activity


Ballóková Lukačišinová A, Fialová D. Benzodiazepines, age-related pharmacological changes, and risk of falls in older adults. In Preedy VR (Ed.). Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse. Volume 3: General Processes and Mechanisms, Prescription Medications, Caffeine and Areca, Polydrug Misuse, Emerging Addictions and Non-Drug Addictions. 2016, Pages 334–344. Published by Elsevier Inc. ISBN: 978-0-12-800634-4. Available online

Fialová D., Bouvy M, Vlček J. and Desplenter F. (Editors). Clinical Pharmacy Services, Rational Pharmacotherapy and Interdisciplinary Cooperation in the Optimization of Pharmacotherapy in Older Patients (Theme Issue). Drugs Aging 2016; 33 (3): pp 161-221 (Theme Issue related to the role of clinical pharmacy services in improving medication use in older patients…it describes how to overcome ageism in medication use in older patients)

Fialová, D., Desplenter, F (Editorial of the Theme Issue). Aging of the Population, Clinical Pharmacy Services, and Interdisciplinary Cooperation in the Optimization of Pharmacotherapy in Older Patients  Drugs and Aging 2016; vol 33 (3): 163-167 (see above)

Fialová D., Leppee M., Kummer I, Držaič M. Medication Use in Older Patients and Ageism. In Ayalon L., Toesch-Romer C. Handbook on Ageism (submitted to Springer in Sept 2016)

Fialová D., Lukačišinová-Ballóková A., Ayalon L, Tesch-Romer C. “European Perspectives in Rational and Individualized Drug Therapy and Ageism- Priorities for Next Decades”. Abstract Book.  International meeting and European Training School of the EU COST Action 1402, April 25-27,2016. pp. 43 (ISSN: 2336-8101)

Fialová D., Vyšínová T., Grešáková S., Laffon B., Doro P. , Dogan S, Costa S., Valdiglesias V, Brkic J, Marinkovic V. on behalf of the EU COST Action WG1b subgroup. Potentially inappropriate medications in the elderly and their different approval rates in countries participating in the EU COST Action 1402 initiative. 45th ESCP Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy „Clinical Pharmay Tackling Inequalities and Access to Health Care“ (Programme and Abstract Book). Oct 5-7th, 2016, Oslo, Norway, pp 161-162

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Editorial- Current Challenges of Ageing and Ageism with a Focus on Healthcare and Long-Term Care


Foebel A, Ballokova A, Wellens NIH, Fialova D, Milisen K, Liperoti R, Hirdes JP. A Retrospective, Longitudinal Study of Factors Associated with New Antipsychotic Medication Use among Recently Admitted Long-Term Care Residents. BioMed Central Geriatrics 2015; 15(1): 128. doi: 10.1186/s12877-015-0127-8. IF = 2.371 (inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications in older patients, the paper was not included in outputs of the last year)

Lukačišinová A, Skácelová H. Highly innovative drugs in the Czech Republic: retrospective analysis of impact on early market entry, regular reimbursement system entry and public pharmaceutical expenditure. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2015; 8 (Suppl 1): O3. (not included in outputs of the last year)

Poudel A, Ballokova A, Hubbard RE, Gray LC, Mitchell AC, Nissen LM, Scott IA. Algorithm of medication review in frail older people: Focus on minimizing the use of high risk medications. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2015; doi:10.1111/ggi.12589 IF = 2.188 (not included in outputs of the last year)

Libro abstracts Oviedo_2015

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