Statins and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors are Associated with Longer Survival in Nursing Home Residents.

Statins and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors are Associated with Longer Survival in Nursing Home Residents. Isr Med Assoc J. 2019 Nov;21(11):719-723 Authors: Schlesinger A, Weiss A, Nenaydenko O, Koren-Morag N, Adunsky A, Beloosesky Y Abstract BACKGROUND: Statins and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have beneficial effects on health outcomes in the general population. Their effect on survival in debilitated nursing home residents is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationships between statins, SSRIs, and survival of nursing home residents. METHODS: Baseline patient characteristics, including chronic medications, were recorded. The association of 5-year survival with different variables was analyzed. A sub-group analysis of survival was performed according to baseline treatment with statins and/or SSRIs. RESULTS: The study comprised 993 residents from 6 nursing homes. Of them, 285 were males (29%), 750 (75%) were fully dependent, and 243 (25%) were mobile demented. Mean age was 85 ± 7.6 years (range 65-108). After 5 years follow-up, the mortality rate was 81%. Analysis by sub-groups showed longer survival among older adults treated with only statins (hazard ratio [HR] for death 0.68, 95% confidence intervals [95%CI] 0.49-0.94) or only SSRIs (HR 0.6, 95%CI 0.45-0.81), with the longest survival among those taking both statins and SSRIs (HR 0.41, 95%CI 0.25-0.67) and shortest among residents not taking statins or S...
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