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Name: Valentine J. Belfiglio, PhD
Title: Professor
Department: History and Government
Phone: 940-898-2144
Email address: mailto:vbelfiglio@mail.twu.edu
Description of research activities: Dr. Belfiglio is interested in the exploration of dosage regimens for geriatric patients in order to provide practitioners with guidelines to minimize overdosing or under-dosing people age 65 and over. The danger of not understanding proper dosage regimens can lead to ineffective treatment of illnesses or drug toxicity in elderly patients. The average doses of drugs given in standard texts are for adults under 65. Since senior citizens cannot tolerate these doses of drugs, it is necessary for practitioners and pharmacists to have some standard method by which safe doses of drugs for senior citizens of various ages may be calculated.
Keywords: Drug regimens, long care facilities, geriatric patients

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