The ALLHAT-LLT trial showed that statin therapy for primary cardiovascular prevention may not benefit adults older than 65 years of age.
Patients treated by older physicians have higher mortality than those cared for by younger physiciansMay 24, 2017
Researchers found that patients treated by older physicians had higher 30-day mortality than those cared for by younger physicians, despite similar patient characteristics.
Older patients taking sleeping pills have a fracture rate 2.5 times greater compared with patients who are not taking these medications.
Road closures may create delays in emergency care for nonparticipants with acute medical conditions who live close to marathon routes.
Use of the empowerment approach is necessary for health promotion in older patients with COPD, but little attention has been paid to the dimensions of empowerment in COPD management.
Octogenarians with colorectal cancer have several differences in clinical and tumor characteristics, compared with younger patients with the disease.
Researchers report that women and men in the United States will have lower life expectancy gains, compared with those in other countries.
Nurse practitioners made more than 1.3 million home visits nationwide in 2013.
More than 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries die each year within 7 days of being discharged from emergency departments.
By initiating a conversation, primary care providers can identify specific end-of-life needs and goals, manage symptoms, and coordinate care.
Depending on race, sex, and ethnicity, the right statin type may lower the risk of Alzheimer disease.
Researchers conducted an examination in patients over 65 years with moderate-to-severe pain in an academic emergency department.
Vitamin D supplementation may be associated with reduced ARIs among long-term care facility residents.
The reduction in thromboembolism was attenuated after accounting for competing death events.
Close contact casting may help older adults avoid surgery after an ankle fracture.
The importance of ruling out conditions other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is highlighted in this case of a 62-year-old female.
Older adults presenting with abdominal pain should be screened for appendicitis.
Consuming dietary fiber from bread, cereal, and fruit may increase the likelihood of successful aging over 10 years.
Even those who are in overall poor health and medically frail could benefit from hypertension interventions.
Many geriatric patients expressed dissatisfaction with patient/provider discussions regarding psychosocial issues.
Addressing factors that lead to lack of adherence to antihypertensive therapy in elderly patients is crucial to improving outcomes.
Facing dementia with strength and courage can inspire and comfort patients' families.
Clinicians should be able to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and distinguish between dry and wet presentations.
The rates of dangerous drug combinations, supplement use, and polypharmacy are increasing among older adult patients.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults.
In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.
Patients administered low doses of benzodiazepines have an elevated risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease compared with patients who received higher doses.
People who lose greater amounts of weight per decade later in life have an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment.
Risk of stroke and myocardial infarction may be more than double in the first week following a shingles diagnosis in elderly patients.
High monthly doses of vitamin D do not improve lower extremity function and may increase fall risk in the elderly.