Vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin A have been shown to be beneficial during the aging process.
What is the best treatment option for an elderly man with a two-year history of onychomycosis?
What is the recommended treatment for patients diagnosed with dementia who are suffering with paranoia and/or hallucinations?
Many older patients take many medications, making contraindications a concern when trying to control hypertension.
When do patients benefit most from palliative care consults?
What are the next steps after ruling out Clostridium difficile?
Should testing for vitamin B12 deficiency be part of a standard geriatric workup?
What options are there for a patient with a continent urinary diversion, who is no longer able to self catheterize and has no reliable caregivers?
An elderly man complains of feeling cold all the time, even though the weather is warm.
Can patients be weaned from proton pump inhibitors without causing a reflux flare?
Is it possible to have a geriatric patient in serious delirium while all labs and urinalysis are within normal limits?
The use of povidine-iodine in wound care is controversial. Several experimental studies have demonstrated concerns regarding its safety and effect on wound healing.
Experts are not certain why reversed sleep-wake cycles occur in patients with dementia, but it may be related to late-day confusion, end-of-day exhaustion and reduced lighting, among other factors.
Clinician seeks advice regarding a patient that refuses chemotherapy for multiple myeloma because of concerns that her hair will fall out.
B12 levels rose sharply in a previously deficient elderly patient. Is this cause for concern?
A black woman aged 52 years developed large (1.5-2.0 cm wide), fluid-filled blisters on her swollen ankles. There were no other symptoms, and the patient's health history was unremarkable except for anemia. What could be the cause?
Should silver sulfadiazine cream be first-line therapy for pressure sores?
Some elderly patients show gradual increases in creatinine even when hypertension, blood glucose levels, etc., are well controlled. When should these patients be...