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Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly

Most common medication error category was omitted medicine or ingredient.

Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly

More people vulnerable to heat exposure, potentially causing heat stress, heart and kidney disease.

Pharmacist-Led Effort Cuts Inappropriate Prescriptions in Older Adults

Intervention included educational deprescribing information to patients, physicians.

Opinion

The bravery of people with dementia

Facing dementia with strength and courage can inspire and comfort patients' families.

Understanding age-related macular degeneration

Clinicians should be able to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and distinguish between dry and wet presentations.

Keep the care in care coordination

In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.

Clinical Features

Palliative care: a guide for clinicians

Palliative care: a guide for clinicians

By initiating a conversation, primary care providers can identify specific end-of-life needs and goals, manage symptoms, and coordinate care.

Using an evidence-based approach to diagnose IPF

Using an evidence-based approach to diagnose IPF

The importance of ruling out conditions other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is highlighted in this case of a 62-year-old female.

Slideshows

A Kennedy Terminal Ulcer in a geriatric patient

A Kennedy Terminal Ulcer in a geriatric patient

Kennedy Terminal Ulcers (KTUs) were first described over 30 years ago and were associated with the dying process

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