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COVID-19 in Older People: A Rapid Clinical Review

8 May, 2020 | 10:22h | UTC

COVID-19 in Older People: A Rapid Clinical Review – Age and Ageing

 


Systematic Review: No Evidence to Support the Use of Aspirin for the Prevention of Dementia

1 May, 2020 | 02:38h | UTC

Aspirin and other non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs for the prevention of dementia – Cochrane Library

Summary: Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the prevention of dementia – Cochrane Library

Related Randomized Trial: Aspirin Not Beneficial for Reducing the Risk of Dementia, MCI, or Cognitive Decline

 


Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19

23 Mar, 2020 | 01:34h | UTC

Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization (PDF)

Related Study: COVID-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility — King County, Washington, February 27–March 9, 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (free)

“Introduction of COVID-19 into a long-term residential care facility in Washington resulted in cases among 81 residents, 34 staff members, and 14 visitors; 23 persons died” (from CDC)

 


Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Appendicitis in the Elderly

13 Mar, 2020 | 08:02h | UTC

The SIFIPAC/WSES/SICG/SIMEU guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis in the elderly (2019 edition) – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

 


Systematic Review: Causes of the Transmission and Control Measures of Outbreaks in Long-term Care Facilities

13 Mar, 2020 | 07:55h | UTC

A systematic review on the causes of the transmission and control measures of outbreaks in long-term care facilities: Back to basics of infection control – PLOS One (free)

 


Systematic Review: Computerized Cognitive Training May Have Small Benefits of Uncertain Clinical Importance for Maintaining Cognitive Function in Cognitively Healthy People in Late Life

3 Mar, 2020 | 07:46h | UTC

Computerised cognitive training for 12 or more weeks for maintaining cognitive function in cognitively healthy people in late life – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Computerised cognitive training for maintaining cognitive function in cognitively healthy people in late life – Cochrane Library (free)

 


USPSTF Statement: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

26 Feb, 2020 | 07:12h | UTC

Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement (free)

Evidence Report: Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults – US Preventive Services Task Force/JAMA (free)

Editorials: Issues and Questions Surrounding Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Patients – JAMA (free for a limited period) AND Evidence Still Lacking for Recommendation of Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Cognitive Impairment (free audio)

JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults (free)

Commentary: U.S. Medical Panel Thinks Twice About Pushing Cognitive Screening For Dementia – Kaiser Health News (free)

 


Community-acquired Pneumonia in Critically Ill Very Old Patients: A Growing Problem

23 Feb, 2020 | 22:06h | UTC

Community-acquired pneumonia in critically ill very old patients: a growing problem – European Respiratory Review (free)

Editorial: Natural enemy or friend? Pneumonia in the very elderly critically ill patient (free)

 


Updated Nomenclature of Delirium and Acute Encephalopathy: Statement of Ten Societies

14 Feb, 2020 | 02:13h | UTC

Updated nomenclature of delirium and acute encephalopathy: statement of ten Societies – Intensive Care Medicine (free)

 


NICE Guideline: Antimicrobial Prescribing for Leg Ulcer Infection

12 Feb, 2020 | 07:35h | UTC

Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Related: NICE Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines (resource covering many common conditions) AND NICE Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections (free PDF)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action Plan

29 Jan, 2020 | 08:28h | UTC

Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action Plan – Lown Institute (free PDF)

Press Release: Millions of Older Americans Harmed by Too Many Medications – Lown Institute (free)

Commentary: ‘Small’ tactics to counter Big Pharma’s influence on medication overload – STAT (free)

Related: Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use & Polypharmacy (several articles and commentaries on the subject)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Palliative Sedation: A Safety Net for the Relief of Refractory and Intolerable Symptoms at the End of Life

22 Jan, 2020 | 09:06h | UTC

Palliative sedation: A safety net for the relief of refractory and intolerable symptoms at the end of life – Australian Journal of General Practice (free)

 


Pain and Delirium: Mechanisms, Assessment, and Management

22 Jan, 2020 | 09:04h | UTC

Pain and delirium: mechanisms, assessment, and management – European Geriatric Management (free)

 


Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Dementia: A State-of-the-art Review

16 Jan, 2020 | 02:45h | UTC

Potentially inappropriate prescribing in dementia: a state-of-the-art review since 2007 – BMJ Open (free)

 


ACP Guideline: Testosterone Treatment in Adult Men With Age-Related Low Testosterone

8 Jan, 2020 | 08:51h | UTC

Testosterone Treatment in Adult Men With Age-Related Low Testosterone: A Clinical Guideline From the American College of Physicians – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Commentaries: ACP issues guideline on testosterone treatment for age-related low testosterone levels – ACP Internist (free) AND Most older men don’t need testosterone replacement, new guidelines say – Reuters (free)

 


Review: Perioperative Care of the Geriatric Patient for Noncardiac Surgery

13 Dec, 2019 | 10:18h | UTC

Perioperative care of the geriatric patient for noncardiac surgery – Clinical Cardiology (free)

Related: Optimal Perioperative Management of the Geriatric Patient: A Best Practices Guideline from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP and the American Geriatrics Society (free) AND The Perioperative Care of Older Patients: Time for a New, Interdisciplinary Approach – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (free) AND Peri‐operative optimisation of elderly and frail patients: a narrative review – Anaesthesia (free) AND Peri-operative care of the elderly 2014: Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (free)

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Managing Older Adults in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

10 Dec, 2019 | 08:41h | UTC

Older Adults in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: Factoring Geriatric Syndromes in the Management, Prognosis, and Process of Care: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association – Circulation (free PDF)

News Release: Treating more than just the heart is critical for geriatric patients – American Heart Association (free)

 


NICE Guideline: Menopause

6 Dec, 2019 | 10:50h | UTC

Menopause: diagnosis and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

 


CDC Updates Guidance on Pneumococcal Vaccination

27 Nov, 2019 | 07:42h | UTC

Use of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

Commentary: PCV13 No Longer Recommended for All Seniors – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 


Position Paper: Diagnosis and Treatment of Xerosis Cutis

24 Nov, 2019 | 21:06h | UTC

Diagnosis and treatment of xerosis cutis – a position paper – Journal of the German Society of Dermatology (free)

 


Redesigning Care for Older People to Preserve Physical and Mental Capacity

27 Oct, 2019 | 19:33h | UTC

Redesigning care for older people to preserve physical and mental capacity: WHO guidelines on community-level interventions in integrated care – PLOS Medicine (free)

Related: World report on ageing and health – World Health Organization (free)

 


Position Paper: Sarcopenia

16 Oct, 2019 | 10:33h | UTC

Sarcopenia: A Time for Action. An SCWD Position Paper – Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (free)

Related: Sarcopenia: revised European consensus on definition and diagnosis – Age and Ageing (free)

 


Systematic Review: Interventions for Preventing Falls in People After Stroke

14 Oct, 2019 | 08:09h | UTC

Interventions for preventing falls in people after stroke – Cochrane Library (free)

 


Physical Frailty: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Identification and Management

9 Oct, 2019 | 10:44h | UTC

Physical Frailty: ICFSR International Clinical Practice Guidelines for Identification and Management – The journal of nutrition, health & aging (free)

Related: Best practice guidelines for the management of frailty: a British Geriatrics Society, Age UK and Royal College of General Practitioners report – Age and Ageing (free)

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Total Hip Arthroplasty or Hemiarthroplasty for Hip Fracture

27 Sep, 2019 | 08:26h | UTC

Total Hip Arthroplasty or Hemiarthroplasty for Hip Fracture – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentary: International study finds similar results from total or partial hip replacement – McMaster University (free)