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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the Management of Older Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

2 Jun, 2020 | 04:51h | UTC

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the Management of Older Patients With Cardiovascular Disease – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Approach to the Older Adult with New Cognitive Symptoms

2 Jun, 2020 | 04:50h | UTC

Approach to the Older Adult With New Cognitive Symptoms – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Review: Frailty for Perioperative Clinicians

1 Jun, 2020 | 03:45h | UTC

Frailty for Perioperative Clinicians: A Narrative Review – Anesthesia & Analgesia

 


Editorial: Shielding from Covid-19 Should be Stratified by Risk

29 May, 2020 | 03:34h | UTC

Shielding from covid-19 should be stratified by risk – The BMJ

 


Perspective: For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair

29 May, 2020 | 03:23h | UTC

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair – Kaiser Health News

 


Randomized Trial: Antihypertensive Medication Reduction vs. Usual Care Among Older Adults Taking Multiple Antihypertensive Medications

27 May, 2020 | 02:16h | UTC

Effect of Antihypertensive Medication Reduction vs Usual Care on Short-term Blood Pressure Control in Patients With Hypertension Aged 80 Years and Older: The OPTIMISE Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA

Editorial: Deprescribing Antihypertensive Medications for Patients Aged 80 Years or Older: Is Doing Less Doing No Harm?

Commentary: Less is more? Deprescribing blood pressure lowering medications is safe in the short-term in older people with frailty and multiple long-term conditions – University of Oxford

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion: Revisiting the No Visitors Policy

22 May, 2020 | 04:43h | UTC

Revisiting the No Visitors Policy – CMAJ Blogs

“I follow the policy, as I must, but neither my heart nor my mind believe that the harm we aim to prevent with current no visitors edicts outweighs the harm we are causing.”

 


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

 


AGS Position Statement: Resource Allocation Strategies and Age‐Related Considerations in the COVID‐19 Era

7 May, 2020 | 09:24h | UTC

AGS Position Statement: Resource Allocation Strategies and Age‐Related Considerations in the COVID‐19 Era and Beyond – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

News Release: Position statement addresses difficult issue: allocating scare resources in COVID-19 era – American Geriatrics Society

“Age should never be used as a means for categorically excluding someone from what is ordinarily the standard of care, nor should age “cut-offs” be used in allocation strategies.”

 


Critical Conversations: Say This, Not That

5 May, 2020 | 04:32h | UTC

Critical Conversations: Say This, Not That – CHEST

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: No Benefit from L-thyroxine Among Elderly Patients with Symptomatic Subclinical Hypothyroidism

5 May, 2020 | 04:11h | UTC

L-Thyroxine Therapy for Older Adults With Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Hypothyroid Symptoms: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: L-thyroxine did not improve symptoms or tiredness in older patients with subclinical hypothyroidism – ACP Internist AND More Evidence Against L-Thyroxine for Subclinical Hypothyroidism – NEJM Journal Watch

Related Articles: Association Between Levothyroxine Treatment and Thyroid-Related Symptoms Among Adults Aged 80 Years and Older With Subclinical Hypothyroidism – JAMA AND Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism – New England Journal of Medicine

 


COVID-19: ICU Delirium Management During SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

1 May, 2020 | 02:54h | UTC

COVID-19: ICU delirium management during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic – Critical Care

 


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

 


Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility

26 Apr, 2020 | 21:31h | UTC

Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Expert reaction to study looking at presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus transmission in a nursing home in the US – Science Media Centre

 


Debate: Is it Wrong to Prioritize Younger Patients with Covid-19?

24 Apr, 2020 | 03:30h | UTC

Is it wrong to prioritise younger patients with covid-19? – The BMJ

Commentary: Should age be a prioritizing factor in deciding who gets treated for COVID-19? – News Medical

 


CDC Guidance: Key Strategies to Prepare for COVID-19 in Long-term Care Facilities

17 Apr, 2020 | 02:18h | UTC

Key Strategies to Prepare for COVID-19 in Long-term Care Facilities (LTCFs) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 


COVID‐19 And Older Adults: What We Know

10 Apr, 2020 | 02:47h | UTC

Review: COVID‐19 And Older Adults: What We Know – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

 


Opioids in Older Adults: Indications, Prescribing, Complications, and Alternative Therapies for Primary Care

3 Apr, 2020 | 03:52h | UTC

Opioids in Older Adults: Indications, Prescribing, Complications, and Alternative Therapies for Primary Care – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Pandemic Palliative Care: Beyond Ventilators and Saving Lives

1 Apr, 2020 | 05:55h | UTC

Pandemic palliative care: beyond ventilators and saving lives – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Commentary: A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Related: The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – JAMA AND Covid-19: The role of palliative care had to be adapted to manage this “ultra-emergency” – The BMJ Opinion AND COVID-19: decision making and palliative care – Swiss Medical Weekly AND COVID-19 pandemic: palliative care for elderly and frail patients at home and in residential and nursing homes – Swiss Medical Weekly AND End-of-life care in the Emergency Department for the patient imminently dying of a highly transmissible acute respiratory infection (such as COVID-19) – Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

 


COVID-19 in Older Adults: Key Points for Emergency Department Providers

1 Apr, 2020 | 05:46h | UTC

COVID-19 in Older Adults: Key Points for Emergency Department Providers – Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Commentary: Caring for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic – Regenstrief Institute

 


The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

30 Mar, 2020 | 01:33h | UTC

The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – JAMA

 


Epidemiology of Covid-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility in King County, Washington

30 Mar, 2020 | 01:27h | UTC

Epidemiology of Covid-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility in King County, Washington – New England Journal of Medicine

See also: Defining the Epidemiology of Covid-19 — Studies Needed – New England Journal of Medicine

Related Guidelines: Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization (PDF) AND Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Related Review: Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Geriatrics and Long‐term Care: The ABCDs of COVID‐19 – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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

 


Study: Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Residents of a Long-Term Care Skilled Nursing Facility

30 Mar, 2020 | 01:22h | UTC

Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Residents of a Long-Term Care Skilled Nursing Facility — King County, Washington, March 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentary: The Role of Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic in Spread of COVID-19 – Penn State Food Safety AND For Nursing Homes, Symptoms Aren’t Enough to Tell Who’s Sick – Associated Press

 


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

26 Mar, 2020 | 02:20h | UTC

Randomized placebo-controlled trial of the effects of aspirin on dementia and cognitive decline – Neurology (PDF)

Commentary: Study: An aspirin a day does not keep dementia at bay – American Academy of Neurology (free)

 


CDC Guidance: Preparing Long-term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes for COVID-19

24 Mar, 2020 | 11:28h | UTC

Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

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

Related Perspective: The Coronavirus’s Rampage Through a Suburban Nursing – The New York Times

 


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