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Editorial: Face Masks Can be Devastating for People with Hearing Loss

10 Jul, 2020 | 09:18h | UTC

Face masks can be devastating for people with hearing loss – The BMJ

Related: Covid-19: The communication needs of D/deaf healthcare workers and patients are being forgotten – The BMJ Opinion AND D/deafness and solidarity in the covid-19 pandemic – The BMJ Opinion

 

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A Randomized Trial of a Multifactorial Strategy to Prevent Serious Fall Injuries

10 Jul, 2020 | 09:17h | UTC

A Randomized Trial of a Multifactorial Strategy to Prevent Serious Fall Injuries – New England Journal of Medicine

Visual Abstract: Fall Injury Prevention in Older Adults

 


Randomized Trial: Probiotic Use Does Not Reduce Antibiotic Administration Among Care Home Residents

9 Jul, 2020 | 09:20h | UTC

Effect of Probiotic Use on Antibiotic Administration Among Care Home Residents: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA

Commentary: Probiotics do not reduce antibiotic prescribing in care home residents, shows study – University of Oxford

 

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Study: Palliative Care in Terminal Non-cancer Illnesses Linked to Reduction in the Rate of Emergency Department Visits, Hospital Admissions, and Intensive Care Unit Admissions

7 Jul, 2020 | 08:45h | UTC

Association between palliative care and healthcare outcomes among adults with terminal non-cancer illness: population based matched cohort study – The BMJ

Commentary: We need to raise awareness of the benefits of palliative care services for patients with terminal non cancer illness – The BMJ Opinion

 


Randomized Trial: Thulium Laser Transurethral Vaporesection of the Prostate vs. Transurethral Resection for Men with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms or Urinary Retention

6 Jul, 2020 | 08:31h | UTC

Thulium laser transurethral vaporesection of the prostate versus transurethral resection of the prostate for men with lower urinary tract symptoms or urinary retention (UNBLOCS): a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet

Invited Commentary: Surgery for benign prostatic obstruction

 


Study: Association Between Age and Complications After Outpatient Colonoscopy

1 Jul, 2020 | 07:29h | UTC

Association Between Age and Complications After Outpatient Colonoscopy – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Older adults have greater risk for complications after colonoscopy, study finds – ACP Internist AND Colonoscopy Over Age 75—Consider Comorbities – Physician’s Weekly

 


Analysis: Health Effects of Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

30 Jun, 2020 | 07:43h | UTC

Health effects of vitamin and mineral supplements – The BMJ

“Randomized trial evidence does not support use of vitamin, mineral, and fish oil supplements to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases”.

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Vitamin D and Marine Omega‐3 Fatty Acids Do Not Improve Chronic Knee Pain in Older Adults

29 Jun, 2020 | 08:59h | UTC

The Effects of Vitamin D and Marine Omega‐3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Chronic Knee Pain in Older U.S. Adults: Results from a Randomized Trial – Arthritis & Rheumatism

 


Study: Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Complications of COVID-19

26 Jun, 2020 | 09:12h | UTC

Neurological and neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19 in 153 patients: a UK-wide surveillance study – The Lancet Psychiatry

Commentary: When Covid-19 hits the brain, it can cause strokes, psychosis and a dementia-like syndrome, new survey shows – STAT

 

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Study: An Electronic Decision Support Tool Can Safely Reduce Polypharmacy in Elderly People

24 Jun, 2020 | 03:23h | UTC

Use of an electronic decision support tool to reduce polypharmacy in elderly people with chronic diseases: cluster randomised controlled trial – The BMJ

Commentary: Reduction of polypharmacy by electronic decision support—less is more – The BMJ Opinion

 


No Symptoms in 37% of COVID-19 Nursing Home Patients, Research Finds

18 Jun, 2020 | 08:56h | UTC

No symptoms in 37% of COVID-19 nursing home patients, research finds – CIDRAP

Original Study: Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 mortality during an outbreak investigation in a skilled nursing facility – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 


What Helps Older People Take Their Medication Correctly?

8 Jun, 2020 | 04:22h | UTC

What helps older people take their medication correctly? – Evidently Cochrane

Original Review: Interventions for improving medication‐taking ability and adherence in older adults prescribed multiple medications – Cochrane Library

 


Meta-Analysis: Effect of Low‐dose Aspirin on Health Outcomes

5 Jun, 2020 | 04:35h | UTC

Effect of low‐dose aspirin on health outcomes: An umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta‐analyses – British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Commentary: Healthy people shouldn’t take daily aspirin to prevent heart disease, review finds – CNN

 


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

 

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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

 


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