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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

 


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)

 


Report: 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

18 Mar, 2020 | 09:54h | UTC

2020 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures – Alzheimer’s & Dementia (free)

 


Guideline: The Palliative Care of Patients with Incurable Cancer

16 Mar, 2020 | 07:42h | UTC

The Palliative Care of Patients with Incurable Cancer – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (free)

 


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)

 


Blood Pressure in Frail Older Adults: Associations with Cardiovascular Outcomes and All-cause Mortality

6 Mar, 2020 | 10:19h | UTC

Blood pressure in frail older adults: associations with cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality – Age and Ageing (free)

Commentary: Expert reaction to study looking at low blood pressure and mortality in older adults – Science Media Centre (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Study: People Leave Hospital After Surgery Sooner if Hospitals Follow ‘Enhanced Recovery Protocols’

3 Mar, 2020 | 07:55h | UTC

People leave hospital after surgery sooner if hospitals follow ‘enhanced recovery protocols’ – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Study: Multicomponent hospital-led interventions to reduce hospital stay for older adults following elective surgery: a systematic review – Health Services and Delivery Research (free)

 


Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Adult Patients: Preventive Strategies and Treatment Options

3 Mar, 2020 | 07:44h | UTC

Catheter- Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Adult Patients: Preventive strategies and treatment options – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (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)

 


Study: Evaluation of a Common Prescribing Cascade of Calcium Channel Blockers and Diuretics in Older Adults with Hypertension

25 Feb, 2020 | 06:42h | UTC

Evaluation of a Common Prescribing Cascade of Calcium Channel Blockers and Diuretics in Older Adults With Hypertension – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Antihypertensive Prescribing Cascades as High-Priority Targets for Deprescribing – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Clinical Diagnosis of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and Vestibular Neuritis

25 Feb, 2020 | 06:44h | UTC

Clinical diagnosis of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and vestibular neuritis – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


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)

 


Large Observational Study Suggests Hydrochlorothiazide may be as Effective as Chlortalidone with Less Adverse Effects

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:17h | UTC

Comparison of Cardiovascular and Safety Outcomes of Chlorthalidone vs Hydrochlorothiazide to Treat Hypertension – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Hypertension Treatments with Chlorthalidone vs HCTZ: Cardiac and Safety Outcomes – MedicalResearch.com (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)

 


Review: Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson Disease

12 Feb, 2020 | 07:20h | UTC

Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson Disease: A Review – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related Clinical Review Audio: Parkinson Disease (free)

 


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