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Elder Abuse: Sometimes It’s Self-Inflicted

16 Mar, 2018 | 02:06h | UTC

Elder Abuse: Sometimes It’s Self-Inflicted – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“The house is filthy. The elderly resident is struggling. But who has the right to intervene?” (via @NYTHealth see Tweet)

 


Review: Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome

16 Mar, 2018 | 02:05h | UTC

Review: Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome: The Hundred Years’ Enigma – Journal of the American Heart Association (free)

 


Review: Nutrition in the Very Old

16 Mar, 2018 | 01:44h | UTC

Nutrition in the Very Old – Nutrients (free)

 


Perspective: The importance and challenges of shared decision making in older people with multimorbidity

16 Mar, 2018 | 01:37h | UTC

Perspective: The importance and challenges of shared decision making in older people with multimorbidity – PLOS Medicine (free)

 


Position Paper: Frailty and the management of patients with acute cardiovascular disease

8 Mar, 2018 | 21:36h | UTC

Frailty and the management of patients with acute cardiovascular disease: A position paper from the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association – European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care (free)

 


Review: Sleep problems during the menopausal transition

8 Mar, 2018 | 20:16h | UTC

Sleep problems during the menopausal transition: prevalence, impact, and management challenges – Nature and Science of Sleep (free)

 


Too Late To Operate? Surgery Near End Of Life Is Common, Costly

2 Mar, 2018 | 01:33h | UTC

Too Late To Operate? Surgery Near End Of Life Is Common, Costly – NPR (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Can Exercise Improve Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease?

2 Mar, 2018 | 01:31h | UTC

Can Exercise Improve Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease? A Meta-Analysis – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (free)

Commentarires: Aerobic exercise may mildly delay, slightly improve Alzheimer’s symptoms – American Geriatrics Society, via EurekAlert (free) AND Aerobic exercise slows cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease – Reuters (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Cognitive Enhancers for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

2 Mar, 2018 | 01:23h | UTC

Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Cognitive Enhancers for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease: Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (free)

Source: Medscape (free registration required)

“Cognitive enhancers in general have minimal effects on cognition according to minimal clinically important difference and global ratings. The drugs appear safe, but this must be interpreted cautiously because trial participants may have less comorbidity and fewer adverse effects than those treated with these drugs in clinical practice”.

 


Research: Impact of frailty on outcomes after discharge in older surgical patients

2 Mar, 2018 | 01:18h | UTC

Impact of frailty on outcomes after discharge in older surgical patients: a prospective cohort study – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Commentary: Frailty associated with readmission risk and postdischarge mortality in older surgical patients – ACP Hospitalist (free)

Related Systematic Review: Identifying older adults at risk of harm following elective surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMC Medicine (free) AND Commentary: Age itself is not a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients – OnMedica (free)

 


Alcohol and older people: A systematic review of barriers, facilitators and context of drinking

1 Mar, 2018 | 22:10h | UTC

Alcohol and older people: A systematic review of barriers, facilitators and context of drinking in older people and implications for intervention design – PLOS One (free)

 


Review: Aging in HIV-Infected Subjects

1 Mar, 2018 | 21:55h | UTC

Aging in HIV-Infected Subjects: A New Scenario and a New View – BioMed Research International (free)

 


Guideline: clinical management of the elderly patient with malignant lymphoma

27 Feb, 2018 | 16:32h | UTC

ESMO Consensus Conference on malignant lymphoma: general perspectives and recommendations for the clinical management of the elderly patient with malignant lymphoma – Annals of Oncology (free)

 


Potential workload in applying clinical practice guidelines for patients with chronic conditions and multimorbidity

23 Feb, 2018 | 01:08h | UTC

Potential workload in applying clinical practice guidelines for patients with chronic conditions and multimorbidity: a systematic analysis – BMJ Open (free) (via @acpatient and @MaryDixonWoods)

 


Meta-Analysis: Short-Term Versus Long-Term Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation in Elderly Patients

22 Feb, 2018 | 23:27h | UTC

Short-Term Versus Long-Term Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation in Elderly Patients: A Meta-Analysis of Individual Participant Data From 6 Randomized Trials – JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Duration in Elderly Patients – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)

Short-term Dual Antiplatelet Therapy was not associated with increased risk of ischemic events in elderly patients and was associated with a significant reduction in major bleeding.

 


Review: Delirium in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

22 Feb, 2018 | 23:19h | UTC

Delirium in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit – Journal of the American Heart Association (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 


Guidelines on Adult Testosterone Deficiency

22 Feb, 2018 | 21:53h | UTC

British Society for Sexual Medicine Guidelines on Adult Testosterone Deficiency, With Statements for UK Practice – The Journal of Sexual Medicine (free)

Source: New Clinical Practice Guidelines, February 2018 – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Review: Legal and Practical Issues at the End of Life

22 Feb, 2018 | 21:38h | UTC

Legal and practical issues at the end of life – Clinical Medicine (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 


Updates in Palliative Care – Recent Advancements in the Pharmacological Management of Symptoms

22 Feb, 2018 | 21:36h | UTC

Updates in palliative care – recent advancements in the pharmacological management of symptoms – Clinical Medicine (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 


Updates in Palliative Care – Overview and Recent Advancements in the Pharmacological Management of Cancer Pain

22 Feb, 2018 | 21:37h | UTC

Updates in palliative care – overview and recent advancements in the pharmacological management of cancer pain – Clinical Medicine (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 


Systematic Review: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for Older People Admitted to a Surgical Service

16 Feb, 2018 | 01:32h | UTC

Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older people admitted to a surgical service – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Does special assessment of older people getting surgery improve their recovery after surgery? – Cochrane Library (free)

 


Japan faces its old age with robots and virtual reality

16 Feb, 2018 | 01:15h | UTC

Watch: Japan faces its old age with robots and virtual reality – STAT (free)

 


Research – Electroconvulsive therapy and age: Age-related clinical features and effectiveness in treatment resistant major depressive episode

16 Feb, 2018 | 01:02h | UTC

Electroconvulsive therapy and age: Age-related clinical features and effectiveness in treatment resistant major depressive episode – Journal of Affective Disorders (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Short-term ECT outcome in the treatment of depression in elderly is equivalent to that of young patients in efficacy and tolerability. Old patients reported faster ECT response than younger ones and required less sessions to achieve response and remission” (via @psychopharmacol see Tweet)

 


Research: Public Transport Policy, Social Engagement and Mental Health in Older Age

16 Feb, 2018 | 00:50h | UTC

Public transport policy, social engagement and mental health in older age: a quasi-experimental evaluation of free bus passes in England – Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (free)

Commentary: Free public transport for older adults tied to less depression – Reuters (free)

 


Research: Prognostic Effects of Delirium Motor Subtypes in Hospitalized Older Adults

16 Feb, 2018 | 00:52h | UTC

Prognostic effects of delirium motor subtypes in hospitalized older adults: A prospective cohort study – PLOS One (free) (via @DrMeganHoseyPhD)

“One in three acutely ill hospitalized older adults who suffered hypoactive or mixed delirium died in the hospital”

 


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