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Antibiotic prophylaxis is not indicated prior to dental procedures for prevention of periprosthetic joint infections

10 Aug, 2017 | 21:20h | UTC

Antibiotic prophylaxis is not indicated prior to dental procedures for prevention of periprosthetic joint infections: A systematic review and new guidelines from the Dutch Orthopaedic and Dental Societies (free)

Source: EvidenceAlerts (free resource to find articles of interest)

 


Alternatives to hospital admission for people aged over 65 years

9 Aug, 2017 | 17:58h | UTC

A systematic review to identify and assess the effectiveness of alternatives for people over the age of 65 who are at risk of potentially avoidable hospital admission – BMJ Open (free) (RT @NIHR_DC)

Alternatives to hospital admission for people aged over 65 years can be safe and reduce costs across a range of acute and chronic conditions.

 


Too Many Meds?

5 Aug, 2017 | 20:02h | UTC

Too Many Meds? America’s Love Affair With Prescription Medication – Consumer Reports (free)

See more on “Deprescribing” in our May 8th issue (see #7), May 9th issue (see #4) and May 15th issue (see #2), and also a related article on Current and future perspectives on the management of polypharmacy

“Yes. Way Too Many Meds. Think De-prescribe”. (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)

 


Nutrition support for adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition

5 Aug, 2017 | 18:57h | UTC

Guideline: Nutrition support for adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

 


Frailty and cancer: Implications for oncology surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology

5 Aug, 2017 | 17:43h | UTC

Review: Frailty and cancer: Implications for oncology surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (free)

 


Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis

3 Aug, 2017 | 19:31h | UTC

Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis – Journal of The American Geriatrics Society (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Meta-Analysis: Tai Chi Keeps Seniors from Falling – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Tai chi may help reduce rate of falls in older and at-risk adults – News Medical (free)

‘Can reduce fall rates by almost half during the first year’ (from MedPage Today)

 


Benefits and Harms of Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

3 Aug, 2017 | 14:04h | UTC

Benefits and Harms of Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis by the European Association of Urology Urological Infection Guidelines Panel (free)

“For most people, treatment was not beneficial and may be harmful. Antibiotic treatment did appear to benefit women in pregnancy and those about to undergo urological surgery”.

 


Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the elderly

1 Aug, 2017 | 17:13h | UTC

Review: Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the elderly – World Journal of Diabetes (free)

 


Noise-induced and age-related hearing loss

28 Jul, 2017 | 15:33h | UTC

Review: Noise-induced and age-related hearing loss:  new perspectives and potential therapies – F1000 Research (free)

 


Social Interaction Improves Quality Of Life For People With Dementia

27 Jul, 2017 | 17:58h | UTC

Social Interaction Improves Quality Of Life For People With Dementia – NPR (free)

 


Long-term morbidity and mortality in patients without early complications after stroke or transient ischemic attack

25 Jul, 2017 | 00:39h | UTC

Long-term morbidity and mortality in patients without early complications after stroke or transient ischemic attack – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Commentaries: Stroke, TIA Survivors Without Early Complications Still Face Increased Long-Term Risks – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Stroke survivors without early complications at long-term risk of death, stroke – Canadian Medical Association Journal, via EurekAlert (free)

 


Management of elderly patients with a non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndrome

25 Jul, 2017 | 00:38h | UTC

Review: Management of elderly patients with a non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndrome – Netherlands Heart Journal (free) (RT @Gas_Craic see Tweet)

 


Alcohol and cardiovascular disease in the geriatric population

25 Jul, 2017 | 00:22h | UTC

Review: Alcohol and cardiovascular disease in the geriatric population – Clinical Cardiology (free)

 


Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis

24 Jul, 2017 | 23:41h | UTC

Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis – Journal of The American Geriatrics Society (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Tai chi may help prevent falls in older and at-risk adults – Wiley, via EurekAlert (free) AND Meta-Analysis: Tai Chi May Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 


Screening strategies for atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis

23 Jul, 2017 | 13:22h | UTC

Screening strategies for atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis – Health Technology Assessment (free)

Source: ACP Journal Wise ($)

“A national screening programme for atrial fibrillation is likely to represent a cost-effective use of resources, with systematic opportunistic screening more likely to be cost-effective than systematic population screening”

 


Elevated Brain Amyloid and Subsequent Cognitive Decline Among Cognitively Normal Persons

22 Jul, 2017 | 15:32h | UTC

Association Between Elevated Brain Amyloid and Subsequent Cognitive Decline Among Cognitively Normal Persons – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Elevated Brain Amyloid Linked to Later Cognitive Decline – Medscape (free registration required) AND Amyloid Plaque and Cognitive Decline – Diagnostic Imaging (free) More Data Suggests Brain Amyloid Buildup Leads to Cognitive Decline – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Elevated amyloid proves a warning sign of cognitive decline to come – Health Imaging (free) AND Study reveals early indication of Alzheimer’s in adults with normal cognition – News Medical (free)

 


NICE Guideline: Parkinson’s disease in adults

21 Jul, 2017 | 17:52h | UTC

Parkinson’s disease in adults – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline (free)

 


Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

21 Jul, 2017 | 17:40h | UTC

Report: Dementia prevention, intervention, and care – The Lancet (free registration required)

Commentaries: Experts: 1 in 3 cases of dementia preventable, nonmedical therapies ideal for dementia – University of Southern California, via EurekAlert (free) AND One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable With Lifestyle Change – Medscape (free registration required) AND Over a Third of Dementia Cases Tied to Modifiable Risk Factors – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Living healthily, learning more could cut dementia cases by a third – Reuters (free) AND Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests – The Guardian (free)

 


The Aging Physician and the Medical Profession: A Review

21 Jul, 2017 | 00:25h | UTC

The Aging Physician and the Medical Profession: A Review – JAMA Sugery (free) (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)

 


Comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization in vascular surgery

20 Jul, 2017 | 00:02h | UTC

Randomized clinical trial of comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization in vascular surgery – British Journal of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Source: ACP Journal Club ($ resource to find articles of interest)

In this RCT, a comprehensive preoperative geriatric assessment and optimization before vascular surgery was associated with shorter length of hospital stay, lower incidence of complications, and patients were less likely to be discharged to a higher level of dependency.

 


Evidence-based guidelines for fall prevention

18 Jul, 2017 | 00:01h | UTC

Evidence-based guidelines for fall prevention in Korea – The Korean Association of Internal Medicine and The Korean Geriatrics Society (free)

 


Position Statement On Menopause

17 Jul, 2017 | 00:49h | UTC

Position Statement: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists And American College Of Endocrinology Position Statement On Menopause – 2017 Update (free)

Related Position Statement: The 2017 hormone therapy position statement of The North American Menopause Society (free PDF)

Related Draft Recommendation Statement: Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (free)

 


Vasomotor symptoms are associated with depressive symptoms in community-dwelling older women

9 Jul, 2017 | 00:20h | UTC

Vasomotor symptoms are associated with depressive symptoms in community-dwelling older women – Menopause (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Treatable menopause symptoms linked to depression in older women – Reuters (free)

 


Certain OTC, less expensive hearing aids provide benefit similar to conventional hearing aid

5 Jul, 2017 | 20:48h | UTC

Personal Sound Amplification Products vs a Conventional Hearing Aid for Speech Understanding in Noise – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

The Jama Network – For the Media: Certain OTC, less expensive hearing aids provide benefit similar to conventional hearing aid (free)

Commentaries: Less Expensive Hearing Devices May Work as Well as Traditional Hearing Aids – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Study Boosts Case for OTC Hearing Aids – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND OTC Hearing Devices Effective Alternative for Some, Study Shows – Medscape (free registration required)

“Some over-the-counter sound amplification devices are nearly as effective as prescription hearing aids, according to a small JAMA study” (from Physician’s First Watch)

 


Common ED Medication Errors: Polypharmacy

4 Jul, 2017 | 21:17h | UTC

Common ED Medication Errors: Polypharmacy – emDocs (free)

Related: Current and future perspectives on the management of polypharmacy – BMC Family Practice (free)

 


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