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Systematic Review: Electrical Stimulation with Non-Implanted Devices for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women

31 Dec, 2017 | 15:51h | UTC

Electrical stimulation with non-implanted devices for stress urinary incontinence in women – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text) (via @CochraneUK see Tweet with Infographic)

 


Review: Screening Tools to Identify Patients with Complex Health Needs at Risk of High Use of Health Care Services

31 Dec, 2017 | 15:47h | UTC

Screening tools to identify patients with complex health needs at risk of high use of health care services: A scoping review – PLOS One (free)

See related articles on the Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

 

 


Review: Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

31 Dec, 2017 | 15:33h | UTC

Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration – The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology (free PDF)

 


Review – Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Management Strategies for the Clinician

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:34h | UTC

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Management Strategies for the Clinician – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

 


Research: Association of Short-term Exposure to Air Pollution With Mortality in Older Adults

29 Dec, 2017 | 17:06h | UTC

Association of Short-term Exposure to Air Pollution With Mortality in Older Adults – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Short-term exposure to low levels of air pollution linked with premature death among US seniors – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, via EurekAlert (free) AND Even ‘Safe’ Levels of Air Pollution Tied to Higher Mortality – Medscape (free registration required) AND Low-Level Pollution Exposures Increase Death Risk Among Elderly – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


Hearing Aids Make Communication Easier for People With Mild Hearing Loss

29 Dec, 2017 | 17:02h | UTC

Hearing aids make communication easier for people with mild hearing loss – NIHR Signal (free)

See original article: Hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text) AND Summary: Hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults (free) AND Commentary: Hearing aids: evidence, equity and rationing – Evidently Cochrane (free)

 

 


Meta-Analysis: Association of Age-Related Hearing Loss With Cognitive Function

28 Dec, 2017 | 17:18h | UTC

Association of Age-Related Hearing Loss With Cognitive Function, Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Hearing loss may be a risk factor for dementia – Reuters (free) AND As hearing fades with age, dementia risk may rise – MedicalXpress (free)

 


Systematic Review: The Impact of Social Activities on the Cognitive Functioning of Healthy Older Adults

27 Dec, 2017 | 21:49h | UTC

The impact of social activities, social networks, social support and social relationships on the cognitive functioning of healthy older adults: a systematic review – Systematic Reviews (free)

 


Research: Effect of High-Intensity Exercise on Motor Symptoms in Patients With Parkinson Disease

26 Dec, 2017 | 23:33h | UTC

Effect of High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise on Motor Symptoms in Patients With De Novo Parkinson Disease: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Exercise May Aid Parkinson’s Disease, but Make It Intense – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND High-Intensity Exercise May Cut Parkinson’s Motor Symptoms – Medscape (free registration required) AND Vigorous Exercise May Hold Benefit in Early Parkinson’s – MedPage Today (free registration required) High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson’s progression – Northwestern University, via ScienceDaily (free)

 


The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health

26 Dec, 2017 | 23:27h | UTC

The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 


Review: Neurofeedback for Tinnitus Treatment

26 Dec, 2017 | 19:46h | UTC

Neurofeedback for Tinnitus Treatment – Review and Current Concepts – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (free)

 


Review: Orthostatic Intolerance in Older Persons

26 Dec, 2017 | 18:52h | UTC

Orthostatic Intolerance in Older Persons: Etiology and Countermeasures – Frontiers in Physiology (free)

 


The other big drug problem: Older people taking too many pills

12 Dec, 2017 | 12:26h | UTC

The other big drug problem: Older people taking too many pills – The Whashington Post (free)

Related Articles and Commentaries: Current and future perspectives on the management of polypharmacy – BMC Family Medicine (free) 11 Drugs You Should Seriously Consider Deprescribing – Medscape Slideshow (free registration required) AND Too Many Meds? America’s Love Affair With Prescription Medication – Consumer Reports (free) AND Common ED Medication Errors: Polypharmacy – emDocs (free)

Related Website and Guidelines: Canadian Deprescribing Network (CaDeN) (free) AND CaDeN Deprescribing Guidelines and Algorithms (free) AND Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly – Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (free)

 


Themed Review – Comprehensive Care: Older People Living With Frailty in Hospitals

12 Dec, 2017 | 12:10h | UTC

Comprehensive Care: Older People Living With Frailty in Hospitals  – NIHR Dissemination Centre (free download)

 


Research: Risk of death associated with new benzodiazepine use among persons with Alzheimer disease

5 Dec, 2017 | 18:31h | UTC

Risk of death associated with new benzodiazepine use among persons with Alzheimer disease: A matched cohort study – International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text) (RT @Deprescribing see Tweet)

Commentaries: Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk of death among Alzheimer’s disease patients – News Medical (free) AND Benzodiazepines Tied to a 41% Increased Mortality Risk in AD – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Review – Hyponatremia in the elderly: challenges and solutions

5 Dec, 2017 | 18:09h | UTC

Hyponatremia in the elderly: challenges and solutions – Clinical Interventions in Aging (free)

 


Guideline: Diabetes in Older People

3 Dec, 2017 | 17:36h | UTC

Diabetes in older people: position statement of The Hong Kong Geriatrics Society and the Hong Kong Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Reproduction (free)

 


Review: Assessing the nutritional status of hospitalized elderly

3 Dec, 2017 | 17:13h | UTC

Assessing the nutritional status of hospitalized elderly – Clinical Interventions in Aging (free)

 


Review – Antithrombotics in trauma: management strategies in the older patients

3 Dec, 2017 | 17:12h | UTC

Antithrombotics in trauma: management strategies in the older patients – Journal of Blood Medicine (free)

 


Research: Palliative Care Eligibility, Symptom Burden, and Quality-of-Life Ratings in Nursing Home Residents

30 Nov, 2017 | 18:12h | UTC

Palliative Care Eligibility, Symptom Burden, and Quality-of-Life Ratings in Nursing Home Residents – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don’t get it – Reuters (free) AND Most nursing home residents eligible for palliative care but lack access – MedicalXpress (free)

 


Review: Clostridium difficile infection in the elderly

30 Nov, 2017 | 17:38h | UTC

Clostridium difficile infection in the elderly: an update on management – Clinical Interventions in Aging (free)

 


Loneliness Might Be a Killer, but What’s the Best Way to Protect Against It?

28 Nov, 2017 | 19:28h | UTC

Medical News & Perspectives: Loneliness Might Be a Killer, but What’s the Best Way to Protect Against It? – JAMA (free)

Commentary: How Do We Prevent Loneliness? – Made in America (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Inappropriate Management of Patients With Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

26 Nov, 2017 | 00:28h | UTC

Inappropriate Management of Asymptomatic Patients With Positive Urine Cultures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Open Forum Infectious Diseases (free)

“OFID: Despite guidelines, continued overtreatment of patients with positive urine cultures but no symptoms” (RT @IDSAInfo see Tweet)

 


Comprehensive assessment when older people are in hospital improves their chances of getting home and living independently

26 Nov, 2017 | 00:19h | UTC

Comprehensive assessment when older people are in hospital improves their chances of getting home and living independently – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital – Cochrane Library (free summary – $ for full-text) AND News Release: Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital (free)

“Comprehensive assessment when older people are in hospital improves their chances of getting home and living independently” (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)

 


Guideline: Deprescribing antihyperglycemic agents in older persons

25 Nov, 2017 | 22:45h | UTC

Deprescribing antihyperglycemic agents in older persons: Evidence-based clinical practice guideline – Canadian Family Physician (free)

Related algorithm: Antihyperglycemic deprescribing algorithm (free PDF)

See also other Deprescribing Guidelines and Algorithms (free resources)

 


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