Geriatrics

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)

 


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)

 

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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)

 

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

 

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

Related Clinical Review Audio: Parkinson Disease (free)

 


Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2020 – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Commentary: ACIP releases updated vaccination schedule with several changes – ACP Hospitalist (free)

 

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Perspective: CPR, by Default

2 Feb, 2020 | 19:45h | UTC

CPR, by Default – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 


Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action Plan – Lown Institute (free PDF)

Press Release: Millions of Older Americans Harmed by Too Many Medications – Lown Institute (free)

Commentary: ‘Small’ tactics to counter Big Pharma’s influence on medication overload – STAT (free)

Related: Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use & Polypharmacy (several articles and commentaries on the subject)

 

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Effectiveness of Combined Behavioral and Drug Therapy for Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Men: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: What Works Best to Help Men With Overactive Bladder? – HealthDay News (free) AND For Overactive Bladder in Men, Start with Behavioral Strategies – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

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NICE Guideline: Menopause

6 Dec, 2019 | 10:50h | UTC

Illiteracy, dementia risk, and cognitive trajectories among older adults with low education – Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: People who cannot read may be three times as likely to develop dementia – American Academy of Neurology (free)

“The independent effect of illiteracy on dementia risk may be through a lower range of cognitive function, which is closer to diagnostic thresholds for dementia than the range of literate participants.”

 


Association of Testosterone Therapy With Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Among Men With and Without Hypogonadism – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

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Podcast: Management of Multimorbidity

10 Nov, 2019 | 13:55h | UTC

Association Between Levothyroxine Treatment and Thyroid-Related Symptoms Among Adults Aged 80 Years and Older With Subclinical Hypothyroidism – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: The Thyrotropin Reference Range Should Be Changed in Older Patients (free for a limited period)

Related Review: Subclinical Hypothyroidism – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related Randomized Trial: Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

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Position Paper: Sarcopenia

16 Oct, 2019 | 10:33h | UTC

Cancer statistics for adults aged 85 years and older, 2019 – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (free)

Commentary: Cancer in Adults Aged 85 and Older: Rates, Screening, and Survival – The ASCO Post (free)

 

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Diagnosing the Onset of Menopause

23 Jul, 2019 | 01:47h | UTC

Diagnosing the Onset of Menopause – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Clinical Review Audio: Diagnosing Menopause (free)

 


Tramadol for osteoarthritis – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Tramadol for osteoarthritis – Cochrane Library (free)

“tramadol alone or in combination with acetaminophen probably has no important benefit on mean pain or function in people with osteoarthritis, although slightly more people in the tramadol group report an important improvement”

 


Deprescribing in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free for a limited period)

Related: Position Statement: Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use & Polypharmacy (several articles and commentaries on the subject)

 

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The Development of Pathways in Palliative Medicine: Definition, Models, Cost and Quality Impact – Healthcare (free) (via @Abraham_RMI)

 

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Diagnostic Performance of Creatinine-Based Equations for Estimating Glomerular Filtration Rate in Adults 65 Years and Older – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

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Dialysis Is a Way of Life for Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related: Editorial: Prioritizing Patient and Caregiver Values in the Delivery of High-Quality Medical Management Without Dialysis (free)

“So-called conservative management can ease symptoms without dialysis in some people with kidney disease. But many of them are never given the option.”