Geriatrics

ACC.13: Trends in CABG Surgery for Octogenarians

The Particulars: Patients in the rapidly growing octogenarian population frequently have coronary artery disease (CAD). While CABG is often used to treat CAD, comorbidities and limited life

Managing Older Adults With Mild Head Injuries | News Brief

CT scans do not appear to be necessary for adults presenting to the ED with mild head injuries (MHIs). In a retrospective study of patients with MHI

Managing Cognitive Decline in Older Adults With Diabetes | Feature

Older diabetic patients who have cognitive dysfunction should receive adjusted care that involves simplified treatment regimens and frequent surveillance.

Managing Delirium Among Elderly Patients in the ED | Feature

Studies suggest that emergency physicians are often challenged by identifying and diagnosing delirium in older patients. Gaining a better understanding of delirium may help emergency physicians improve the management of these elderly patients.

Protecting Older, Vulnerable Patients From the Flu | Feature

When considering influenza vaccine resources for the season, it’s important to offer a variety of vaccine options and newer delivery systems.

Goal Setting for Older Adults With Diabetes | Feature

To successfully manage type 2 diabetes in older adults, clinicians must recognize and understand the unique challenges these individuals face. While the benefits of tight glycemic control

Complication Rates With Nephrectomy in Octogenarians | News Brief

Morbidity appears to be significant in patients older than 80 who undergo nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma, according to results from a small French analysis. For all

Examining the Health Status of Older Americans | News Brief

A report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics has found that Americans who live to 65 are likely to live an average of 19.2 additional

Comorbidities in Hip Fracture: Costs & Improving Care Delivery | Feature

Comorbidities have a significant effect on the costs of hospitalization and length of stay following hip fractures. Developing a better understanding of the comorbidities that affect hip-fracture patients may help to improve strategies for providing more effective care.

New Guidelines on Osteoporosis in Men | Medical Blog

This week, the Endocrine Society issued guidelines on managing osteoporosis in men. Published in the June 1, 2012 issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults | Feature

Diabetes is an important health condition for the aging population. Different treatment approaches may be necessary to optimize management of the disease in older adults.

Improving Boomeratric Care Services | Opinion Article

The population of baby boomers and geriatric adults—the “boomeratric”™ generation—is continuing to increase in the United States. Implementing initiatives such as a geriatric fracture care program can lead to significant healthcare cost savings and reductions in future hospitalizations while streamlining the continuum of care.

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