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From the Physician Editor-in-Chief - Chronic Pain: We Need to Ask “Why?”

May 31, 2022

According to the CDC, there are approximately 50 million people in the US living in chronic pain. We all know about the opioid crisis, and this knowledge has done nothing to help alleviate pain many a...

Missed Vaccination Opportunities for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease

May 25, 2022

Over half of patients with invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) had a missed opportunity to be vaccinated within our healthcare system prior to developing IPD. Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD...

Factors predicting neuronal surface antibodies in the elderly with new-onset and unknown seizures.

May 23, 2022

To investigate risk factors of neuronal surface antibodies (NSAbs) and develop a nomogram that could identify patients at the odds of NSAbs among the elderly (aged 60 years or older) with new-onset ...

#VisualAbstract: Increased Physical Activity Is a Long-Term Protective Factor for Dementia

May 20, 2022

1. Physical activity was significantly associated with a decreased incidence of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, irrespective of follow-up length, baseline age and study quality. 2...

Title of research article: An exploration of nurses' knowledge, attitudes and intentions regarding restraint use in elderly residential care facilities.

May 16, 2022

In Ireland, there is a regulatory focus on restraint minimisation in elderly residential care facilities. Consistent with this focus, this study aimed to explore and identify the relationship between ...

Age-related changes in neuronal receptive fields of primary auditory cortex in frequency, amplitude, and temporal domains.

Apr 18, 2022

Aging populations often experience difficulties hearing. This phenomenon, known as age-related hearing loss, is associated with decreases in hearing sensitivity and pathophysiological changes in the c...

More Positive or Less Negative? Emotional Goals and Emotion Regulation Tactics in Adulthood and Old Age.

Apr 18, 2022

Despite declines in physical and cognitive functioning, older adults report higher levels of emotional well-being (Charles & Carstensen, 2010). Motivational accounts suggest that differences in go...

Sexuality and aging: Is it time for a new sexual revolution?

Apr 11, 2022

People in Western cultures live increasingly longer, and medical advancements, health care availability, and lifestyle changes have widened the possibilities of continued sexuality, sexual activity, a...

The Physician’s Role in Advance Care Planning

Apr 07, 2022

Helping Patients Live—& Die—on Their Terms   Many of us were drawn to medicine by a deeply compelling purpose: to save and improve lives. However, as physicians, our duty extend...

Perception and readiness for inter-professional education of health discipline students: A cross-sectional study.

Apr 04, 2022

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a concept focusing on the improvement of a good teamwork environment bringing professionals from diffferent professions together to obtain high-quality health care...

Chronic microglial inflammation promotes neuronal lactate supply but impairs its utilization in primary rat astrocyte-neuron co-cultures.

Apr 04, 2022

Neuronal activity is closely associated with energy metabolism. In addition to glucose, astrocyte-derived lactate serves as an energy source for neurons. Chronic inflammation is a common pathological ...

Genetically predicted telomere length and multiple sclerosis.

Mar 28, 2022

Previous epidemiological studies have indicated a role for telomere length in multiple sclerosis (MS) severity and phenotype. However, these studies failed to establish the causality between telomere ...

Lower-limb muscle function in healthy young and older adults across a range of walking speeds.

Mar 21, 2022

Previous studies have compared the functional roles of the individual lower-limb muscles when healthy young and older adults walk at their self-selected speeds. No age-group differences were observed ...

Longitudinal analysis of aging in place at TigerPlace: Resident function and well-being.

Mar 21, 2022

This paper reports on a longitudinal eight-year analysis (2011-2019) of trajectory of function and well-being residents of TigerPlace Aging in Place (AIP) model of care. Residents were routinely asses...

Physical characterization of therapeutic proton delivery through common dental materials.

Mar 14, 2022

Dental fixtures are commonplace in an aging, radiation treatment population. The current, local standard of practice in particle therapy is to employ treatment geometries to avoid delivery through imp...

Differences in egg yolk precursor formation of Guangxi Ma chickens with dissimilar laying rate at the same or various ages.

Mar 07, 2022

Egg yolk formation and deposition are quite vital for oocyte maturation and egg production in hens. There are great differences in egg production and number of preovulatory follicles among individuals...

Celebrating the Professional Life of Professor Kevin D. Tipton (1961-2022).

Feb 28, 2022

This invited editorial celebrates the distinguished professional life of Professor Kevin D. Tipton, who sadly passed away on January 9, 2022. Professor Tipton made an outstanding contribution to the s...

Protective roles of mesenchymal stem cells on skin photoaging: A narrative review.

Feb 21, 2022

Skin is a natural barrier of human body and a visual indicator of aging process. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the sunlight may injure the skin tissues and cause local damage. Besides, it ...

Work Demands and Cognitive Health Inequities by Race and Ethnicity: A Scoping Review.

Feb 21, 2022

This scoping review aimed to chart the scientific literature on the association between workplace demands with cognitive health, and whether race and ethnicity have a direct or indirect relationship b...

Association Between Frailty & History of Falls in People with MS

Feb 19, 2022

“Falls are a major health concern for people with MS, as more than 50% of individuals living with MS experience at least one fall every year,” says Tobia Zanotto, PhD. “Although the life expecta...