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Geriatrics

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...

The Influence of Processing Speed, Attention, and Inhibition on Texas Functional Living Scale Performance.

May 23, 2022

Attention, inhibition, and processing speed are related to functional decline among older adults. This study attempts to clarify the relationships between these cognitive factors and adaptive function...

Physicians' Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Perceived Needs Regarding Specialised Geriatric Healthcare: A Nation-wide Survey in India.

May 23, 2022

Background& : The geriatric population in India is projected to increase from 8% to a staggering 20% by 2050. The combination of a population boom along with advances in medicine resulting has res...

#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...

Preoperative and Postoperative Cognitive Assessment in Geriatric Patients Following Acute Traumatic Injuries: Towards Improving Geriatric Trauma Outcomes.

May 16, 2022

A growing percentage of the US population is over the age of 65, and geriatrics account for a large portion of trauma admissions, expected to reach nearly 40% by 2050. Cognitive status is important fo...

Comparison of the 22nd World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines with the explicit criteria for the treatment of chronicity in elderly patients.

May 09, 2022

This study analysed whether the Model List of Essential Medicines is suitable for elderly patients. Furthermore, it investigated the specific issues that should be considered when prescribing a drug a...

Experience in geriatric patients at the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department of the Hospital Español, Mexico, 2013-2019. Five-year experience in GI surgery in geriatric patients.

May 09, 2022

The aging of the population is one of the most widely studied and impactful social phenomena of this century. Up to 25% of all emergency hospital admissions can be due to diseases that require general...

Association of propofol induction dose and severe pre-incision hypotension among surgical patients over age 65.

May 02, 2022

We aimed to study the association between propofol induction dose (mg/kg) and pre-incision severe hypotension (Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) ≤ 55 mmHg) among patients ≥65 years of age.Retrospec...

Age and competing concerns in treatment selection for women with non-metastatic HR+ and HER2- breast cancer: Current clinical practice.

Apr 25, 2022

Newer adjuvant treatment options for non-metastatic breast cancer have increased survival. There is a need to investigate whether demographic and clinical characteristics of women with hormone recepto...

The Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research (GEAR) network approach: a protocol to advance stakeholder consensus and research priorities in geriatrics and dementia care in the emergency department.

Apr 25, 2022

Increasingly, older adults are turning to emergency departments (EDs) to address healthcare needs. To achieve these research demands, infrastructure is needed to both generate evidence of intervention...

Evaluation of the Effect of rs13217795 Genotype and Minor Allele (C) on Clinical Chemistry and Genetic Risk of Diabetes Among the Elderly Individuals from Northern India.

Apr 18, 2022

The forkhead box O family (FOXO) is expressed ubiquitously in a spatio-temporal manner and plays a key role in cellular metabolism, senescence, and aging. Genetic mutations in FOXO lead to metabolic d...

How do geriatricians feel about managing older people living with HIV? A scoping review.

Apr 11, 2022

The proportion of people living with HIV being older adults is increasing and due to high rates of multimorbidity and frailty within this group geriatricians are well placed to contribute to their car...

Standardizing nursing degree curriculum structure in Spain: A mixed-methods study.

Apr 11, 2022

Legislation regulating Spanish and European academic curricula prescribes a certain level of knowledge and skills any student must master. Spanish universities freely decide the number of credits assi...

Translation and cultural adaptation of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale for Dementia (IPOS-Dem) to Swedish.

Apr 04, 2022

Systematic assessment tools are helpful for improving and maintaining quality of care. The Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) was developed for systematic assessment of persons receiving ...

Comparing Perioperative Outcome Measures of the Dynamic Hip Screw and the Femoral Neck System.

Mar 28, 2022

: Various fixation devices and surgical techniques are available for the management of proximal femur fractures. Recently, the femoral neck system (FNS) was introduced, and was promoted on the basis o...

Development and validation of search filters to identify articles on deprescribing in Medline and Embase.

Mar 28, 2022

Deprescribing literature has been increasing rapidly. Our aim was to develop and validate search filters to identify articles on deprescribing in Medline via PubMed and in Embase via Embase.com .Artic...

Development of an electronic frailty index for hospitalized older adults in Sweden.

Mar 21, 2022

Frailty assessment in the Swedish health system relies on the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS), but it requires training, in-person evaluation, and is often missing in medical records. We aimed to develop...

Implementation of a geriatric emergency medicine assessment team decreases hospital length of stay.

Mar 14, 2022

Patients over the age of 65 who present to the Emergency Department (ED) are more likely to be admitted to the hospital and, if admitted, often have a longer length of stay (LOS) in the hospital than ...

The Sickle Cell Disease Functional Assessment (SCD-FA) tool: a feasibility pilot study.

Mar 07, 2022

The life expectancy for individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) has greatly increased over the last 50 years. Adults with SCD experience multiple complications such as cardiopulmonary disease, stro...

Polypharmacy is predictive of postoperative complications in older adults undergoing ventral hernia repair.

Feb 21, 2022

Ventral hernias are common in older adults, and may be repaired via a transversus abdominus release (TAR). Older adults undergoing surgery have unique age-related risk factors, including polypharmacy....