QD: News Every Day--Simple screening tool assess frailty in elderly patients with acute coronary syndrome
The highest frailty category of the Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) was associated with increased comorbidity, longer lengths of stay, and decrea...
Also in this issue, a geriatrics expert explains in a Q&A why he believes “urinary tract infection” is a widely overused diagnosis.
Fitness in midlife appears to be associated with a lower risk of common chronic health conditions later in life in men and women older than ...
Today, medical teams are prominent in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings and some settings that bridge both: intensive care, acute cardiac care, organ transplantation, cancer care, geriatric programs and
For example, a systematic review on frailty and postoperative outcomes in older surgical patients, published in BMC Geriatrics in 2016, found a strong association between frailty and mortality, complications, and prolonged
Periyakoil, MD, who is also a geriatrics and palliative care doctor.
To sort out which patients could benefit, watch for red flags, such as increasing weight or blood pressure, said Connie Davis, MN, ARNP, a geriatric nurse practitioner in British Columbia, Canada,
Exercise capacity is associated with lower mortality risk in elderly men with hypertension, a study found. Researchers at two VA centers in ...
Hearing loss is independently associated with faster cognitive decline and more incidence of cognitive impairment in older adults, a study f...
Alzheimer's dementia will increase nearly three-fold in the next 40 years, and the baby boomers also report being less healthy than the prev...