The role of thromboelastography in identifying coagulopathy among geriatric traumatic brain injury patients - Busko AM, Solano JJ, Clayton LM, Hughes PG, Paley RJ, Shih RD, Alter SM.
Background The geriatric population has the highest incidence of head injury, and those who are anticoagulated have an increased risk of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The availability of viscoelastic coagulation studies has coincided with the de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Opioids and Changes in Cognitive Function in Older Adults Opioids and Changes in Cognitive Function in Older Adults
This study aimed to characterize the relationship between prescription opioids use and long-term cognitive function.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Leveraging network analysis to determine sex differences in factors associated with frailty among older adults living alone - Lee C, Park YH, Cho B.
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a complex geriatric syndrome typically characterized by multiple underlying etiological factors. We determined the contributing factors, by sex, using a network analysis. METHODS: The study sample consisted of a cross-section... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Dissemination and implementation of age-friendly care and geriatric emergency department accreditation at veterans affairs hospitals - Hwang U, Runels T, Han L, Gruber E, McQuown CM, Ragsdale L, Jetter E, Rossomano N, Javier D.
OBJECTIVES: In 2018, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Offices of Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics& Extended Care partnered to improve emergency care for older Veterans. A core team disseminated age-friendly models of care via education and stan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Geriatrician Advice on Vitamin D, Lecanemab, and Social Media Geriatrician Advice on Vitamin D, Lecanemab, and Social Media
This article discusses updates in geriatrics from studies published in 2022 to early 2023.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Intersection of Structural Racism and Ageism in Healthcare Intersection of Structural Racism and Ageism in Healthcare
This paper presents an overview of frameworks and guidance for future efforts to identify and eliminate bias within healthcare systems, focusing on the intersection of structural racism and ageism.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Comparing rates of skull fractures in female versus male geriatric patients who sustain head injuries - Alter SM, Gonzalez MR, Solano JJ, Clayton LM, Hughes PG, Shih RD.
This study aims to evaluate the role of sex in the risk of skull fracture in patients over the age of 65. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Isolation and Dementia Risk; High-Intensity Exercise and the Brain; Migraine and MS
(MedPage Today) -- Being socially isolated was associated with a 28% higher risk of incident dementia over 9 years, data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study showed. (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society) Six minutes of high-intensity... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - January 17, 2023 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Medicolegal evaluation of geriatric deaths in Bursa, Turkey - Çeti̇n S, Baduroğlu E, Gok E, Fedakar R, Öner BS.
AIM: Differentiation of natural and forced deaths observed in this age group is very important in the forensic medicine practice. According to the address based population registration system, population rate of 65 years and older has been 9.5% of the tota... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Frailty screening in geriatric trauma: a pilot feasibility study - Keiser M, Buterakos R, Gillespie S, Musil S, Herek JS, Sachwani-Daswani G.
BACKGROUND: Frailty in older adult trauma patients is associated with increased complications and worsened outcomes. Frailty screening can help guide care. Yet, trauma center assessment of frailty is relatively new, can be challenging to implement, and is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Association between neutrophil levels on admission and all-cause mortality in geriatric patients with hip fractures: a prospective cohort study of 2,589 patients - Liu R, Zhang YN, Fei XJ, Wang JY, Hua RL, Tong YN, Li K, Cao WW, Chen SH, Zhang BF, Chen J, Zhang YM.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between neutrophil levels and all-cause mortality in geriatric hip fractures. METHODS: Elderly patients with hip fractures were screened between January 2015 and September 2019. Demographic and clinical charac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pharmacological management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in geriatric traumatic brain injury: a scoping review - Goh CL, Cheng JT, Palit M, Costello S, Barton DA.
OBJECTIVE: This scoping review aimed to summarize the existing knowledge base on the pharmacological management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in geriatric TBI and identify gaps in the literature to guide future research. METHODS: Seven electronic da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Trajectories in Physical Performance and Fall Prediction Trajectories in Physical Performance and Fall Prediction
This study aimed to characterize trajectories in physical performance in older adults. Can fall prediction be improved using trajectories of performance?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Social Isolation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2023 -- Social isolation among older adults is associated with higher dementia risk, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Alison R. Huang, Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preventive Health Therapy and a Brown Bag Medication Review Preventive Health Therapy and a Brown Bag Medication Review
Might adding a preventive health education component to a brown bag medication review increase adherence to recommended preventive health guidelines for older adults?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news