Allegheny Health Network Program for Older Adults Receives Top Designation from American Geriatrics Society
Designed to enhance care for older adults during a hospital stay, the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Division of Geriatrics' Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is among a small number of programs nationwide that have received the 'Center of Excellence' designation PITTSBURGH, Dec. 7, 2023... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 7, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: AWD Source Type: news

Incidence of pelvic and acetabular fractures in the elderly due to high energy trauma - Trujillo-Gonz ález R, Ramos-Guerrero AF.
INTRODUCTION: as the population pyramid gets inverted, more active and longer lives are lived, geriatric patients with high energy trauma (HET) become more frequent; requiring more resources, getting worse results with more perioperative complications, cou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Geriatricians, Look Out for Patients With Long COVID Geriatricians, Look Out for Patients With Long COVID
Patients residing in nursing homes may exhibit signs of long COVID that are missed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Source Type: news

A scoping review of models of care for the management of older trauma patients - Ferrah N, Kennedy B, Beck B, Ibrahim J, Gabbe B, Cameron P.
INTRODUCTION: The number of older people hospitalised with major trauma is rapidly increasing. New models of care have emerged, such as co-management, and trauma centres dedicated to delivering geriatric trauma care. The aim of this scoping review was to e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Childhood abuse as a mediator of the relationship between early family socio-economic status and geriatric depression: a population-based study in China - Liu C, Zhang M, Ma C, Fu M, Guo J, Zhen C, Zhang B.
Previous studies have suggested that childhood socioeconomic status (SES) is linked to geriatric depressive symptoms in many developed countries. However, the potential pathways of the relationship between childhood SES and geriatric depressive symptoms ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Most Americans Are Quitting Smoking —Except For Those Over 65
An endless supply of trendy takes in recent years claim that among young adults, smoking is cool again. But though they may be hanging from the lips of major influencers and starlets, cigarettes have far more fans in an older demographic, according to new data on adult smoking behaviors in the United States. From 2011 to 2022, the prevalence of smoking habits decreased in every age bracket except one: the 65-and-up crowd.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Public health campaigns and programs outlining the dangers of smoking aren’t really aimed at older adults, says Rafael Meza, an integrative onc...
Source: TIME: Health - December 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Weiss Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Front door frailty: advice on setting up services
British Geriatrics Society - Front door frailty services (FDF) exist to identify people living with frailty as soon as they present to a hospital, to ensure that they are diverted to appropriate services as quickly as possible and, ideally, to ensure they are discharged to their normal place of residence (home or care home) the same day. Evidence suggests that these services benefit older patients as well as reducing pressure on hospitals. They have had a positive impact everywhere they have been introduced. This guide sets out five principles that should underpin FDF services to older people presenting at emergency ...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - November 28, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: news

What can global radiology learn from Singapore?
Future healthcare success will rely heavily on giving priority to key technologies like point-of-care ultrasound, 3D printing of anatomical organs, and artificial intelligence, RSNA 2023 attendees are set to find out during Tuesday's keenly anticipated international session on Singapore. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been piloted by community health teams at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) since 2021, with positive feedback, and it can influence patient management in more than 90% of cases when combined with clinical findings, Cher Heng Tan, MD, immediate past president of the Singapore Radiological Society, told Aun...
Source: Headlines - November 28, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Philip Ward Tags: RSNA 2023 Source Type: news

Epidemiology of consumer-product-related ocular injuries in the  geriatric population in the United States - Choudhry HS, Zhu A, Shaikh S, Zaki H, Masket S, Law SK.
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to assess trends in consumer-product-related geriatric ocular injuries using National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) data. Understanding the specific consumer products and settings coded in the NEI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

PetPace to Partner with Veterinary Health Research Centers to Pioneer Canine Alzheimer's Research Using Advanced Smart Collars
PetPace, a leader in pet health monitoring technology, is excited to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with the Veterinary Health Research Centers (VHRC) to spearhead research on Canine Alzheimer's Disease. This initiative, named the Dogs Overcoming Geriatric Memory and Aging... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 22, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PET ANW LIC Source Type: news

A geriatrician ’s experience caring for his mother from 460 miles away
In this conversation with Barry J. Wu, he shares his experience as a caregiver to his mother and how that informs the advice he gives to other caregivers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 21, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The interaction between geriatric & neighborhood vulnerability: delineating pre-hospital risk among older adult emergency general surgery patients - Zogg CK, Falvey JR, Kodadek LM, Staudenmayer KL, Davis KA.
BACKGROUND: When presenting for EGS care, older adults frequently experience increased risk of adverse outcomes owing to factors related to age ('geriatric vulnerability') and the social determinants of health unique to the places in which they live ('neig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Rural Medicare beneficiaries less likely to use mammography screening
Medicare beneficiaries who live in rural areas undergo mammography screening less than their urban counterparts, according to research published November 13 in Geriatric Nursing. A team led by Zhaoli Liu, PhD, from the University of Texas at Arlington, found that Hispanic women on Medicare in rural areas are about 33% less likely to regularly undergo screening mammography, while non-Hispanic Black Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas were about 22% less likely to undergo regular screening. “The findings … highlight the importance of addressing rural racial disparities in mammography utilization among older women to ...
Source: Headlines - November 14, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Subspecialties Womens Imaging Breast Imaging Source Type: news

Global epidemiology of geriatric burns, capacities of care, and injury outcomes: perspectives from the World Health Organization global burn registry - Bayuo J, Agbeko AE, Wong AKC, Wong FKY, Baafi EO, Baffour PK, Naw HE, Agbenorku P.
BACKGROUND: An increasing aging population alongside a potentially increasing injury risk emphasizes a critical need for evidence-based burn care regarding preventive and therapeutic strategies tailored to the unique needs of older adults. However, we note... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Caregiving Linked to Lower Mortality in Postmenopausal Women
THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2023 -- Caregiving is associated with lower mortality among postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Nov. 8 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.Prachi P. Chavan, Ph.D., from the University at... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - November 10, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news