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Dr. Fatima Sheikh named AGS Clinician of the Year
(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has named Fatima Sheikh, MD, CMD, MPH, Medical Director at FutureCare in Maryland and Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the 2017 AGS Clinician of the Year. Dr. Sheikh will be honored at the AGS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (May 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Novel Biologic Works for Episodic Migraine Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- But effect size small with erenumab, and questions about vascular risk remain (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 26, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

BSR: Opportunistic Infections Low in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- There has been a significant decline in incidence since 2002 (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 26, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

BSR: DMARD Use Lowers Dementia Risk in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The risk was halved at 15 years (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 26, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Psychometric validation of the Geriatric Suicide Ideation Scale (GSIS) among older adults with bipolar disorder - O'Rourke N, Heisel MJ, Canham SL, Sixsmith A, Yaghoubi-Shahir H, King DB.
OBJECTIVES: Across age groups, bipolar disorder (BD) carries the greatest risk of death by suicide of all psychiatric conditions; 25%-50% of those with BD will make one or more suicide attempt. Psychometrically sound instruments are required to reliably me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

1966 World Cup legends unite with Alzheimer ’s Society to launch United Against Dementia campaign
1966 World Cup legends Sir Geoff Hurst and Gordon Banks OBE are coming back together and urging people to unite against dementia – in a tribute to their teammates living with the condition. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 26, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Is it reliable to predict the outcome of elderly patients with severe traumatic brain injury using IMPACT prognostic calculator? - Wan X, Zhao K, Wang S, Zhang H, Zeng L, Wang Y, Han L, Beejadhursing R, Shu K, Lei T.
BACKGROUND: Many investigators endeavor to predict the outcome based on admission characteristics using some established models to determine which management should be applied. However, the efficacy and applicability of the models using in the geriatric se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

First Guide to Second-Line Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Fills void in clinical guidance (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

BSR: Filgotinib Onset Rapid in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Differences from placebo emerged by week 1 of treatment (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Aerobic and resistance exercise improves thinking skills, study suggests
Aerobic and resistance exercises can improve thinking skills of the over 50s, according to new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and led by University of Canberra researchers. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

A comparison of prognosis calculators for geriatric trauma: A P.A.L.LI.A.T.E. consortium study - Madni TD, Ekeh AP, Brakenridge SC, Brasel KJ, Joseph B, Inaba K, Bruns BR, Kerby JD, Cuschieri J, Mohler MJ, Nakonezny PA, Clark A, Imran J, Wolf SE, Paulk ME, Rhodes RL, Phelan HA.
BACKGROUND: The nine-center PALLIATE consortium has validated the Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score (GTOS) as a prognosis calculator for injured elders. We compared GTOS' performance to that of the Trauma Injury Severity Score (TRISS) in a multicenter sample.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese
Title: Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the ObeseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - April 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

75 years of geriatrics expertise on display at 2017 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting
(American Geriatrics Society) More than 2,500 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, long-term and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, students, and other geriatrics stakeholders will come together for a program built from more than 800 abstract submissions and inclusive of more than 100 events. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Emergency care, prescribing, end-of-life care among highlights at #AGS17
(American Geriatrics Society) Potentially inappropriate medications, the future of Advance Care Planning (ACP), and improved emergency care for older adults are among headline presentations anchoring the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS17), to be held May 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Cardiologist ' s PCSK9 Script: 6 Months of Frustration
(MedPage Today) -- The ' honestly ridiculous ' process William O ' Neill, MD, faced for his own Rx (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 24, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Celebrities urge public to unite against dementia – as it’s set to be 21st century’s biggest killer
Alzheimer's Society launches new United Against Dementia campaign today. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 24, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Few studies consider hearing loss when assessing communication with physicians
(Wiley) Doctors believe that communication with those under their care is important, but most studies of communication between physicians and older adults do not mention that hearing loss may affect this interaction. The findings come from a review published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Using Baby Talk With Seniors Is Insulting, Not Cute
When the nurse calls your elderly parent “sweetie,” she may be doing it to be kind, but using “elderspeak” like this actually can be quite harmful, according to research published in Oxford University’s The Gerontologist.  Elderspeak is characterized by a slow speech rate, exaggerated intonation, elevated pitch and volume, the intentional use of simple vocabulary and reduced grammatical complexity, changes in affect, pronoun substitutions (“how are we today?” instead of “how are you?” for example), diminutives, and repetition. And the bottom line is: Elderly people...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microvascular Endothelial Dysfunction Can Predict Dementia
Midregional pro - atrial natriuretic peptide is predictor of all - cause and vascular dementia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Impaired Orthostatic BP Recovery and Falls Impaired Orthostatic BP Recovery and Falls
To what extent does orthostatic hypotension contribute to falls in the elderly?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs
Title: Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic DrugsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - April 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Antipsychotic Medication Use Can Be Reduced in Dementia Patients
New method helps curb undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients ' unmet needs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Vertical Integration Linked to Reduction in Readmissions
Reduction in readmissions in four of six hospitals, with positive effect for limited number of conditions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Electronic Drug Administration Record App Cuts Errors
Decline in rate of medication errors in medication administration recording post - implementation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Community Paramedicine Lets Patients Receive In-Home Care
This Dark Daily article raises an additional perspective about the ongoing evolution of mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine (MIH-CP) that I wanted to share with you.  A snippet from the article: For years, geriatricians have cautioned that hospitalizations can accelerate physical decline in elderly patients. They are more vulnerable to hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and often require physical rehabilitation upon release due to deconditioning during hospital stays. Delirium also is reported in about half of the hospitalizations for older patients.   ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs
New method helped quell undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients ' unmet needs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Diet drinks possibly associated with stroke and dementia, research suggests
Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily was associated with almost three times the risk of developing a stroke or dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Quiz: What is Osteoporosis?
Title: Osteoporosis Quiz: What is Osteoporosis?Category: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 1/14/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2017 5:56:50 PM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - April 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Strength Training Might Help Prevent Seniors' Falls
Title: Strength Training Might Help Prevent Seniors' FallsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - April 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

UK Dementia Research Institute reveals its first research programmes across six centres
Today the first 27 foundation research programmes at the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) are announced. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Two existing drugs can block cell death in mice with neurodegeneration
A new study shows that two drugs can block the death of brain cells in mice. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

APO Cuts ' Off ' Time in Advanced Parkinson ' s (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Average of 2.47 hours less of unpredictable shifts in motor function daily (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Potential Benefits, Risks of OpenNotes Discussed
Benefits include improved patient engagement, while risks include avoidance of writing candidly (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumat Source Type: news

Stoke City FC take stand against dementia
Stoke City FC have formalised their efforts to support people with dementia by joining the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance (DAA). (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Evaluation Strategies Compared in Microscopic Hematuria
U/S + cystoscopy most cost - effective of four approaches for asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

LVAD Can Restore Full Cardiac Function in Heart Failure Patients
38 percent of study participants had heart function equivalent to that of a healthy man of the same age (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Single hs - cTnT Measure, Non - Ischemic ECG Can Rule Out AMI
Single hs - cTnT below level of detection plus ECG can rule out acute myocardial infarction in ER (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Increased funding for geriatrics education essential, study
(American Geriatrics Society) Without a substantial increase in federal funding for geriatrics education and research we risk further decimating a workforce that is essential to training health professionals on the unique healthcare needs of older adults, say researchers reporting on the impact that Geriatrics Academic Career Awards (GACAs) have had on geriatrics academic careers, health professional training, and the care of older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Costs Up With Specialist As Predominant Provider of Care
For older adults with multimorbidity, specialist PPC also linked to lower continuity of care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Increase in Prostate Needle Biopsy - Linked Infection in N.Y.
Patient race, procedure year, diabetes, transrectal approach, recent hospitalization linked to infection (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

AR-V7 mRNA Helps Pinpoint CRPC Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study included men with and without circulating tumor cells (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces
Title: Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green SpacesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - April 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Seniors ’ Well - Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces
Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Doctors Need to Be Mindful of What They Post on Social Media
Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, ' potentially objectionable ' behavior online (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Major Bleeding Risk From Drugs Similar in Elderly
Elderly taking aspirin, clopidogrel have major bleeding similar to that seen with oral anticoagulants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Inflammation Not Always Present with Active Spondyloarthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- About 50% of patients will develop objective signs of inflammation within 12 weeks (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

AAFP: Educational Videos Created to Boost Adult Vaccine Uptake
New videos focus on influenza, zoster, and pneumococcal vaccine uptake among adults (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Seniors ’ Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams
Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who ' s at risk before they ' re financially victimized (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Medical Students, News, Source Type: news

Yoga Helps Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Men who attended yoga classes had less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news