Geriatrics Journal Articles

 
 
  • INFINITY: What's Been Learned About BP Lowering and Cognition? The INFINITY trial adds insight into the importance of blood pressure as a target in the prevention of white matter hyperintensity progression and dementia.
  • Swallowing Disorders in the Older Population This review discusses approaches to evaluating and treating dysphagia in older adults. What are the most common etiologies of esophageal dysphagia?
  • New Horizons in Deprescribing for Older People This article explores the concept of deprescribing as it applies to the geriatric population. What constitutes deprescribing, why is it important, and when and how it should be implemented?
  • PCPs' Perceived Barriers to Optimal Dementia Care Primary care physicians have a key role in providing care for people with dementia, but this study indicates that they perceive a range of barriers to optimal dementia diagnosis and management.
  • Bridging the Data-Free Zone: Treating Cancer in Older Adults How do you make effective treatment decisions for real-world geriatric cancer patients who don't fit the typical clinical trial mold?
  • Low-Value PPI Prescriptions Among Older Adults Older adults are particularly vulnerable to adverse events associated with PPIs. How prevalent is the prescribing of potentially low-value PPI prescriptions to adults 65 and older?
  • Hypertension and Diabetes in Women of Reproductive Age This study estimated the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes in non-pregnant women of reproductive age in the U.S. What proportion are unaware of their condition?
  • Presentation of Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Older Adults How does the clinical presentation of primary hyperparathyroidism differ between younger and older adults, and what are the implications for management?
  • First Reported Case of Shewanella haliotis in the Americas Was raw fish consumption the origin of this patient's infection with the emerging human pathogen Shewanella haliotis?
  • Avoiding Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia in the Older Adult Many medications have the potential to induce hypoglycemia, especially in the older patient. Review the signs and symptoms of drug-induced hypoglycemia as well as the common culprits in this article.
  • Review of DOACs and Guide for Effective Drug Utilization This article reviews the pharmacology, indications, and contraindications of currently available direct oral anticoagulants, with a focus on selecting the appropriate DOACs in clinical practice.
  • Asthma/Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap What is asthma/COPD overlap and how should it be treated? A new review discusses the identification and management of this condition.
  • Long-Term Cognitive Impairment After ARDS This review provides insight into the risk factors and pathophysiological mechanisms associated with cognitive decline following ARDS.
  • LDL-C and Incident Atherosclerotic CVD in Older Adults This study examined the association between LDL-C levels and CVD risk in adults aged 75 years or older. Does hyperlipidemia add incremental risk beyond other CVD risk factors in this age group?
  • Medicaid Reimbursement for Common Spine Procedures A new study examines the regional variances in Medicaid reimbursement rates for spinal procedures. How do they differ, and what may account for the discrepancies?
  • Supplement Use Among Individuals With Parkinson Disease Which dietary supplements are most commonly taken by persons with Parkinson disease, and how prevalent are their use?
  • Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence Among Older Adults What proportion of medication nonadherence among older adults is directly due to cost? What sociodemographic and other factors are associated with cost-related medication nonadherence in this group?
  • Don't Stop the Statin! A new study reinforces the notion that continuing statins for those over the age of 75 is beneficial--and stopping them prematurely can be detrimental.
  • Disease-Modifying Therapy for AD: The Role of Primary Care What role might primary care providers play in managing the patient flow to specialty care in suspected Alzheimer disease? This review explores various tools to aid clinicians in diagnosis.
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy in Older Adults When is it appropriate to use left ventricular assist devices in patients over 75 years of age? This review addresses age-specific complications, and end-of-life considerations.