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Severe Impairment Battery effective for Alzheimer's disease

April 27, 2017

Findings presented at the American Academy of Neurology showed accuracy of quantitatively-derived Severe Impairment Battery composite scores for individuals with moderate-to-severe or severe Alzheimer’s disease.

“While the [Severe Impairment Battery (SIB)] detects treatment effects in patients with moderate-to-severe [Alzheimer’s disease] who perform at floor level on other cognitive scales, traditional total SIB scoring may lack sensitivity in severe [Alzheimer’s disease],” Alireza Atri, MD, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues wrote.

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Nursing home training program associated with reduction of antipsychotic use

April 26, 2017
Training nursing home staff to anticipate resident needs can decrease the use of antipsychotics for the treatment of dementia; however, training reinforcement is needed…
In the Journals

Topical imiquimod may be effective alternative to surgery for melanoma in situ

April 25, 2017
Topical imiquimod cream may be an effective treatment for patients with melanoma in situ who are not candidates for surgery, according to long-term study outcomes…
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Steroid dose, TNFi use linked to increased risk of herpes zoster in patients with RA

April 25, 2017
Use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and a higher dose of corticosteroids correlated with an increased risk for herpes zoster in patients with rheumatoid arthritis…
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Rivastigmine plus citalopram comparable to rivastigmine for depression in Alzheimer’s

April 25, 2017
Rivastigmine plus citalopram did not have superior efficacy compared with rivastigmine alone among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, according to data…
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Hospitalized Older Adults With Established Delirium: Recognition, Documentation, and Reporting

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, March 2017, Volume 43 Issue 3
Delirium, a life-threatening complication for hospitalized older adults associated with adverse outcomes, is often…
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Redefining the Management of Parkinson's Disease Psychosis: A Meeting of the Minds

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are well recognized, but the non-motor symptoms are…
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VIDEO: IBD specialist recaps presentation on caring for elderly IBD patients

December 12, 2015
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