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Statins yielded no benefit for primary cardiovascular prevention in older adults

May 22, 2017

Among patients aged 65 years and older, there was no difference in all-cause mortality or cardiovascular outcomes between pravastatin and usual care for primary cardiovascular prevention, indicating that recommendations for treatment should be individualized for this population, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“While there is some evidence of benefit to secondary prevention with statins among older adults, data are limited on the risks and benefits of statins for primary prevention in this age group,” Benjamin H. Han, MD, MPH, from the division of geriatric medicine and palliative care at the New York University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “Improving our understanding of preventive interventions in patients 75 years and older has many implications for health care and its costs.”

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House hearing opens with support for NIH funding, criticism of proposed cuts

May 17, 2017
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In the Journals

Depression may be early sign of dementia

May 17, 2017
Depressive symptoms in midlife, even if chronic or recurring, did not increase risk for dementia; however, symptoms later in life did increase risk. “The…
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Older Adult Transitions into Long-Term Care: A Meta-Synthesis

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, March 2017, Volume 43 Issue 3
As older adults age, they often experience health changes that require the need for long-term care (LTC). Transition to…
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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: Expert identifies new ways to improve profitability

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