In the Journals

Customized, self-managed asthma intervention improves outcomes in older adults

June 12, 2019
Older adults with asthma who received interventions specific to their needs and barriers experienced improvements in asthma outcomes, quality of life…

In the Journals

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate use tied to increased risk for adverse GI events

June 11, 2019
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate, a common treatment for hyperkalemia, was associated with an increased risk for serious adverse gastrointestinal events…

Meeting News

Ertugliflozin, oral semaglutide produce positive results in type 2 diabetes

June 11, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — The SGLT2 inhibitor ertugliflozin and an oral version of the GLP-1 receptor agonist semaglutide demonstrated favorable results…

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Flu-related hospitalization rates, risk for death increase with age among elderly

June 10, 2019
Among adults aged 65 years or older, increasing age was associated with higher rates of influenza-related hospitalizations and higher risk for death…

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Cognitive impairment confers poor outcomes in older patients with ACS

June 5, 2019
Patients with ACS aged at least 75 years with cognitive impairment had elevated risk for mortality and rehospitalization after 3 months, according to…

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Alzheimer’s drug may help treat opioid addiction

June 5, 2019
Galantamine may also someday help treat opioid addiction, according to results published in The American Journal on Addictions. “Galantamine…

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Phase 2 study shows promising results for C. difficile vaccine

June 3, 2019
An investigational vaccine for the prevention of Clostridioides difficile infection was safe, well-tolerated and immunogenic in healthy adults aged…

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Higher step count significantly associated with lower mortality in older women

May 30, 2019
A recent study found that a step count of 4,400 steps per day was associated with significantly lower mortality among older women compared with 2,700…

Meeting News

Cholinesterase inhibitor plus memantine yields neurological benefits for patients with Alzheimer’s

May 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — For patients with Alzheimer’s disease, adding memantine to cholinesterase inhibitor therapy reduced neuropsychiatric…

Feature

Mediterranean diet: What you need to know

May 28, 2019
May is Mediterranean Diet Month, according to the American Diabetes Association’s Facebook page. The diet, with its high intakes of cereals…

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App encouraging physical activity shows early, but unsustained promise

May 24, 2019
An app designed to increase physical activity in inactive women showed early promise in achieving its objective; however, the use of the app for an…

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Frailty screening after surgery may decrease complications, readmissions

May 24, 2019
Screening for frailty may decrease unplanned readmissions and complications after elective outpatient surgery, according to a study published in…

Meeting News

Nearly 1 in 4 older patients not screened for depression

May 23, 2019
Approximately 25% of physician-patient encounters at an academic outpatient geriatrics practice did not result in depression screening and follow-up…

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Statins may partially abate risk for dementia in concussed patients

May 20, 2019
Older adults who had a concussion, and also received statins, had a slightly reduced risk for developing dementia later in life, according to…

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Long-term mortality risk highest among young patients after ICU discharge

May 17, 2019
Although aging was associated with an increased risk for mortality in the 3 years following hospital ICU discharge, long-term mortality was highest…

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Wellness education, yoga may be effective interventions in patients with mild cognitive impairment

May 17, 2019
Wellness education appeared to be the most effective intervention for managing patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to findings…

Meeting News

Older adults discharged with antihypertensives at significant risk for readmission

May 16, 2019
Adults 65 years and older hospitalized for noncardiac reasons and discharged with intensified antihypertensives had no difference in BP control after…

WHO: Exercise, smoking cessation, healthy diet reduce dementia risk

May 14, 2019
WHO has released its first guidelines on reducing the risk for cognitive decline and dementia for health care providers, governments, policy-makers…

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Low-dose aspirin use increases intracranial hemorrhage risk

May 13, 2019
Patients with no CVD symptoms who took 100 mg or less of aspirin daily were at increased risk for intracranial hemorrhage, according to findings…

Meeting News

Estrogen therapy may contribute to delaying Alzheimer’s disease

May 5, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Estrogen therapy in women ages 50 to 63 has been shown to affect the metabolic processes associated with later development…