In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in geriatric medicine. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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Information on treatment of dementia may be lacking in primary care

February 15, 2018
Dementia is becoming an increasingly important health problem in the United States, but primary care providers may be lacking understanding of…
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Medical scribes do not hinder physician workflow, patient satisfaction

February 5, 2018
Findings published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology revealed that physicians and their patients exhibited positive views of their experiences…
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Postmenopausal physical functional decline worse among women with RA

January 30, 2018
Women with rheumatoid arthritis experienced a greater decline in physical function following menopause, which also correlated with the worsening…
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More doctors, patients working together to make medical decisions

January 29, 2018
Doctors and patients are more frequently engaged in the shared decision-making process now than they were in the past, according to findings recently…
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Inactivity leaves greater negative impact on older people

January 25, 2018
Older people experienced a greater and more severe decrease in muscle power of their lower limbs vs. younger people when they were inactive for…
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ACA reduces out-of-pocket medical expenses

January 22, 2018
The implementation of the ACA reduced out-of-pocket spending for medical care, especially for low-income individuals; however, premium spending…
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CRASH screening tool not recommended for clinical practice

January 4, 2018
The CRASH screening tool, which is used to identify older drivers who need a behind-the-wheel test, was not recommended for clinical practice…
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Long-term SSRI treatment may delay progression from MCI to Alzheimer’s

November 30, 2017
Long-term selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment was associated with significantly delayed progression from mild cognitive impairment to…
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Being married may protect against dementia

November 28, 2017
Recent findings indicated individuals who were single or widowed had increased risk for dementia, compared with their married peers. “The…
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Older IBD patients less often treated with biologics, immunomodulators

November 27, 2017
Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease at age 60 years or older were more likely to receive treatment with corticosteroids rather than…
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