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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Mental illness increases risk for discharge against medical advice

June 19, 2017
Certain factors, including mental illness, race, low income and being uninsured, were associated with a heightened risk for deciding to leave the…
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Prioritizing children, elderly more beneficial during influenza vaccine shortages

June 14, 2017
When vaccine supplies are limited during influenza pandemics, prioritizing high-risk groups, followed by children and the elderly for vaccination…
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PCP-based skin cancer screening feasible

June 13, 2017
Primary care-based skin cancer training and screening is feasible, and may improve primary care physician diagnostic accuracy, according to recently…
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Neuropsychological measures useful for detecting preclinical Alzheimer's disease

June 13, 2017
Neuropsychological measures demonstrated utility for detecting preclinical Alzheimer’s disease among older adults, according to study…
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Keytruda treatment may be associated with eruptive keratoacanthomas

June 12, 2017
Keytruda therapy was associated with eruptive keratoacanthomas in three patients with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma or metastatic melanoma…
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Dermatoscopic patterns show specific characteristics in nonfacial actinic keratosis

June 12, 2017
Dermatoscopic patterns showed specific characteristics of nonpigmented and pigmented nonfacial actinic keratosis when compared with facial actinic…
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Polypharmacy increases significantly during end of life

June 8, 2017
Older patients are often prescribed potentially futile drugs during their last 12 months of life, thus clinical guidelines are needed to aid…
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Trump’s election, aftermath has impact on society’s health, well-being

June 7, 2017
There is a growing amount of evidence to indicate that presidential campaigns and their outcomes can have negative effects on a person’s…
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Persistent pain associated with accelerated cognitive decline

June 5, 2017
Elders reporting persistent moderate-to-severe pain have an increased risk for memory decline and dementia, according to a study published in JAMA
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Radiotherapy found to be efficacious option for Merkel cell carcinoma

May 30, 2017
Definitive radiotherapy for macroscopic locoregional Merkel cell carcinoma had local and regional in-field control and should be considered an…