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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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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Speed processing training lowers dementia risk

November 16, 2017
Speed of processing training decreased risk for dementia, while memory and reasoning training did not, according to recent findings. “Speed of…
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Burnout, dissatisfaction drive 1 in 5 physicians to plan on reducing work hours

November 10, 2017
Survey results published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reveal a significant level of discontent among physicians, with many considering scaling back or…
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Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…
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Neurological delays during word processing may predict Alzheimer’s disease

November 2, 2017
Delayed neurological response to word processing may indicate increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease among individuals with mild cognitive…
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Choosing Wisely helpful, but many physicians unaware of the campaign

November 1, 2017
While awareness of the Choosing Wisely campaign was low among physicians, a majority of those who knew of the campaign reported that it was helpful…
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Low wealth heightens risk for death, disability in US, England

October 24, 2017
In the United States and England, individuals in the lowest quintile of wealth were significantly more likely to die or be disabled than those in the…
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Frail elderly patients comprise 44% of potentially preventable Medicare spending

October 17, 2017
High-cost frail elderly individuals accounted for 44% of total potentially preventable Medicare spending, despite only comprising 4% of the Medicare…