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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Probenecid linked to decreased CVD risk in patients with gout

February 26, 2018
Patients with gout who were treated with probenecid had a modestly decreased risk for cardiovascular events including myocardial infarction, stroke…
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Medical cannabis significantly relieves chronic pain in elderly

February 22, 2018
In patients aged 65 years and older, medical cannabis therapy significantly reduced chronic pain and improved quality of life without serious adverse…
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More than a third of physicians meet burnout criteria

February 21, 2018
Approximately one-third of physicians experience characteristics of burnout, such as emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, which often led to…
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Short, light bouts of exercise lower mortality risk in older men

February 20, 2018
Bouts of light-intensity exercise lasting 10 minutes were sufficient to lower the risk for death in most older men, according to findings recently…
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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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Flu exposure may reduce vaccine effectiveness for some

February 3, 2018
An age cohort’s first influenza A(H1N1) exposure may have greatly dulled the effectiveness of a recent vaccine, according to researchers. …
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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…