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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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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UTI antibiotics commonly prescribed for nonspecific symptoms

January 10, 2018
Many nursing home residents in tropical Australia received antibiotics for urinary tract infections because of symptoms that were not specific to the…
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Repeated flu vaccination reduces disease severity in older adults

January 8, 2018
Older adults who received more than one influenza vaccine over recent seasons had a lower risk for developing severe influenza than those who…
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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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Autism prevalence plateaus among children, adolescents

January 2, 2018
There was no significant increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among children and adolescents between 2014 and 2016, according to…
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MRSA clone circulating in pig farms found in nursing home residents

December 12, 2017
An emerging MRSA clone that has mostly been linked to contact with pig farms was isolated in several nursing home residents in Spain, underscoring…
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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…