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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New approach may determine dementia risk in patients with MCI

October 16, 2017
Recent findings showed accuracy of biomarker-based prognostic models for determining Alzheimer’s disease dementia and any type of dementia…
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Medically injured patients desire to know more about prevention efforts

October 11, 2017
Although 60% of patients and family members were satisfied with communication-and-resolution programs after medical injury, their need to be heard…
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Citalopram similarly effective for depression in older, younger adults

October 10, 2017
Treatment responses to citalopram were comparable among older and younger adults with major depressive disorder, according to recent findings…
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Obese older women at higher risk for mobility limitation after total knee or hip replacement for OA

October 5, 2017
Obesity was associated with an increased risk of late-life mobility limitation among older women who underwent total knee or total hip replacement…
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Communication-and-resolution programs may avert lawsuits from medical errors

October 5, 2017
Communication-and-resolution programs that encourage clinicians to explain facts and offer apologies for the medical error in patient injury cases…
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Older adults more likely to disclose suicide intent

October 4, 2017
Adults aged 70 years and older were more likely to disclose their intent to commit suicide compared with their peers aged 50 to 59 years. …
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Poor sense of smell may indicate dementia risk

October 3, 2017
In a cohort of older U.S. adults, individuals with a poor sense of smell had a more than twofold greater likelihood of developing dementia 5 years…
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Personality changes do not begin before Alzheimer’s disease onset

September 29, 2017
Changes in personality, specifically neuroticism, conscientiousness and extraversion, did not begin before the onset of mild cognitive impairment or…
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Methylphenidate improves apathy in mild Alzheimer’s disease

September 27, 2017
Methylphenidate significantly improved apathy, cognition, functional status, caregiver burden and depression among community-dwelling veterans with…
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Trump immigration policy threatens clinical research efforts

September 25, 2017
Foreign medical graduates play a substantial role in clinical and biomedical research efforts; thus, Trump-era immigration policies that deny…