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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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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One in six new HIV infections diagnosed in patients over 50

October 4, 2017
People aged 50 years or older accounted for nearly one of every six, or about 17%, of new HIV diagnoses in Europe in 2015, according to recent…
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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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Undiagnosed vertebral fractures may cause back pain, limit activity in older men

September 29, 2017
Older men with incident radiographic-only vertebral fractures have more back pain — and may limit their usual physical activities as a result…
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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…
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Physicians: 20% of medical care unneeded, malpractice fears common

September 6, 2017
Physicians taking part in a recent survey said 20.6% of overall medical care and about 22% of prescription medications given in the United States are…
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Risk for Alzheimer’s does not differ between sexes

August 28, 2017
Men and women with apolipoprotein E 3/4 had similar risk for Alzheimer’s disease from ages 55 to 85 years, whereas women had increased risk at…