In the Journals

Updated guidance on asymptomatic bacteriuria adds patients who should not be tested

March 22, 2019
The Infectious Diseases Society of America has issued updated clinical practice guidelines for the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria, or ASB…

Point/Counter

Would it be more beneficial to promote a pneumococcal vaccine that includes all or most serotypes to prevent disease or a ‘custom’ vaccine based on serotype prevalence?

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
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Cover Story

PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
Research has shown that bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia may peak in late winter. According to the CDC, the populations at greatest risk for…

Meeting News

Aspirin no longer recommended for most adults

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS —Aspirin is no longer recommended for primary prevention of CVD in most adults aged 70 and older, according to new American Heart…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Fitness increases survival rates regardless of CV burden in elderly

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Increased fitness in adults aged at least 70 years may lead to better survival rates despite CVD risk factor burden, according to…

In the Journals

Diet quality at midlife does not influence dementia risk

March 12, 2019
Patients’ diet quality during midlife was not significantly associated with a subsequent risk for dementia, according to findings recently…

In the Journals

High systolic BP associated with less cognitive decline

March 11, 2019
Patients aged 75 years and older who underwent treatment for systolic BP of 130 mm Hg or higher showed less cognitive impairment vs. those with…

In the Journals

Cholinergic treatment shows promise in primary progressive aphasia

March 11, 2019
Cholinesterase inhibitors, the most frequently used therapeutic agent to treat Alzheimer’s disease, appeared to help patients with primary…

In the Journals

Midlife may not be too late to start exercising

March 8, 2019
Adults who increased leisure-time physical activity later in life had a low risk for mortality comparable to those who maintained activity…

In the Journals

Prolonged postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase Alzheimer's risk

March 8, 2019
Undergoing postmenopausal hormone therapy for 10 years or more may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings published…

In the Journals

Depression associated with increased mortality regardless of CVD

March 7, 2019
Increased risk for all-cause mortality was associated with the presence of depressive symptoms in adults aged 65 years or older, regardless of…

In the Journals

Heart-healthy diets associated with better cognitive function

March 6, 2019
Heart-healthy diets, such as the Mediterranean diet, that are rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and…

Meeting News

Link found between sleep apnea, higher levels of Alzheimer’s disease biomarker

March 4, 2019
Witnessed sleep apneas were significantly associated with tau in a part of the brain that helps with memory, according to findings that will be…

Meeting News

Medical marijuana relieves symptoms of chronic disease in older adults

February 28, 2019
Medical marijuana was safe and effective for improving symptoms such as pain, sleep disorders and anxiety due to chronic diseases in older adults…

In the Journals

High-dose flu vaccine more effective than standard vaccines in older adults

February 22, 2019
Compared with standard-dose influenza vaccines, the high-dose vaccine is more effective in preventing influenza- or pneumonia-associated…

In the Journals

Sedentary lifestyle increases risk for CVD in older women

February 19, 2019
Older women who were sedentary for long periods of time throughout the day had an increased risk for CVD, according to a study published in…

Guidelines

Updated Beers Criteria intended to reduce inappropriate medication use

February 19, 2019
The latest version of the American Geriatrics Society’s Beers Criteria provides guidance for clinicians on which medications most of their…

Flu vaccine 47% effective in US, early estimates show

February 14, 2019
The influenza vaccine has been 47% effective overall this season in the United States, including 46% effective against the predominant circulating…

In the Journals

Osteomyelitis associated with higher rate of fragility fracture at any site

February 12, 2019
Among older men with osteomyelitis, the rate of fragility fracture at any major osteoporotic site is 78% higher compared with those without…

FDA issues warnings to companies selling unapproved products for Alzheimer’s disease

February 11, 2019
The FDA issued several warning letters and online advisory letters to domestic and foreign companies for illegally selling more than 58 products that…