In Cleveland Clinic’s Fracture Liaison Service, geriatricians coordinate the inpatient care and follow-up osteoporosis care of older adults with fragility fractures.Read More
The health issues of the very old deserve distinct treatment guidelines. As such, the medical community needs more clinical research specifically studying the care of adults age 80 and up.
The challenge of cognitive assessment in primary care settings was further complicated by the pandemic shutdown, leading to delayed diagnosis and care of cognitive impairment in older adults. More options for virtual cognitive testing are needed.
Center for Geriatric Medicine physician Dr. Ken Koncilja discusses changes to pneumococcal vaccination recommendations for older adults.
In line with AAN guidelines, Cleveland Clinic has established proactive cognitive screening protocols that include training and workflows. But more research is needed to confirm patient safety and efficacy.
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Case study of geriatric patient exhibits difference in diagnosis and treatment of schizoaffective disorder vs dementia.
With the exception of oral anticoagulation treatment for atrial fibrillation, there is little evidence that pharmacologic or nonpharmacologic interventions slow the onset or progression of Alzheimer disease.
Harmful and costly delays in the diagnosis and care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia led the Alzheimer’s Association to create new guidelines designed to bring consistency to diagnosis and treatment. The new research framework is the most compelling piece, says geriatrician Saket Saxena, MD.
Dietary supplements can cause side effects and drug interactions just like prescription medications. Older patients are especially at risk.
Polypharmacy is common in the elderly and is fraught with risks. A careful and systematic approach is needed for managing drug therapy in these patients.
A geriatrician and a urologist share common myths about urinary tract infections in older adults and provide recommendations for diagnosis and prevention.