Longer hospitalization does not mean a safer or faster recovery for patients age 70+ having hip replacement. Most patients can be discharged home within one day of surgery.Read More
Patients aged 85 and older with community-acquired pneumonia face different challenges and outcomes than their younger geriatric counterparts.
A large Medicare database analysis provides some of the best evidence to date that bariatric surgery’s cardiovascular benefits extend even to patients aged 65 or older.
By Robert M. Zimbroff, MD; Gina Ayers, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP; and Kenneth Koncilja, MD No. Recent evidence shows that the potential risks of aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease usually outweigh its benefits for patients age 70 and older. An updated draft of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations … Read More
Major gift from the National Institute on Aging fosters collaborative geriatrics research aimed at identifying novel therapies for Alzheimer’s diease.
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A large insurance database analysis has found a 69% relative risk reduction for Alzheimer’s development over six years, prompting mechanistic and phase 2 randomized studies.
An 86-year-old man presented with unexplained right-sided headache and vision loss. Workup evaluating for giant cell arteritis, orbital apex syndrome and other conditions eventually leads to the diagnosis of orbital fungal infection.
A new study underscores the importance of patient decision-making by highlighting the increased risks that affect those incapable of providing consent, many of whom may require additional support pre- and post-procedure.
Experts recommend an altered approach when diagnosing and managing COVID-19 in geriatric patients, whose risk of severe illness and mortality is compounded by age-related pathophysiologic changes.
Although elderly emergency department patients are not routinely screened for delirium, a Cleveland Clinic geriatrician is making a case for why that should change, showing that even a 60-second test can accurately detect confused patients who may otherwise slip through the cracks.
In Cleveland Clinic’s Fracture Liaison Service, geriatricians coordinate the inpatient care and follow-up osteoporosis care of older adults with fragility fractures.