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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Jan 2018


Geriatrics News (3223)

Thu, Feb 22, 2018 - The percentage of uninsured U.S. persons of all ages did not change significantly from 2016 to the first nine months of 2017, according to a report published online Feb. 22 by the National Center for Health Statistics. Read More >
CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to '17
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 - Alcohol use disorders are associated with increased risk for dementia onset, especially early-onset dementia, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in The Lancet Public Health. Read More >
Alcohol Use Disorders Tied to Increased Risk of Dementia Onset
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 - For critically ill adults at high risk of delirium, prophylactic haloperidol does not improve survival at 28 days compared with placebo, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More >
Haloperidol for Delirium in Critically Ill No Help for Survival
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 - Family members of those who have received hospice care in a nursing home report lower perceived quality of care, compared to hospice care received in other settings, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in the Journal of the American Geriatric Read More >
Quality of Perceived Hospice Care Varies by Setting
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - All activities (of light intensity upward) are beneficial for older men, with no additional benefit for accumulation of activity in bouts ≥10 minutes beyond total volume of activity, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in the British Jo Read More >
All Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Mortality in Older Men
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - Lumbopelvic pain is common in well-functioning older adults, according to a study published Feb. 7 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Read More >
Lumbopelvic Pain Negatively Affects Walking in Elderly
Tue, Feb 20, 2018 - Burnout is prevalent among physicians, affecting over one-third of physicians in a single health system, and is associated with health care delivery, according to a research letter published online Feb. 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More >
Burnout Found Prevalent Among Doctors in Single Health System
Tue, Feb 20, 2018 - For older patients with concomitant chronic kidney disease and a new diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, anticoagulants are associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke and hemorrhage, but with reduced risk of all-cause mortality, according to a study Read More >
Anticoagulants in Seniors With A-Fib, CKD Ups Stroke, ICH Risk