Tag : geriatrics (elder care)

Neurology

Add Delirium to Checklist of COVID-19 Symptoms in Seniors

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Among patients older than 65 years who presented to the emergency department, 28% showed signs of delirium, making this the sixth most common symptom overall....
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Statins Beneficial in Elderly, Guidelines Should Be Strengthened

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Contrary to previous evidence, two new studies show cardiovascular risks in elderly with elevated LDL cholesterol and benefits from treatments that are similar to those...
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First-Line Ablation Bests Drugs for AFib in Two RCTs

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EARLY-AF and STOP-AF First approached arrhythmia monitoring differently but both saw fewer recurrences and few serious adverse events with ablation. Medscape Medical News Source link...
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OMEMI: No Secondary Prevention Benefit With Omega-3s in Elderly

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The supplements were ineffective in preventing future cardiovascular events in elderly patients with recent myocardial infarction and raise concerns about potential harms in this high-risk...
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Psilocybin Delivers 'Remarkable' Relief in Severe Depression

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Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in "magic mushrooms," rapidly improves symptoms and produces remission in as little as two sessions for patients with major depression, new...
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Prehospital Plasma Boosts Survival in Traumatic Brain Injury

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Prehospital plasma administration improves survival for trauma patients and is especially beneficial for those with traumatic brain injury, according to a secondary analysis of the...
Neurology

Mini-Dose Edoxaban May Safely Cut AF Stroke Risk in Very Elderly

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Thromboembolic risk plunged on direct oral anticoagulation at an off-label, very-low dose in octogenarians with AF who were considered too high risk for usual dosing;...
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RATE-AF Trial Boosts Digoxin for Rate Control in Permanent AF

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Study results show equally good rate control with digoxin as with a beta-blocker, but with far fewer adverse events. Medscape Medical News Source link...
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Systolic Orthostatic Hypotension Tied to Dementia Risk

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A new analysis may be the first to show that variability in systolic blood pressure with postural changes is associated with an increased risk for...
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NSAID/Triptan Combo Improves Treatment-Resistant Migraine

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A combination of rizatriptan and the NSAID meloxicam formulated to improve oral absorption led to better pain control than did rizatriptan alone in a phase...
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Adherence to BP Meds Tied to Reduced Mortality Risk in the Elderly

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Good adherence to antihypertensive treatment is associated with significantly decrease in mortality risk among elderly patients, even for the frailest of these individuals. Medscape Medical...
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Strong Support for Amyloid as Dementia Prevention Target

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The first published data from the ‘A4’ trial show strong support for amyloid as an Alzheimer’s prevention target. Medscape Medical News Source link...
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ARBs Linked to Increased Suicide Risk, Experts Skeptical

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A new study suggests an increased risk for suicide associated with angiotensin receptor blockers compared with ACE inhibitors among older adults, but leading cardiovascular experts...
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Drug Co Admits to Kickback Scheme Involving Seniors and Nuedexta

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Avanir Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay more than $95 million to resolve allegations of kickbacks and other charges related to ‘false and misleading’ off-label marketing...
Neurology

New GABA Modulator Promising in Depression

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Most antidepressants target monoaminergic neurotransmitters. A novel GABA modulator may open a new range of therapeutic possibilities for patients with major depression. Medscape Medical News...
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Statins May Cut Postconcussion Dementia Risk

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Concussion in older adults is tied to a dramatically increased risk for dementia, but new research suggests statins may mitigate this risk. Medscape Medical News...
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FDA Goes Ahead With Approval of Sufentanil Despite Controversy

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The FDA’s approval of sufentanil, a highly potent opioid for severe acute pain in adults in certified medically supervised healthcare settings, causes controversy with claims...
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Anticoagulants Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in AF

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A new study suggests that dementia risk is increased and accelerated in seniors with atrial fibrillation, but treatment of AF with oral anticoagulants may reduce...
Neurology

ASPREE: No Benefit of Aspirin in Primary Prevention

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Findings of the ASPREE trial show no benefit, at all, of aspirin in primary prevention of disability, cardiovascular events and death, or all-cause death in...
Neurology

CV Risk Linked to Dementia, Brain Lesions Early and Late in Life

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To achieve a lifetime of brain health free of dementia, it is never too early or too late to strive for attainment of ideal cardiovascular...

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