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Bedside tests for a ‘slam-dunk’ delirium diagnosis

Tests for delirium involve a stepped approach of progressively more difficult questions in an attempt to provoke disorganized thinking.
1 Nov 2022

Mixing and matching can work for back pain

This issue details management of back pain, a forum on monkeypox, and pearls about diagnosing delirium.
1 Nov 2022

Strengthening exercises associated with lower all-cause mortality in older adults

The risk of all-cause mortality was lower in adults ages 65 years and older who engaged in two to six strengthening episodes per week, according to a new analysis that adjusted for frequency of moderate or vigorous aerobic exercise.
25 Oct 2022

Improving medication adherence

Asking “How do you take your medicine?” instead of “Do you take your medicine?” is one way to learn more about a patient's ideas, philosophy, and understanding.
1 Sep 2022

Exercise interventions associated with improved mobility, physical function in older adults

A randomized controlled trial found that a multicomponent exercise intervention in physically frail patients with sarcopenia improved mobility, while a meta-analysis found power training improved strength more than traditional strength training in healthy older adults.
17 May 2022

Rethinking advance care planning

While more physicians are reporting having conversations about advance care planning with their patients, it's still far from common.
1 May 2022

Finances can offer clues to cognitive problems

A study found that patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias were more likely to miss payments on credit accounts as early as six years before diagnosis and to develop subprime credit scores 2.5 years before diagnosis.
1 May 2022

Physical activity program for older adults linked to long-term improvements in function

Older adults with reduced lower-limb physical functioning treated with a 12-month, group-based physical activity and behavior maintenance program had greater improvements in function than those who received educational sessions on healthy aging, an English trial found.
29 Mar 2022

Officers and Regents election results announced

Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. CDT in Chicago.
1 Mar 2022

New resource offers pearls for perioperative medicine

A recent book addresses perioperative medicine, including how to be a perioperative consultant, prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism, coexisting medical problems, and common postoperative complications.
1 Feb 2022

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