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Helping older patients 'age in place'

Internists can help patients live at home as they age by assessing physical functioning, watching for changes in functioning, and directing them to available resources.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2017/05/geriatrics.htm
1 May 2017

Gender pay gap persists in internal medicine, especially in procedural subspecialties

Only general internal medicine, endocrinology, and geriatrics had more women than men, and only 26% of full professors were women, according to an analysis of U.S. internal medicine faculty in 2018 to 2019.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/07/20/5.htm
20 Jul 2021

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.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/05/finances-can-offer-clues-to-cognitive-problems.htm
1 May 2022

Social support after illness associated with better outcomes in older adults who live alone

U.S. researchers used data from the Health and Retirement Study to determine whether older adults who had a relative or friend to help with personal care if needed experienced better outcomes after new onset of a major illness or hospitalization.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/11/16/5.htm
16 Nov 2021

‘Geriatric tsunami’ carries elderly obesity

By 2030, more than 20% of the U.S. population is expected to be over the age of 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The expected rise in functional impairment in later years can be staved off with a healthy lifestyle.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2017/02/elderly.htm
1 Feb 2017

Patients with atrial fibrillation likely to underestimate bleeding risks of anticoagulants

Women were significantly less likely than men to underestimate their bleeding risk, and a history of bleeding was associated with a threefold increased likelihood of inaccurate perception of bleeding risk, according to a study of atrial fibrillation patients.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/24/2.htm
24 Aug 2021

Scientific statement addresses primary care's role in poststroke care

Effective communication by primary care clinicians can improve adherence to necessary interventions after stroke, boost patient motivation, and reduce barriers to care, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association advised.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/07/27/2.htm
27 Jul 2021

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.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/02/new-resource-offers-pearls-for-perioperative-medicine.htm
1 Feb 2022

Treatment preferences do not vary by cognitive function in older patients, study finds

A cross-sectional survey at two U.S. academic medical centers asked older outpatients with mild cognitive impairment and normal cognition as well as patient-designated surrogates about treatment preferences in six health scenarios.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/05/18/2.htm
18 May 2021

Be wary of benzodiazepines' side effects

Alternative strategies are increasingly recommended when managing conditions like insomnia and anxiety in elderly patients.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/02/be-wary-of-benzodiazepines-side-effects.htm
1 Feb 2022

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