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Detecting depression just as important in the elderly

Raising the issue of mental health is key in the elderly, by asking patients how often they talk to other people, if they're getting help with daily activities, or if they are feeling isolated.
1 Feb 2022

Multicomponent fall prevention programs no more effective than mailed information alone

Researchers in England compared fracture rates over 18 months among elderly participants who received advice about fall reduction by mail alone and those who received advice by mail plus an exercise-based or multifactorial intervention.
10 Nov 2020

Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination candidates for Officer and Regent positions.
1 Nov 2016

Officers and Regents election results announced

The election of Officers and Regents has been completed. Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 in Washington, D.C.
1 Mar 2016

Physicians may overtreat blood pressure, glucose in older patients with diabetes

A retrospective cohort study used data from the Department of Veterans Affairs to assess both hypertension and blood glucose medication deintensification (i.e., dosage reduction or withdrawal of a drug).
3 Nov 2015

Helping patients manage generic drug price increases

Generic drugs have recently become more expensive, from colchicine for gout to EpiPens for allergic reactions. Physicians are having trouble managing patients when their medicines suddenly rise in price.
1 Sep 2019

Frailty score may help predict postop mortality risk in the elderly

A multidimensional frailty score helped predict postoperative mortality risk in elderly patients, according to a new study.
13 May 2014

Well-being assessment considers more than physical health

Health and well-being are entwined concepts, part of a comprehensive model of health that measures medical, physical, psychological, functional, and sensory aspects. When this more comprehensive model is applied, more patients can be found to have significant vulnerabilities that could affect chances of death or incapacitation within the next 5 years.
1 Oct 2016

Factor frailty into preop assessment

There's no real consensus definition when it comes to assessing frailty perioperatively, but there are risk calculators and risk indices available to help.
1 Jul 2018

Transitional care can be effective, underused

Clinicians are figuring out ways to flag those complex patients in advance and then better support them during transitions in care.
1 Nov 2018

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