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Lower systolic blood pressure target appears to improve outcomes in elderly patients without diabetes or stroke

Treating to lower systolic blood pressure targets in ambulatory adults ages 75 years and older led to better outcomes, specifically lower rates of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/05/24/1.htm
24 May 2016

New algorithm helps weed out unneeded drugs in the elderly

Geriatrician Doron Garfinkel, MD, developed the Good Palliative-Geriatric Practice algorithm for discontinuing elderly patients' unneeded medications. In a study, he showed how it led to discontinuing 58% of the drugs taken by a group of community-dwelling elderly.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2011/05/medications.htm
1 May 2011

Officer 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 and Town Hall at Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 in Philadelphia.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/03/officer-and-regents-election-results-announced.htm
1 Mar 2019

Consensus lacking on lifestyle and dementia

Boosting exercise, controlling blood pressure, and pursuing cognitive training are likely to lower the risk for cognitive decline and dementia in the long term, although the evidence is not conclusive.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2017/10/consensus-lacking-on-lifestyle-and-dementia.htm
1 Oct 2017

Take time to ease the pain of elderly patients

Assessing and managing pain can be complicated in elderly patients. Learn which tools work, which tools don't, and how to optimize treatment.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2013/07/pain.htm
1 Jul 2013

Incontinence can hide in middle age

Women may suffer debilitating quality-of-life issues from urinary incontinence yet never mention it to their primary care physicians. The condition can be successfully managed by nonsurgical and nonpharmacological means, if physicians can tactfully bring up the subject first.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/02/incontinence.htm
1 Feb 2015

Learn the warning signs for elder abuse, neglect

Only two of every 10 cases of elder abuse in the U.S. are detected annually. Learn the warning signs that may be present during an office visit.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2018/07/learn-the-warning-signs-for-elder-abuse-neglect.htm
1 Jul 2018

Pinpoint patients' top priorities

An approach to decision making in older adults with multiple chronic conditions begins with identifying the patient's health priorities before deciding which treatments to continue, stop, or start to align care with these individual goals.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/06/pinpoint-patients-top-priorities.htm
1 Jun 2021

Finesse required to treat anxiety in the elderly

Elderly patients may have many concerns on their mind. Maintaining their independence and managing their finances are two. But when does worry become anxiety? And how can internists not only manage chronic diseases but also ensure that patients are able to care for themselves?.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2013/01/elderly.htm
1 Jan 2013

Seeking clarity for opioid prescribing

Doctors continue to be frustrated by their patients' chronic pain problems, due to a lack of evidence on opioids' long-term effectiveness and strong evidence of potential harms.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/04/opioids.htm
1 Apr 2015

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