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New algorithm helps weed out unneeded drugs in the elderly | ACP Internist

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

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Are you at risk for an adverse medication reaction? : ACP Internist

Many patients express concern about being on long term medications. In my view, their concerns are well-founded. At times the treatment can ...

No kidding : ACP Internist

I tend to “batch read” medical journals. I usually set aside some time on Sunday mornings, after the New York Times and before the Giants k...


There’s no clear answer to that question, but I’m very sensitive to polypharmacy issues,” said Dr. ... An editorial stated that since polypharmacy has become ubiquitous, better surveillance for drug-drug interactions is needed, and noted that the

QD: News Every Day--Experts recommend screening for physical frailty in older patients : ACP Internist

Patients older than age 70 should be screened for physical frailty, a panel of experts recently recommended. The panel, which represented...

The problem of too many consultants : ACP Internist

Recently I communicated with a patient's mother in another state. She had great angst when a series of subspecialists gave her different opi...

QD: News Every Day--Geriatrics society cites 5 more things older patients should question : ACP Internist

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released a new list of 5 more tests and treatments that older adults and their health care providers s...

Diet and truth: tales of dogma, or data? : ACP Internist

In late February, Dr. Salim Yusuf, a prominent cardiologist, gave a talk at the Zurich Heart House , which was circulated on YouTube before ...

4 steps to managing osteoarthritis pain in the elderly | ACP Internist

Weight loss and nutritional counseling should be the first step, while opioids are always and only a last resort.

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