Tag: elderly

1. Preventative aspirin was used uniformly by persons with diabetes across age groups, while in persons without diabetes it was used less in young seniors (60-69 and 70-79) and equally in those 80+, potentially outside of clinical recommendations. 2. Based on the results of this study and current guidelines, a...
1. In this pragmatic, randomized clinical trial, exercise or a multifactorial fall prevention strategy did not significantly affect fracture rates in the elderly 2. Exercise was cost effective at improving strength and top-level balance Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The elderly are at high risk of falls. Prevention of falls...
1. This cluster-randomized, single-blind intervention trial showed that the On the Move exercise program, a program focusing on timing and coordination of movement, was more effective in improving mobility than seated program focusing on strength, endurance, and flexibility in community-dwelling older adults 2. Group exercises to improve mobility in older...
1. In this post-hoc analysis of the Lipid-Lowering Trial (LLT) component of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT-LLT) randomized control trial, pravastatin use for patients over 65 years with no evidence of atherosclerotic vascular disease did not reduce all cause or cardiovascular mortality. 2. There...
1. In this propensity-matched retrospective cohort study, elderly nursing home residents who used beta-blockers after an acute myocardial infarction, especially those with underlying cognitive or functional impairment, were more likely to have a decrease in function compared with those not using beta-blockers. 2. However, use of beta-blockers post-myocardial infarction had...
1. In this double-blind, multicenter, randomized clinical trial performed in the Netherlands, elderly patients’ ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) after a medical hospitalization did not differ if they received an in-hospital comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) (standard of care) versus the CGA coupled with a transitional care...
1. Based on this randomized controlled trial, administering high monthly doses of vitamin D compared to lower doses did not improve functional status of older adults who had recently suffered a fall. 2. While high dose supplementation of vitamin D increased the surrogate marker (higher serum vitamin D levels), it...
1. Despite unproven benefit and potential harm for hypoglycemia in complex geriatric patients while aggressively treating diabetes, there is no difference in proportion of patients attaining tight (HbA1C <7%) glycemic control across health status groups. 2. Of patients with tight glycemic control, over half were being treated with insulin or...