Tag: geriatrics

1. Increasing age is associated with decrease in brain tissue, reduced volume of the amygdala, and cognitive decline  2. Regular meditation may slow the age-related deterioration process Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Meditation has been studied for its holistic impacts on the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of individuals. One specific subregion...
Accuracy of tau positron emission tomography as a prognostic marker in preclinical and prodromal Alzheimer disease 1. Tau PET predicted cognitive change and effect sizes were greater than amyloid PET and MRI. 2. MRI mediated the association between tau PET and cognition among Alzheimer’s and amyloid-positive MCI groups. Evidence Rating...
1. In a cohort of older adults undergoing surgery for a hip fracture, the presence of pre-operative frailty was associated with increased post-operative complications. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Hip fractures in the elderly represent a high source of morbidity and mortal in the older adult population. Surgery is often...
1. Amongst older adults with high risk of hospitalisations in Sweden, a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in primary care reduced the need for hospital care days. Evidence level rating: 1 (Excellent) Increased healthcare needs amongst the aging population is recognized as major challenge across developed countries in the world....
Association of oral corticosteroid bursts with severe adverse events in children 1. Among a large cohort of children in Taiwan, oral corticosteroids prescribed for <14 days were associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds, sepsis, and pneumonia during the first month of therapy initiation. Evidence level rating: 2...
1. Among older adults with urinary tract infections, antibiotic prophylaxis was associated with an increased risk of ED visit or hospitalization for UTI, sepsis, or bacteremia. Evidence Level Rating: 2 (Good) Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the most common bacterial infections prompting the utilization of health care services. They exert a...
1. Older adults with prediabetes were more likely to regress to normoglycemia or pass away than progress to diabetes. 2. Prediabetes may be a weak indicator of risk for diabetes among older adults. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Prediabetes is known as a risk factor for progression to diabetes, often used to...
1. Single Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) were more likely to make late credit account payments and develop suboptimal credit scores compared to those without ADRD. 2. Adverse financial events among those with ADRD occurred as early as six months prior to diagnosis, worsening over time...