Geriatrics

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine[1] is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people.[2] It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist.

Elderly-onset atopic dermatitis is on the rise

VANCOUVER – Atopic dermatitis arising de novo in patients in their 60s or older with no history of the disease poses a diagnostic challenge, and a low threshold for biopsy is warranted, Dr. Thomas...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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COPD may start young with no rapid FEV1 decline

Approximately half of cases of COPD in older adults appear to stem from low forced expiratory volume in 1 second in early adulthood that declines at a normal rate, rather than the accelerated decline...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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Tai chi equivalent to physical therapy for knee OA

ROME – Tai chi is as effective as standard physical therapy in reducing pain and improving physical function and quality of life in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to the results of a...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

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