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.

OARSI: CRP is prognostic marker in knee osteoarthritis

SEATTLE – C-reactive protein is associated with the presence and progression of bone marrow lesions in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, according to data from a cohort study of 192 patients...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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Digital handgrip helps self-recovery after stroke

VIENNA – A digital handgrip developed by U.K. researchers allowed more patients with arm weakness caused by a stroke to self-rehabilitate than did the use of standard mobile device touch screen...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

DXA screening: You’re doing it wrong

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to screen for osteoporosis is both underused in women who meet the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria for screening, and overused in low-risk younger women,...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

SAEM: High-risk subtypes of delirium are easily missed

SAN DIEGO – More than 10% of geriatric patients presenting to emergency departments have signs of delirium, but not all delirium in the ED is equal, based on two presentations at the annual...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

Statins, fibrates lower stroke risk in elderly

Both statin and fibrate therapies taken to improve lipid profiles decreased the risk of stroke by 30% in a community-dwelling population of elderly people, according to prospective European study...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

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