Researchers administered a survey to 160 physicians attending an educational session related to deprescribing.
Researchers assessed the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between elder abuse and neglect and chronic pain.
Given the unique challenges presented by aging, new cases of headache in older adults should be evaluated carefully for a differential diagnosis of primary headache and to exclude underlying causes of secondary headache.
Knee pain and functional impairments in elderly individuals are associated with the development of depressive symptoms.
Lumbopelvic pain in well-functioning older adults was found to be associated with greater walking-related energy expenditure and reduced walking endurance compared with individuals without lumbopelvic pain.
The prevalence of probable medication overuse may be high in elderly patients with migraine, and higher frequency of migraine may be associated with early onset in this patient population.
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends exercise to prevent falls in at-risk community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older.
Recurrent fall risk in the elderly is affected by daytime sleepiness and poor quality of sleep regardless of sedative use.
Among elderly patients using medium to high doses of prednisolone, alendronate treatment was associated with a significantly lower risk of hip fracture.
Approximately 37% of US adults aged 60 years and older have been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, and the number is expected to rise.
Older adults with persistent pain showed more rapid memory decline and greater dementia probability compared with adults without persistent pain.
A healthcare provider's recommendation is the strongest factor in influencing an elderly person's decision to become vaccinated.
Differences in levels of physical activity intensity in older adults correspond to differences in pain modulation.
A prophylactic low dose of dexmedetomidine was found to reduce the incidence of delirium in older adults following surgery.
A research group developed the algorithm through a year-long process of reviewing data, sharing their own clinical experiences, and considering feedback from geriatric and pain societies.
"Having 5 or more health systems affected by disease over the study period increased by >11 times the risk of suicide, and the presence of this multiplicity of morbidities accounts for about ¾ of the deaths by suicide [in the current sample]," the authors wrote in their publication.
Almost 15% of older adults surveyed used high-risk methods for obtaining prescription opioids
Vast majority of patients use the meds short term to ease their pain
Two cases reported of seniors with atypical presentation, including nonspecific symptoms
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