Elderly

Doctors Generally Confident With Deprescribing for Elderly

Doctors Generally Confident With Deprescribing for Elderly

Researchers administered a survey to 160 physicians attending an educational session related to deprescribing.

Elder Abuse Not Associated With Risk for Chronic Pain

Elder Abuse Not Associated With Risk for Chronic Pain

Researchers assessed the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between elder abuse and neglect and chronic pain.

Evaluating Headache in the Elderly: Primary vs Secondary Causes

Evaluating Headache in the Elderly: Primary vs Secondary Causes

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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, Functional Impairment in Elderly Linked to Depressive Symptoms

Knee Pain, Functional Impairment in Elderly Linked to Depressive Symptoms

Knee pain and functional impairments in elderly individuals are associated with the development of depressive symptoms.

Energetic Cost of Walking, Walking Endurance in Elderly With Lumbopelvic Pain

Energetic Cost of Walking, Walking Endurance in Elderly With Lumbopelvic Pain

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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.

Probable Medication Overuse in Elderly With Migraine

Probable Medication Overuse in Elderly With Migraine

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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.

USPSTF Recommends Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk in Elderly

USPSTF Recommends Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk in Elderly

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends exercise to prevent falls in at-risk community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older.

Fall Risk Increased With Poor Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness

Fall Risk Increased With Poor Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness

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Recurrent fall risk in the elderly is affected by daytime sleepiness and poor quality of sleep regardless of sedative use.

Alendronate Lowers Risk of Hip Fracture in Older Patients

Alendronate Lowers Risk of Hip Fracture in Older Patients

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Among elderly patients using medium to high doses of prednisolone, alendronate treatment was associated with a significantly lower risk of hip fracture.

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

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Approximately 37% of US adults aged 60 years and older have been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, and the number is expected to rise.

Persistent Pain Linked With Greater Memory Decline & Dementia Probability

Persistent Pain Linked With Greater Memory Decline & Dementia Probability

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Older adults with persistent pain showed more rapid memory decline and greater dementia probability compared with adults without persistent pain.

Factors Influencing Vaccination Rates Among the Elderly

Factors Influencing Vaccination Rates Among the Elderly

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A healthcare provider's recommendation is the strongest factor in influencing an elderly person's decision to become vaccinated.

Physical Activity as a Pain Modulator?

Physical Activity as a Pain Modulator?

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Differences in levels of physical activity intensity in older adults correspond to differences in pain modulation.

Reducing Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients

Reducing Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients

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A prophylactic low dose of dexmedetomidine was found to reduce the incidence of delirium in older adults following surgery.

Proposed Algorithm to Diagnose, Treat Neuropathic Pain

Proposed Algorithm to Diagnose, Treat Neuropathic Pain

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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.

Link Between Chronic Pain and Suicide in Elderly Men

Link Between Chronic Pain and Suicide in Elderly Men

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"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.

Older Adults Likely to Use High-Risk Methods to Obtain Opioids

Older Adults Likely to Use High-Risk Methods to Obtain Opioids

Almost 15% of older adults surveyed used high-risk methods for obtaining prescription opioids

Low Risk of Post-Operative Opioid Abuse for Elderly Patients

Low Risk of Post-Operative Opioid Abuse for Elderly Patients

Vast majority of patients use the meds short term to ease their pain

Appendicitis Should Be Considered Among Elderly

Appendicitis Should Be Considered Among Elderly

Two cases reported of seniors with atypical presentation, including nonspecific symptoms

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