This network meta-analysis of trials comparing fall-prevention interventions for older adults provides summary estimates of the effects of exercise and vision and environmental assessments for reducing fall-related injury and hospitalization.
This randomized trial compares the effect of a program to promote systematic intensive care unit (ICU) admission vs standard practice on 6-month mortality in critically ill elderly patients.
This narrative review summarizes recent advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of delirium and highlights critical areas for future research.
This post hoc exploratory analysis of Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) trial data examines the association between the trial’s physical activity intervention and sedentary time in older adults.
This Swedish cohort study investigates whether treatment with alendronate is associated with reduced risk of hip fracture among older patients using oral glucocorticoids.
This review offers guidance on medical and psychotherapeutic treatment options available for older frail patients with depression and who are taking several types of medications.
This cohort study compares cortical volume change over 18 months among adults 80 years and older with memory at least as good as middle-aged adults (SuperAgers) vs cognitively average elderly peers.
This clinical trial compares the effects of testosterone gel vs placebo for 12 months on noncalcified coronary artery plaque volume in older men with low testosterone.
This randomized trial compares the effects of testosterone gel vs placebo for 12 months on verbal memory and other cognitive functions in older men with low testosterone and age-associated memory impairment.
This randomized clinical trial investigates whether a collaborative care intervention, compared with usual care, reduces depressive symptoms and prevents more severe depression in older people with subclinical depression.
This Viewpoint proposes reforms to the medical model taxonomy and to current reimbursement systems as means to improve the health care of older persons in the United States.
This study uses National Electronic Injury Surveillance System–Cooperative Adverse Drug Event Surveillance data to characterize emergency department visits for adverse drug events in the United States in 2013-2014 and to describe changes in emergency department visits for adverse drug events since 2005-2006
This Viewpoint summarizes the findings and limitations of clinical trial evidence regarding the benefits and risks of statins for primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in persons older than 75 years.
This randomized clinical trial investigates whether 2 capsules of cranberry containing 72 mg of proanthcyanidin compared with placebo would reduce the presence of bacteriuria plus pyuria in older women living in nursing homes.
This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine's 2016 Vital Directions initiative recommends ways to improve the health and health care of older persons, including development of new care delivery models for people with chronic conditions and strengthening of the elder care workforce.
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