The geriatrics group had a higher mean score on the Short Physical Performance Battery (5.12 vs. ... After hospitalization, geriatric patients were more likely to be discharged to home (25% vs.
There are potential disadvantages to keeping all your geriatric expertise in one space-limited unit, agreed Dr. ... old.”. Of course, ACE units will also likely be an important component in future geriatric care.
The Frailty Index appears to predict in-hospital complications and discharge disposition in geriatric trauma patients, a new study found. ... Frailty was prospectively measured in all trauma patients who were geriatric, defined as at least 65 years of age
Comprehensive geriatric assessment of older adults appears to improve hospital survival, a new study indicates. ... Benefit seemed to be derived from geriatric units rather than from geriatric teams, the authors said.
geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. ... American Geriatrics Society updated Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults.
Certain geriatric conditions in older persons with heart failure may be modifiable risk factors for hospital admission, according to a new study. ... The authors defined geriatric conditions as those that occur in older patients, typically have multiple
She described a scene she used to routinely witness on geriatric units. ... Geriatric medicine has a deep and very substantial literature on this topic of hospital-acquired vulnerability and actually some ways of reducing those consequences,” Dr.
Geriatric Education (AGE) Scholarship program to disseminate geriatric medicine best practices throughout the hospital. ... Reynolds Foundation, allows eight hospitalists a year to spend 12 months learning about geriatric care.
One Spanish hospital implemented a twice-daily individualized moderate-intensity program with resistance, balance, and walking exercises for patients ages 75 years and older.
according to a study in the November 2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, in which researchers interviewed 25 clinicians at three hospitals. ... transitions. Data from the first two years (2013-2014) of the project were published in the March