Elderly

ER Visits in Elderly Associated with Higher Long-Term Disability Risk

ER Visits in Elderly Associated with Higher Long-Term Disability Risk

Disability and the loss of agility is more likely for seniors 6 months after treatment.

Greater Mortality in Elderly with SBP <135 mm Hg

Greater Mortality in Elderly with SBP <135 mm Hg

These findings were seen in the oldest adults with hypertension and free from comorbidities.

Inpatient Seniors Have Less Mortality with Female Attendings

Inpatient Seniors Have Less Mortality with Female Attendings

Older patients treated by a female internist are less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days.

Organ Donation From Elderly Still Beneficial for Transplantation

Organ Donation From Elderly Still Beneficial for Transplantation

Similar survival rates were seen whether the organ comes from a 50-year-old or an octogenarian.

Significant Increase in Cannabis Use Among Older Americans

Significant Increase in Cannabis Use Among Older Americans

Americans age 65 years and older more than doubled their use of cannabis over 8 years.

Underlying Cause of Syncope in Elderly May Be Pulmonary Embolism

Underlying Cause of Syncope in Elderly May Be Pulmonary Embolism

This study has identified that nearly 1 of every 6 elderly patients that presented with a first episode of syncope had a pulmonary embolism.

Routine Colonoscopy Performed After Age 75 Show Little to No Benefit, Study Finds

Routine Colonoscopy Performed After Age 75 Show Little to No Benefit, Study Finds

This study suggests that colonoscopies performed in individuals aged 75 years or older may not have much prevention benefit for colorectal cancer.

Report Shows Falls is Leading Cause of Injury and Death in US Seniors

Report Shows Falls is Leading Cause of Injury and Death in US Seniors

A new report from the CDC shows that falls cause millions of injuries in the elderly population, which cause soaring health care costs in the US.

Regular Meditation Routines Show Improvements in Memory and Mood in Elderly

Regular Meditation Routines Show Improvements in Memory and Mood in Elderly

According to this study, regular meditation routines are beneficial in elderly patients with memory deficits and signs of depression or anxiety.

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