CHARLSON COMORBIDITY INDEX FOR PREDICTING SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS

Background: The Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) has been one of the most commonly used and validated prognostication tools. In addition to being a valuable resource for health services researchers, the CCI is being used in [...]

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DELIRIUM DETECTION BY A SIMPLIFIED EEG DEVICE IN GENERAL MEDICINE HOSPITALIST SERVICE AND ORTHOPEDIC SERVICE

Background: Delirium is a prevalent and dangerous state of confusion that affects millions >65 years of age (1-3). Delirium is underdiagnosed and undertreated due to lack of effective screening methods (4, 5).  Undetected delirium in [...]

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GERIATRICS EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR HOSPITALISTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Background: With nearly 12.3 million inpatient discharges per year attributed to geriatric patients, hospitalists need to be proficient in the practice of geriatric medicine. Our objective was to conduct a systematic literature review to identify [...]

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SURVIVAL AFTER ADJUVANT AND NEOADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER: A CLEVELAND CLINIC EXPERIENCE

Background: Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) comprises of approximately 15% of the total breast cancers. There is limited data on treatment outcome of these patients in elderly population. We report our experience with elderly patients [...]

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