Background: Disruptions in normal life routines (such as sleep, function, nutrition, etc.) that commonly occur as part of routine hospital care may be traumatic for acutely ill patients and lead to a generalized condition of [...]
CONSTANT OBSERVATION PRACTICES FOR HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT: A SURVEY OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
Background: The number of individuals with dementia in the U.S., currently estimated at 5.3 million, is projected to triple by 2050. For patients with cognitive impairment, the unfamiliar and stressful hospital environment often requires constant [...]
In hospital outcome of elderly patients admitted with fall who have been anticoagulated, warfarin versus NOACs?
Background: Aging is associated with increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation and thrombophlebitis. Anticoagulation has been shown to be effective in preventing thromboembolic events in AF patients and treatment of thrombophlebitis. Non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants [...]
INTENSIFICATION OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE REGIMENS DURING HOSPITALIZATION FOR UNRELATED CONDITIONS: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?
Background: Transient elevations of blood pressure are common in hospitalized older adults and may lead inpatient clinicians to intensify inpatient antihypertensive therapy and discharge patients on these intensified regimens. Intensification of outpatient regimens during hospitalization [...]
Is objective mobility data associated with pharmacologic venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis use among hospitalized older adults?
Background: Clinical practice guidelines state that mobility is supposed to play an important role in determining use and duration of pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis. This study examines whether measured mobility levels relate to pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis [...]
Background: Despite its prevalence, constipation is frequently under-recognized and treated with ineffective agents in hospitalized older adults.Methods: An anonymous survey was distributed to physicians regarding constipation management in hospitalized older adults. Chi-square or Fisher’s exact, [...]