Geriatrics

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:17:59+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on CONSTANT OBSERVATION PRACTICES FOR HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT: A SURVEY OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:06:36+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on In hospital outcome of elderly patients admitted with fall who have been anticoagulated, warfarin versus NOACs?

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:15+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Geriatrics, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on INTENSIFICATION OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE REGIMENS DURING HOSPITALIZATION FOR UNRELATED CONDITIONS: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:14+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on Is objective mobility data associated with pharmacologic venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis use among hospitalized older adults?

PHYSICIAN PRACTICES SURROUNDING CONSTIPATION MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS

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, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:01+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Geriatrics, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PHYSICIAN PRACTICES SURROUNDING CONSTIPATION MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS