Geriatrics

ACCELEROMETER MEASURED HOSPITAL ACTIVITY AND THE ASSOCIATION WITH HOSPITAL ACQUIRED DISABILITY IN OLDER ADULTS

Background: Hospital-acquired disability (HAD) is common, and a key contributor to this process is low hospital physical activity. This study examines whether objective measures of hospital physical activity from wearable accelerometers can be used to [...]

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EXAMINING HOSPITALRELATED OUTCOMES FOR HOSPICE ELIGIBLE ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH SOLID TUMORS, DOES HOSPICE ENROLLMENT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Background: Although Hospice has been associated with improved symptom management, quality of life, lower costs and length of survival in terminally ill patients, it is underutilized. The primary outcome of this study was to examine [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:14+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on EXAMINING HOSPITALRELATED OUTCOMES FOR HOSPICE ELIGIBLE ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH SOLID TUMORS, DOES HOSPICE ENROLLMENT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

HOW DELIRIOUS CAN IT BE TO ‘PREDICT’ DELIRIUM ? – A REVIEW OF DELIRIUM PREDICTION TOOLS FOR HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Delirium prevention by multicomponent interventions is proven, with strong evidence confirming its effectiveness in both medical and surgical populations. Identifying high risk patients is very important for resource allocation and utilization. Risk factors for [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:19+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on HOW DELIRIOUS CAN IT BE TO ‘PREDICT’ DELIRIUM ? – A REVIEW OF DELIRIUM PREDICTION TOOLS FOR HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOMES OF HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS (ADRD)

Background: The number of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) in the U.S is projected to reach 16 million by 2050. Currently, they account for 3.2 million hospital admissions per year and over [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:22+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOMES OF HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS (ADRD)

PRESENTATION OF PNEUMONIA IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS AND ASSOCIATED IN-HOSPITAL MORTALITY.

Background: Pneumonia (PNA) is the fourth most common diagnosis for hospital admissions in the United States. Although the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) defines PNA as requiring specific clinical features (cough, fever, sputum production [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:16+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on PRESENTATION OF PNEUMONIA IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS AND ASSOCIATED IN-HOSPITAL MORTALITY.

PREVENTION OF DELIRIUM IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH EYE MASKS AND EARPLUGS WORN AT NIGHT: A PILOT STUDY

Background: Delirium is associated with high morbidity and mortality in hospitalized older adults. Sleep is a modifiable risk factor for delirium. Eye masks (EMs) and earplugs (EPs) have been shown to improve sleep and effective [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:21+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on PREVENTION OF DELIRIUM IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH EYE MASKS AND EARPLUGS WORN AT NIGHT: A PILOT STUDY

THE BENEFIT FROM LONG-TERM EXERCISE FOR COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN ALZHEIMER DISEASE: A META-ANALYSIS

Background: Alzheimer disease (AD) is characterized by cognitive impairment including memory impairment, executive dysfunction, visuospatial impairment, and behavioral changes. Previous studies have shown that increasing level of physical activity serves as a protective factor against [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:23+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on THE BENEFIT FROM LONG-TERM EXERCISE FOR COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN ALZHEIMER DISEASE: A META-ANALYSIS

THE IMPACT OF COUNSELING ON ARTIFICIAL HYDRATION AND NUTRITION FOR ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH INSUFFICIENT ORAL INTAKE, SINGLE CENTER PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY

Background: In Japan, a “super-aged” society, the rate of end-stage dysphagia in the elderly is increasing. Artificial hydration and nutrition (AHN) can be used for such patients, although it may not improve mortality or quality [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:17+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on THE IMPACT OF COUNSELING ON ARTIFICIAL HYDRATION AND NUTRITION FOR ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH INSUFFICIENT ORAL INTAKE, SINGLE CENTER PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY