Association Between Pain and Functional Independence in Older Adults During and After Inpatient Rehabilitation

Background: Pain is a frequent symptom in patients who require inpatient rehabilitation. For example, 40-50% of patients hospitalized for stroke rehabilitation report pain. Further, 82% of those hospitalized for postsurgical orthopedic rehabilitation complain of at least [...]

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Code Status in Japan

Background: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is part of the standard of care for the event of cardiac arrest during hospital admissions. The “do not resuscitate” (DNR) order documents that patients do not wish to pursue CPR [...]

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How Old Is Our Observation Unit? A Review of Observation Patient Characteristics by Decade of Age

Background: Observation units are a growing destination for many patients with a variety of diagnoses.  The elderly represent a large part of the observation population, which will likely grow as baby-boomers age.  Those of advanced [...]

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National Trends in the Use of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (Peg) Tube Among Elderly Patients with Dementia in the Us from 2006-2011

Background: Use of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tubes among patients with dementia is controversial, with multiple studies showing no clear benefit in terms of risks of aspiration, survival or quality of life. Despite this growing [...]

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