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Ask The Geriatrician - The Physiology of Ageing
Ask The Geriatrician - The Physiology of Ageing

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Gerontology/Geriatrics

Current palliative chemotherapy trials in the elderly neglect patient-centred outcome measures

Fri 03 Oct 2014 -  Journal of Geriatric Oncology

Background:The elderly comprise the majority of patients newly diagnosed with cancer. Despite this, little evidence-based data are available on the care of the growing number of older patients with ...

Prognostic factors associated with adverse outcome among critically ill elderly patients admitted to the intensive care unit

Fri 26 Sep 2014 -  Geriatrics & Gerontology International

Introduction: Despite concerns over the appropriateness and quality of care provided in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the end of life, the number of elderly patients who receive critical care ...

Clinical Guidelines

Time to Redefine PD? Introductory Statement of the MDS Task Force on the Definition of Parkinson’s Disease

Dec 2013

This review is intended as an introductory discussion article; it is not the final word on disease..

... definition, but rather an opening of dialog. Each section will start by presenting conversational-style informal minivignettes (in italics) that summarize what clinicians or researchers often mention when pointing out problems with the current PD definition. Both sides of each issue are then discussed, followed by proposals for moving forward. Finally, we will discuss the need for new diagnostic criteria for PD.

Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people

Jun 2013

This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on preventing falls in older people. New..

... recommendations have been added about preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay. All people aged 65 or older are covered by all guideline recommendations. People aged 50 to 64 who are admitted to hospital and are judged by a clinician to be at higher risk of falling because of an underlying condition are also covered by the guideline recommendations about assessing and preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay.

Online CME

Anticonvulsants for Postherpetic Neuralgia: Evidence-based Recommendations

This activity is intended for neurologists, primary care clinicians, anesthesiologists, and geriatricians. The goal of this activity is to discuss current practice guidelines and the use of anticonvulsants for the...

e-LfH Dementia

Dementia is becoming increasingly prevalent, both due to our ageing population and improved recognition of the condition. However, the nature of dementia means that managing the condition can pose unique...

Anaemia in old age: common presentations

After completing this module you should know how to: take a history and examine an elderly patient with anaemia, diagnose the common causes of anaemia in old age, and treat...

Clinical Trials

Geriatric Fracture Centers - Evaluation of a Geriatric Co-management Program


The study will assess patients with at least one major AE related to treatment / hospitalization / immobilization in the Geriatric Fracture Center (GFC) group compared to the usual care group.

Benefit/Risk in Real Life of New Oral Anticoagulants and Vitamin K Antagonists in Patients Aged 80 Years and Over (PRESAGE-ACO)


The aim of the study is to compare, in real life, the risk benefit (including both major bleeding and thrombotic events (TE) and death from any cause) associated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOA) and with anti vitamin K (VKA) in older adults (≥..

... 80 years) suffering from non valvular atrial fibrillation and living in community or nursing home settings.

An observational multicenter prospective inception cohort will be conducted within the PRESAGE-Network, an ongoing active network on drug safety in older adults in the Ile de France (IDF) area (Paris and its surroundings) involving a sample of general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists, for an active surveillance of drug safety in older adults. GPs and pharmacists will prospectively include all octo+ patients they care for, newly treated with an oral anticoagulant (VKA or DOA) for nv AF and will follow them during 2 years.

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