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

Recent Drug Updates

Clinical Guidelines

Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people

Jun 2013

This clinical guideline extends and replaces NICE clinical guideline 21 (published November 2004)...

... It 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.

Managing older people with type 2 Diabetes

Jan 2013

This Guideline has been structured into main chapter headings dealing with expected areas such as..

... cardiovascular risk, education, renal impairment, diabetic foot disease and so on, but also includes less commonly addressed areas such as seen such as sexual health. Also included is a section of ‘special considerations’ where areas such as pain and end of life care are addressed.

Online CME

Clinical Review - Urinary incontinence in women

This activity reviews the assessment, classification and management of women presenting with urinary incontinence.

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...

Clinical Trials

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Neupro® (Rotigotine) and L-dopa Combination Therapy in Patients With Parkinson's Disease (NEUPART)


This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of Rotigotine and Levodopa combination therapy for younger and older patients with Parkinson's Disease under real life conditions. Effects on ability to perform activities of daily living, sleep,..

... medication dose and other factors will be assessed.

Follow-up Study to Assess One Boost Immunization With AFFITOPE® PD01A With Regard to Safety and Clinical Activity (AFF008A)


This is a follow-up study to assess safety and clinical activity of continued AFFITOPE® PD01A vaccinations in patients with Parkinson's disease. Patients, who have already participated in AFF008 will be involved and will be receive one boost..

... immunization with AFFITOPE® PD01A. One study site in Vienna (Austria) will be involved.

In addition, up to 8 patients will be offered participation within an untreated control group.

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