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

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Medical Journal Abstracts on Gerontology/Geriatrics

Impact of omission of surgery on survival of older patients with breast cancer

Mon 04 Aug 2014 -  British Journal of Surgery

Background:Older patients with breast cancer are often not treated in accordance with guidelines. With the emergence of endocrine therapy, omission of surgery can be considered in some patients. The ...

Midlife type 2 diabetes and poor glycaemic control as risk factors for cognitive decline in early old age: a post-hoc analysis of the Whitehall II cohort study

Thu 19 Dec 2013 -  The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

Background:Type 2 diabetes increases the risk for dementia, but whether it affects cognition before old age is unclear. We investigated whether duration of diabetes in late midlife and poor ...

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

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

26-08-2014

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)

12-08-2014

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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