Geriatrics

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine[1] is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people.[2] It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist.

Preoperative organ dysfunction worsens SAVR outcomes

SNOWMASS, COLO. – The presence of preoperative dysfunction in more than any one of four key organ systems profoundly reduces survival in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement, a study...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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FDA investigating testosterone’s cardiovascular risks

The Food and Drug Administration is reassessing the cardiovascular safety of approved testosterone treatments and urged physicians and patients to report side effects. Two recent observational...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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Former JNC 8 hypertension panel issues minority report

The controversial hypertension-management guidelines released by the former JNC 8 panel in December was not the group’s last word. There was a minority report, too, published almost a month later in...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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